Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

1220 Suey Road Santa Maria CA 93454

866-465-5993

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Overview of Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria in Santa Maria, California

At Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria, we provide a multitude of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and trips. Dogs and cats are allowed in private quarters. Our location is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to occupants. It's our pleasure to accommodate visiting company, meals included. Dining options cover 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.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental well-being with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director. The exercise program includes Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, low-impact fitness activities such as water aerobics, and stretching classes. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents may engage 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 roster includes 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

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds includes indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, and an outside patio garden accessible to all residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or to just relax. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, a bistro, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, and a billiards lounge for residents who want to try their hand at cue sports.

Community Attributes at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

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, 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 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 an option. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

Premium Services at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

Transportation

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is 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.

Religious Services

We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish 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.

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 present on staff 24/7. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. Available services include on-site RN's and LPN's. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. Our community staff includes registered nurses. 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 attend to 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. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. This community provides ADL assistance and medication administration. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 45 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.

Community highlights at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

Community Certifications

Our property is licensed for 330 residents. We accept residents from the age of 62 and above.

Local Emergency Services

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

Local Area Amenities

There are 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 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

4.5 of 5 Average rating
32 Reviews
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(16) A Place For Mom
(16) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • 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!

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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!

  • 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.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    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.

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

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

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

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Community Details at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

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    • Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria Amenities

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

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

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