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Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

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1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549

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5.0
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

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Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

This state-of-the-art community is known for its spectacular, penthouse-style design and its exceptional services. Proud to have been awarded the Best of 50+ Silver Design Award and the Best of Assisted Living in 2017, the community works hard to uphold that standard — by constantly working to better cater to residents’ unique needs. The convenient location is near the local park, shopping center, and restaurants, so nothing is ever out of reach for residents who like to venture out.

This wonderful 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 — join a community that strives to help you continue that path. Merrill Gardens at Lafayette offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options to help accommodate unique lifestyles.

Community Amenities and Services

Committed to making each resident feel safe and cared for, the community provides 24-hour staffing and a resident call system to always help ensure security. To help residents lead a worry-free, fulfilling lifestyle, the staff handles daily chores and caretaking. They offer weekly housekeeping, on-site transportation, scheduled transportation, and a wellness program....

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Memory Care

Independent Living

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Merrill Gardens at Lafayette community entrance
Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

1010 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549

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Amenities
at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette

Healthcare Services

  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Memory Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Diabetic Care

Meals & Dining

  • Meals Provided
  • Vegetarian

Room Amenities

  • Full kitchen
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

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  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed

Common areas

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Services

  • Beautician

Activities

  • Activities Off-site
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
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A Place for Mom has scored Merrill Gardens at Lafayette with 0 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 1 review in the last 2 years. Over all time, Merrill Gardens at Lafayette has 10 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.6 out of 5.
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4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Care Services
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4.6
Value for Cost
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A Place for Mom has scored Merrill Gardens at Lafayette with 0 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 1 review in the last 2 years. Over all time, Merrill Gardens at Lafayette has 10 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.6 out of 5.
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Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
May 5, 2022
4.0
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My Tour Experience at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette
This was a good community. They had large kitchens in the apartments but the living areas were smaller. The common areas were very nice and so with the dining room. It felt like a hotel.
Response from Merrill Gardens at Lafayette
May 6, 2022
Hi There, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
April 14, 2019
3.5
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.
Cleanliness
3.5
Friendliness
3.5
Value for Cost
3.5
Care Services
3.5
Activities
3.5
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.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
November 16, 2017
5.0
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.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
February 21, 2017
4.0
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.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
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.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 15, 2017
4.0
Pleasant surroundings, nice extras (washer/dryer in apt.), good location. Considering it at present.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
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.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
January 27, 2016
5.0
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.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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.
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 7, 2016
5.0
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.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
December 25, 2015
5.0
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5 stars
5 stars
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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.
KEF - Family/friend
Memory Care
October 14, 2015
5.0
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.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
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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.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
October 3, 2015
5.0
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Everything is going fine
Everything is going fine
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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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