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About Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria
Looking for senior living? Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria can create the perfect fit for your aging needs and care. We are in the heart of Santa Maria, CA. Hospitals and physicians, dining, entertainment and other attractions are all part of the local area. Everything a senior resident needs can be found locally.
The programs offered here at our community can make a huge difference for you and your family. We create a positive atmosphere that will improve you or your loved one’s perspective and the amount of enjoyment they get out of each and every day. Families are always excited because of the relationships we build improve every resident’s quality of life.
Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care
The independent living, assisted living, and memory care services provided at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria are tailored to fit each individual lifestyles. Residents enjoy a secure independent lifestyle with help when they need it.
You can choose a floor plan that fits your needs and wants at your new home. Every plan comes with quality amenities and modern conveniences. We help our employees grow professionally and personally in order to provide the best services possible available in Santa Maria. Through our staff development programs we are committed to making our senior care professionals the most capable available in Santa Maria. Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria meal plans that are prepared with fresh ingredients daily from specially designed menus. We also offer snacks between meal times. Private dining, family style, cookouts, picnics are all available for every style of meal that could be desired. We can accommodate for nearly every type of diet.
Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria Amenities & Services
We offer seniors the latest amenities in comfort that they would enjoy in the comfort of their own homes. Devotional Services Onsite, Indoor Common Areas, Activities Onsite, Beautician Onsite, Devotional Services Offsite, Swimming Pool / Hot Tub, Meals Provided, Activities Offsite, Outdoor Common Areas are available for all residents. The staff here are fully trained, friendly and accessible. They will help your residents enjoy their stay with us.
We do our best to make sure each resident is able to sustain a healthy, fulfilling life during their stay. In order to do this, our facility has Minimum Age of Accepted Residents, Activities Onsite, Devotional Services Available, Indoor Common Areas, Meals Provided, Complimentary Transportation, Pets Allowed, No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors, No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors, Hospice Available to keep them active. After all, one of the keys to staying independent is staying active.
Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.
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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria – Reviews
Merrill Gardens is exactly where my 87 year old mom wanted and needed to be! She moved into her one bedroom apartment back in August of 2022 and she has been very happy. The food and activities are top notch and she has met so many wonderful friends. From the day we walked in and met Cheryl, everything has gone very smoothly. My mom really enjoys her roomy apartment, her outdoor balcony and the convenience of being so close to everything. The staff is super friendly and always there to answer any questions or concerns. Merrill Gardens definitely deserves 5 Stars and a Special Thank You to Cheryl for everything you’ve done for my Mom.
Eight Years of Being Spoiled!!! After 8 years living at Merrill Gardens Santa Maria, I am still amazed at the quality of life I’ve experienced. I often wondered during my life what it would be like to be pampered, comfortable, and carefree as far as cooking, cleaning, home, and yard maintenance, taxes, and to feel completely secure and safe. My last eight years have been exactly that. We moved in at a fairly young age (early 70’s). During my husband’s illness I had all the care and support I could imagine. In addition, I had a built-in support group in this community of wonderful residents and staff. I cannot imagine, nor do I want to, living anywhere else. I’m perfectly healthy and am now able to come and go as I please without concerns about my responsibilities. It’s such a wonderful feeling of comfort and freedom. During 2020 and 2021 Covid restrictions, the staff went out of their way to keep us occupied and comfortable. The grounds and facility are beautiful with nice outdoor areas to walk and relax. There are plenty of activities and events to occupy us or we can choose to continue our previous outside activities without all the other responsibilities of a homeowner, more quality time with family and friends, in addition to a whole new group of friends. There is nowhere else I would rather be than here.
Thank you Merrill Gardens for setting up a visitation area for the friends and families of MG residents. It was so good to see my mom and get as close to her as possible. So well organized and done. I cant thank all the staff enough for making this happen
Have lived over six years in one of Merrill Gardens cottages and have been totally satisfied with the experience. It has allowed for independent living with a staff, second to none, available to assist when needed.
cleanvery social. may activieties seperate apts. they do eerything for you. take on tours and theaters
Clean and beautiful.Convenient to services.
Folks have lived here for about a year. They love it. Very clean great staff
My parents are so happy here. I was looking for a top notch assisted living facility for them and Merrill Gardens is wonderful. The staff is friendly and caring. The restaurant is wonderful. They are just starting to engage in activities, but have already met happy neighbors. They just love their new apartment and are enjoying loving life with a little less stress.
Friendly, helpful staff that provides everything that is needed for a comfortable, senior residence facility. Dining room is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Any Time Dining. Variety of activities is offered so residents are never bored. 2 buses are available daily for transportation to doctor appointments, shopping and weekly scenic drives. Location in northern Santa Maria gives many residents scenic views of the riverbed and the hills beyond.
