The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community

1216 N Superior Street, Spokane, WA, 99202

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based on 8 Reviews

Caring105402250 April 20, 2015

I visited this facility

The Academy was too dreary, and the part that I saw wasn’t impressive at all. I lost my husband, so I need a little bit of cheering up there. I’m just thinking that the whole thing -- in general -- needs to be updated or renovated; it’s just too old looking. It’s completely filled with people that are disabled, and it is too much like a sanitarium. There is just not enough independence for me.

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Chris100858050 October 26, 2014

I visited this facility

I did check into The Academy. It seemed alright. I thought the rooms were a little on the smaller side. The staff was nice and friendly as well. They had trips and little bunco games and stuff like that where they’d get together in the evenings. I got stopped because they didn’t have any Medicaid apartments available.

Bill7 October 13, 2012

I visited this facility

On first glance, this building looked like any other. Once you enter through its doors you get overtaken by a warm happy feeling. The staff here is wonderful, such nice people! Another plus is the location is very close to Sacred Heart Hospital. Anytime dining is a great feature in my opinion!It's an all around great place to settle down at!

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From The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community

The Academy is located next to Mission Park on the bank of the Spokane River in Spokane, Washington. Our apartment-style independent living community offers all of the amenities of a home without the work. Imagine a life without household chores, yard work or home maintenance. Invite guests to a meal, special event or social outing.

Location of The Academy

- Close to medical services, shopping and restaurants - Paved walking paths and garden areas - Landscaped grounds

Services offered at The Academy

- Independent living and assisted living - 24-hour staff - Anytime Dining served restaurant style - Weekly housekeeping and linen service - Full activity program - On-site maintenance


- Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes - Comfortable lounge areas and activity room - Private dining room available for special events - Salon and barbershop - Resident and guest parking - Guest suites available for visitors - Small pets welcome - Resident call system in every apartment


- Month-to-month rental, no buy-in required - All utilities included, except telephone and cable - Centrally located laundry rooms - Total apartments: 97

What Makes Us Special

Picturesque grounds, bordered by beautiful Mission Park, the Centennial Trail and the Spokane River. Located on the Gonzaga University Campus, close to shopping, and medical facilities. Warm and welcoming, smaller community, with an intimate Assisted Livi

Features of The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community


  • Minimum rate: $2445/month
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra We Offer A Month To Month Rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra Anytime Dining 7am 7pm


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Features Extra Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Staff Patient Ratio 1 To 7
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age 62
  • Pets Small Pets Allowed


  • Licenses Boarding Home
  • State Licenses 1625

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