The Mercy House

2728 Cottonwood Lane, Temple, TX 76502

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About the community The Mercy House

Sodalis-Temple is a residential care home in Temple, TX, which serves Bell County. This small area is located in Central Texas, close to Fort Hood, Austin, and Waco. The small city has lovely amenities and a number of notable art venues. It's a peaceful place to live and because of its central location and proximity to larger cities, family members and friends have plenty to do when they visit.

Employees within this community are hired because of their experience and their commitment to giving nothing but the best care. Staff members get to know the seniors and spend extra time with them to chat in order to ensure that they are comfortable and have a high quality of life on a daily basis. Employees are on hand to address needs and concerns at all hours of the day and night.

Our community has amenities like:

Private and community dining options
Transportation for appointments
Off site activities
Exercise classes
Indoor sitting areas for chat
Sodalis-Temple is a group home setting that allows seniors to keep their freedom and independence. At the same time, the extra care and help they might need as they age is nearby and available...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for The Mercy House

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

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Amenities at The Mercy House

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Room service

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths
Outdoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Butterfly garden
Outside patio

Languages spoken



Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services

Reviews for The Mercy House


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1-8 of 8 reviews
March 20, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Great experience!!

I enjoyed my tour of this community that I had taken a short time ago for my father. The staff where vert helpful and friendly and made sure to give us lots of great information of there facility for my father. I just did not like how closed off everything was and the floor plan just seemed a little awkward for my liking.

October 19, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

Love the place. She moved into House A. Large living room. Separate large dinig area. Very homey. Wonderful staff.

June 18, 2016
Heather - Loved one of resident/client
Highly Recommended; Very Friendly and Gentle Memory Care

My mother-in-law is now a full-time resident of Sodalis Temple after two respite stays. We originally sought care for her during a planned family vacation, and had no intention of placing her in long-term care. However, she did so well at Sodalis that we were astonished. She actually did not want to leave and became very fond of her friends there, including the members of the staff who are very friendly and professional. My loved one is a very active, physically healthy 72-year old who suffers from moderately severe Alzheimer's and most of the normal cognitive impairments to be expected at this stage of her disease. She is still extremely independent and thrives on being able to help others, and Sodalis allows her to do this while making sure she and others are safe and well-cared-for. We did not imagine that we would let go of her without a major physical or mental event happening, but when we saw how positively she responded to the activities and opportunities for interaction at Sodalis, we quickly became convinced that this was the best environment for her. She may not have many years left to enjoy her independence and active lifestyle, and we want to make sure that whether she wakes up at 3 a.m. and wants company or wants to spend all day outside weeding the courtyard, or simply wants to sit with friends giving backrubs and hand massages (as she has done all her adult life for her husband who just recently passed away), she has the opportunity to do those things. She is loved and appreciated for exactly the little ball of love and fire she is. We couldn't be happier. I have visited many times unnounced at various times of the day and evening and have never seen or heard anything that has concerned me about this facility. We put them through a pretty rigorous vetting process (as we vetted three other memory care facilities in the area as well before choosing Sodalis) so we are very familiar with their capabilities and policies. Our loved one is very content at Sodalis. We were concerned that she would immediately want to leave (as she has often wanted to leave our house to go "home," which no longer exists) but she has never once asked us to take her home when we have visited there or taken her out for doctor's visits, shopping, or family meals. We are so grateful for Sodalis. Their staff is warm and I have spoken with many residents--none have had a negative thing to say about the care they have received there. We have a number of family friends whose loved ones have lived at Sodalis for a number of years and the feedback has been uniformly positive. Highly recommended.

Response from The Mercy House

July 26, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you and your mother-in-law have found Sodalis to be a place she can call home.

October 28, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
very pricey

Sodalis Memory Care is very pricey. The medications are not covered at the VA. We are paying a lot for my father-in-law to be there. I wouldn't say they are terrible but they are kind of in between. He complains about their food. They give him a lot of pasta and he is diabetic. He tells them that a lot and they don't listen to him. The staff always greet you and ask how you are. They do no activities here. I guess that's why my father-in-law is bored. We are trying to see what to do.

