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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

1220 Suey Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Erin S - Loved one of resident/client
4.0
A good community with friendly staff and friendly people

I would highlight the friendly staff and friendly people that live there. They do offer weekly housekeeping services, and transpiration to appointments and outings (at a cost). They don't offer a bunch of activities, but there is a good staff to resident ratio. My loved one likes the food; and overall I would recommend Merrill Gardens at Santa Monica to other people.... Read more

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About the facility Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

In the heart of Santa Maria, you’ll find the perfect paradise for retirement. This community offers resort-like amenities within a home-like environment. Neutral colors and stone hearths are throughout the community, providing a comforting and inviting atmosphere for residents. Nearby, residents can visit various parks, restaurants, and easily accessible health care services at the local medical campus. Their prime location enables residents to do everything they’d like.

This beautiful community is a proud member of Merrill Gardens — a fifth-generation family company that understands the importance of providing a family-like atmosphere for retirement. With roots dating back to the 1890s, you can trust them to care for you or your loved one. Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria offers a variety of retirement options to meet your unique needs and lifestyle. Choose from independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.

Community Amenities and Services

The goal is to help residents lead fulfilling lives built around each individual’s pleasures and hobbies. That is exactly why the incredible activities calendar is driven by residents’ interests. From fitness classes and game nights to TED talks and cooking classes, the community is dedicated to keeping residents active and engaged in every way. With the...

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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.
Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is a community within Merrill Gardens properties. See all Merrill Gardens communities.

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
Professional Chef

Room Amenities

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

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Weight limit 41-50lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

English

Activities

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

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

4.5

(35 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.5

Care services

4.5

Staff

4.7

Meals & dining

5.0

Activities

4.5

Value for cost

4.4

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4.0
May 25, 2022
Erin S - Loved one of resident/client
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A good community with friendly staff and friendly people

I would highlight the friendly staff and friendly people that live there. They do offer weekly housekeeping services, and transpiration to appointments and outings (at a cost). They don't offer a bunch of activities, but there is a good staff to resident ratio. My loved one likes the food; and overall I would recommend Merrill Gardens at Santa Monica to other people.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

June 3, 2022

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


5.0
February 11, 2022
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Highly recommend

We chose Merrill Gardens because they had available space at the time we needed it and also I could see it was very clean, it smelled good, and all of the staff who helped us were extremely friendly and helpful. We really appreciated how upfront and honest they were with us. They have different tiers of care, they have independent living, assisted living, as well as memory care. So as needs change, you are able to increase the amount of help you are getting without having to move. I would recommend to others who are looking.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

June 3, 2022

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


5.0
October 1, 2021
Susan R - Loved one of resident/client
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A wonderful experience

Everything has been great so far, and even though we have not been able to have a meal there ourselves we do know our loved one is really enjoying them. She also really enjoys the activities going on. The value for cost is great

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

June 3, 2022

Hi Susan, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It's great to hear that your loved one is enjoying Merrill Gardens.


5.0
November 10, 2018
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Tour Merrill Gardens, Santa Maria to appreciate the option.

My family member is doing well at Merrill Gardens, Santa Maria. The entire building is immaculate. The food services are great. Great effort is made to provide stimulating and enjoyable activities. The grounds are lovely...quiet, secure, and beautiful with numerous places to sit out in the fresh air. There is a pool; aquatic exercise is offered. There are two libraries, and there is computer access for those who do not have a personal computer. Every effort is made to create and upbeat and welcoming environment. It is not inexpensive, but the cost is less than half the cost of any facility in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez. Fresh coffee, warm cookies, and bags of freshly popped popcorn are waiting in the lobbies all day!

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

November 15, 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that your family member is enjoying the dining, activities and amenities at Merrill Gardens.


5.0
May 26, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Clean, welcoming, happy residents, very accommodating staff. Price difference between a studio and 1 bedroom seems disproportionate.


5.0
March 10, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Merrill Gardens is a terrific facility. Beautiful grounds, professional staff. It is a welcoming, friendly facility. My contact [name removed] was excellent. He was very helpful, informative and answered my questions. The price was high for our budget but would be well worth it for others looking for a home.


5.0
January 24, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

We couldn't find a fault with what we saw. We have always heard how expensive Merrill Gardens is, but all we saw was value for our money!

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

January 29, 2018

Thank you for providing us with this review! We are so pleased to hear that you saw the value that is offered at Merrill Gardens.


4.0
October 5, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

This the best of the communities that we have looked at and it seems to be within our budget.


