Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

7290 Rosemont Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465

About the community

Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care from a family-owned company that knows connection is everything.

We are close to shopping, dining, and other services in University Place and Fircrest. We are across the street from Sunset Terrace Park. Top notch medical providers are nearby too. Relax in the warm and friendly community with spacious apartments and cozy amenity spaces - including comfortable living rooms, a game room, wine bar style bistro, and library. The extensive community grounds include walking paths and lush landscaping. The community also has a salon, garage parking, and storage.

It's all about choice. Choose from 120 apartments (studios, one, and two bedrooms), 14 cottages and 12 private memory care studios.

Enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping. Our Anytime Dining program keeps up with your schedule with fresh, restaurant style meals served from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.

You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma can help you find a lifestyle that...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

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

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
Speech therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Restaurant style dining
Room service

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Day trips and outings

Reviews of Merrill Gardens at Tacoma


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May 12, 2021
Anne - Child of resident/client

I DO NOT RECOMMEND Merrill Gardens Tacoma.1)They DON'T HONOR POLSTs.If a resident goes down staff will start CPR until the Fire DPT comes and sees the POLST. My parents have definite wishes and want no life saving measures. How distressing for my mom if her husband had a heart attack, staff would start CPR. This is a travesty to not honor a legal document.2) the manager has little compassion for elderly.My mom has vision problems.She can't see the laundry machine to work it. the manager's, response, "I have shown your mother at least 20 times.I'm not exaggerating"3)We had to hire a private care giver.Once the staff "forgot" to put sheets on their bed, they slept on mattress pads a few days.4)Response times need to be adjusted. My mom requested a medication, 2 weeks later, NOTHING!.After a procedure my mom had to ask for pain medication at least 2 hours before she needed it due to bad response times.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND if you are looking for elder care LOOK SOMEPLACE ELSE

November 11, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Great place, but pricey.

We moved my mother in law to Merrill Gardens 6 months ago. This is a beautiful facility and extremely well maintained. She loves the food and seems quite happy. We had hoped she could live fairly independently, but has needed more care than we expected. The nursing staff apparently has total control over how much care she should have and tallies up the numbers that indicate what the cost will be. It has become quite expensive which was something we hadn't planned on. Although she does need some help physically, they up the cost based on how good they perceive her memory is. She is still pretty sharp, but it doesn't seem to matter. But all in all, I would definitely recommend it.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

November 16, 2018

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that your mother in law loves the food and that you would recommend Merrill Gardens to others. Please contact our Vice President of Operations at [removed] if you wish to speak about your experience further.

December 7, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My mom is bored out of her gourd

Everyone at this facility has been very nice thus far. My Mother is so much happier here. The facility has lovely accommodations and they even allow her to have her dog. However, she has complained about a few things she doesn’t like. She says that they need a lot more busy activities and she is bored out of her gourd. I’ve heard her say that most of the time the residents just play bingo and watch TV which isn’t much fun. My mom is blind and there have been a few instances where she has tried to get the attention of the wait staff in the dining room and they didn’t pay attention so she didn’t get served for that meal. The other thing is that she is living on the 3rd floor. She does have her dog with her and it’s really hard for her to get down the hall, on the elevator and outside with her dog. My mom is currently waiting for a room on the 1st floor. I would recommend this facility to other families.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

December 15, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your mom’s experiences with us. It is wonderful that she is so much happier here. We would also love the opportunity to meet with you and your mom regarding our Active Living Program. We are very proud of our robust offerings and we want to make sure your mom knows about all the wonderful opportunities that are available for her.

November 1, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Lovey, I toured a very nice two bedroom cottage with a garage. Very welcomming

February 27, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A very nice place!

When I toured the Merrill Gardens at Tacoma, I noticed that the place was very nice and so were the people. When I got there for my tour, the tour guide was on time and had a lot of information for me. The place was a good choice, but we picked another community that we thought would for my mother's needs better.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

March 3, 2017

Thank you for writing this positive review for Merrill Gardens. We are happy to hear that our team was informative. We are glad that you found a place for your mother. Please let us know if you should need anything in the future.

December 1, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My Visit To The Community!

This community has a separate building for memory care. I just did not get the feeling this would work for us. The person that conducted the tour was nice and accommodating. The community seemed clean during our tour.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

December 16, 2016

We appreciate your feedback regarding your visit to Merrill Gardens. We would be happy to help address any further questions you might have about our memory care community. Please let us know how we can help.

October 24, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Small but good

We had a good tour here. The community is small. The staff was nice and friendly and was able to answer all of our questions on the care here. We would recommend this community if wanting something older with good care.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

October 28, 2016

Thank you for writing this positive review. Please let us know if we can assist as you search for senior living options.

April 18, 2016
Izabella - Loved one of resident/client
Major disappointment

My parent lived at the Merrill Gardens memory care house for over a year. She started going downhill, and was sent to the hospital where she remained until another placement was finally found. I did not appreciate the way the incident was handled. It was disrespectful and the administration was not helpful at all. My parent was overlooked in many incidents; Merrill Gardens claims to help find appropriate new placements for folks who can't live there anymore. But excuses of staff shortages, and other excuses were not acceptable. I would not recommend this facility to anyone.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

April 20, 2016

We want to thank you for writing this review to bring your concerns to our attention. We take this feedback very seriously. Please contact us directly if you are willing to share more information with us.

March 4, 2015
Karen Truesdell - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Best place!

My mother loves her apartment in this retirement/assisted living community. The nurses, dining staff, activities are wonderful. She knew from the moment she walked in this is where she wanted to be,

Response from Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

March 10, 2015

Thank you so much for the great review, Karen! We are thrilled that your mother is loving it here. If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us directly.

January 13, 2015
Family Member - Loved one of resident/client
Things are working out pretty good.

Things are working out pretty good. The staff is good, and it's a nice place. So far I don't have any complaints or concerns, everything is good.

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