Merrill Gardens at First Hill

1421 Minor Avenue Seattle WA 98101

866-465-5993

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At Merrill Gardens at First Hill, we provide a range of community features. Frequent off-site experiences and trips are very popular with our residents. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is located near reachable public transportation. Free wi-fi and high speed internet is offered to all our residents. Free resident parking, guest parking, and covered parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care; every characteristic of the community is designed to cater to the individual needs of its residents. Now offering free move-in. We provide residents with meals throughout the day. It's our delight to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining options are comprised of restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. Whether you're hungry day or night, food service is available at any time. We offer meal options such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options. Residents stay active with specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. The exercise program includes Tai Chi™ classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, Qi Gong, a combination of meditation and physical health activities that has many health benefits for seniors, low-impact fitness activities such as water aerobics, and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Our community offers a healthy living program encompassing cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Residents may participate in community service programs. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports™ Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Residents may participate in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our current events club, choir/singing club, book club, or card/pinochle club. Our community activities include trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and Senior Proms. Care-givers at our community use the Montessori Method™ to provide the most effective care possible for residents with dementia and/or anxiety. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie. Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement opportunities for residents. Our community grounds is comprised of a private golf course / putting green, a gorgeous butterfly garden for residents' enjoyment, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, and indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents. Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or just to relax. At our community we have our own bar where residents gather, socialize, and enjoy tasty libations. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents. The building design comes together with its airy, bright atrium space and a spectacular ballroom used for celebrations, performances, and Senior Prom. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a computer room, a jacuzzi available for residents to relax, a hot tub / swimming pool, a band formed of community members (always down to jam!), and a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties. Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, and Vietnamese speaking staff members are present at our community.

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor quarters are available. Free wi-fi is available to all of our residents. Detached cottages are optional at our community. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Resident quarters featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. Units containing full bathtubs are available. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store. Our

on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. Both laundry and dry cleaning services are offered. Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Mormon religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Pet care is offered for our residents' beloved pets. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as light therapy, which can have positive effects on dementia, seasonal depression, and sleep disorders. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time activities director. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. Available services include on-site RN's and LPN's. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. We have registered nurses on our community staff. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. Our staff includes a nurse practitioner who serves as a medical director, responsible for assembling healthcare and medication management programs for residents. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, providing aid with sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. This facility is not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to attend to the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. Grocery shopping services are available as needed. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. A visiting optometrist is at hand to provide comprehensive eye care. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, administered injections, insulin injections, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. Our community provides psychiatric care. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents. Our

facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our facilities are secure and our staff is specially trained to contain and de-escalate dangerous behaviors and suicidal ideation. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Our community is licensed for 95 residents. The building was built in 1985, and most recently renovated in 2011. We do not have age restrictions and accept residents of all ages. Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond. The local vicinity is near several churches, shopping centers, and beautiful parks close by. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Merrill Gardens at First Hill

  • too hilly. daytime walking trips goodno medicaid spend downVA Aid and Assist requires Dad to have two services and Merrill's minimum is 500 each service.

  • Better than being at Grandmas!Staff A+Food A+Accomodations A+Extremely well cared for A++Just perfect!

  • We love Merrill Gardens

    Amazing community. I love the mixed community feel of this location.

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Community Details at Merrill Gardens at First Hill

  • Merrill Gardens at First Hill Amenities

    • Devotional Services Onsite
    • Outdoor Common Areas
    • Vegetarian
    • Activities Offsite
    • Beautician Onsite
    • Indoor Common Areas
    • Devotional Services Offsite
    • Meals Provided
    • Activities Onsite

Senior Housing Types Provided at Merrill Gardens at First Hill

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments