A message from the
Being of service to seniors is a special talent and gift to be shared with others. That is my true passion, blessing, and gift to offer.
I've been with Merrill Gardens for the past four years and have been blessed to have touched and been touched by the lives of our residents and team members. The ability to continue to invest back into our community has been demonstrated from the corporation to each and every team member on board.
I look forward to welcoming you home to Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria!
Argentum Certified Director of Assisted Living
A Warm Place to Call Home
This is the good life. Conveniently located between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, this campus-style community provides a wide spectrum of care. We are close to shopping, dining, entertainment, golf courses, wineries, and top notch medical facilities.
Our sprawling grounds offer everything you need including an outdoor pool, spa, and walking paths - perfect for living the California lifestyle. When it's time to come inside, you will find spacious private cottage homes and apartments, beautifully updated common spaces with cozy areas for relaxing with friends, and an onsite wellness center.
Enjoy More at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria
Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.
Home for the Holidays
Call today to schedule your personal visit and join us for the holidays!
These spacious one and two bedroom apartments have balconies and a washer and dryer.
We’re proud of our community and we’d love the opportunity to show you around. Contact us today to schedule your visit!
Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria is honored to be recognized as "Best of Assisted Living 2018" for excellence in assisted living.
Positive consumer ratings led to this industry leading distinction from SeniorAdvisor.com.
We know you're going to love it here.
It's all about choice
Choose from 242 studio, one and two bedroom apartments and cottage homes! Enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping.
Our Anytime Dining program keeps up with your schedule with fresh, restaurant style meals served from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.
You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.
View our video postcard for a sneak peek at our community!
The care you need - when you need it
Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria – it’s a way of life.
You choose the way you want to live, and we'll help you get there, whether you want to live a fully independent lifestyle, or require some assistance. We are here to help.
An Active Life is a Happy Life
We are so proud of our Active Living Program Director Laura Cardoza! She received the Excellence in Service Award from the California Assisted Living Association.
Everyone who knows Laura agrees that she is worthy of this recognition for the incredible work she does at Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria every day.
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Central Air
- Movie Theater
- Swimming Pool
- 24-Hour Staffing
- Resident Call System
- Transportation Options
- Anytime Dining
- On-Site Maintenance
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Wellness Program
- Pets Welcome
In the community
Our urban lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.
Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria
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