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Merrill Gardens at Burien

15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

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anonymous - Resident/client
5.0
Merrill Gardens, a very good place to live

I chose Merrill Gardens because I checked several other places and it was by far the best. I have a 2 bedroom and it is very large. I have seen the 1 bedrooms and studios and they seem to be a good size as well. There is social hours in Fridays and they have other socials in between, so there is a lot of chance for engagement between residents. I would recommend to others looking.... Read more

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About the facility Merrill Gardens at Burien

In the heart of Burien, you’ll stumble upon this robust retirement community designed to enable residents to live freely and happily. The brick exterior suits the wood-paneled interior to provide an elegant, comforting atmosphere. The prime location neighbors the city’s hot spots, so residents can easily find anything they’re looking for within reach. Residents can stroll the lovely park, discover new works at the library, do some shopping, or dine at the local restaurants. And just a 20-minute drive from Seattle, residents don’t have to worry about being too far from the city’s worldly attractions.

This astonishing community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a family-owned company dedicated to providing freedom and flexibility in retirement. You’ve spent your life building friendships, pursuing hobbies, and accomplishing great things — come live in a community that helps you maintain that. Merrill Gardens at Burien offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options to help accommodate unique lifestyles.

Community Amenities and Services

This community does its best to make each resident feel safe and cared for. They provide 24-hour staffing and a resident call system to always help ensure security. To help residents lead a worry-free, fulfilling lifestyle, the friendly...

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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 Burien is a community within Merrill Gardens properties. See all Merrill Gardens communities.

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Burien

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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Burien

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available

Pets

Weight limit 41-50lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops

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
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English
Filipino
Spanish

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Catholic Services
Art Classes

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Burien

4.1
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Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.2

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

4.1

Activities

4.1

Staff

5.0

Value for Cost

4.4

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5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 9, 2022
Verified Review

Caring staff, short staffed and remaining staff would pitch in where they could, friendly and helpful staff.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

September 15, 2022

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


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 9, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and it was not a bad experience it was really good, we just felt at the end of the day it was not the place for our loved one.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

September 12, 2022

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


4.5
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
September 2, 2022
Verified Review
tour review

Our family had an in person tour and it was a good overall tour experience but location was very important to us so ultimately this community was not going to be suitable for our loved one.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

September 7, 2022

Hi There, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything.


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
June 30, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

We toured with Merrill Gardens at Burien and found the facility to feel very institutional. When we walked in we got the strong odor or disinfectant and alcohol. The people were all very nice but it was not going to be a good fit.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

July 3, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We will talk with the team about the odor.


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 20, 2021
Verified Review
Merrill Gardens, a very good place to live

I chose Merrill Gardens because I checked several other places and it was by far the best. I have a 2 bedroom and it is very large. I have seen the 1 bedrooms and studios and they seem to be a good size as well. There is social hours in Fridays and they have other socials in between, so there is a lot of chance for engagement between residents. I would recommend to others looking.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

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Activities

5

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

August 20, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything!


5.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Memory Care
July 6, 2020
Verified Review
Wondeful experience

It is excellent here. Everyone is friendly and easy to get along with, staff and residents included.. The staff are very helpful and they do a good job cleaning. They are really great. I just enjoy living here. They offer all varieties of food. I would say that the food is average but not gourmet. They offer a lot of menu options as well. I chose this community because it was relatively new and it is in an excellent location in downtown Burien with shops and restaurants in walking distance. I would very much recommend this community.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


1.0
Susan - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
March 9, 2018
Disappointing

My mother lived at Burien Merrill Gardens for about 9 months before she passed away in January. While the common areas and rooms are very nice and new, I found many things to be average or disappointing. The meals were average. The activities were average. The staff – other than a couple people – were disappointing (unfriendly, over-worked, aloof at times). Most disappointing, however, was the handling of my mother’s death. We did not receive any card, note, or call to express sympathy (such a simple gesture which would have meant much). We were not told they had my mother’s wedding ring for 1 week (meanwhile our funeral director was frantically trying to track it down!). And, most upsetting was that on the last day we were moving her things out of her unit (which had been paid until the end of the month), we arrived to find the new residents name on her door AND the new residents welcome package (with coupons, food, and other goodies) sitting on top of my mother’s bed! This was insensitivity at its worst! I wrote to the Burien MG and the MG Corporate Office in an attempt to find out why the handling was so horrible (and to suggest a kinder way of dealing with this situation – given they had had at least 4 deaths in a week and will surely have more to come!), but I never received a return call or letter. This tells me that it is just about the dollars – not the residents or the families. I would recommend looking into other retirement communities before Merrill Gardens.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

0.5

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Value for Cost

3

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

May 11, 2020

Thank you for reaching out regarding these concerns. We take these issues very seriously and would like to speak to you about your experience. Please email us at [removed] with your preferred contact information and we’ll reach out to you.


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 25, 2018
Verified Review
Corporation is nice and the staff is friendly

I toured this facility while looking for a place for my loved one. I feel like this is a good corporation and the building itself was nice. The person who gave me the tour was friendly and knowledgeable. Even after I toured this facility, I received an email inviting me to a seminar for caregivers. I thought that was a really great thing. However, I didn’t pick this community because of the location and the cost. I would recommend other families to tour this facility.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

January 29, 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope you find a senior living option that fits your needs. Please reach back out to us if we can be of any further assistance!


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
December 22, 2017
Verified Review
Brand new and very clean

This place was brand new when I took a tour. They offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. It seemed to be a pretty active place. When I toured, there were people in the lobby reading and chatting with each other and it just seemed like it was the type of place where things actually happen. The marketing person that gave me the tour was very nice and was able to answer all of my questions. The cleanliness was very good and the food looked good as well. The dining room looked more like a restaurant where there was a wait staff that would take your order. Ultimately, the location was just a bit too far for our needs.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

December 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review for Merrill Gardens! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed learning about our community and the various amenities available. We hope you are able to find a location that is closer for you.


4.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
October 16, 2017
Verified Review
Great, New Community

Merrill Gardens has been very positive so far for my father. The place is brand new, only 6 or 7 months old, and they work very hard to keep up the new appearance. The grounds and the inside are kept very tidy. The meals are great, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and they have plenty of activities to keep residents busy like arts, crafts, a movie theatre, and a van for off campus trips. It is also centrally located and just a five minute walk from places like the drugstore and the library. My father really likes that. I’d definitely recommend the community to others.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

October 20, 2017

Thank you for providing us with this detailed review. We are so glad that your father is enjoying Merrill Gardens, and that you would recommend the community to others.


4.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 29, 2017
Verified Review
Fabulous

This looked like a fabulous community when I toured it. The people I met were nice. This community does have some nice common areas and they seem to offer some nice activities. This community was a little more expensive than what we were looking for.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from Merrill Gardens at Burien

May 11, 2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you would recommend Merrill Gardens to others. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything else.


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Merrill Gardens at Burien has received an average review rating of 4.1 based on 11 reviews. See all reviews.

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