Merrill Gardens at First Hill

1421 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

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June 01, 2013

By stroke survivor

I am/was a resident of this facility

This is primarily dementia care with no separation between residents with or without dementia. They are under-staffed at all times. They are more interested in the aesthetics to lure new residents than in maintaining the facilities for the long term. It took 2 years to replace a broken washer, the elevators are notoriously broken. The meals are bad!
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Thank you for leaving us this detailed review. We strive to provide a wonderful place for residents to live and we are sorry to hear our community didn’t meet your expectations. Thank you for letting us know about the specific issues regarding maintenance and food. If there are any more concerns you have,please give us a call.

August 21, 2012

By Patricia F. Spencer

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother lives at Faerland Terrace and it's a beautiful place! It's located right in downtown Seattle and is accessible to everything. It does not feel like a home for elderly people. In fact, it's bright, cheerful, and the staff is so welcoming. It just feels like a fancy apartment building with staff. My grandmother needs some help caring for herself and the staff there are always willing to lend a hand but also encourage my grandmother to do things for herself when she can. I am able to visit her there about once a week and look forward to my visits there. They have guest meals available so I'm able to eat dinner with my grandmother when I'm there. The food is great and tastes just like a regular restaurant - not at all institutional feeling. They also have activities for the residents to participate in and plan lots of fun things for them to do, if they choose. I'm really happy we found this place for my grandmother and definitely would recommend it to other people looking for a vibrant place for their elderly relative to live.

June 30, 2011

By jessica12

I am a friend or relative of resident

My cousin lives at the facility. The facility has a reputation for great customer care. After a while of searching for a assisted living facility that would accept him we stumble upon this one. Every time i visit my cousin he always has something nice to say about the staff and other residents. While visiting i met some of his friends and they all said the staff makes multiple checks on them daily. The feeling of knowing that he is not being mistreated releases a burden off of my shoulders. Whenever I visit the staff treats me with respect as if i was a resident. One of the qualities that this facility offers that i highly appreciate is the communications they provide.

May 20, 2011

By anonymousjj

Visited this facility

This facility is located in downtown Seattle in a very well kept building with free visitor parking. I have visited several residents of Faerland Terrace over the past year and have been consistently impressed with the facility and general staff. The dining room is lovely and residents report enjoying their meals. Resident activities (both inside and outside the building) are available throughout the day everyday. The nursing staff is competent but does not always follow through with detailed recommendations for individual residents.
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  • Minimum Rate: $3895/month
  • Minimum Memory Cost: $5395/month
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: 2240

About Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Merrill Gardens at First Hill is perfect for those who like being near boutique shopping, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. This friendly retirement community is in the First Hill neighborhood, where many of Seattle’s best known and highest quality medical practices are located.

What Makes Us Special

In First Hill neighborhood where the best known & highest quality medical practices are located in downtown Seattle. Newly remodeled building w/ large picture windows. Terrace garden. Furnished outdoor spaces for entertaining & socializing with guests. Library. Terrace garden. Physicians make rounds twice a month. Personal pendant alert system. Garage parking for residents.

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