Tucked away on over 20 acres in South St. Louis County, closely neighboring with Jefferson County, is Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. Since 1999, Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley has welcomed and cared for thousands of St. Louis families and has been the preferred skilled nursing and rehab provider by Physicians, and Spiritual leaders for loved ones and patients for long and short-term care, rehabilitation, respite stays, and specialized memory care.


The physical and emotional well-being of our residents is the paramount feature of our care at Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley. That’s why we retain a Medical Director who is on call around-the-clock, plus a full staff of Registered Nurses, LPNs and Certified Nursing Assistants. The finest rehabilitative therapy is also available at Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley. Stroke victims, post-operative patients and fracture cases are treated by a team of highly qualified, licensed professionals providing daily physical, speech and occupational therapy.

Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley also has a Special Care Unit devoted exclusively to caring for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other memory impairments.

Memory Care

Specialized Care Unit is devoted exclusively to caring for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of cognitive impairment. Close supervision is constantly maintained offering our dear residents freedom of mobility without restraint and ensuring their personal safety.

Our professional staff is specially trained and experienced with those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other memory impairment. Our activity staff prides itself in providing constant programming designed specifically for people with these special needs.

Daily exercise and memory stimulation are an integral part of our Specialized Care Unit. Regular exercise for residents with Alzheimer’s disease enhances motor skills, decreases falls and reduces the progress of mental decline. Improved behavior, enhanced memory and better communication skills are additional benefits. In addition to our Services and Amenities, the Specialized Care Unit includes:
• Tastefully decorated “Serenity Suites”
• Specifically designed activity program for constant engagement throughout the day

Additional small group activities include:

• Exercise
• Dance
• Memory Stimulation
• Horticulture Club
• Arts & Crafts
• State-of-the-Art Therapy Gym
• Elegant Dining Room
• Television/Lounge Area
• Specially designed and equipped bus
• Registered Dietician/Resident-Specific menu planning
• Protective wander alert system


  • Admissions seven days a week
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • 24 hour professional nursing services
  • Medical Director on-call 24 hours a day
  • Dental, optometric, and podiatric care
  • Unlimited visiting hours
  • Full rehabilitative program including daily physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Daily social and recreational programs
  • Monthly birthday parties
  • Religious services
  • Emergency call system
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Grab bars in bathing and toilet areas
  • Obstruction-free floor plan (promotes greater independence)
  • Luxurious furnishings
  • Elegant dining rooms
  • Large activity area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable television available
  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Automatic and manual auxiliary lighting systems


What a wonderful event at Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley! Thank you all so much for the invitation to your USO Party! Everyone got on the bus and were just chatty and excited. I had to explain where we were, because I didn’t really explain it before we came. I only told them what the event was, not where. They were trying to recruit your people to come to our Center. haha Once I explained that the people there live there one of our ladies says “my daughter tells me if I don’t take my meds or start using my walker she’s going to put me in a home. Next time I’m going to tell her, GREAT, but make sure I go to Delmar Gardens!”

I am still laughing! Thank you again we appreciate what all of you do so much. I do not have everyone’s email address so if you could please pass along I would greatly appreciate it.

– Sarah, Cambridge Adult Day Centers

To Whom it May Concern,

Wanted to let you know about my wonderful Delmar Garden experience today, I met with Karen White-Cochran (Business Office Manager) Meramec Valley. Karen was so very helpful, I believed she sensed my “deer in headlights” feeling trying to coordinate all my mother’s personal and financial obligations. After our meeting, I now process confidence regarding what I need to do for my mother as she transitions to Delmar Garden, her new home.

Thank you,

My mother’s evening nurse, Jaime, has called me twice she since started working at Delmar Gardens, she is a delight. I enjoy listening to her stories about my mom, especially since visiting is not an option due to the pandemic. It is very evident she cares about the residents.

Thank you, Jaime!

JoAnn (Joy’s favorite daughter)

To Delmar Gardens,

Gorman and I would like to thank “everyone” for all the help, care, and consideration Gorman received while being under your care.

A very special thank you to Rodger and Ashley in therapy. They worked so hard and were exceptional. One other outstanding helper was Lamont in the lunch room. He was the only one to get Gorman to eat, this was difficult but he did it and liked the young man.

All were special, the above outstanding. Tell all to have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Jerry and Gorman