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Meridian at Lake San Marcos

1177 San Marino Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078

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Greg h - Resident/client
5.0
Best Place to Live

We live in the independent living of Meridian. We have a beautiful 3bed 2.5 bath apartment. We really enjoy the lifestyle they offer us. We chose this place because of their amazing dining room. We don't have to cook anymore. Their restaurant is open all day from 7am-7pm, and the staff is very professional. They also have a really spacious underground parking garage. Our car is safe and out of the weather. The garage also connects the entire community, so if it is raining we can still get around.... Read more

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About the community Meridian at Lake San Marcos

Meridian at Lake San Marcos in San Marcos, California is one of senior living communities in the area. To find the right community for your needs and budget, connect with one of A Place For Mom’s local senior living advisors for free, expert advice.

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Meridian at Lake San Marcos is a community within Pacifica Senior Living properties. See all Pacifica Senior Living communities.

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Amenities at Meridian at Lake San Marcos

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
Medication Management

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible
Cable or Satellite TV
Air Conditioned

Community Amenities

Dining

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Covered Parking
Uncovered Parking

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Billiards Lounge
Game Room
Jacuzzi

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

Filipino
Spanish
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Cooking Classes

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Reviews for Meridian at Lake San Marcos

4.4

(93 reviews)

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4.5

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4.4

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5.0

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5.0
January 4, 2022
Greg h - Resident/client
Best Place to Live

We live in the independent living of Meridian. We have a beautiful 3bed 2.5 bath apartment. We really enjoy the lifestyle they offer us. We chose this place because of their amazing dining room. We don't have to cook anymore. Their restaurant is open all day from 7am-7pm, and the staff is very professional. They also have a really spacious underground parking garage. Our car is safe and out of the weather. The garage also connects the entire community, so if it is raining we can still get around.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

January 8, 2022

Thank you for your positive review, Greg. We appreciate your feedback! We are so are pleased to hear that you are enjoying your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again!


4.0
January 4, 2022
Margi G - Toured community
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Tour review

Our family had an in person tour and we liked how the dining room was two stories but it was very dark and dingy. Also there are a lot of buildings that aren't attached or covered so if you have to walk to another building for activities/food it could be inconvenient if there is bad weather.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

January 8, 2022

Margi, thank you for sharing your tour experience. We will pass this information along to our team. Thank you!


5.0
November 16, 2021
Francis S - Loved one of resident/client
Great place for Dad

The Meridian is by far the best senior living community I have ever seen. I have moved my dad to two senior living communities and this one by far takes it. Ever since the pandemic, my dad has declined due to staying indoors all the time. The Meridian has brought out a side of my dad I haven't seen in almost a year. I am very thankful for their service & hospitality they have shown. The executive director [name removed] truly cares for his residents and his employees and it shows in everything they do. If you are looking for a caring, fun, active, and compassionate community for a loved one, this is it !

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

November 28, 2021

Francis S, we are so happy to read such a great review about Meridian at Lake San Marcos!


5.0
September 24, 2020
Murl Filer - Resident/client
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Review of Meridian At Lake San Marcos

I moved into The Meridian One year ago. I chose to move to the Meridian because it is The best Independent Living community in all of San Diego and a dear friend recommended me to move here. When I first came to the Meridian I fell in love with the community. The community offers everything you could possibly want. It offers meals, activities, and many different amenities.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

October 8, 2020

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!


5.0
September 24, 2020
Delores Gaudino - Resident/client
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Review of Meridian At Lake San Marcos

Our Director [name removed]has done an amazing job during this pandemic. She has made sure all the residents are safe and healthy. She has been upfront with everything going on in the community by sending us weekly updates. We are so happy to be living here. If you are looking for a wonderful place to live we highly recommend that you come and look at the Meridian.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

October 8, 2020

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.


5.0
September 24, 2020
Gladys Hayes - Resident/client
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Review of Meridian At Lake San Marcos

I have lived here at the meridian since the beginning. I was the 3rd person to move in. We are very fortunate because we have beautiful grounds to enjoy and walk around. Lots of beautiful well-maintained flowers and landscape. It is so wonderful that I don’t have to do my laundry they do it for me. They also clean my apartment every week. [name removed], the Executive Director, is top-notch. She runs our community so well. She is so beautiful and elegant and throws terrific parties. She threw me a surprise 99th birthday party.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

October 8, 2020

Hi Gladys Hayes, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!


5.0
September 24, 2020
Peg Molesworth - Resident/client
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Review of Meridian at Lake San Marcos

The chef is always available and open to new ideas. The grounds here are always pristine thanks to grounds keeper [name removed]! He always keeps it up, and it’s enjoyable to sit and relax around the community. There are lots of fun activities for us to do, and I really enjoy the swim class. The Meridian all around checks all the boxes, and they are the best in the area.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

October 8, 2020

Peg Molesworth, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos!


5.0
September 23, 2020
Melissa McQueen Marquardt - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Meridian At Lake San Marcos

Hats off to the Meridian Team for helping get my dad settled and moved into his new apartment! Special shout out to [name removed] for setting up his things so well. And to [names removed] and their crew for doing all the heavy lifting! Truly a great place even in these crazy times!! Thank you all!!

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

February 13, 2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience here; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put resident experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.


5.0
September 23, 2020
Melani O'Brien - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Meridian At Lake San Marcos

Thanks so much Meridian, Executive director [name removed], and all the amazing staff for keeping my mom, [name removed], safe during this pandemic. We pay close attention to the detailed emails you send about all precautions being taken and mom assures us that it has all being carefully implemented. Though we miss hanging out with her in person, her safety and the safety of the other residents is the top priority.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

February 13, 2021

Melani O'brien, we are so happy to read such a great review about Meridian at Lake San Marcos!