We are located in a 2 BR cottage. The landscaping is well kept for the cottages as well as the rest of the gardens and buildings. The activities are well planned and interesting. All the staff is friendly and helpfil. The menues are varied and have many options available. Assisted living and memorary care are also available.
My mother loves living at Merrill Gardens. She has aged backward since moving in one and a half years ago. The staff is always friendly and very accommodating. There are plenty of activities that she enjoys and she can do as much or as little as she likes. The dining room is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and aside from the delicious and healthy menu she can order just about anything she wants. She would recommend Merrill Gardens to any of her friends or family.
Residents were all smiling and enjoying each others company. A friendly staff, with beautiful grounds. A few pets make everyone happier. I liked it alot, plus they have an art class, exercise classes, beauty parlor, puzzles, games and alot of books. I really liked the fact you could dine when you were hungry! Wow!
I am very close with 2 different individuals that have moved there and both have been there for over 2 years. They are really happy living there. Before the first person moved in we searched out 8 different assisted living opportunities. After seeing Merrill Gardens we just knew that was her answer. There is a lot of freedom in the dining room. You eat from the numerous choices, when you want to eat, sitting at whatever table you would like and with whichever other resident you would like to sit with. Its a very friendly social situation.The caregivers are wonderful! They have been there for years and are very loving, patient and caring with every individual Ive ever seen them with.When my second friend needed more assistance with life she knew right away n her first visit that it was the place for her saying Im home. She too has been very happy at Merrill Gardens.
the place is very nice but the waiters are terrible and some caregivers are very unkind
My 89 year old mom moved in several months ago. Her 1 bedroom apartment is beautiful! She has a very large bathroom with assistive bars all around it. She has a lot of cabinets and closets. The kitchen has everything she might need: full sized fridge, microwave, etc. For safety, she does not have a stove or oven. The dining hall is very spacious and the food is delicious. She eats every day with friends shes made, and I join her occasionally too. She has a lovely patio off her living room that has room for a patio table and chairs, and she has some pretty flowering plants out there too. The view from her patio is of a large grassy area and in the distance there are mountains. Gotta love Santa Maria. We sat yesterday outdoors by the pool and admired the garden that is tended lovingly by two great gentlemen residents. They have QUITE the green thumbs!There are buses that take the residents to various areas around Santa Maria: doctors offices (located very close by), pharmacies, grocery stores, the Mall, etc. There are many on-site and off-site activities available: mom will be seeing a play, My Fair Lady, in a couple of weeks at a nearby theater. They regularly arrange to go to nearby restaurants for a change of pace, and mom can take the bus on Sunday morning to get to Church.Moms apartment is cleaned weekly, her sheets are changed, and she has a couple of loads of laundry done weekly. The services offered are reasonable, and theyre well done.t was an adjustment mom had to make: she had lived independently for many years, but we both agree this was an excellent choice. If youre at the point where your parent is ready for this kind of assisted living, I couldnt recommend one more. Were very happy with our choice.
Good place for Santa maria clean and takes care of residence.
I want to go there when Im old RABAE @ROXANNA CAN TAKE CARE OF ME LOVE GRANDMA
Love the staff at Merrill Gardens - they are committed to providing excellent care to our mother and the other residents.
Was just here for the first time gathering my great grandfathers stuff after he passed, everyone is so kind and caring. I saw nothing but smiles all throughout this place. All the elderly people are so sweet and the staff is phenomenal. They welcomed our family with hospitality and condolences during our hard time and I couldnt be more thankful this was were my grandfathers last days were. Its an amazing place were everyone is a friend and cares so much. Not to mention beautiful grounds.
What do you think of Merrill Gardens of Santa Maria
I think this place is terrific !My friends parents moved in and they are so happy. The dining room is nice and they serve you like a good resturant(the only thing I will say is the food takes a bit longer than Id like) other than that its tasty and you get good portions. everyone seems very friendly,helpful and kind.I like how many activities are offered. I dont see anything negative about this facility. I do not agree with the negative reviews on this page.Ive worked in elder care facilities and this place is thumbs up compared to most.
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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria Amenities and Services
- Devotional Services Onsite
- Indoor Common Areas
- Activities Onsite
- Beautician Onsite
- Devotional Services Offsite
- Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
- Meals Provided
- Activities Offsite
- Outdoor Common Areas
- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Complimentary Transportation
- Pets Allowed
- No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
- No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
- Hospice Available
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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria Housing and Staff
Living Types Available
- Trained Staff
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