The Rivers at Puyallup

123 4th Ave NW, Puyallup, WA 98371

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About the community

At The Rivers at Puyallup, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home.

Puyallup is an assisted living and independent living community located just outside of downtown Puyallup, a quiet town with many attractions, parks, and quaint shops. Puyallup residents enjoy one of the best views of Mt. Rainier in western Washington.

For those looking for independent living, we invite you to trade in the home maintenance and household chores for the luxurious retirement you deserve. Housekeeping and laundry services make each day your own to spend doing what you truly enjoy.

Our assisted living community offers help with daily personal tasks, and our committed staff is ready to help your loved one with showering, hygiene, dressing, grooming and other activities as needed.

With such a wealth of natural beauty, shopping, and other things to do, we keep a busy activities schedule. Our residents choose which activities are added to the schedule, and a few favorites include:

•Going to the Washington State Fair in October
•Visiting the Farmers’ Market during the summer
•Attending Meeker Days, which is Puyallup’s week long party and...

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Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing at The Rivers at Puyallup

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

Base fees by room type

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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
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
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

Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room


Laundry service / drycleaning

Languages spoken

American sign language

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services



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April 2, 2019
Michelle K - Loved one of resident/client
Nice place

Overall we love this place. Very nice people, nice place and we have been happy with it. We love how large the room is. It's been perfect for my grandfather and we have felt very welcomed there.

December 2, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

[Name removed] was very informative, liked what we saw, especially the dining hours were not fixed, residents could sleep in and still go to eat at their leisure.

November 14, 2018
Anonymous - Resident/client

Old and stuffy!

January 23, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

This is not a good place to put Memory care Patients with dementia. I also experience billing [Removed] by continuously being charged for services not provided.

October 3, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Excellent Community

My mother has moved into Brookdale Puyallup, and is very happy. She chose this residence over others that we toured, and my wife and I are also very satisfied with the level of her care. The place is very clean, and the food is great. My wife and I have meals with my mother regularly. They also have many activities at the community that my mother enjoys such as movie nights and a Johnnie Cash tribute. Over all, this community is excellent, and we are all very pleased.

August 7, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Nice Community

Brookdale Puyallup was a nice and clean community that we toured. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We chose another community for our current needs and they also accepted Medicaid.

August 3, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A community for care

We toured this community for care and the community was clean and the environment was nice. We liked the activities that would have been offered. We needed a community that could meet our transportation needs. We would recommend this community for other families for the care of a loved one.

March 7, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

ready to move in. Price above our range at 3200 for a one bedroom. They can keep her in the brookdale system by moving her to the South Hill Facility which accepts medicaid when she runs out. VISIT FACILITY??

September 6, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My parents can not wait to move into Brookdale Puyallup!!

This community is clean and well taken care of. The staff are excellent and answered all our questions. They have gone out of their way to be helpful. The food is good. I do think that they could use a few more activities. I would recommend this community.

June 29, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

I didn't like that it seemed real dark. I liked the staff snd the fact that the restaurant was always open.

May 10, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

We utilized respite stay at Brookdale Puyallup for my mother for a couple of weeks. The experience she had there was quite nice and the staff are all very nice and accommodating. Mom didn't really participate in many activities as it would have just confused her but there is plenty for the residents to do to stay busy. Brookdale is right in the middle of remodeling and in the midst of all that they still keep the place very nice and clean! I will definitely use them again if needed.

January 18, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review

Rebecca was wonderful, the location is okay, and the residents seem to be happy. The place was clean and very warm and cozy. I just popped in on her because I was in the area and had some free time. She was amazing. We sat down and she remembered every detail about my mom. She shared the information about the retirement center and why this would be a great place for my mom. When we walked through the halls she greeted everyone by name and was enjoyable to talk with. I could see the sense of community. The Down side is that the community is outdated and is about to be refurbished. She did a great job of sharing with me how important it was that the construction did not interfere with the quests. This location is in a residential district and so the parking is very limited. I thought that Rebecca was an excellent sales representative, very profession, friendly and genuine.

December 30, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Happy With The Experience

I am very well pleased. It has been a pleasant experience with them. The public relations people and the managers are all very easy to work with. They have a good staff. I really do not know that I have much to complain about, except maybe their communication could improve. I am happy with the experience though, I would do it all over again.

December 5, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
She is happy there

It's going alright. They were having some internet issues. Mom was having some issues with slow internet, but that is resolved. She is happy there and likes it there. She is making new friends and we got her place fixed up nicely. Someone broke into her car, but all in all things are working out well.

March 2, 2015
Jessica sommer - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Brookdale Puyallup just okay

Location is great and close to area attractions. Food was great and wide variety of choices. Activities offered by the facility were very minimal and not a lot of tennants joined in them. Rooms spacious and clean. Staff seemed helpful. Management of facility not very clear on specifics of rental agreement and what respite care vs. regular care is. No refund and my dad only stayed 11 days.

May 9, 2014
Anonymous - Industry reviewer
Horrible establishment.

This place is a joke, the residents best interest aren't at heart. The director and nursing manager only care about census. Low quality caregivers who talk badly about the residents and treat them poorly. The residents health and safety are last on the list of priorities. It's is dirty and unsanitary. Look elsewhere. Wouldn't recommend this place to a dying rat.

September 16, 2013
Mike - Toured community
Verified Review
Restaurant-Style Dining

We looked at this when it was still the Merrill Gardens. I liked it and my mom and other siblings liked it. It was the oldest of the three places we looked at but it was well kept. I liked the dining situation. It was just like a restaurant. You had selections to choose from and breakfast wasn't from 8 - 9, it was from whenever they opened the dining room until lunch. Then it was open until 7 and you can go anytime - it was up to you. We really liked that feature.

December 29, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Downtown Puyallup. Restaurant open 7:...

Downtown Puyallup. Restaurant open 7:30 am-pm, can do own laundry. Linens, housekeeping done by facility.

December 13, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
1 bedroom was too small, older buildi...

1 bedroom was too small, older building, low ceilings.

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