Compassionate Skilled Nursing Care
Right Here in Glen Carbon
When you or a loved one needs 24-hour nursing care, your mind turns to thoughts of comfort, quality, and care.
Here in Meridian Village‘s care center in Glen Carbon, IL 62034, our residents retain as much independence as possible in a warm, welcoming environment that encourages choice, flexibility, and a sense of community.
Our daily room rate covers a comprehensive array of services, including a personalized care plan, 24-hour nursing services, and a wide range of therapies. Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 618.205.2126 or e-mail us today!
At Meridian Village, we employ a person-centered philosophy of care. That means our staff members dedicate themselves to customizing the care experience to the wishes and needs of each individual resident.
Far from the sterile, clinical trappings of traditional nursing homes, our community is committed to creating real homes for our residents. That means building environments specially designed to suit their needs. Creating flexible staff schedules to better fit the rhythms and routines of each resident. And getting to know and cherish our residents as the unique individuals they are.
Specifically designed around spaces where daily life happens, our private and companion skilled nursing rooms provide opportunities for excellent 24-hour professional nursing care.
To serve your loved one’s unique needs, we offer two types of care environments:
- Skilled Nursing Households
Specifically designed around spaces where daily life happens, our two skilled nursing households are smaller settings for just 12-14 residents each. The households are modeled after a real family home, and staffed by specially trained teams of flexible caregivers.
Here, the emphasis is on the social experience, with shared living rooms, daily group activities, and family-style meals prepared on-site in the heart of each household — the warm, inviting kitchen. The result is a close-knit community with a real family feel.
- Skilled Nursing Care Center
Meridian Village also offers a more traditional neighborhood-style skilled nursing care center. Here, you’ll find the same person-centered philosophy of care, dedicated staff, and beautiful surroundings, but with a greater emphasis on privacy and personal space.
Services and Amenities
Our Skilled Nursing Care program’s private and companion rooms provide all the comforts of home, plus so much more.
Meridian Village offers:
- Private rooms, companion rooms and companion suites.
- Exceptional 24-hour health care, including a state-of-the-art therapy department.
- Three meals prepared daily.
- Warm, comfortable surroundings, including a cozy fireside living room, a three-season room, two outdoor verandas, and a family-style dining room.
- A neighborhood market, a spa and hair salon/barber shop located just steps away.
- Medication assistance.
- A wireless urgent call system.
- Housekeeping and laundry services.
- A full calendar of recreational, educational, and spiritual programs.
- A faith-inspired community with a full-time chaplain and spiritual services
For our residents’ comfort and convenience, physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program.
Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each resident’s individual needs.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Meridian Village is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Meridian Village’s care center? That’s entirely up to each individual we serve. We’re here to customize the care experience to suit every resident’s unique preferences.
Recreation at “The Village”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward emphasizing the familiar and maintaining mental and physical activity.
There’s always something happening at Meridian Village, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movie nights in the Living Room to bus rides off campus. And if you ever find something that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at “The Village”
One of the most popular features of life at Meridian Village is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our care center, residents can enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Meridian Village is just a short drive from everywhere. Glen Carbon and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Glen Carbon and its sister cities have to offer.
Greetings from our family here at Meridian Village!
It's so easy to get to know your neighbors here. Whether you're taking part in one of our many leisure events, enjoying dinner in our top-rated dining room, or just walking down the hall, new friends have a way of presenting themselves every time you open your door.
Here, you can be as busy as you want to be. Swim in our heated pool. Relax in our hot tub. Attend one of our fitness classes. Explore our library. Go on one of our many day trips. Join a Wii contest. Or just enjoy a quiet night in with family or friends. The possibilities are endless!
We invite you to come visit us at Meridian Village, where our residents aren't our top priority--they're our ONLY priority.
The Executive Director for Meridian Village, Colleen Bottens, brings over 20 years of experience working with seniors in various settings. Colleen began her career as a caregiver and has most recently served as an executive director for CCRC and assisted living communities in the Chicago area. She holds a degree in social work from Governors State University in Illinois.
Care Center Administrator
The Care Center Administrator for Meridian Village is Jacque Bogner. She has over eight years of experience in skilled nursing and assisted living communities. Jacque came to Meridian Village in the spring of 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree from Greenville College and a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Jacque and her husband, Erik, live in Greenville, Illinois, where they enjoy spending time in the outdoors and visiting with their families.
Senior Living Counselor
Kelli joined Lutheran Senior Services in April 2011 as the Senior Living Counselor for Independent Living at Meridian Village. She has a bachelor of science degree from Missouri State and worked in the new home industry for over six years before joining LSS. Kelli and her husband Jacob have a son together. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.
Campus Activity Director
Patty has been serving residents in Glen Carbon, Illinois, since February 2012 when she joined the team at Meridian Village. She comes to LSS with over 30 years of experience in activities in the Long Term Care setting. Patty lives in Carlyle, Illinois, with her husband Ken. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren. She enjoys her family, golfing, swimming, and traveling.
Director of Nursing
Beth Sahuri joined Meridian Village in January 2010 as director of nursing for the skilled nursing community. Beth has worked with older adults in acute and long term care for over 14 years, as well as adults with developmental disabilities. A graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College with an associate's degree in applied science, Beth is an emergency medical technician, a certified nurse’s assistant, and a licensed practical nurse. Beth has lived in Bethalto, Illinois, with her husband Nabil and her son Adam.
Rev. Brad Thomas received a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary. He served for a year at Laclede Groves as a vicar/chaplain intern, where he received CPE training and experience ministering to the LSS staff and residents. Brad received a master’s degree from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and worked for Western Printing Machinery Company for twelve years, eventually as Vice President of Business Development. Brad is married to Susan. They have a son, Benjamin, and a dog, Henry.
Director of Dining Services
At Meridian Village, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.
Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:
- Clerical work
- Assistance with resident activities
- Support for special events and fundraisers
If you are interested in volunteering at Meridian Village, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.
Giving a Gift of Treasure
Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.
Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.
So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.
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Director of Stewardship
Becky comes to Meridian Village with over 20 years of experience in Christian stewardship and planned giving with retirement communities. As we all live longer, the challenge to meet our personal and financial goals in serving self, family and others becomes more challenging. Becky can be a valuable resource in planning a gift that will benefit you today and others beyond your lifetime. Currently Becky is a member of the Board of Trustees for the St. Louis Planned Giving Council and co-chairs the Legacy Leadership Conference on Building Philanthropic Partnerships.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. Our health services counselor is always ready to help you explore your options.
Costs for skilled nursing are assessed on a daily basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 618.205.2126 or by email.