- Merrill Gardens at Northgate
11501 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA, 98125
Community InformationMerrill Gardens at Northgate is an assisted living facility in Seattle, WA. Merrill Gardens at Northgate offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.
Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and Merrill Gardens at Northgate offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Merrill Gardens at Northgate provides meals for residents.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and Merrill Gardens at Northgate can help with that task. Merrill Gardens at Northgate is operated by Brookdale.
Unique Features* Friendly, homey, comfortable,
* Uniquely spacious apartments
* All apartments have decks or patios
* Close to shopping, restaurants and medical services
* Anytime dinning
* Gardening available
* Pets allowed
The minimum age that a resident may be is 62 years old.
StaffingNurses on Staff24-Hour Awake StaffVisiting NurseVisiting PodiatristVisiting Physical TherapistVisiting Occupational TherapistVisiting Speech Therapist
Facility Care Level
Care Level Percentage Light Care 42% Medium Care 42% Heavy Care 14%
Merrill Gardens at Northgate prefers that residents need: medium care
Additional ServicesDiabetic Care
The community can help residents monitor their blood sugar but cannot give insulin injections.
Memory Care Offered
This community's memory care section can accept residents with major behavior issues.
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.
This community provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
TransportationResident Parking AvailableComplimentary TransportationTransportation at CostProperty Convenient to Busline
Additional AmenitiesActivities OnsiteActivities OffsiteDevotional Services OnsiteDevotional Services OffsiteOutdoor Common AreasIndoor Common AreasBeautician Onsite
Other ServicesWheelchair Accessible ShowersFull TubsHospice AvailableRespite OfferedAging in Place
Additional info: N/A
Average Room Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Northgate
Room Type Assisted Living Studio Averages $2,000 - $2,500 Monthly 1 Bedroom Averages $2,700 - $3,300 Monthly Semi-Private 2 BedroomsDisclaimer: 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.
Estimated Fees at Merrill Gardens at Northgate
Fee Type Assisted Living Community Fee Averages $2,300 - $2,800 One-time Respite Fee Averages $100 - $200 Daily Buy-In Fee High Care Needs Fee Averages $1,800 - $2,200 Monthly Medium Care Needs Fee Averages $1,200 - $1,500 Monthly Low Care Needs Fee Averages $400 - $500 Monthly 2nd Person Fee Averages $500 - $700 MonthlyDisclaimer: 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 careCommercial InsurancePrivate paySocial SecuritySeparate pricing structure for careVeteran's benefits
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The Atmospherereviewed on: 07/21/2017 by Anonymous
The person who showed us around, she was fantastic and a wonderful representative. However the community had had an old person smell and a depressing feeling. It was more like an institutional environment.
Dads top choice!reviewed on: 12/06/2016 by Anonymous
I had toured many communities with my father and he really enjoyed this one the most out of all of them. His favorite thing about this place was how friendly and welcoming all of the staff where to him. They also offered a great activity program that he seemed to be very interested and looked forward to getting involved in. I personally liked the fact they offered a few different meals for us to try, we really enjoyed them and the overall dinning experience.
A Happy Beginningreviewed on: 10/20/2015 by Ruthie Alvensleben
I Our family toured 3 separate assisted living facilities. The Brookdale @ Northgate stood out in our estimation. Katri was the one who sat down with us, answered all our questions and patiently showed us all the available apts. She actively sought to find out what exactly our mother wanted in terms of experiences and activities. Mom loved that each unit had a balcony or patio and were very spacious. We all could see the staff interacting with the residents in a very personable and helpful manner. Within several days and with considerable assistance from the Brookdale staff, our mother was happily ensconced in her own apartment and making friends.
Adjusting takes timereviewed on: 08/18/2017 by Anonymous
My mom is still adjusting to her new home here at Brookdale Northgate. The location is good for me to be able to see her often. I really like that the staff is so friendly and caring and the way they interact with the residents. Mom likes her room it is warm and inviting, and she really likes having her own balcony and the lighting it provides. She really appreciates how clean the housekeeping crew keeps up her room, changing the sheets and all the other jobs she no longer has to do for herself. It does take some time for the maintenance crew to get around to fix things, such as the elevator's light and the button not working properly. It can be confusing for the residents with memory issues. On another note, we are waiting for the new activities director to get the activities (entertainment, movie nights, excursions away from the community) going that they were to provide for the residents.
November '16 reviewreviewed on: 11/28/2016 by letarosetree
I'm 77; when I moved here, I didn't expect much different from two other retirement/assisted places. Here it's an old, very clean building, one elevator for four floors. Many people seem to have physical or mental disabilities. Though cultural and food/health allergies to pork are common, I was told it's not the kitchen that puts pork in soups and foods, it's the distributors used by this facility... pork is not always noted when present, in the menu; it definitely needs to be for health/religious reasons. The dining area is very clean, though noisy: carpet has been replaced with hard, attractive flooring. The living room TV is often on so loud some residents won't go there , would like more quiet space and activities; they seem to sign up for these as soon as available and posted. This is changing and we are hoping for more.