Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
3500 Lake Boulevard Oceanside CA 92056
Description of Merrill Gardens at Oceanside located in Oceanside, CaliforniaAt Merrill Gardens at Oceanside, we offer a multitude of community features. Regularly scheduled off-site adventures and excursions are very popular with our residents. Cats and dogs are welcome in private rooms. Our location is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We have free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community provides the aid of individualized care; every aspect of the community is designed to cater to the special needs of its occupants.
Dining OptionsAll meals are provided to occupants. We love to entertain visiting company, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service.Food service is available to residents at any time, day or night. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal alternatives such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.
On-Site ActivitiesResidents can exercise their physical and mental aptitude with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time director of activities. Included in our exercise curriculum are stretching classes, chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations, Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, and Qi Gong, a combination of meditation and physical health activities that has many health benefits for seniors. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. Our inter-generational programs offer many benefits for both children and seniors, emphasizing the joys of human connectivity and propagating longer and happier lives for our residents.Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may participate in community service programs. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) 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 card/pinochle club, bible study, gardening club, or walking club for social and physical stimulation. Our community activities roster includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and frequent wine-tasting nights consisting of a wide-spectrum of vintages and flavor palettes to sample and then compare notes on with friends and fellow residents. Care-givers at our community use the Montessori Method(add TM) 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 AreasOutdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds includes raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, a gorgeous butterfly garden for residents' enjoyment, and indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents.
Indoor Common AreasIndoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or just to relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a computer room, a billiards lounge for residents who want to try their hand at cue sports, a movie room, a band formed of community members (always down to jam!), and a fully-stocked arts and crafts center. 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.
Languages Spoken at Merrill Gardens at OceansideStaff members who speak Spanish and Farsi are employed by the community.
Location Characteristics at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
Living Options and AmenitiesWe 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 who would enjoy living with a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor quarters are available. Free wi-fi is provided to all of our residents. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident rooms featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. Our residents also enjoy free access to cable satellite TV.
Featured Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
TransportationWe provide complimentary transportation services at our community.
Personal ServicesWe have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. 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.
Religious ServicesWe offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic and Protestant religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.
Medical Care ServicesOur 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. Caregivers at our facility receive specialized, relevant training in a variety of areas. 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. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sight, sound, smell, and touch faculties to encourage memory recall and the enjoyment of sensory experiences. Additionally, we offer sensory-based programming (like Snoezelen therapy) that creates relaxing and stimulating spaces for residents coping with anxiety or agitation. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. 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 and medication administration. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 40 lbs. 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. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.
Community highlights at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
Community CertificationsOur community is licensed for 200 residents. The building was built in 2001, and last renovated in 2016. We accept residents from the age of 60 and above.
Local Emergency ServicesLocal fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.
Local Area AmenitiesThere are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. 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 Oceanside
*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 Oceanside
Tour guide was very personable and thorough, but the place was not easy to navigate. Parking was not close to the entrance and the star shaped hallways were confusung, even for me who doesn't have mental...
Lovely facility, caring staff, spacious rooms
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I was scheduled to tour this community on behalf of my mother. At that time, my mother was non-weight bearing because of an accident. I called to schedule a tour and I was advised that the community did not...
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Community Details at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside
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