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Merrill Gardens at Madison

121 Brookridge Drive, Madison, AL 35758

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Margie D - Resident/client
4.0
Happy with my new home

I am very well satisfied with Merrill Gardens. There are always things that are not as you would like them to be wherever you go, but I am very pleased with my experience. As a new residents coming in it would be great if there were a list of things that you should know, just general every day things. I think that would be really helpful. In comparison to other places I have had experience with, I would definitely recommend this community to others.... Read more

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About the facility Merrill Gardens at Madison

If you’re looking for a warm, friendly atmosphere for retirement, look no further. Merrill Gardens at Madison aims to make each resident feel welcome and at home upon arrival. With its red brick Colonial-style exterior, the community is classically designed to offer a nostalgic, comfortable environment. With the incredible services, residents are enabled to retain their independence and lead a joyous, active lifestyle.

The gorgeous community is located in the lively city of Madison. With the prime location, nothing is ever out of reach. Residents can easily visit local restaurants, shops, and parks while also accessing health care at the neighboring hospital. Residents can choose living options including independent living, assisted living, and memory care to help accommodate each and every need.

Community Amenities and Services

To personalize care to each individual’s unique needs, Merrill Gardens at Madison provides a wide variety of services. The 24-hour staffing and resident call system enable each resident to feel safe and lead a worry-free lifestyle. The supportive team takes care of daily chores and caretaking, so that residents can spend their time on what truly matters to them. They offer weekly housekeeping, on-site maintenance, and scheduled transportation.

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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.
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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Madison

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

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

Facility Amenities

Dining

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 31-40lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room
Movie or Theater Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Protestant Services

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Madison

4.3

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Cleanliness

4.6

Care services

4.3

Staff

4.2

Meals & dining

4.3

Activities

4.4

Value for cost

4.2

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4.0
August 10, 2022
Margie D - Resident/client
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Happy with my new home

I am very well satisfied with Merrill Gardens. There are always things that are not as you would like them to be wherever you go, but I am very pleased with my experience. As a new residents coming in it would be great if there were a list of things that you should know, just general every day things. I think that would be really helpful. In comparison to other places I have had experience with, I would definitely recommend this community to others.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

August 11, 2022

Hi Margie, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you would recommend Merrill Gardens to others.


5.0
July 18, 2022
CV - Loved one of resident/client
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Would Recommend

Overall they've done a good job helping my loved one transition into the community - both in getting him engaged in and participating in activities and in general just taking care of him.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

July 20, 2022

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.


4.5
June 22, 2022
Pamela - Toured community
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My Tour Experience at Merrill Gardens at Madison

This was most likely my second choice. It is a great community.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

June 22, 2022

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


4.5
May 27, 2022
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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A place to go and LIVE, not just to pass

I would definitely recommend Merrill Gardens at Madison. It's like a dorm, but for seniors. It's a very active community and that makes it different from other communities.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

May 31, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you would recommend Merrill Gardens to others.


4.0
May 12, 2022
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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our families experience

Overall our families experience has been good with a few minor issues here and there. They do keep the community very clean, they wash their linens and clothing on a regular basis and help keep their rooms clean. Our loved one does say the meals are good. They do have a lot of in house activities within the memory care unit - the activities director always has different things going on for them.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

May 31, 2022

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


3.5
April 4, 2022
anonymous - Toured community
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Community Tour

I thought Merrill Gardens at Madison was okay. It just wasn’t a fit for us. It didn't necessarily seem like the most secure facility. I think anybody could get past front desk, and there was not somebody there all the time. It was also a larger facility with more residents to deal with. And we were looking for a smaller facility. I didn't get a good or a bad impression either way. It just wasn't the right fit for us.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

April 15, 2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We appreciate the feedback.


5.0
March 14, 2022
T C - Loved one of resident/client
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Affordable, Friendly Place for Your Loved One

I'm very pleased with our experience. This is a beautiful community and my loved one is happy here. The food is your standard options in this type of setting in a nice dining room with special the residents can select from each day. Some of the activities they have available include crafts, movies, holiday celebrations, happy hour, and more for the residents to choose from.


5.0
February 8, 2022
anonymous - Toured community
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Community Tour

I had a very good tour at Merrill Gardens at Madison. The tour person was informative and showed me all around the facility. The residents I saw seemed very happy. Based on my visit, the looks of the facility, and the activities they offer, I thought it was a very nice place - just very expensive.


