The Meridian at Westwood is Honored to be Among the Top Senior Living Communities in the Nation

Named "Caring Star of 2018" for Service Excellence in Independent Living

Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from

Fort Walton Beach, FL – 11-15-17— The Meridian at Westwood is pleased to announce it has been selected as a "Caring Star of 2018” for service excellence in Independent Living. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and cognitively healthy older adults, The Meridian at Westwood earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor. The Meridian at Westwood is the only Caring Star 2018 community in Okaloosa County, and The Meridian at Westwood is among only 267 Caring Stars communities across the country for 2018.

The Meridian at Westwood

1001 Mar Walt Dr Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

"We strive daily to deliver high-quality care for our residents as well as security and peace of mind. This his award helps validate our delivery on that promise,” said Jeff Duncan, Executive Director of The Meridian at Westwood. "On behalf of our community staff and leadership, thank you to those who shared positive feedback about the services we offer, and to for recognizing us as a Caring Star of 2018.”

Online reviews help Americans research and select the best senior care providers for aging or ailing loved ones. In multiple research studies, the majority of family caregivers have indicated that they turn to the Internet and consumer reviews when narrowing their options among senior living communities in their area, and have relied on these perspectives as much as or more so than in-person recommendations from geriatric professionals or medical personnel. Now entering its seventh year, the Caring Stars annual list helps consumers see which senior living communities are top rated by other families just like theirs – which is particularly helpful as families gather for the holidays and discover increased or urgent senior care needs for their parents or grandparents.








"Congratulations to The Meridian at Westwood for achieving this award after earning accolades from residents and their loved ones on," said Karen Cassel, CEO. "This important milestone speaks volumes about the positive difference The Meridian at Westwood is making in serving older adults, and we join with the local community in celebrating their accomplishment."
Some of the positive feedback that led to The Meridian at Westwood being a Caring Star of 2018 includes:

  • "I'm very impressed with it and the people that worked there...It was a very nice place, and the people seemed very happy." 
  • "The staff was very friendly, interactive with people, and good…It was top-notch."
  • "I toured and all I can say is WOW!!...It was beautiful…I saw multiple smiles on the residents' faces and they all appeared incredibly happy to be living there. So thankful for such great senior care and I look forward to moving my grandmother there. Great Job Meridian!"  

The Meridian at Westwood a Pacifica Senior Living community is committed to supporting our communities, residents, and the families we serve. We strive to create a lifestyle of independence, security and peace of mind. It is through our dedicated and caring team members that our culture is exemplified in service, accountability, teamwork and compassion.

Voted Best In Senior Living 2017 & 2018!

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