Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

1260 Ocean Springs Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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About the community Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

At The Gardens in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, our goal is to provide just the right amount of care to support your independent lifestyle within a homelike setting. Our senior living community is conveniently located just a few miles east of Biloxi and near enough to the gulf to feel the refreshing salty breeze. The single-story, colonial-style brick building houses multiple styles of floor plans and clean, comfortably furnished common areas. In the landscaped courtyard, Mexican fan palms, hibiscus flowers, and a trickling fountain set the coastal mood. As your needs evolve, don’t worry about uprooting — our flexible care services keep pace with you. From a little help with daily routines to the well-honed services of an experienced caregiver, our qualified staff, including nurses, is here to support you in living a full life. We’re pet friendly, too! Contact one of A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors to learn more.

Community Activities and Services

The Gardens offers residents an array of amenities, personal care services, and common areas open and accessible to all. Our staff employs a “tailored preferences” philosophy to link residents with likes and interests. Activities planned around these preferences include game nights, movie nights, gardening and book clubs,...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

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.

Amenities at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths
Outdoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Computer or media center


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Game room
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room


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

Reviews for Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs


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October 6, 2021
JD - Resident/client
I would recommend it.

The caregivers are just wonderful. And one of my minsters came to see me the other day and commented on how different it was here under the new ownership. Everyone is so friendly. And they do anything to help you. I like my apartment very much. It's roomy, and it's homey. And it looks out over the garden, which is nice. I am a Celiac, so that's been a struggle. It's a constant question of Can you eat this, Can you eat that? Every day. But that would be any place I would go. And they're at least interested in trying to accommodate that for me. They do have a lot of activities. I just don't care for the ones that they offer.

September 23, 2021
Mike E - Child of resident/client
Just What My Mom Needed

Everyone is very nice. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The activities fit my loved one's lifestyle. Bingo, gardening, and more are some activities available for the residents to choose from.

June 18, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

This facility was pleasant and had charm. The staff and residents were extremely friendly. We toured Truewood in the morning prior to lunch, and they seemed to have many activities listed for the day although none were going on at the time we were there. There was no unpleasant smell, and the facility seemed manicured outdoors. We decided on another facility as that one fit my mother in law better, but this would have been our next on the list as the price was reasonable for what they offer.

June 15, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Tour of The Gardens

The Gardens is a beautiful facility. It is more of a hospital type environment, I would say this is a facility that is the next step after assisted living.

May 3, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Just an opinion

We chose this facility because of their health record, the proximity to family, and the lack of covid cases at the time that we transferred her and their covid safety protocols. They send emails frequently and are semi responsive to requests made but I do know they are busy. My mom loves the food and has had no complaints about it. I would recommend to others looking.

January 25, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Care is not adequate here

Our loved one has diverticulitis that needs to be on a special diet, the community has orders from the doctors stating this and they still allow her to chose from the regular food menu. For the amount of money we are spending, we were expecting better care.

October 11, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Very clean facility. [Name removed] was very informative and helpful.

July 16, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

The staff was friendly. We went at 3 p.m. so the residents were out and about with various activities. The rooms were clean. This was my first tour so I am not sure how to rate the facility.

November 12, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Toured without an appointment. Staff were friendly and allowed us to tour on our own. Residents seemed happy and content.

June 28, 2017
jackieosms - Loved one of resident/client
Professional and caring

We are so happy to have this as our mom's new forever home. The staff and nurses are wonderful. Very caring and professional.

June 14, 2017
Danny Clawsen - Toured community
Food I wanted to eat myself!

I was looking for a place for my aunt and as a friend advised if you are going to check out an assisted living you should come at meal time. As I watched the staff serve the meal I was struck with way that the staff were so kind and well trained. The people who were eating were treated well and generally seemed happy to be there. The food looked and smelled really good not like hospital food. After I told my two cousins about my visit they were excited and made an appointment to take a tour.

May 28, 2017
Amazing staff!

I absolutely love the Gardens!! It's very clean and welcoming from the moment you walk in the front door. The administration staff is very helpful in answering all question from the ED,BOM, to health service director. They have wonderful food and there Day is filled with a lot of activities, even trips out. I would recommend this place to anyone.

May 15, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

The Gardens has done a great job helping my father make a great transition into assisted living. His studio is warm, cozy and inviting and we've made it his own with the help of the Gardens. He is still feeling quite independent despite needing some assistance in certain areas. He enjoys the friends that he has met, and considers the entire Gardens staff good friends as well. We are impressed at the quick response to any questions or concerns we have had and how friendly, attentive and respectful the Business Admin, staff and Health Services Director are to all residents and their families. We love the available transportation for my father and the other residents. I am happy to say that their Social Calendar has been a busy one, there are also many opportunities to gather together and have a good time at the Gardens. Dad cannot believe how fast his first year has gone, and neither can we.

April 10, 2017
Alexia Ethridge - Toured community
Very Pleased

I couldn't pick a better place for my loved one. I love how the staff treat the residents like family.

March 29, 2017

My friend's mom needed attention quickly when she was ill and the staff answered her questions quickly and efficiently. They really go above and beyond to help others.

March 15, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Dad has Settled in Nicely

My father is doing pretty well here at this community. So far everything is working out very well. He likes it here, and I'am trilled with his move to this community. The staff is very good. He has adjusted very well to this facility. It has been a great experience, and I would recommend this community.

February 15, 2017

Awesome staff and facility. Friendly and caring.

February 6, 2017
Jessica Knight - Toured community

The facility was very nice and the staff is very friendly.

January 27, 2017
D. Carrier
Activities Galore

I've personally witnessed the activities being conducted at The Gardens and have found them to exceptionally organized and well demonstrated. The residents have told me on more than one occasion how they love the activities and Activity Director. In particular, a holiday party was thrown for residents and their families-a massive turn out with live music, a large array of foods, fun projects, and upbeat attitudes. Would recommend this facility solely based on the activities alone!

September 2, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Home sweet home!

The community at the Gardens has been very nice. The staff have been very helpful with the move. The staff and everybody there are very friendly and nice. The community feels like home and is very welcoming. They offer a variety of meal options that my loved one is enjoying. We are very pleased with The Gardens!

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Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs has received an average review rating of 4.4 based on 30 reviews. See all reviews.

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