Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

1220 Suey Road Santa Maria CA 93454

866-465-5993

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At Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria, we offer a range of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are permitted in private quarters. Our property is located near accessible public transportation. Our location conveniently offers resident parking and guest parking. Our purpose-built community provides the support of individualized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the particular needs of its residents. All meals are provided to occupants. It's our delight to accommodate visiting visitors, meals provided. Dining options are comprised of restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service. Whether you're hungry day or night, food service is available at any time. We offer meal choices such as vegetarian food and Kosher fare. Residents stay active with specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. Included in our exercise program are low-impact fitness activities such as water aerobics, Tai Chi™ classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, and stretching classes. 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 entertainment center includes Wii Sports™ Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may partake in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities include trivia nights, dances and Senior Proms, and frequent wine-tasting nights with a wide-spectrum of vintages and flavor palettes to sample and then compare notes on with friends and fellow residents. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie. Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement opportunities for residents. Our community grounds is comprised of indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, and an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours. Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, a jacuzzi available to residents, a computer room, and a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents.

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents seeking a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, studio units, and handicapped units designed for easy accessibility and for use by wheelchair users. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-exposure and ground floor rooms are available. Our community has detached cottages available. To accommodate our residents, our community has WanderGuard capability, and air conditioning and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Resident quarters featuring roll-in showers are available. Units containing full bathtubs are available. Our residents also enjoy free access to cable satellite TV.

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. 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. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Pet care is available for our residents' beloved pets. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. Our 24-hour awake staff is available to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time director of activities. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. 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 registered nurses on our community staff. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, including sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. This facility is not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Caregivers at our facility receive specialized, relevant training in a variety of areas. Our lobby has a dedicated concierge 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. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. Grocery shopping services are available as needed. 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, insulin injections, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. 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 facilities are secure and our staff is specially trained to contain and de-escalate dangerous behaviors and suicidal ideation. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Our property is licensed for 330 residents. We accept residents from the age of 62 and above. Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond. The community contains several churches, shopping centers, and beautiful parks close by. 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 Santa Maria

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 Santa Maria

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

  • 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...

  • 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!

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Community Details at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

  • Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria Amenities

    • Devotional Services Onsite
    • Activities Onsite
    • Devotional Services Offsite
    • Beautician Onsite
    • Activities Offsite
    • Outdoor Common Areas
    • Meals Provided
    • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
    • Indoor Common Areas

Senior Housing Types Provided at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments