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1421 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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Pawel - Loved one of resident/client
5.0
Great Place to Be

The value for the money is good. We picked this community because, it's close to our home, we felt very welcomed, and the staff was really nice. My loved one felt really good about it, and it felt like home. It was also affordable. I would recommend to other families.... Read more

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About the facility Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

Located in the heart of Seattle, Truewood by Merrill, First Hill is conveniently close to anything you could need. Within minutes, you have access to the city’s delicious restaurants, world-class stores, and dynamic activities. You can view amazing museums, take in city views in the neighboring parks, enjoy waterfront activities, or visit the famed Seattle Aquarium. There are also several medical care options in the area, so health care services are readily accessible.

Truewood by Merrill, First Hill offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, so residents can remain here even if their care needs increase. The city offers quite a lot to do, but so does the community. Residents have access to numerous amenities and activities that will keep them entertained, both on- and off-site. Experience just how fun and engaging retirement can be in Seattle, today!

Truewood By Merrill, First Hill Amenities and Services

Independent living doesn’t have to include a long list of daily chores. At Truewood by Merrill, First Hill, team members offer housekeeping, home maintenance, and cooking services, so residents can be truly independent and focus on the things that matter most to them — like hobbies or socializing.

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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.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Truewood By Merrill, First Hill is a community within Merrill Gardens properties. See all Merrill Gardens communities.

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Amenities at Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

Health Care Services

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

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
International Cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit

Pets

Weight limit 41-50lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Main Street Shops

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Indoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

Filipino
Vietnamese
English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Catholic Services

Reviews

for Truewood By Merrill, First Hill
4.3(30 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.4

Friendliness

4.5

Meals & Dining

4.8

Care Services

4.2

Activities

4.3

Staff

4.9

Value for Cost

4.3

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5.0
Pawel - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 23, 2022
Verified Review
Great Place to Be

The value for the money is good. We picked this community because, it's close to our home, we felt very welcomed, and the staff was really nice. My loved one felt really good about it, and it felt like home. It was also affordable. I would recommend to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

December 1, 2022

Hi Pawel, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review! We appreciate your kind words and that you would recommend our community to others.


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 6, 2022
Verified Review
All around incredible experience, highly recommend

The staff are very knowledgeable, professional and helpful whenever we need them. [name removed] the community director is just phenomenal, she is so supportive and really understands what she is doing and helps families get up to speed with any changes and adjustments. She has helped us and our mom navigate that and we really appreciate her. I would also like to give [name removed] the activities director a shout out, he is so good with the residents her and really tries to lift the mood and get creative with the activities he puts on for them which is really important. I cannot enough good things about the staff at Truewood.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

July 6, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that the team at Truewood by Merrill, First Hill have been so helpful.


5.0
Elvy G - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
January 6, 2022
Verified Review
Highly recommend - caring staff

Our loved one absolutely loves it there, she says the food is good and has a nice variety. She is really enjoying the activities especially when they take trips. The staff members are super nice and a big deal for us and her is that on the weekends family members can stay over night and visit.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
John - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 16, 2021
Verified Review
Good Experience

This is our first experience but we are happy with the community and it has been a good experience. They have activities like bus trips, singing sessions, bingo and more for the residents to do to stay busy.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
June 14, 2021
Verified Review
They worked within our budget

We needed to find a place where our loved one fits in and would have everything he needs. Truewood is that place, the staff in the beginning were very communicative without being to pushy or trying to sell us on anything. Everyone who we met with were just very professional and chill. The value for cost is also reasonable.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Diane - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
April 14, 2021
Verified Review
A Great Place to Live, Great Friends, Great Staff

Being a brand new resident in a unique time, with the lock down taking place a couple weeks after moving in due to the pandemic was handled well. The communication with the family was great. They kept the residents safe. I would highly recommend this community to anyone. I want to live there if the time comes.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
January 19, 2021
Verified Review
A good place

The staff is very caring but their communication could be better. I would recommend this community to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Laurie - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
January 19, 2021
Verified Review
Overall good experience

We think the food is really good, we also think the size of the community is good. The rooms are pretty standard they are a little small. We we would recommend the Merrill Gardens community to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


3.5
C.O. - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 24, 2020
Verified Review
A homey community

It is a wonderful place for activities and has really nice apartments but when your loved one needs more care and their are not equipped for that level and of become problematic for me. I chose this community because I thought is was very homey and had a warm feeling. The staff were welcoming and friendly. It a great place for high functioning seniors.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Value for Cost

3.5


3.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 23, 2018

Although I think they do a great job with both assisted and memory, I don't like the strict separation between the two levels of care. Mom isn't quite at the level or need of their memory care but she needs more help than their assisted offers

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

3

Care Services

3

Activities

3

Value for Cost

3


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 19, 2018

too hilly. daytime walking trips good no medicaid spend down VA Aid and Assist requires Dad to have two services and Merrill's minimum is 500 each service.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 14, 2018

Better than being at Grandmas! Staff A+ Food A+ Accomodations A+ Extremely well cared for A++ Just perfect!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.5
Charlie Severn - Toured community
Memory Care
October 17, 2017
We love Merrill Gardens

Amazing community. I love the mixed community feel of this location.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 16, 2017

We chose this program for our Mother. It offered the type of programs that would offer our Mom a very attractive facility, good menu, and strong staff. In visiting each time, we noted the activities constantly present for residents. It was one of the facilities that seemed to walk their talk; demonstrating their ability to keep residents engaged in their environment. We were especially attracted to the diversity of not only staff but also the residents. In looking at all of the programs, the populations diversity was what helped to cement our decision.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 21, 2017
Verified Review
All My Wants In A Community

The move in went very well and I am changing apartments to a larger one. I am happy with everything from the meals to the residents. There is diversity here with a good atmosphere. I like that they have indoor parking, it will make a difference when the weather changes.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
February 2, 2017
Verified Review
I Liked Seeing The Staff Engaging

The tour I had here showed me that the staff are engaged and concerned about their residents. They were professional and helpful. I was well organized.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 11, 2017
Verified Review
Nice Tour of This Community

I had a good tour of this community. It is nice place. The community looked nice and clean. The staff was kind and friendly. Everyone was very nice too my family and myself. My tour went well.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
December 16, 2016

I really loved this facility. I actually put down a refundable deposit to hold an apt. They are not sure if Wayne is assisted living or memory care. They do not have an memory care rooms open now but do have them in new Ballard location which is not ideal but could work. I gave them the go ahead for an assessment of Wayne so they can figure out monthly costs.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

January 6, 2017

We are so happy to hear that you loved Merrill Gardens. This feedback is wonderful to receive. Please let us know if we can offer anything additional at this time.


3.5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
December 13, 2016
Verified Review
An ok community!!

The staff we met during our tour were lovely. We like this community, however they would have wanted mom to be in the memory care unit and she was not ready for this move. The community seemed clean. We did not like the layout of the room we were shown. They had a more restrictive food plan compared to the community we chose which has a more open dining policy.

Cleanliness

3.5

Friendliness

3.5

Care Services

3.5

Activities

3.5

Value for Cost

3.5

Response from Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

December 23, 2016

Thank you for telling us about your experience. It sounds like you found another option that is a good fit for your mom. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in the future.


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 15, 2016
Verified Review
Caring Community

This community is clean and maintained. The care and safety is here always. My mom likes the meals provided, it is tasty and good quality. She also likes to go on scenic drives and other activities offered here. I would recommend this community to family and friends.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Truewood By Merrill, First Hill

July 17, 2016

We are so glad to hear that your mom enjoys the food and activities. We work hard to provide a great environment for residents so this is a wonderful review to receive.


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