Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

1420 Curci Drive San Jose CA 95126

866-465-5993

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Overview of Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen conveniently located in San Jose, California

At Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen, we have a host of community features. Residents can participate in regular off-site experiences and outings. Pets such as dogs and cats are permitted in resident rooms. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transit. Free resident parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of individualized care; every aspect of the community is designed to cater to the unique needs of its occupants.

Dining Options

All meals are provided to residents. We love to entertain visiting company, meals provided. Dining options include 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. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining options such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time director of activities. Included in our exercise curriculum are chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations, Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, and stretching classes. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Our community offers a healthy living program spanning cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents may partake in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being. Our community activities include trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". 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 offers an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and walking paths that are accessible to seniors with a variety of physical capabilities.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or to just relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, a billiards lounge for residents who want to try their hand at cue sports, a movie room, a bistro, and our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents. The building design comes together with its airy, bright atrium space.

Languages Spoken at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

Staff members who speak Spanish and Vietnamese are employed by the community.

Location Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

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, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Ground floor units are 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, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident lodgings featuring wheelchair accessible showers are available.

Available Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. We provide residents access to 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. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

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. 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. 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. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. This community provides ADL assistance and medication administration. 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 (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all.

Find your home at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

Community Certifications

The building was built in 2009. We accept residents from the age of 60 and above.

Local Emergency Services

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

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood.

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

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 Willow Glen

4.1 of 5 Average rating
36 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(19) A Place For Mom
(17) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • A good residential facility

    They take the residents out but it is not really well advertised and they could offer more outing that are appropriate for all of resident's needs . The are always rushing during activities in the building . They just don't have enough staff support for activities. It's a nice residential facility. My mom is happy and the other resident seem to be fairly happy there. My mom says food is good. They have a nice outdoor patio and they offer underground parking for the residents.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    A good residential facility

    They take the residents out but it is not really well advertised and they could offer more outing that are appropriate for all of resident's needs . The are always rushing during activities in the building . They just don't have enough staff support for activities. It's a nice residential facility. My mom is happy and the other resident seem to be fairly happy there. My mom says food is good. They have a nice outdoor patio and they offer underground parking for the residents.

  • Beware!

    My parents have lived at Merrill Gardens for the past few years. Staffing is always a problem. Chef quits regularly and any good staff leaves for better paying jobs. Can't keep a general manager. Food is horrible. If you need any help with daily living, they charge even more. Very expensive and rent is always going up. They need to pay a decent wage and try to keep staffing consistent. I do not recommend this place.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Beware!

    My parents have lived at Merrill Gardens for the past few years. Staffing is always a problem. Chef quits regularly and any good staff leaves for better paying jobs. Can't keep a general manager. Food is horrible. If you need any help with daily living, they charge even more. Very expensive and rent is always going up. They need to pay a decent wage and try to keep staffing consistent. I do not recommend this place.

  • Located is perfect for shopping

    Mom is doing fine since moving here. She seems to be well adjusted however I would like her to be doing more of the activities than what she is currently doing. The community has a piano that the residents can play or sit by the fireplace and listen to someone else play. The staff is wonderful very engaged with the residents and the families. The community is kept very clean and well maintained. They have different areas around the building to sit and visit with family or friends or just the other residents. Mom said the food is ok it could be better.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Located is perfect for shopping

    Mom is doing fine since moving here. She seems to be well adjusted however I would like her to be doing more of the activities than what she is currently doing. The community has a piano that the residents can play or sit by the fireplace and listen to someone else play. The staff is wonderful very engaged with the residents and the families. The community is kept very clean and well maintained. They have different areas around the building to sit and visit with family or friends or just the other residents. Mom said the food is ok it could be better.

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Community Details at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

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    • Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen Amenities

      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Vegetarian
      • Activities Offsite
      • Activities Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Meals Provided

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

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