Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

2440 Willakenzie Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

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About the community Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park is a beautiful place to live within the prestigious Ferry Street Bridge-area of Eugene, and it is also near Springfield. Our neighborhood offers a small-town feel with all the conveniences of big city living—world class shopping and dining, a commitment to the arts, and plenty of natural beauty.

When you live at Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park, you’ll have a wide variety of creative and educational opportunities at the community itself. Our creative arts program includes group classes that introduce new skills, interests and hobbies. These continuous learning opportunities may take the form of “how to” seminars on special subjects such as journaling, or photography. We’ll also help you exercise your mind and body. Take advantage of painting classes, exercise groups, music therapy, pet therapy, gardening, and more.

And whether your needs are big or small, you can trust our caring assisted living and memory care staff to provide what you need.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

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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.

Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Memory care only community

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Laundry service / drycleaning

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Game room

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning
Live well programs

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park


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July 20, 2021
Ann L - Child of resident/client
Makes me sad

Sheldon Park, is now on it's 3rd owner in the last 5 yrs. the memory care area is often under staffed. especially on the weekend. many more seem medicated. clumped together in the activity room to veg on tv. the floors are sticky, rooms are dusty

July 12, 2021
anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
For the kind of facility it was, they did a reasonably good job

We did think generally the meals and dining service was pretty good. We were impressed with the director of the memory care, she did a great job keeping in touch, anytime we had questions she would answer them

June 10, 2021
anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
My answers to your questions

We chose Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park because they had availability quickly when we needed it, we were pressured for time. Also I got a good feeling from the person I was talking to here. She was in a shared room, they had their own rooms but shared a bathroom. I did notice that sometimes they were short staffed. I recommend to others to take time to look around at other facilities and choose what best fits your needs, I wish I had more opportunity like that.

April 19, 2021
DS - Spouse or partner of resident/client
Good place to go

Thee staff are very friendly and caring. They go over the top to help and make sure you are happy with the services you're getting for your loved one. The food was fine before Covid. I've not had a chance to try it since then. When they've been able to do activities, they've put them back on. They've been careful when they've needed to be. I would definitely recommend them.

January 28, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
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Happy with our experience

We chose Sheldon Park because it was recommended to us as a place we should look at from a physician friend who has had patients here. I looked at places and read reviews online and they had good reviews. They were very friendly and helpful, they did a video tour for us since we could not go inside. They had everything my father was looking for. The location is reasonably close to where I live so that was important as well so I could visit often. I think they are doing best that they can under these unique circumstances. Overall, we have been very pleased so far.

January 15, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

[name removed] led the tour and had honest and complete answers for all of our questions. We liked the larger room floor plan. We got a better "family" vibe here than at Waterford.

November 5, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Attentive staff

We chose Sheldon Park because it was specific to my dads needs. The room sizes here are pretty comparable to everything else we saw. My dad is pretty satisfied with the food here and has had no complaints. I would say the best part about the community so far has been the responsiveness that the staff members have to issues that arise. I would recommend this community to others.

October 1, 2020
DRoseH13 - Loved one of resident/client
It's the worst, also it's a prison.

My aunt feels like she is in prison, and people bully her, like yesterday a lady was making fun of her and pulled her chair when she went to sit down to eat lunch, they say they do activities, but they don't with my aunt. They don't let her have any food, or water in her in her room, she has to go out to get it. No activities care service is poor, they tried to blame a cat from coming in her room on her because the lady that the cat takes care of does not like her. Overall value is poor. And the friendleyness in the memory care department is probably extinked, and just a horrible plaice I do not recommend going to Sheldon parks, it is a literal prison for my aunt, think twice about if you want to spent the rest of your life in a prison or in a different care park and have the best rest of your life! We are working on moving my aunt, and did I mention that after you run out of money you get kicked out on to the streets! Ya that's how bad it is so if you think about going to Sheldon parks I will hope you will be ok!

February 27, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Bab food

Food is undesirable. Breakfast is terrible.

