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Truewood by Merrill Vancouver

13303 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683

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Gary R - Resident/client
5.0
Retire at The Bedford

I would tell others that the community and personnel are excellent. There is always something that I like to choose from for meals. There are card games, bean bag baseball, swimming, weight room, balance training and more that are some of the activities offered.... Read more

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About the facility Truewood by Merrill Vancouver

Nestled in a quiet and relaxing neighborhood in Vancouver, Washington — just a few miles from the Columbia River — is The Bedford, a Holiday Retirement community. Here, residents can enjoy the simple things that make life joyful. The Bedford offers convenient amenities, private suites, and independent living services.

This charming community is surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature trees. Cozy, homelike common areas and the quaint patio are the perfect spaces to visit with your loved ones. Residents can enjoy the community’s indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and eight-hole golf course.

Through the exclusive Travel and Stay program, residents of any Holiday Retirement community can stay up to seven days in one of the 200+ sister communities for free. Travel when you like, and never worry about having a place to stay!

Great Place to Work Institute has honored The Bedford with certification as a Great Place to Work® for their 2021-2022 awards. Live better, age more successfully, and stay independent longer, at The Bedford!

Community Details

Regular housekeeping, light linen, scheduled transportation, and maintenance services are provided by professional associates, so residents can live as stress-free as possible. Three chef-inspired meals are served daily in the elegant, restaurant-style dining hall, and the culinary team...

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Senior Living Options Offered

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Amenities at Truewood by Merrill Vancouver

Health Care Services

Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Professional Chef
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground Floor Units
Fireplaces

Facility Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Swimming Pool
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Game Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Art Classes
Day Trips and Outings

Reviews for Truewood by Merrill Vancouver

4.2

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4.3

Care services

4.3

Staff

5.0

Meals & dining

3.5

Activities

4.2

Value for cost

4.1

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0.5
September 28, 2021
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Be an advocate for your loved one

They have changed ownership since we have been here so it has gone downhill. Initially I would have rated it a 5 in the beginning, the gal we met with made a lot of promises in order to get us to sign and it ended up those things were not offered at all. The facility itself is great and my loved one loves the apartment, but it has not been what we thought it was going to be.

Response from Truewood by Merrill Vancouver

September 29, 2021

Hello, we appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback. We strive to provide the best value for our residents by providing engaging activities, delicious meals, and friendly staff. Do you have any suggestions for things we can improve upon? We are wondering if there's anything specific that was not to your satisfaction. Please let us know. Thank you!


5.0
July 28, 2021
Gary R - Resident/client
Verified Review
Retire at The Bedford

I would tell others that the community and personnel are excellent. There is always something that I like to choose from for meals. There are card games, bean bag baseball, swimming, weight room, balance training and more that are some of the activities offered.


5.0
July 2, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Our Tour Experience

I really liked The Bedford. I liked the amenities, and the fact that it was a little bit bigger place. The apartments were also a little bigger than other places we looked. I really enjoyed talking with the person who walked me through on the tour. It was just the money that was an issue. But they suggested one of their subsidiary communities, which our loved one ended up moving into.


3.0
January 21, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend the community

The dining is pretty restricted due to covid, and when it comes to the food they use low fat supplements like aspartame. It is just not up to par. The staff members are great, outstanding and very friendly.


5.0
November 25, 2020
Tracey White - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Highly recommend!

First impression was we thought it was very lovely, and the people were very friendly. We saw three other facilities and there was really no competition when it came to the Bedford. We thought it was the best place for our money and our loved one was most comfortable living here which is most important. We were really impressed with all the activities they offered, however due to COVID they have been limited.


3.0
October 14, 2020
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Review of The Bedford

The kitchen situation is nothing short of abominable. Very little fresh food. Most food is canned, boxed, or frozen... poor quality and coded with fat and grease. There are few healthy options ie fish. Maintenance is reliable. The place is clean. I like the location; fairly quiet streets and close to shopping options. They have stopped services; yet keep charging full rent.


4.0
August 9, 2020
anonymous - Toured community

Studio apts viewed. Nice residential neighborhood. Full utilities in rent. Convenient to medical and shopping resources.


1.5
August 9, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verging on pathetic

You people must be delusional. The food you serve is generally not eatable. Your maintenance is going down hill. The value of your product is sorely lacking. What you purport to be and what you deliver is polar opposite.

