Skilled Nursing Facility in Essex, CT

Award-Winning Care When You Need It Most

Expert knowledge and sincere compassion blend perfectly in the quality care at Essex Meadows. Whether a senior requires short-term skilled nursing care while recovering from surgery, injury or illness, or they need long-term care for a chronic condition, our health services team provides a person-centered approach to senior care.

Challenges can arise anytime, and no person or set of circumstances is the same. At the Essex Meadows health center, your needs are met and your expectations are exceeded. We go above and beyond the old idea of a skilled nursing facility in Essex, CT. When a resident arrives, a multidisciplinary team will work with the senior and their family to create an individualized care plan to suit their health needs and personal preferences. A registered nurse and licensed practical nurses are on-site 24 hours a day. All associates undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure they have the experience, training and personal qualities we believe are essential in a caregiver.

If hospice care becomes necessary, our compassionate team can provide thoughtful services for the resident as well as their family.

To learn more about how Essex Meadows exceeds the expectations of a skilled nursing facility in Essex, CT, contact us.

More About the Awards

Our health center has been highly rated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, meaning we exceed standards in quality measures and staffing. Our health center has also consistently been named one of the nation’s Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report, meaning we outperform other communities in outcomes, staffing ratios and resident satisfaction.


  • Post-hospital, post-surgery short-term care
  • Long-term care for chronic conditions
  • Individualized care in a homelike setting


  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Fine dining with chef-prepared meals enjoyed in our dining room or in a resident’s room
  • Cable TV
  • Phone service
  • Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

Skilled nursing is a level of care for seniors who need greater attention while recovering from a hospital stay, or seniors with chronic conditions who need long-term care. Professional, compassionate support is delivered around-the-clock by licensed professionals, including registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. We also offer custom programs that encourage maximum social interaction and preserve dignity.

Skilled nursing is commonly called for after an illness or injury, but situations are as varied as individuals. Candidates for long-term care have an ongoing health condition or permanent disability. They may suffer from chronic pain or the natural symptoms of advanced age that call for 24-hour medical supervision. These are some conditions that often require skilled care for seniors:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Stroke
  • Cardiac failure
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Other major illness
  • Hip or bone fracture
  • Fall-related injury
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Severe osteoarthritis
  • Hospice

Yes, our award-winning services are often a more affordable option for short- and long-term care than other alternatives. We accept private payment and traditional Medicare and some Managed Care Medicare plans.