5.0
May 21, 2020
Earl Vermilyea - Resident/client
The Meridian is great

I have lived here at The Meridian for 16 months, and I think it is thoroughly enjoyable. After comparing various senior living facilities, I have noticied the following significant differences: #1) The Meridian has apartments larger than any other facilities I have visited. #2) A requirement to work at The Meridian is your ability to sincerely enjoy working with people. #3) The meals are excellent as they are at many of the other facilities. #4) The opportunities for lifestyle activities are available for all who care to use them. #5) Transportation is available for medical, shopping, and outings. #6) There are beauty shops, weight rooms, assembly rooms, libraries, theater, full bar, and pool all available when and if desired. #7) And finally, the management at the Meridian is not only knowledge but very very friendly. Talk to [name removed], he is nice and can get you set up with an apartment!

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

June 1, 2020

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!


5.0
February 23, 2020
Charlotte Wilson - Resident/client
I love it here

The Meridian is a great place. I moved here a little over a year ago. My sister-in-law lives here at The Meridian as well. We are both very happy. I have a comfortable 1bedroom apartment. The meridian cleans my apartment for me every week. I have a car, and I am able to park it in the underground parking garage. It is very easy to go from my apartment to my car. What i find nice about here is the variety of things available for us to do. I play bingo, watch the evening movie in the nice theater, and reading the morning paper and talking to everybody around. I get my hair done in the hair salon every week. The availability of that is very convenient. I find it very enjoyable to meet new people. There is such an enormous variety of life stories and i find it very interesting. I enjoy eating with friends in the restaurant. I find the meals enjoyable and very healthy. The waitstaff does a great job taking care of everyone. They also do big special events with big buffets. Mother's Day, Hawaiian Luau, 4th of July party, and many more! Such a wonderful community!

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

March 14, 2020

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put resident experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.


4.5
July 25, 2019
Don McC - Resident/client
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GREST CREW

Under the expert supervision of [name removed] there is a team that really cares and often goes way beyond that which is required. They are: [name removed], [name removed], [name removed]. Backing up this great crew providing fresh linens are [name removed] and [name removed].

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

September 19, 2019

Hi! We are so glad to hear this and love helping you. We are very glad that you are here at our community and we look forward to serving you in the future. (You accidentally made this review 1.5 stars instead of 5, could you please update that? Launa can assist)


5.0
March 19, 2019
Wally and Joan - Resident/client
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Review of The Meridian at Lake San Marcos

We moved to The Meridian November 2018. It is a lovely home. We especially appreciate the friendly and caring staff, all of whom do a wonderful job of meeting our needs. The maintenance staff has been especially helpful in responding to requests. We have had new furniture delivered which required some assembly, as well as help with placing things in storage, They are excellent, helpful, and kind. Thank you!

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

November 8, 2021

Wally And Joan, we are so happy to read such a great review about Meridian at Lake San Marcos!


5.0
March 13, 2019
Felicia - Loved one of resident/client
Great Care, Great Place

To whomever may be considering moving a loved one to The Meridian at Lake San Marcos, I highly suggest “YES.” I work in the industry and know good care when I see it. Not only is it clean and beautiful, the staff is extremely friendly. My mother recently moved in and had a medical emergency her caregiver responded quickly and the LVN, [name removed] acknowledged the urgency and immediately called 911. My mom spent the next six days at the hospital. I credit [name removed], RN/Executive Director for managing and hiring an experienced team.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

November 8, 2021

Hi Felicia, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Senior Advisor. We hope to see you again soon!


4.5
March 13, 2019
Mark - Industry reviewer
Amazing Senior Community

The staff at The Meridian is wonderful. Especially the Executive Director [name removed]. Very passionate about her residents and staff!


5.0
February 7, 2019
anonymous - Toured community
Great Senior Living Community

The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is such a beautiful community! They have a large clubhouse with lots of amenities. All of the staff and residents are very friendly. The Executive Director, [Name removed], and Sales Director, [Name removed], take pride in their community! The apartments were very nice, and the food is delicious. Everything was purpose built for seniors. I recommend everyone take a visit and have lunch!

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

March 4, 2019

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.


5.0
February 5, 2019
anonymous - Toured community
Luxury Senior Living

[Name removed] and her team are extraordinary. The community is gorgeous and luxurious!

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

February 19, 2019

Hi, thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you very much, we hope you have a wonderful day!


5.0
August 8, 2018
Julie - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Meridian At Lake San Marcos

We just moved my parents here a few weeks ago and wanted to let everyone here know what a wonderful place it is. My parents LOVE the food and tell us how nice the staff is. My kids have joined us several times too and also really enjoy the food. We are so thankful or everyone here and all the amenities offered. My parents this the food is like Michelin 3- star restaurant.


5.0
May 9, 2018
Myrna Stuart - Resident/client
Verified Review
Review of The Meridian

The staff here is outstanding in there friendliness and willingness to help. Another outstanding feature is the availability of activities, courses, and outings.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

May 15, 2018

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!


5.0
May 9, 2018
Leila Schwartz - Resident/client
Verified Review
Review of The Meridian

I have been living here for a year and the residents to be very friendly. The help are very caring for the most part, Everyone was very caring when my husband passed away.

Response from Meridian at Lake San Marcos

May 15, 2018

Thank you for your review, your opinion is very important to us. We are very proud of our community and support staff. Did you know we have a Facebook page with pictures of our residents and their interesting activities? (The link to the Facebook page is on our website, [removed] Please feel free to contact with any and all questions, [removed].

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Meridian at Lake San Marcos has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 93 reviews. See all reviews.

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