5.0
February 2, 2022
J Stewart - Loved one of resident/client
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Wonderful Community

I would tell others to go visit this community. This is the place to place your loved one. The pricing is right, and the community is in great shape. There are games, trips around town, shopping, and more as some of the activities available for the residents to choose from.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

February 7, 2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review!


5.0
January 28, 2022
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Overall satisfactory

One of the main issues we have had is the doctor [name removed] is very not attentive to texts from families. When he was going down to eat, the meals were great and he had no complaints. I think it is a great value for the money, they take care of his medications, the nurses listen to what he needs, and he's got his own apartment. What I would like to see happen is for there to be some very clear communication between the bus driver, the family, and the resident that says this is who and how you call to get a ride somewhere. That is something that was not clearly communicated to us from t he beginning, so we have been taking him to his appointments and I think that would be very helpful.


5.0
January 25, 2022
Anna E - Resident/client
Verified Review
Without a doubt the place you want to live

I love the way the community is decorated, it is so bright and cheerful. The food here is amazing, I love the food. The people who work here are so helpful. On the day we had the big snow and some of the staff couldn't make it in, the mangers and maintenance team was out serving meals to the residents in the dining hall.


4.5
September 2, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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My review of Merrill Gardens at Madison

Merrill Gardens is having a hard time keeping a steady staff team like we assume a lot of other communities are struggling with, but that has made the meals and dining service a little slower. However, the activities are exceptional, our loved one has so many opportunities to get involved. She loves playing bridge, other card games and bingo. Another huge deal for us is there "free shuttle" service that takes them to and from doctors appointments. Sometimes the residents may have to wait, but it was given us a huge relief and it i very convenient.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

September 2, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review! We are so glad to hear that you're loved one enjoys the activities. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything. Thanks!


5.0
August 9, 2021
LM - Resident/client
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my review of Merrill Gardens

Merrill garden has done its best to get everyone active and engaged. I would recommend this community to others based on my experience.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

August 10, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave this review! Please feel free to let us know if you need anything.


3.5
June 10, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Our experience with Merrill Gardens

The tour was great but then after getting things settled, they told us he was not able to come because of some open wounds that he had. My aunt ended up moving her stuff in and then fell and we had to move it all out and I will say they were helpful during all of that. I would tell others to make sure to find out what the assisted living rules are before moving your loved on into here.


3.0
April 1, 2021
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Very Nice Place to Retire To

Go young, don't be old when you get there. If you fall they send you to the hospital and then they can't welcome you back into the community. They are unable to handle skilled nursing. I would like to see skilled nursing offered at this community. The best thing about the community is the good location, and nicely set up.


2.5
September 16, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
More independent living

Merrill Gardens is pretty expensive, and it was brand new when we first looked at it so it had some issues. Some of the staff was fine, it really just depended on who you talked to that day. This community is more independent living so there weren't to many care services to be provided. The activities were very good, they have library groups that my mother really enjoyed, they would also go out on little outings. You would pay one overall fee for the food per month, and from what we understand its more of a restaurant setting where you could eat anytime between 7AM-7PM. The was special menu items you could order, as well as a more simple menu. However, they would constantly run out of food or coffee.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

October 27, 2021

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 suzannew@merrillgardens.com with your preferred contact information and we’ll reach out to you.


3.0
June 12, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

Nice enough. Apts are small, no luxuries. Lots of activities. All meals provided. Good tour, everyone friendly. Good location n heart of Madison.i

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

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.


0.5
April 24, 2018
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Terrible Management and Food has gone downhill

Terrible General Manager. Food is terrible.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

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
March 15, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

I love this place!! The staff was very nice. [name removed] was the most helpful of anyone with whom I have spoken; she provided much information of which I had no clue. The activities schedule is packed with things to do, including spiritual opportunities. The entire setting is well-kept and hotel-like, instead of institutional. I appreciate the fact that care is on a level-based pricing, instead of an all-inclusive for services one may not need.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

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
December 12, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

Bright, cheerful and beautifully decorated for Christmas. I did not see many residents, but I liked the layout. I also liked the fact that you can eat your meals any time of the day from 7:00 to 7:00. Location is wonderful - near shopping and near medical (and it happens to be near my daughter).

Response from Merrill Gardens at Madison

December 15, 2017

Thank you for writing this positive review for Merrill Gardens. We are very proud of our community and our Anytime Dining program. If you have any additional questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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