Response from The Mercy House

November 6, 2015

We compare rates to other facilities in our area and are very competitive. The meals we serve are home cooked and based on a menu planned by a dietitian to ensure they are healthy and varied. We also have an engagement coordinator that directs the staff and plans activities. I would be happy to meet with you and other family members anytime to address your concerns and ensure we properly meet your father-in-law's needs. Sincerely, Marsh Tarnow - Community Manager

August 25, 2015
R.D. Painter - Toured community
Why I chose Sodalis Memory Care for my Mom

I visited Sodalis three times before deciding to place my mother. Each time I visited it was at a different time of day. The home always smelled clean and usually had the smell of home cooking. The residents clean, dressed and usually involved in some type of activity. The staff did not appear over worked and they were very engaged with the patients. The whole place, staff, and people gave it a homey feel.

Response from The Mercy House

November 6, 2015

We appreciate the compliments very much. Our staff works hard to provide the best possible resident care. We have a tenured staff of care givers that provide for each resident in a loving way to meet their needs. Our engagement coordinator and culinary staff always work to ensure residents staff busy and have balanced meals and snacks throughout the day.

June 3, 2015
Anne M - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Sodalis-Temple was the just right place for Dad's final years

Our father was at Sodalis-Temple for over 4½ years. Our family is eternally grateful that Sodalis was there for us. Dad’s final years were ones of comfort, dignity, and friendship. Sodalis was just the right place for Dad for many reasons and I would like to share with others some of the most important to me. Intimate. The design of the houses and the small number of residents per house provide an environment that is more like a personal home than a care facility. The large great room becomes the natural gathering place and promotes social interaction. Otherwise, Dad probably would have kept to himself more and declined faster. The open kitchen allows residents to smell and see the meals being prepared. Dad really enjoyed food and would tuck right into the home-cooked meals! The intimacy of the layout allows a staff member to always be close at hand for aide or companionship. Safe. The exterior doors have both audible alarm and staff-only cipher lock. This ensures no resident will get out onto the street. Believe me - Dad would have been out that door in a heartbeat and at every opportunity. Dad loved being outside and going for walks. Sodalis has a secure fenced courtyard with a walking trail that allowed him to do this on his own, as much as he wanted. The bathrooms are shared and centrally located. This is a huge safety plus because the staff is aware of when someone is in the bathroom and keeps an eye out as needed. Caring. To me, the Sodalis staff are ‘saints and angels’. They became my extended family. They have very hard jobs but they are unbelievably patient, compassionate, and up-beat. Especially in his last year, Dad could be quite a handful – but the staff figured out how to handle it and stay positive about it. One of the very best things at Sodalis is that the intimate setting allows the staff to spend social time with the residents – sitting with them and talking or just holding their hand to give comfort. Dad was always clean and nicely dressed and was clearly fond of the staff. Sodalis was a God-send for our family. Even though we didn’t live close by, we never worried about Dad. We knew he was in good hands and the staff would call us if there was something we needed to know or decide. And Dad was able to spend his final years in dignity, in a caring environment, and as independently as his condition could permit.

Response from The Mercy House

July 20, 2015

The entire care team at Sodalis Temple appreciates Anne’s kind words. Our care givers genuinely loved Dr. Mardt and we were all fortunate to know him. He was a selfless person and helped many people during his tenure at Scott And White Hospital in Temple. We also looked forward to Anne’s visits while her father was with us. She is a loving a and caring person and we always enjoyed her visits. We miss Dr. M but know he is in a better place. We hope Anne will drop by in the future to see her Sodalis family.

March 24, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
5 Stars

No problems care is good.

Response from The Mercy House

March 30, 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Temple community online. I know Marsh is working very hard to create a thriving and compassionate environment for our residents. I hope that the review will help other families discover what a great place Sodalis truly is! Thanks, SHAWN CORZINE, CEO

July 28, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Met with manager (who had j...

Met with manager (who had just lost his mom)so went above & beyond to show me around & nurse who is very friendly; facility was small & clean but costly unless want to share rooms; specializes in memory care so many older residents overall.

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The Mercy House has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews. See all reviews.

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