The Meridian Care of Alice is honored to announce the expansion of their upcoming secured building.

The secured building will be called the “The Drake” after the Drake family who opened up the first nursing home in Alice called Hospitality House in 1955.

“We are so excited on our upcoming opening of “The Drake” it will offer a safe home for our residents and more job opportunities for our community,” said Yvonne Tello, Director of Nursing of Meridian Care Alice.

Hospitality House came about when Phyl Drake, owner of The Plaza Court, came back from World War II and needed healthcare for his father so he decided to change The Plaza Court, into a nursing home.

Phyl Drake passed down his legacy to his sons: Terry, Dennis and Duane who operated the facility after his passing in 1989. They continued to operate the facility until 2008 when Meridian Care Alice purchased the facility.

Meridian Care of Alice is honored to continue to provide care to the community and is excited to announce the upcoming opening of their Secured Building “The Drake.”

The Drake will be a state of the art, one of a kind facility. All 40 rooms are private, regardless of payer source.

The Drake will be an amazing addition to our facility, it will give our residents the independence they desire, in a safe environment, according to Brenda Joslin, Dietary Manager and Meridian Care employee of 30 years.

The facility will offer care for individuals with Dementia and Alzheimers. The facility will have three wings with private dining room, living room, courtyard, 24-hour nursing care. A secure, safe, clean environment for the residents.

“The Drake”----”A state of the art facility where resident care comes first,” said Charity Webster, Administrator of meridian Care Alice.

According to Duane Drake, the secured building will be first class.

Meridian Care of Alice is now accepting reservation for a private room at the The Drake, call 361-664-4366 and asks for Kelly Austin or Charity Webster to assist you.