Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549


About the community

Situated between Berkeley and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa county, Merrill Gardens proudly offers senior living for the Lamorinda area in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Enjoy being centrally located within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Lafayette Library and Learning Center and BART Station are also nearby.

Merrill Gardens at Lafayette was named Best of 50+ Silver Winner by the National Association of Home Builders. It offers underground parking, full kitchens and washers and dryers in most apartments, a well-appointed library and lots of comfortable meeting areas. A private dining room is available for special occasions and residents enjoy a modern fitness center and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

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

Base fees by room type

Studio
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
1 Bedroom
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
2 Bedrooms
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
Semi-Private
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo

*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.

Amenities

Health Care Services

Ambulatory care
Incontinence care

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Nurse
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Vegetarian

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas

Services

Beautician

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community

Activities

Devotional activities offsite
Activities on-site
Activities off-site

Reviews of Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

4.6

(9 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.6

Care services

4.6

Staff

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Activities

4.6

Value for cost

4.6

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3.5
April 14, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Lovely facilities and great activities but not enough attention to individual residents' needs

Lovely surroundings, both common areas and individual apartments. Activity directors are outstanding and they offer a variety of engaging activities and have frequent musicians, enjoyed by the residents. My mother was happy meeting the other residents and participating in activities until she couldn't remember to attend. The staff were not really attentive to reminding her to attend activities or using her walker. Their system of dispensing medications is antiquated causing many errors when prescriptions change and some of their med techs do not follow doctors' orders. There seems to be a high turnover rate, likely contributing to these issues.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

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.


5.0
November 16, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Perfect Location

My wife and I are staying here and the location is great it's right downtown. We are in the independent living and they come clean our room once a week and do the linens. They have lots of daily activities that we'll start doing soon. The food is good and no set times for meals you can go down anytime. It is really clean in here. I would recommend this community.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

November 22, 2017

We are so pleased to receive this feedback for Merrill Gardens. Thank you for letting us know that you and your wife are enjoying the location and various amenities.


4.0
February 21, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A good experience!

My mother in law is doing well since her move to the community. She has mentioned that the staff is having some turnover. She is enjoying the place as much as she can being away from her home. The meals are good, but they recently lost their chef and the food is not as good as it used to be. Other than that, they take good care of her.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

March 3, 2017

We are so glad to hear that your mother in law is doing well at Merrill Gardens. And thank you for the feedback about the food. We are sharing the information with the team so that the meals can get back to being as good as they were before.


4.0
February 15, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Pleasant surroundings, nice extras (washer/dryer in apt.), good location. Considering it at present.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

February 24, 2017

Thank you for posting this positive review for Merrill Gardens! Please let us know if we can answer any additional questions as you consider your senior living options.


5.0
January 27, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Attentive staff

The staff here is very helpful and attentive to the residents. They have lots of activities that seem to keep the residents happy and engaged. The facility itself is clean and well kept. The food here is also pretty good.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

January 31, 2016

We appreciate you providing us with this kind review! We are so glad that you have had a positive experience with Merrill Gardens at Lafayette. Our team members strive to provide an engaging atmosphere for residents.


5.0
January 7, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
food could improve

I like the fact that they keep their clients entertained. The food is okay, I had it once before and it's not fine cuisine but it is okay.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

January 12, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this 5-star review! We are always looking for ways to improve, so please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with additional feedback regarding your dining experience.


5.0
December 25, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
5 stars

5 stars

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

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.


5.0
October 14, 2015
KEF - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

Mom absolutely loves this place, and we love having her closet to us. The food is great, and you can eat anytime during the day and order from a menu. The staff are really great; always up beat and very accommodating. This is basically the only place we checked out, saw it and knew it was right.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

October 16, 2015

We are so happy to hear that your mom is enjoying Merrill Gardens at Lafayette. We strive to provide a great experience and we are so glad that your mom is enjoying the Anytime Dining program. Please reach out to us if you should have any questions.


5.0
October 3, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Everything is going fine

Everything is going fine

Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

October 16, 2015

Thanks so much for letting us know! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.


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