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Truewood by Merrill, Venice

1121 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292

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Barbara F - Loved one of resident/client
5.0

Both my husband and I are very pleased with everything about Truewood. The staff is exceptional in helpfulness and caring. The food is good and the atmosphere is way above the regular facility in coziness and décor.... Read more

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About the facility Truewood by Merrill, Venice

Truewood by Merrill, Venice offers residents immediate familiarity and comfort. Situated among numerous bodies of water and lush palm trees, the community offers a resort-style atmosphere close to the city’s activities, shops, and restaurants. The considerate community offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care options to help ensure each resident is properly cared for.

Down the street, residents have access to just about everything. Grab daily items from the local mart, take care of finances at the nearby bank and ATMs, dine at the local and fast food joints, or get easy access to medical care at the neighboring health campus. Further away, residents can enjoy waterfront activities at Venice Beach and Caspersen Beach, or golf at the unbelievable Pelican Pointe Gold and Country Club. The community offers almost everything you could need within its walls and more right outside its doors — just see for yourself!

Community Services and Amenities

The best part about independent living at Truewood by Merrill, Venice is that it enables you to spend your time on your hobbies and interests while team members take care of housekeeping, home maintenance, and cooking. The community offers 24-hour staffing, full-time concierge services, and a wellness program to...

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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, Venice is a community within Merrill Gardens properties. See all Merrill Gardens communities.

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Amenities at Truewood by Merrill, Venice

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Incontinence Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services
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
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Indoor Atrium

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Game Room
Movie or Theater Room
Piano or Organ

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Enclosed Courtyard
Indoor Walking Paths
Outdoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish

Activities

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

Reviews for Truewood by Merrill, Venice

3.9
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Cleanliness

4.1

Friendliness

4.1

Meals & Dining

4.7

Care Services

3.8

Activities

3.8

Staff

4.5

Value for Cost

3.8

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1.0
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 9, 2022
Verified Review
Not the place for your loved one to be

I would not recommend this facility. It is overpriced, especially for the quality of care. Some of the staff were good, but others would yell at the residents and even use profanity when yelling at the residents (my sister witnessed it). There were absolutely no activities. Their only entertainment was TV, other than a musician that would come and sing for the residents on Thursdays. They don't even have an activities director. We also had to supply the toilet paper, which was baffling to me. The director of nursing is in charge of housekeeping and the housekeeping is not great. The room never felt truly clean. My parents ended up getting Covid and we were assured several times that after quarantine, their room would be deep cleaned. That never happened and I asked about it several times. The only positives I can add is that the bus driver was nice and the food was good. I would not recommend this facility to anyone.

Cleanliness

1

Friendliness

2

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

1

Activities

0.5

Staff

2

Value for Cost

1

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

September 9, 2022

Hi there, thank you for leaving us this feedback. We take these issues seriously and would like to talk to you more about your experience. Please email our Vice President of Operations at patrickp@merrillgardens.com with your preferred contact and we'll reach out to you.


5.0
Barbara F - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
July 29, 2022

Both my husband and I are very pleased with everything about Truewood. The staff is exceptional in helpfulness and caring. The food is good and the atmosphere is way above the regular facility in coziness and décor.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

August 3, 2022

Hi Barbara, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.


5.0
Chuck F - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 29, 2022
Safe and Secure

I have peace of mind knowing my father is safe and secure.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

August 3, 2022

Hi Chuck, it's great to know that Truewood by Merrill, Venice is providing you with peace of mind. Thank you for leaving us this review.


4.0
Robin - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 18, 2022
Verified Review
Truewood has Designed a Way to Be in a Community

My loved one seems very happy here. The meals are served as a neighborhood to allow the residents that live next to each other, get to know each other and allow the residents to interact as well. The apartment for my loved one is good. My loved one has a bedroom, living area, and a mini kitchen. This gives my loved one enough space and it makes it feel like a true apartment.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

July 20, 2022

Hi Robin, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that your loved one is enjoying their time at Truewood by Merrill, Venice.


3.0
Paul - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
July 11, 2022
Verified Review
Good Value for the Money

For the most part the interior is fine, but the exteior part is not well kept. They are adminstering his medication and meals. It had a lot of turneover-with staff. For 88 years old, he's in pretty good shape, it's the mental state-memory that he needs assitance with.. He seems fairly content with the food. The cost is fairly reasonalbe compared to other places. Good for him, not real big. Not fancy. They have some activities. Overall it's a smaller setting which might be good for some folks. They have 3-4 floors, and each one has a wing. They have cafeteria style eating. That's nice which is more intimate.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

2.5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


4.5
KB - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 5, 2022
Verified Review
Great Place for Senior Living

Overall it's a very good place. Medication management has been good. They clean up any accidents well. We've experienced gaps in other types of care because of a loophole between the VA and Medicare. But otherwise, they do a good job with all of the residents from what I can tell. And my loved one really likes the food.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

July 5, 2022

Hi KB, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you feel Truewood is a good place for your loved one.