Response from Truewood by Merrill Vancouver

August 14, 2020

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to rate and review our community. We regret to hear that you have not been completely satisfied with your experience. We would like to opportunity to connect with you to discuss your concerns further. Please feel free to reach out to the local team, they would be happy to work with you. Thank you


5.0
August 7, 2020
Sharon M - Loved one of resident/client
Seven Stars

I am assured that my mother is getting continued excellent care without having to do unannounced checks on the Bedford. We, of the family, have elevated appreciation for the loving care.


5.0
August 6, 2020
Ron & Sue Nauman - Loved one of resident/client
The Bedford is the BEST!!

We couldn’t be more pleased with the Bedford. They provide the most caring & professional atmosphere for their residents than any place around. [name removed] is an incredible manager & she has our greatest respect. The property is always beautifully decorated & so clean & inviting. Our sister had been there almost 3 years & we have never had a complaint. We want to thank each one of the staff for all they do. We know it takes a community of caring people to make the Bedford what it is!! Thanks again!!


4.5
August 7, 2019
Linda McKeown - Resident/client
It's great at The Bedford!

I really like living here. Everyone is very friendly, both the staff and the residents. It's also great not to have to cook or clean my apartment.


5.0
May 18, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

Really liked The Bedford It’s beautiful! [Name removed] is AMAZING!!!


4.0
November 22, 2017
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Food has small portions and not a lot of variety

I love it here and the apartment is great. The food is less than desirable because of the small portions and they don’t have much of a variety to choose from but other than that everything’s fine. The staff is very good and they’re easy to communicate with. The activities they provide are knitting, sewing, swimming, and billiards. Housekeeping comes by once a week to work on the bathroom and vacuum the apartment. The other residents are fine, they seem friendly. I prefer being in a larger place and this place is better for me. The price I pay is all inclusive. I would recommend them.


5.0
February 4, 2017
anonymous - Toured community

My Dad likes this place but he is trended healthwise towards some form of assisted living if his eyesight does not hold up. We will look at this option if his health improves.


4.0
January 20, 2016
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Seemed like a nice place to live

Very clean, friendly staff very caring, seemed like a nice place to live


5.0
November 14, 2015
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Pretty amazing

They just have been very responsive to us any time that we have needed anything. It has been a pretty amazing experience with The Bedford. My loved one has really enjoyed her stay there at the facility so far.


4.5
October 28, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
impressed

The Bedford has two couples that live in house that are caretakers. They are extremely caring and conscientious. They know all of her concerns. I am very impressed. The people that work in the dining room are very accommodating. When we did our tour they had shown her an apartment they told her she had a week to decide on the apartment they showed her. The lady said she had another couple that was interested in the unit. It was a pressure sale. I called her before the time she even had told me we had to make the decision and she had already given the unit to that couple. She said they had a larger unit that was more expensive. I was really mad at this lady and lost all respect for her. They need some help with their sale staff. The gal that we made the appointment with didn't even call me back when I tried to verify the appointment. Sure enough I showed up and it was her day off. The beginning was very rough and unorganized. At this point mom is happy and well taken care of. She can come and go as she pleases but should she need the help, it is right there.


5.0
October 12, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
The Bedford: an excellent choice

We are thrilled with the service and environment at The Bedford. Very well-cared-for, lovely management and staff who are both friendly and respectful. Younger members of our family were very impressed and wanted to move in themselves!


4.5
May 24, 2015
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
The Bedford for Fine Living

I spent 3 months at the Bedford. The facility is lovely, clean and not at all institutional. It is like a fine hotel with tasteful decorations. The setting is beautifully landscaped. I was in a weirdly shaped studio on the second floor with no balcony. This was the least expensive apartment but still a budget stretch for me. Not being able to afford a more appealing option was the reason I left. The management at the Bedford is first class. Professional, caring, and effective were my observations. I did use the care services while there. The food was good and attractively presented. There were always many meal choices that could be ordered. The food servers are great young people. Dining room seating is not assigned but most people tended to seat at the same table most of the time. Residents are friendly and welcoming. The activities program has a great new director and is expanding. Bean bag baseball is a big favorite.


5.0
March 21, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
very welcoming and kind

They have been very welcoming and kind. They gave us a very clear tour and explanation of things when we were checking them out. They have been incredibly helpful. The entire experience with The Bedford has been really good and I would highly recommend them.

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