1421 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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  • Merrill Gardens at First Hill Dementia Care

    Merrill Gardens at First Hill is a memory care provider in Seattle, WA.  The staff at Merrill Gardens at First Hill provide supervision and are able to remind residents to attend to activities of daily living such as grooming and toileting.  Staff are on service 24 hours a day.  There are activities appropriate for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that help keep residents active and engaged.  Merrill Gardens at First Hill was designed specifically to provide memory care.  It is a secured property.  Residents who are prone to wandering can be accepted.  There is a computerized system that alerts staff if a resident attempts to wander to an unsafe area.  Merrill Gardens at First Hill may allow residents to keep a dog or cat.  At Merrill Gardens at First Hill, you can rest assured because nurse is on staff and a doctor is on call.  Devotional services are provided to residents.  

    Features at a glance

  • Residents


    The minimum age that a resident may be is 62 years old.


    Nurses on Staff
    Doctor on Call
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Dentist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist

    Facility Care Level

    Care Level Percentage
    Light Care0%
    Medium Care66%
    Heavy Care33%

    Merrill Gardens at First Hill prefers that residents need: light care, medium care, heavy care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    This community offers diabetes care and can offer insulin injections, including sliding scale therapy.

    Memory Care Offered
    This community employs technology to prevent residents from wandering and becoming lost, for example bracelets that will ring an alarm if the resident leaves the community. The memory care area of this community is secured to protect the safety of residents who wander. This community's memory care section can accept residents with major behavior issues. The community's memory care area was purpose built to care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 1 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community can accept residents who are an elopement risk. This community is provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Complimentary Transportation
    Property Convenient to Busline



    Meals Provided

    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Devotional Services Offsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered
    Aging in Place

    Activities Provided

  • Average Room Pricing at Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    Room Type Memory Care
    Studio Averages $5,400 - $6,700
    Semi-Private Averages $4,900 - $6,000
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

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Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities Average Cost for 1 Bedroom
Seattle0 miles39$4,770
Mercer Island0 miles3$4,820
Bellevue0 miles44$4,340
Kirkland0 miles16$4,650
Bainbridge Island0 miles1$5,200
Burien0 miles1N/A

General Pricing Information for Seattle Memory Care

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$2,100$4,770$7,900

Community Reviews

Merrill Gardens at First Hill is a nice place!!

reviewed on: 06/08/2016 by Anonymous

My dad was at this community for about a month before he had to go into the hospital. Once he improves he will be going back to his apartment. The food is fine and I would give it a 4. I am not... Read the full review.

Great Community

reviewed on: 01/20/2014 by T.M.

Faerland at Merrill has been a most pleasant surprise. Having cared for several family members for the past 15 years, I feel I have had lots of experience assessing various assisted living... Read the full review.

reviewed on: 03/14/2018 by Anonymous

Better than being at Grandmas!Staff A+Food A+Accomodations A+Extremely well cared for A++Just perfect!

An ok community!!

reviewed on: 12/13/2016 by Anonymous

The staff we met during our tour were lovely. We like this community, however they would have wanted mom to be in the memory care unit and she was not ready for this move. The community seemed... Read the full review.

Caring Community

reviewed on: 07/15/2016 by Anonymous

This community is clean and maintained. The care and safety is here always. My mom likes the meals provided, it is tasty and good quality. She also likes to go on scenic drives and other... Read the full review.

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