Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

17 Reviews
799 Yellowstone Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687
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Assisted Living Reviews for Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

February 29, 2016


I visited this facility

I really like the size of the rooms at Brookdale in Vacaville California and I also like the people. The staff was friendly. I like the idea that they had dining services from 7Am to 7PM so to they weren’t set to a certain schedule, they have flexibility. I also liked that if they didn’t want to go to the dining room they could have food to their room as well. I didn’t have the opportunity to eat there but I saw what’s on the menu. They have activities and they also provide transportation to take you to events to the community. They were really good. They even came out and talk to my mother at the hospital before she was discharged. They followed up with me and they even talk to me. It was really good and very nice place.

January 17, 2016

By Anonymous Visitor3

I visited this facility

I was able to visit Brookdale Vacaville Leisure Town. It was a very nice place, although it was expensive, especially with yearly increases.

December 16, 2015

By Jill30

I visited this facility

The people at Brookdale Vacaville were very nice. They keep calling me and following up, and so I've been very pleased. One of the things that I liked was the patio or the deck. I prefer a ground floor, but the deck was upstairs. I've been to another one here in Vacaville that does not have that even though it's newer. I like having an outside space. The size of the room was good. Because it’s an older property, some of the bathrooms had a cut out tub rather than a roll-in shower, so that would be sort of an issue for us if we go and need to have the roll-in shower. The people were very friendly, very helpful, and seemed to be kind.

July 29, 2015

By Caring111112050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We put my father in Brookdale Vacaville Leisure Town for about a month and a half now. They make a lot of mistakes, but I think that is just human nature. He complains a lot about the food not being what he ordered. They keep delivering the wrong foods. He had to send it back and wait longer for the correct meal to come. He has an apartment, and we had a lot of problems with it too. The air conditioner was completely broken when we moved in. There were cockroaches coming out of the air conditioner and spiders all over the place. They did come in and treat it, but we should not have had to deal with it in the first place.

December 02, 2014

By Caring95268450

I visited this facility

Emeritus was one of the places that we saw and approved of so far. The senior living arrangement was well thought out. The apartments had one or two bedrooms with nice floor plans. The grounds were very appealing. You had a feel of being rural even though you were in the city. They kept the ground very green. I also enjoyed the activities that they had for the seniors there. They presented a calendar of daily activities. I would recommend them. The staff was very welcoming.

June 26, 2014

By Lorelie1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom was at Emeritus at Leisure Town before. I liked it because they had a lot of activities, treated everybody really nicely, and it was clean and neat. In this particular one, you own your own home-like duplex, and then you could go into assisted living from there. They were wonderful, understanding, great cooks, and everybody helped all the time. The facility's swimming pool was neat and clean. They make sure that everybody who goes in there doesn't have any open sores.

November 21, 2013

By Deborah23

I visited this facility

I like Merrill Gardens a lot. I like that all the rooms had at least small patios. Even the studio apartments had small patios, which would help because mostly I like the outdoor space. I also like the way the dining room was set up. The facility was a tiny bit less expensive but then they have what they call an association fee and that was a big wallop - that's a big money! When they take your application, you have to come up with that amount of money, plus the first and last months' rents, so overall, it was expensive to move in there. The staff was not as well organized as the one in Davis. It was a very busy facility and there were a lot of people doing things. However, I just felt like maybe there weren't enough people in the front office and that's just the impression I got. In terms of activities, in one area, they had games like bingo, etc., and then in the lobby area, there was a pianist and there residents sitting around in a sing-a-long. They also have a bus for their residents going someplace.
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Independent Living Reviews for Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

July 24, 2013

By Art7

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Merrill Gardens is an independent living. My dad has dementia so we decided to transfer him to another facility that is more secure, but the facility is great. I ate there a couple of times with my dad and the food was fantastic. The people were really nice. My dad's room was always clean. I think they clean the rooms once a week. He can wash his own clothes, but they would wash his sheets and beddings.

December 11, 2012

By HoneyEeds

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My Mom just moved in here and she is enjoying all of the activities and the people she is around. There are a few issues with repairs getting done in a timely fashion, but the apartment itself is roomy (2 bedrooms) and has a small kitchen that my Mom enjoys.
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Services and Amenities of Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3295/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3095/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 161
  • Minimum Age: 60
  • Pets: Yes

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance


  • State Licenses: 486803809

About Vacaville Retirement Community - Happy Living by Cogir

Nestled between Sacramento and San Francisco, with easy access to Wine Country, Vacaville Retirement Community offers Independent Living and Assisted Living options - both with impeccable attention to care and comfort for all residents. Regardless of lifestyles, residents enjoy our premium amenities, professional care services, and well-curated activities and outings.

As with all Happy Living by COGIR communities, delicious high-quality meals are served throughout the day and attentive staff is ready with a smile for any need. It is worth noting that many residents especially love Vacaville Retirement Community for its great location that is just down the road from a major shopping and entertainment destination. The excitement of San Francisco or the tranquility of Wine Country is also only a quick ride away.

Accommodations and services:

  • Large apartments (studio, one bedroom, two bedroom)
  • All apartments have patio or balcony
  • Full kitchen
  • Heating, hot water and electricity included
  • Telephone, cable and Internet
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Conceirge service
  • Pet Friendly

Layout and amenities:

  • Library
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Park-like setting
  • Courtyard and walking paths
  • Courtyard pavilion
  • Lounge with Fireplace
  • Covered parking available
  • Piano
  • Complete WIFI coverage in common areas

Care and assistance:

  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Services tailored to changing needs
  • Mobility assistance
  • Dining assistance
  • Medication management
  • Incontinence mamagement
  • Diabetes assistance
  • Hygiene assistance
  • Dressing assistance

Activities and leisure:

  • Variety of scheduled daily acitivites and outings
  • Bus/van transportation
  • Activity room
  • Theatre
  • Plenty of puzzles and board games
  • Billiards
  • Special events in the community
  • Music and film evenings
  • Teaching and learning

Safe environment:

  • 24-hour security
  • On-site nurse
  • Emergency response throughout property
  • Emergency pull cords in every apartment
  • Daily check-in system
  • Fence around property

What Makes Us Special

Close to medical centers and clinics, 5 miles away from the senior center and 2 miles away from a health and wellness center. Thirty miles from Sacramento and located in the same city as the Vacaville Premium Outlets.

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