Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

5238 Coronado Ave Oakland CA 94618

866-465-5993

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Summary of Merrill Gardens at Rockridge conveniently located in Oakland, California

At Merrill Gardens at Rockridge, we offer a myriad of community features. Frequent off-site adventures and day trips are very popular with our residents. Animals such as dogs and cats are welcome in resident rooms. Our facility is located nearby public transit. We offer free wi-fi. Our location conveniently offers resident parking. Our purpose-built community provides the benefit of specialized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the special needs of its residents.

Dining Options

We provide residents with meals throughout the day. We love to accommodate visiting guests, 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 Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental health with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time director of activities. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Our community activities cycle includes dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds is comprised of an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or to just relax. At our community we have our own bar where residents gather, socialize, and enjoy tasty libations. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a movie room, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, a bistro, a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, and our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents.

Community Characteristics at Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents seeking a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-exposure and ground floor rooms are available. We have free wi-fi for 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 full kitchens. Resident lodgings featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available.

Featured Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store.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. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Pet Care Options

Pet care is offered for our residents' beloved pets.

Medical Care Services

Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners who are 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. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. We are not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. 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. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. 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, administered injections, and medication administration. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 25 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 and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

What to expect at Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

Community Certifications

Our community is licensed for 150 residents. The building was constructed in 2017. We accept residents from the age of 60 and above.

Local Emergency Services

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There 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 Rockridge

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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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.

Reviews of Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

4.3 of 5 Average rating
7 Reviews
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(4) APlaceForMom.com
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  • The meals are great and the activities are fun

    My husband and I are doing very fine here. A lot of what we’ve liked has been location and we’re closer to family here, which means we get... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    The meals are great and the activities are fun

    My husband and I are doing very fine here. A lot of what we’ve liked has been location and we’re closer to family here, which means we get to see them a lot. We’ve been very pleased with the meals because of their variety and it’s been... more

  • Lovely new apartments and definitely has the beat of the local Rockridge neighborhood. Also the community members appear to be varied and... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    Lovely new apartments and definitely has the beat of the local Rockridge neighborhood. Also the community members appear to be varied and engaged. Definitely not the typical suburban, cookie-cutter senior facility. Was quite refreshing... more

  • Constant and Outstanding Reviews about the food

    This place was a win for my mom. She loves being here she is doing very well. The food is wonderful in fact that is one of the major reasons... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    Constant and Outstanding Reviews about the food

    This place was a win for my mom. She loves being here she is doing very well. The food is wonderful in fact that is one of the major reasons why I chose this place and the location as to where it is to my house. The community is brand new... more

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Community Details at Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

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    • Merrill Gardens at Rockridge Amenities

      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Activities Offsite
      • Vegetarian
      • Activities Onsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Meals Provided

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

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      • Assisted Living
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      • Independent Living
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