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Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

2567 Second Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

If you're searching for assisted living in San Diego County, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill is one you might want to consider.  It's located close to Balboa Park and has a nice view of Mission Bay. For residents that are still able to get around outdoors, this can provide them with great opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Though primarily a retirement community, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill also offers assisted living services for those who need them. This includes managing medications, providing meals, and helping with many more types of activities that are part of daily life. Some of these activities include helping residents get dressed if they need it, providing transportation, and cleaning residents' apartments. The staff will also help residents get ready for bed, including helping them clean themselves. In addition, Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill offers the opportunity for seniors to invite friends over for special occasions. If they are physically capable of it, seniors can also invite friends over for a social outing. As far as leisure activities are concerned, some that are offered at the facility include arts and crafts, bingo, a book club, bridge, movies, walking groups (for residents who are physically able to walk), live entertainment (which sometimes includes live music), dances, exercise classes, and much more. The facility also provides basic cable to residents' rooms, giving them plenty of television options to choose from.

The facility is designed to function much like apartments would and helps build a strong sense of community among its residents. Staff at Merrill Gardens is available on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week. In the event of an emergency of some type, all apartments at the facility have an emergency call system in place. This allows the staff to respond immediately to any situations that require fast response. Residents are able to have cats and/or dogs as pets, though those are the only two types of pets accepted. The facility only accepts private pay, and monthly rates run in the mid- $2000 range. In total, there are 84 apartments at Merrill Gardens, which means there are plenty of chances for residents to interact with each other. In addition to having one-bedroom apartments available, the facility also has two-bedroom apartments available. This allows residents to have the option of having an apartment to themselves, or to share an apartment with someone else.

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