3.0
August 21, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Just to big for my dad

This community was really nice they did a great job with my tour and they were able to answer all my question, I just felt my dad would be better off in a smaller more home like atmosphere.


5.0
August 17, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Mom's Care

We like the care at this for my mom. We like the staff and the attentiveness. The menu is wonderful. My mom is offered to do the activities with the other residents. We like the location for the family that lives close by. We would recommend this community for many positive reasons. We are happy knowing that mom is in great community.


5.0
April 12, 2017
KELLY MERRITT - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great value and care

We compared assisted living options in Santa Barbara and were not able to find the value and quality that we found at Merrill Gardens. They have been very supportive, caring, flexible and genuinely concerned for our fathers comfort and safety. We feel grateful to have found them. He loves his unit with rolling hills in view and trees with a sun porch that he really enjoys!

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

April 20, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review for us. We are so glad that your father loves his apartment!


5.0
March 28, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Outstanding Care for dad

We are happy with the care here for my father. They keep me updated on his care. The community is very clean and taken care of. We are happy with the meals and he is happy with the variety and the portions. He is offered to get involved in some of the activites, and hopefully he will want to get more involved with the other residents. I like the feeling of this community. I would reccomend this community for the good care and value

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

April 2, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you are happy with the care your father is receiving at Merrill Gardens. It is great that he is enjoying our Anytime Dining program and getting involved with the activities.


4.0
January 17, 2017
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Enjoy Our Beginning

It is all going well for me and my husband since moving. We are waiting for a bigger room until it becomes available. Everything from the meals to how clean it is has been good.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

January 20, 2017

Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We are glad that you and your husband are enjoying Merrill Gardens. We are proud of our Anytime Dining program, so this review is great to receive.


4.0
December 6, 2016
anonymous - Toured community

This facility was very clean and friendly. We were impressed with the staff and with the administrator. All of our questions were answered satisfactorily and even some we hadn't thought of. This is a strong possibility for our loved one.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

December 16, 2016

Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is a great community and we are glad that your experience was positive. Please let us know how we can help as you continue your search for senior housing options.


4.0
October 2, 2016
anonymous - Toured community

Just beginning my search, this is a nice place. Well maintained inside and out. Staff seems to know everyone by name, plenty of activities. At the top of my list so far.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

October 5, 2016

Thank you for providing us with this positive review! Please let us know if we can provide any further assistance during your search.


5.0
September 26, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great Community!

The community was great to my loved one. My loved was not there long,but the time my loved one was there I had no complaints. The staff was great and understanding to my loved ones needs. The community was clean every time.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

October 5, 2016

We are so glad to hear that Merrill Gardens was a great community for your loved one. Our team works hard to provide a positive environment so this is wonderful feedback.


5.0
July 26, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Loving It So Much

The facility is wonderful, the people are wonderful and they love her too! We are really, really happy with them. the community is clean. The meals prepared are nutritious, fresh and made very well with a nice variety. I would recommend this community and A Place For Mom was really helpful.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

July 31, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this great review. We are so pleased to hear this wonderful feedback.


5.0
February 29, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

Mom is doing very well at Merrill Gardens. Since moving in she's made quite a few friends and the food there is fantastic! The staff have been great and I'm hoping that with time Mom will start to participate in the many activities they have for the residents!

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

March 13, 2016

We are so happy to hear that your mom is doing well at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria. We will share your feedback with our team, as they strive to provide a positive experience for residents and very much appreciate positive feedback.


5.0
November 29, 2015
Annette - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

Merrill Gardens has exceeded our expectations. The facility is lovely and well maintained. The caregivers are respectful, kind and professional. The varied menu and freshly prepared foods are healthy, tasty, and well proportioned. After one month, my 94 year old Mother has adjusted very well and is extremely content there. They have followed through on everything that they have said they would do.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

November 30, 2015

Thank you so much for providing us with this great review. We are so pleased to hear that your mother is doing so well at Merrill Gardens!


5.0
September 2, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Beautiful atmosphere

Need more employees for amount of residents,food was not cut up into bite size pieces so many residents were not able to eat it considering they are not allowed knives and some have a hard time controlling the amount of food on their forks or spoons.The shower stall wasn't as clean as it could be. The activities are wonderful my Mother was kept busy all the time. I loved how I could come and go as I pleased to visit. The grounds are beautiful. Everyone was very pleasant and friendly.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

September 18, 2015

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this valuable feedback. We are reviewing this information with our team. We are also pleased to hear about the positive experience with activities and our community grounds. Please don't hesitate to contact us with further feedback or any questions.

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Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria has received an average review rating of 4.5 based on 35 reviews. See all reviews.

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