September 11, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
We love Sheldon Park

Mom was a failure to thrive at home. She has Parkinson's and Moderate Dementia. She has turned around at Sheldon Park, she is taking her medications, and eating. She has gained 10 lbs! The caregivers are wonderful. None of her children live locally, so we really depend on Sheldon Park to take great care of mom and they do. Our dad visits her everyday. He's happy with her care also. ( And I think they spoil him a little too, which is wonderful because it's been hard for him) There are so many activities offered everyday. The food is amazing! Families are welcome and encouraged to spend time, even dine in the dining room, with their loved ones.

March 23, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Way to expensive. A really nice place though. It deserves 5 stars, wish we could afford it. So I only gave it a 4. Tour was [date removed].

January 1, 2019
Tracy - Loved one of resident/client
Hmmmmm tricked

It would have been beneficial knowing Sheldon Park is only private pay before the point of signing on the dotted line. I will be moving Mom soon.

December 26, 2018
Renee - Loved one of resident/client
Just ok...

Adequate and safe enough but nothing special. Definitely lots of room to improve on many things such as : menus (food is cheap and not always hot and not much variety or healthy options) cleanliness of rooms (there is mold around sink in bathroom) and they seems to just do the bare bones basic cleaning, laundry service, and atmosphere (please have things such as background music during meals rather than silence) -standard instrumental relaxing music would lighten the mood, outdoor garden area, hallways-more lounge chairs or more colorful art to help seniors quickly recognize their hallway/room, reception desk clerk on duty for longer evening hours is needed. If you have dietary needs beware- they are not always good at following. Basically an ok place if you can’t afford any better but seems expensive for what you get. And we also found the bills confusing -had issues with being charged for medications no longer taking, etc, so check your bills carefully.

November 12, 2018
Carmen Stephens - Loved one of resident/client
The best services.

Sheldon Park Senior Living Memory Care was incredible. It felt like caring, family members were taking care of my father. I was able to build positive relationships with my father's caregivers and nurses. They always kept me in the loop on what was happening. I especially enjoyed their monthly support group for families. It offered valuable information for me on dementia and my tools for working with my father. It gets my highest recommendation.

September 8, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Bad food and over priced

My parents recently spent three months at Sheldon Park Senior Living facility. Staff were always professional, friendly and helpful, but in the end it was the poor food, high costs, and lack of dependable transportation that led them to leave. My parents complained about the food being unappealing, sometimes cold, with limited choices, and not freshly prepared. Transportation was only available two days a week and then primarily for doctor’s visits. After a short stay in the Memory Care unit, my parents moved to a 1 bedroom Assisted Living apartment. For the high cost, it didn’t seem like much assistance was actually being provided besides doing their laundry for them. It cost an additional $430 a month for them to take care of my mother’s medications. My personal pet peeve was the confusing monthly bills from the facility. It seemed like they were designed to confuse an accountant and I can’t imagine that very many of the residents were able to make heads or tails of their bills without assistance. Luckily my mother’s health and mobility improved enough they were able to return to their previous independent living facility.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

September 27, 2018

Thank you for writing us this review. We take our reviews seriously and use them to improve our service. That said, we are disappointed to learn about your parents' most recent experience with us. This is not how we aim to run things. If you're willing to give us a chance, we would like to make this right with you and help however possible. Please call us directly at your earliest convenience so we can discuss how we can improve.

May 24, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

This looks to be a modern, well-maintained facility with a number of smiling residents. It has nicely landscaped grounds with space and furniture for outside activity, and the building is very light and airy, inviting movement within. Several rooms are being renovated, which is encouraging. Not that they looked like they needed renovation, but deferred maintenance is dangerous.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

May 29, 2018

Thank you so much for this glowing review about our facility renovations! We're thrilled you had such a great experience with us, and we will be sure to share this with our team! Sincerely, Team Sheldon Park Senior Living

May 11, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

This looks to be a modern, well-maintained facility with a number of smiling residents. It has nicely landscaped grounds with space and furniture for outside activity, and the building is very light and airy, inviting movement within. Several rooms are being renovated, which is encouraging.

