Big Meadows utilizes an interdisciplinary team in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of each resident. Under the direction of our Medical Director and primary care physicians, individualized care plans are developed to assist each resident in attaining their fullest achievable potential and to ensure that a program of the most comprehensive health care services is being delivered. The treatment team is comprised of professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.
Nursing care is provided 24-hours per day by our team of licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants. Nursing responsibilities include medication and treatment administration, training in self-care skills and activities of daily living, providing range of motion exercises and meeting personal care needs.
Big Meadows provides restorative rehabilitation services up to 5 days per week under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist with assistance from rehabilitation aides. Outpatient services include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language pathology.
Our on-site Physician makes "house calls" to resident rooms and is available to consult with families.
Our quality menus are approved by our Registered Dietician and served in Cafe' Meadows, our quaint Italian Bistro.
A wide variety of recreational opportunities are provided daily under the direction of a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
The Social Services department provides ongoing assistance for residents and family members.
The Social Services Department assists residents and families with their adjustment to life at Big Meadows. Social Services is the contact for families and loved ones, and is an advocate for residents to assure their needs are being met and that concerns are addressed.
Social Services also conduct psychosocial group therapy and support groups, Resident Councils, and make referrals to other support services as appropriate. Our Social Services staff can also provide assistance with financial issues.
A wide variety of recreational opportunities are provided daily, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Community outings to parks, restaurants, shops and shows are an important part of each month's calendar of activities.
Other programs include outside gardens, church services, crafts, cards, games, cooking, social hours, picnics, bingo, bowling, Nintendo Wii and many other special events.
Check out the Big Meadows newsletter, Savanna's River City Reader, for a monthly calendar of activities. All the latest news and information is available under the mouse-over on our Home page. Enjoy!
Big Meadows provides respite services for short-term stays to accommodate vacations or just to give caregivers a well-deserved break. Big Meadows' Respite Services provides reassurance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that a loved one is well cared for.
Big Meadows contracts with several area Hospice agencies, who provide additional supportive care and medical interventions.