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
June 16, 2022
Verified Review
Recommended

So far we are very pleased with what we have seen and things are going well. My mother in law has adapted amazingly so far so we could not be happier at the moment. It is an older facility but they are in the middle of renovating and making some great updates. We would definitely recommend Truewood Venice to others.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

June 17, 2022

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are happy to hear that you would recommend Truewood Venice to others.


4.0
Wendy Y - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
June 6, 2022
Verified Review
A Place for Dad

Truewood by Merrill, Venice is a smaller facility, so it has that homey feeling. The staff is friendly, the people are very helpful. It's been an overall good experience.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

4

Activities

3

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

June 7, 2022

Hi Wendy, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.


4.5
Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 3, 2022
Verified Review
My Tour

Close to us with a neighborhood setup. We like the layout and the people there.

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

June 7, 2022

Hi Team, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.


4.0
Larry - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
March 1, 2022
Verified Review
Great experience

We liked Truewood by Merrill a lot because they have little neighborhoods and the residents get to know the 10 people who are in those neighborhoods. They are able to eat and socialize together without being overwhelmed. The room sizes are very nice, my mother has an efficiency apartment and it is great for what she needs. They are going through some changes since they got bought out, so they are really trying to fix everything up.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

June 7, 2022

Hi Larry, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We appreciate it greatly.


5.0
Den T and Virginia N - Toured community
Assisted Living
December 6, 2021

We enjoyed our tour today.. it was very well explained. Love the homey atmosphere.


5.0
Linda S - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 2, 2021
My Review

My aunt was in a very bad ALF they didn't want her there because she can be difficult so they ask me to move her to a facility with more care, using the reason that she needs more care then they care provide. She is now walk better, moving better, and socializing. This place is great.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

3


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
October 12, 2021
Verified Review
Highly recommend

We fell in love with Truewood by Merrill when we came for a tour. The staff really do feel like family here. They are so accommodating and easy to work with, they are truly the best. I have never seen my aunt participate in so many activities, she is always right in the middle and loving it. I would definitely recommend to others looking.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Susan M - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
September 3, 2021
Verified Review
Good fit

We chose Truewood by Merrill because of the location, the smaller, homey feel of the facility, and the friendliness of the staff members. The room sizes are pretty good, they do offer shared and private rooms as well. I do think that they could offer more individualized activities for the residents in the memory care unit. Overall I would recommend and already have.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

5

Activities

3

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Paul S - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
August 19, 2021
Good Place for Mom

Lovely environment. Homey. Grounds attractive. Staff was always courteous, patient, and helpful.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Truewood by Merrill, Venice

August 19, 2021

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


4.0
Toni - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
June 17, 2021
Verified Review
BEWARE

Make sure you understand the level of care that the community can provide. If your loved one has a memory care issue make sure to sit down and really understand what your options are. The staff is very friend

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
June 4, 2021
Verified Review
Met my expectations

The administrative side was very efficient , and I thought the management was very good. We were there a short time, several weeks. It's an older facility and some things were dated, but my overall impression was that it as clean. My loved one had moved there from an independent living situation, and she had a hard time being in assisted living. She felt like people were always knocking on her door and saying it's time for this, and she felt bothered. That might have been more her than the facility.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

3

Activities

No data collected

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
GD - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
April 14, 2021
Verified Review
Excellent care and services for the money

It was a good value for the money, and they were willing to work within our financial requirements. It's not a huge community. They also have memory care if we need it down the road. The staff is friendly and supportive.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.5
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
February 25, 2021
Verified Review
a place for mom

Everything so far has been very positive. The communication from the staff to the family is very good with email updates weekly. I would recommend this community to others and already have.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

3.5


3.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care
December 15, 2020
Verified Review
Sunset Lake Village Review

I believe this is a great idea, for the way the community is set up. The level of care and the caregivers weren't very good. The call button the resident's would click for assistance, then the staff would be delayed in getting to the residents. I believe the level of care could be improved.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

3

Care Services

2

Activities

4

Value for Cost

3


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