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Merrill Gardens at Ballard

2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107
7.0
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11 reviews

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Nicole - Family/friend
5.0
Great community and location, gives him the freedom he deserves

Merrill Gardens has been great so far, we are happy with our decision. The location is great for our loved one, he loves to walk and he can talk to this nature area close by and sit by the water, he can walk to the store and to his doctors office. He feels very safe there and the community is always clean. Everyone has been wonderful, and the meals were a big worry for him at first but he cannot believe just how good the meals are at Merrill Gardens.... Read more

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About the facility Merrill Gardens at Ballard

This charming community is located in the historic Ballard neighborhood of Seattle and offers a peaceful yet invigorating retirement. The loft-like layout features large windows allowing sunlight to cascade the walls and open up the space. The community is within walking distance from the marina on Salmon Bay, offering several dining, shopping, and entertainment options — all with a captivating view. From the famous museums and library to the park and cafes, nothing is ever out of reach. The location is also conveniently near premier medical facilities.

This robust community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a fifth-generation family company that understands the importance of providing a family-like atmosphere for retirement. With roots dating back to the 1890s, you can trust them to care for your loved one. Merrill Gardens at Ballard offers a variety of retirement options to meet each resident’s unique needs — including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Experience the joys of carefree retirement for yourself, at Merrill Gardens!

Community Amenities and Services

The incredible 24-hour staffing helps ensure care is catered to each individual. Whether you require minimal support in independent living or specialized support in memory care, the staff works directly with...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Merrill Gardens at Ballard is a community within Merrill Gardens properties. See all Merrill Gardens communities.

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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegan

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Handicap Accessible
Air Conditioned
Cable or Satellite TV

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available
Transportation at Cost

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room
Movie or Theater Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Cooking Classes
Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning

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7.0
Review Score
11 reviews

Review Score

11 reviews
7.0

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5 star

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4 star

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3 star

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2 star

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A Place for Mom has scored Merrill Gardens at Ballard with 7 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 5 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Merrill Gardens at Ballard has 11 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.4 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Meals & Dining

4.7

Care Services

4.8

Activities

4.7

Staff

5.0

Value for Cost

4.9

Overall Experience
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3.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
April 5, 2023
Verified Review
Great for highly independent seniors

Merrill Gardens at Ballard is a great place for highly independent seniors. It is in a location that is by a lot of restaurants and shopping. My dad was here for about 5 months and it was very poor for memory care. It would also be a poor place for individuals who have Parkinson's or any other neuro-degenerative diseases. I do think if they would have hired night time staff at the front desk, it would have helped a lot.


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 14, 2023
Verified Review
I was impressed

I toured this facility and I was impressed with it. [name removed] was also very welcoming, no hype, just a down to Earth practical guy who believes in the quality of care.....and food there.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

March 17, 2023

It's wonderful to see you had such a positive experience with us! We do our very best to provide top-notch service, so it's great to see we're living up to this goal. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything.


5.0
Jim C - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
August 9, 2022
Verified Review
Highly recommend

It is a great place. We couldn't be happier with our experience at Merrill Gardens, Ballard.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

August 14, 2022

Hi Jim, it's so wonderful to see you had such a positive experience with us! We do our very best to provide top-notch service, so it's great to see we're living up to this goal.


1.5
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
July 20, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and we were disappointed - the tour got off to a wrong start and just had a bad impression

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

July 21, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this honest feedback. We appreciate it and will strive to learn from this.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
June 7, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

Our tour experience with Merrill Gardens at Ballard was outstanding. The facility and staff was equally as impressive as the other Merrill Gardens location that we went with. The only reason we did not choose this facility was because they did not have any income qualified apartments.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

June 7, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it and wish you the best in your search.


5.0
Nicole - Family/Friend
Independent Living
November 5, 2021
Verified Review
Great community and location, gives him the freedom he deserves

Merrill Gardens has been great so far, we are happy with our decision. The location is great for our loved one, he loves to walk and he can talk to this nature area close by and sit by the water, he can walk to the store and to his doctors office. He feels very safe there and the community is always clean. Everyone has been wonderful, and the meals were a big worry for him at first but he cannot believe just how good the meals are at Merrill Gardens.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

June 7, 2022

Hi Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Independent Living
September 17, 2021
Verified Review
Parents are happy

We love Merrill Gardens at Ballard, my parents are very very happy here. The manager is wonderful and all of the staff are on top of everything. I would definitely recommend to others who are looking.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

June 7, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review.


5.0
Anne Olson - Resident/client
Memory Care
August 19, 2018
Verified Review
Thank you

My life at Merrill Gardens has been very pleasant. There are more than enough activities to keep me busy, the food is fantastic with many options and the freedom to eat when I wish. All this and the independence to choise what and where I wish to be involved. My dog is in heaven as there so many people who love to pat and both of us take advantage of chearful and bright public spaces. Thank you for providing us with a safe place to live an independent and and active life.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
May 3, 2017
Verified Review
My tour

When we walked into this community we knew it was not the right fit for our loved one. The people we met were nice and the community looked clean. This community did not seem to have the homey atmosphere we were looking for. This community reminded us of a hotel.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

May 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. We are glad to hear that our team was nice during your visit. We hope you find the atmosphere you are looking for as you research senior living options.


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
March 8, 2017
Verified Review
I am super happy with it.

I am super happy with it. The staff is amazing. The food is amazing, you can eat anytime, instead of set meal times, they have a rotating menu, the head chef is awesome, and very accommodating. I really like that they make the activities as fun as possible, they take them out on activities, and again the staff are so good. I can't say enough about the staff, they do not tolerate error. The head of nursing, [Removed], is I feel, an angel on earth. They really go the extra mile. They have really figured out the showers, and every room has a washer and dryer, and a kitchenette. The only thing it's missing is an outdoor garden. It's lovely how they have situated what they have. It's a LOT less than where we were before.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

March 22, 2017

We are so happy to read such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you are really enjoying the Anytime Dining program and numerous activities.


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
February 22, 2017
Verified Review
Outstanding care for mom

We found this to be an outstanding community for care. A new community with great care. the staff is outstanding and goes out. The food is restaurant style and excellent. My mom is very happy with the meals. She is active with the activities. My mom is active and independent. We would highly recommend this community for great care and value for family members.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

March 3, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that your mom is enjoying Merrill Gardens! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful feedback with us.


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Call (206) 965-9370 to reach a resident at Merrill Gardens at Ballard.

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