Senior Living at First Hill

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Independent Senior Living

Live the Life You've Always Wanted

A move to family-owned Merrill Gardens opens doors 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 - you focus on all the things you love.

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

Live on Your Own Terms

We offer private apartments with generous living spaces and your 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 on your schedule.

If you’re looking for active, engaging independent senior living in Seattle, you've come to the right place.

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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 toward reaching their fullest potential.

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

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.

License #ALF 2420

Memory care at Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Memory Care

Bring Your Story

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 that 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, what they’ve done—and what activities 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 First Hill

Respite Care

Take a Break. You've Earned 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.

Daily rates 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

License #ALF 2240