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Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020

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About the community

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy is a gated senior community set on a tranquil five-acre tract near downtown Gilroy. Enjoy a plethora of relaxing activities and attractions — art and food festivals, boating, hiking areas, golf and shopping. The team provides a high level of services, including diabetic management and injections, in addition to expert memory care.

Explore the well-appointed library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas. Garage parking is available and small pets are welcome. The Active LivingSM Wellness Program exercises focus on building strength and improving flexibility and balance.

Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Specialized memory care training for staff
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Billiards lounge
Game room
Movie or theater room


Grocery shopping and errands

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Bible study group



(21 reviews)

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September 22, 2017
Gamgamstyle - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
It's a great place

Great facility, friendly staff , lots of amenities and well equipped. Food is awesome

Response from Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

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.

Reviewed on A Place For Mom

June 2, 2015
Elderly Care Review - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
Placing a parent here is not recommended

My Dad has lived at Merrill Gardens at Gilroy for 3 + years. Initially, when it was Village Green, we were very pleased with the management and care taken with residents. However, after Merrill Gardens took over, the facility, management, and care given the residents has declined, while the cost continues to rise. My review below is generally not good. However, it does not apply to all work staff and all caregivers. Some do quite well. My overall impression is that this facility is not a warm, caring facility. Rather, it appears to care mostly about profit. The management is currently poor. The manager does not know or show any personal interest in any of the residents. The employees hired (care givers and waiters, housekeepers, etc.) generally have very little of the training that should be required for working with elders who need assistance. If someone falls, they can plan to spend some time on the ground before someone comes to their aid. If someone is sick, it may be hours before the resident nurse (if there is one) checks on them. If they are restricted to their room (in case they are ill), food doesn't show up in a timely manner. The resident may need to call and request food repeatedly before finally getting some. Also, they are then told that they need to pay for the food that is delivered to their room. Initially, laundry once a week was covered in the room price. Now, residents must pay for each load of laundry. The launderers are careless with the laundry. They will wash rugs with delicates. The washing machines are not maintained and are dirty. Weekly room cleaning is included in the price. However, there are some housecleaners that don't even know how to clean a toilet. The food is generally good. However, there are days when the people order food and it never gets to their table. On occasion, residents leave the dining room without their dinners. At night time the staff disappears and if a resident buzzes for help, the call is not always answered. It appears that no one monitors the phones or the doors. Initially, residents were taken to their doctor appointments up to three days a week. That service is now limited to one day a week. Sometimes it is difficult for the residents to get to a doctor. This review is very negative, but the management is negative. Overall, I feel that the staff is under trained, under paid, and just doesn't care about the residents. The corporation seems mainly interested in padding their bottom line at the expense of the residents. Initially, I would have given this facility at least four stars. However, there are many problems that need to be addressed, and competent, friendly management is a must. This is the residents' home and they should be made to feel like it is their home. Merrill Gardens at Gilroy has some work to do! If I was making the decision now in choosing a residence for my parent, I would not choose this facility.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

June 17, 2015

We are disappointed to hear this feedback and we would very much appreciate the opportunity to talk with you to get more information. Please contact us directly so we can address your concerns.

Reviewed on A Place For Mom

January 2, 2017
go somewhere else

They forget to give my mother-in-law her meds/not on time & this costs extra. Things we buy her disappear, Several incompetent caregivers (although Maria is really sweet & helpful). Several employees are very difficult to understand. One disappeared while my mother-in-law was passed out, waiting for paramedics. Thank God for the home care nurse that was visiting and discovered her. The prices are ridiculous. Many concerns...

Response from Merrill Gardens at Gilroy

January 4, 2017

We appreciate you sharing these concerns with us and we would like to speak with you further. Please contact us directly if you are willing to provide additional feedback so we can address any issues.

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