May 2, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Outstanding Facility

We moved my 97 year old Dad into Sheldon Park from his independent living situation at Willamette Oaks after a fall. We wanted to maintain as much of the environment he had at Willamette Oaks as possible. We have been nothing but pleased with every aspect of his care. A move-in coordinator was assigned to us and stayed with us for the first few weeks until Dad felt comfortable with how things were going. He has a very nice garden apartment that he enjoys very much. Dad has all of his mental faculties so it was important that people treat him as such and that has been the case. The medical staff and caregivers have all been wonderful and he has liked everyone who has come to assist him. You can always give feedback anytime that is listened to and acted upon and the regularly scheduled care conferences pick up any changes that might need to be made that may have been overlooked. Moving to assisted living is a very hard decision to make and the transition can be very stressful. That’s why we did our research on the options available in Eugene. Our choice of Sheldon Park was a good one and I would very comfortably recommend them for your loved one.

April 12, 2018
Deb - Loved one of resident/client
Sheldon Park

Mom has been at Sheldon Park in memory care for three years and we continue to be impressed by the staff and facility. The staff are caring and great with mom. I would highly recommend Sheldon Park.

March 27, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Excellent facility. Extremely close to grocery stores, doctors offices, etc. but also in a residential community. The nursing capability is extremely high but seemingly non-intrusive. They have the skills to assist my mother who is mainly bedridden and is a brittle diabetic. They even have the ability to lift those that are bedridden with special lifts. They keep dossiers on all the persons living there as to medicines they take, baseline health readings, etc. So they are aware when something is wrong or if a resident is not taking their medicines. Almost all of the folks living there never have to transfer to hospice at EOL because of the level of nursing expertise. Fantastic programs for exercise, flower arranging, crafts, sing-a-longs, puzzles, etc. They also participate in charity work for military and other causes. The facility has live music come in on certain days as well as visitations by school children and other entertainments. Food menu in the restaurant looked great and is available from 7AM to 7PM with many many options available all day long. So no need to come at a certain time. Food can be taken back to rooms if needed. Families are encouraged to join at meals and can currently pay a small fee for the meal. The entrees in the evening vary each day. Breakfasts are to order as eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy, etc. Weekend BBQs on the patio area. Often there are cocktails near a fireplace at night time giving additional chance to socialize. Tons of activities in van. Tue. and Thurs. the van takes folks to scheduled dr. and other appts. The facility works with the docs to ensure that their patients have appts. that allow them to take part in the van rides. This saves families a LOT of work and may be one of the best reasons to choose this facility. Rest of work week the van takes them to several stores around the area. On weekends van trips are planned from time to time for major activities such as fishing trips, museums, overnight stays at the coast, even hot air balloon rides (the facility finds out what the folks there want to do on their bucket lists and if enough of them would participate, makes it happen). They have a Move-In specialist who makes sure that folks entering the facility are oriented and assisted in all the programs and activities. This person helps smooth the transition as much as possible. Also introducing newcomers to other residents. Basically a concierge on steroids. I think my father, who has better mobility health than my mother, would find a lot of activities to join in and would find that he is actually participating more in life at this facility than he is now. I think my mother would get much better care than she currently is getting at her home. Call buttons and pull cords available for summoning assistance. Most of all the staff looked happy and many were there for well over a decade. The lack of turn over says something. All the folks living there had smiles on their faces for me when I walked by and the staff called them by their names and vice versa. The folks in the halls looked well groomed and clean. An onsite two chair full salon (hair, manicure, and pedicure) seems to be utilized. Finally there was not that "smell", or an odor put into the air to cover it, that is often present in some facilities. This indicates to me that, nursing, housekeeping, and facilities is really doing their jobs! Fantastic overall....however at a higher cost for sure. For a small one bedroom apartment for mom and dad we are currently talking around $5,200 ore more per month. However that money is buying real staff which I saw hurrying to assist the folks living there. There wasn't a speck of dust on any of the shared areas...clean as a whistle. Had opportunity as I walked around to look in through some open doorways into residents' rooms and saw them also tidy. There is housekeeping and laundry service as part of the room cost, however they also provided a separate laundry mat for folks wanting to wash something on their own. However they only had one room open at the time. So a waiting list is most likely, but I can see why! After this visit my wife and I (we have no children) may very well see if there is a way to get ourselves on a long term waiting heck with the parents!

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Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 86 reviews. See all reviews.

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