Senior Living at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

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Independent Senior Living

The Life Your Deserve

A move to family-owned Merrill Gardens opens the door to a fuller, more liberated life. Senior living for singles or married couples means independence, flexibility, freedom, and fun. We take care of the cooking, cleaning, and yard work, so you can focus on all the things you love.

You've come to the right place.

We offer private independent senior living apartments with generous living spaces and a choice of floor plans. Bring your small pet and all the personal touches that make your house a home. Dine when you want, as often as you like. Anytime Dining gives you the flexibility to enjoy your meals just like you did at home—on your schedule.

Our Active Living calendar is driven by the desires of the people who live here. From fitness classes to charity work to games to outings, it's all at your fingertips.

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Assisted Living

A Little Help Goes a Long Way

At Merrill Gardens, caring is more than a service we provide. It is an eyes-open, heart-engaged lifestyle. We love seeing the people who live here enjoy fuller, happier lives while we take care of the basics of daily living. We start with an individually tailored service plan and focus on nurturing residents to reach their fullest potential.

Services we can assist with can include bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, wellness checks, and more. Privacy and freedom of choice remain paramount in our goal of fostering independence.

Your Day, Your Way

Anytime Dining gives residents lots of flexibility in how they enjoy mealtimes in our restaurant style dining room. Our Active Living program promotes social activity, physical movement, and creative engagement - the calendar is packed with the things that the people who live here want to see and do.

You deserve your independence. We’re here to help.

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Memory care at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Memory Care

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Garden House is our memory care specific community created around the unique needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Residents enjoy an inviting environment with a team who is always warm and happy to help.

Everyone has a story to tell, and we love hearing them all. Our team focuses on honoring each resident from day one. Through our Personal Pathways program we seek to know the meaningful details of your loved one’s life—where they’ve been and what they’ve done—in order to discover the activities that might be especially fun or meaningful to them. Those are the kind of details that make a difference. Families are encouraged to participate in daily activities. We strive for a family feel and positive social engagement for all of our residents.

You’ll find only intimate, comfortable rooms in our Garden House. Our grounds are beautifully landscaped, with secured outdoor courtyards and a specially trained team on site 24/7.

Respite care at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Respite Care

A little break when you need it. 

Whether you need help recovering from a hospital stay or an injury, or are a caregiver in need of a little break, our respite care program is here for you.

The daily rate for respite care includes the following:

  • A furnished apartment
  • Nutritious meals provided with our Anytime Dining program
  • 24-hour staff 
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Daily activities
  • Individualized care