7290 Rosemont Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465
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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
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 TacomaNovember 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.
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 TacomaDecember 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.
Lovey, I toured a very nice two bedroom cottage with a garage. Very welcomming
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 TacomaMarch 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.
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 TacomaDecember 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.
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 TacomaOctober 28, 2016
Thank you for writing this positive review. Please let us know if we can assist as you search for senior living options.
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 TacomaApril 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.
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 TacomaMarch 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.
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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