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Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

18400 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
9.2
Review Score
89 reviews

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5.0
Recommended

My loved one was a resident at Truewood by Merrill Charlotte Center and most everything was great. I would recommend this facility to others.... Read more

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About the facility Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center features a traditional design with large windows that offer ample amounts of natural light. The property also features a courtyard lined with greenery, beautiful walking paths, and sitting areas, enabling residents to enjoy some fresh air. The community prides itself on its exceptional care services and programming. Residents can choose from independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, to help accommodate their unique lifestyles.

Although the community offers endless entertainment, residents also have several options to explore nearby. Visit the town center to shop department stores, try local eating establishments, attend seasonal events at Charlotte County Fairgrounds, or enjoy waterfront activities at Port Charlotte Beach Park. With so many on-site and off-site activities, Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center makes your decision to move easy.

Community Services and Amenities

The independent living option at Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center is a perfect match for seniors looking to live independently within a social setting. Independent living residents can rest assured that help is available when needed and that household chores are taken care of. The community is happy to provide housekeeping, home maintenance, and a wellness program.

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center is a community within Merrill Gardens properties. See all Merrill Gardens communities.

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Pet friendly
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Amenities at Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
High Acuity Care
Medication Management
Non-Ambulatory Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegetarian
Guest Meals

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Air Conditioned
Cable or Satellite TV

Facility Amenities

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Resident Parking Available
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Indoor Atrium

Recreational areas

Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English
Spanish

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Protestant Services
Catholic Services

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9.2
Review Score
89 reviews

Review Score

89 reviews
9.2

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5 star

52%

4 star

23%

3 star

16%

2 star

3%

1 star

8%

A Place for Mom has scored Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center with 9.2 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 26 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center has 89 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.1

Friendliness

4.3

Meals & Dining

3.9

Care Services

3.9

Activities

3.8

Staff

4.8

Value for Cost

3.9

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4.0
Paul P - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 23, 2024
Verified Review

I think Truewood by Merrill Charlotte Center is understaffed, I would still recommend the facility to others.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

February 27, 2024

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! Please let us know if we can do anything else moving forward.


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
December 27, 2023
Verified Review
Recommended

My loved one was a resident at Truewood by Merrill Charlotte Center and most everything was great. I would recommend this facility to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

February 27, 2024

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything.


5.0
Doris - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
December 27, 2023
Verified Review
Independent Living at Truewood

The staff is friendly and attentive. My mother is happy with the housekeeping in her apartment. The other areas look well kept. Maintenance was available when my mom moved and helped with many things such as moving furniture, getting the internet working, installing her TV and hanging pictures. The meals are varied and well put together with soup, entrees, beverage and dessert. Yes, I would recommend Truewood to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

February 27, 2024

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything.


1.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 13, 2023
Verified Review
Our experience at Truewood Charlotte Center

My loved one was previously a resident at Truewood by Merrill Charlotte Center. The staff communicated with the family when a problem was apparent, but either did not pick up on sublet signs of decline or did not feel that it warranted a call to the family. It seemed that there was not consistent communication from direct care staff to those with higher levels of licensing until an issue arose. Honestly, it is not entirely the facilities fault that things did not go well for my loved one there. I do think that families need to have a better understanding of what a facility is capable of doing, in terms of level of care. My loved one's physical mobility greatly declined over the five weeks that he was at this facility, in part because he was not interested in participating and in part because the facility did not have the capacity to be consistent with ensuring that he was getting up and moving around. Also, I'm sure that the meals were fine from a nutritional standpoint but my loved one's tastes were not satisfied by them. And the 'extra fees' that were incurred were not clearly communicated. I would not recommend Truewood by Merrill Charlotte Center unless family members have the ability to visit their loved ones frequently to ensure that there is not decline over time.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

3

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

1

Activities

2

Staff

4

Value for Cost

2


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 3, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

Great people and great facility. We picked this community because of the price and the neighborhood approach.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
October 12, 2023
Verified Review
Overall nice community, staff very friendly, pleasant atmosphere.

We cannot rate the activities as I am not there to see what types of activities they have going on. When it comes to the overall value - we have nothing to compare it to as we don't know what other facilities charge. Our loved one is in memory care .. so sometimes we come and not sure who dressed her as the clothes don't match.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
August 22, 2023
Verified Review
our families experience

What we like the most about the Truewood by Merrill community is the staff members, their floor plan as well as the common area set up. We also like that they lock the front door at night. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families with caveats.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
July 31, 2023
Verified Review
Recommended

My mother is currently a resident at Truewood by Merrill Charlotte Center and overall things have been great. However, personally I don't think they have good communication with me. I'm there every other day usually and some things I've had to call and ask several times before getting the answer that I need. I would recommend this facility, but I do think that you have to keep on top of things there.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 15, 2023
Verified Review
New home, liking it.

Moving to Truewood and having the assistance to manage my husband's dementia has been a relief. And the concern for my well being as well has been most appreciated.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Denise - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 10, 2023
Verified Review
Very Pleased

Everyone was very caring and knowledgeable. [name removed] in memory care was fantastic. Oh my mother was in the hospital. She was a big help to me.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Dennis Callan - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
March 14, 2023
Great Place and Value

Overall, I was impressed by the staff's willingness to help my father and I in the process of moving into the facility. I also think they went out of their way to help meet the various needs of my father, especially since lost most of his possession due to Hurrican Ian. The staff was always willing to help guide me through the requirements of the facility and the various services they provide. They've maintained regular contact with me and updated me on the developments within the facility. My father hasn't complained about anything, which means he is more than satisfied, despite the challenges he faces. The only thing that might need more attention is the variety of activities and outdoor activities.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

3

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
MC - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
March 7, 2023
Verified Review
Positive Experience

They have been very helpful, open and friendly. They work really hard. We are very happy with the value for the money. We picked this community, because I went through A Place for Mom, and I was impressed with the tour. I would recommend to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
February 1, 2023
Verified Review
Read The Fine Print

They dropped the ball with the care services. My loved one requires a compression hose, and sometimes they were not putting the compression hose on. They did not help with showering during the assigned schedule. It was def not value for the money. Anytime they felt more help was needed, they would increase the price. The community fee should be prorated if they are there for less than 90 days. The cleaning staff was friendly and on top of things. It was just issues with the nursing staff.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

2

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4

Value for Cost

2


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 24, 2023
Verified Review
Review for Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

We picked because this community, becausethey were close to our home, and A Place for Mom got us in contact with someone who could get us right in. I would recommend to other families for assisted living.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

1

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
October 21, 2022
Verified Review
Ask Questions

My loved one likes the food. They have an activities room, and they have Bingo/crossword puzzles. I feel like we are, paying money for things, and not getting a lot of things done. We picked this community because, the admissions girl was super nice, and everyone seemed to be happy. They need more staff. My advice to other families is to ask questions.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

2


3.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
October 10, 2022
Verified Review

I toured this facility. It's a much older facility, apartments are small and dated. The dining area is split into small groups. The staff was friendly and place was clean. Just dated. Not what my loved one was looking for.


3.0
anonymous - Resident/client
Assisted Living
September 14, 2022
Verified Review
Truewood by Merrill review

My experience with Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

2

Care Services

2

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

3


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
August 23, 2022
Verified Review
Truewood has been a great place for mother

Truewood by Merrill has given our loved one a chance to get know new people - she really enjoys the entertainment so they have great opportunities for residents to socialize with one another.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 14, 2022
Verified Review
Tour of Truewood

I toured Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center; the nurse we met was from New England, she was very nice and knowledgeable and we really liked her. Our tour experience was wonderful, Truewood was our second choice. We chose another community because as soon as we walked in we felt like family, they exceeded our expectations.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
July 11, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

Truewood By Merrill Charlotte Center is a very nice facility was beautifully decorated for the holidays and had great staff. They provide memory care, assisted living as well as independent living in the same facility and they mix those residents for social events. Because of that, there was a lack of activities. Even though they are also on separate wings, it smelled like an assisted living facility. My loved one wanted a place that was fully independent that would not feel like a care facility.


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