Merrill Gardens at Oceanside


3500 Lake Boulevard , Oceanside, CA 92056

(855) 840-7257

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Prices up again...every year. We are now paying $1,000 more than 2 years ago. Almost $4,000. Promises of updated facilities have not been completed. They do not do a good job of cleaning the apartments, even when you pay for extra services; they always tell me I came on the day before the cleaning day. On a positive note, the staff is friendly and Mom likes the food. Most of the "helpers" are young and untrained. My overall rating is due to the corporation raising rates, hidden fees and care level charged by "ranges" with the "point system". They charge extra for everything, so be prepared!!! Unacceptable that they charge for checking on residents. This is, after all, a Senior Assisted living Center. As far as the activities go, very disappointing as the staff does nothing to encourage or assist residents to participate; they do charge "points" to simply remind a resident to eat.

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Merrill Gardens at Oceanside is a good facility but has room for improvement in many areas. What I did like about this facility was that it had a barber shop and beauty salon as well as a library area well stocked with books. What I did not like about this facility was that it feels a bit dreary on the inside and doesn’t have as much natural light as I would have liked. Merrill Gardens at Oceanside isn’t a bad facility, but rather just one that should be updated.

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Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

Property Info

Licensed Capacity: 175

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 60

Resident Capacity: 175

Number of Units: 144

State License #: 374603371

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Beauty/Barber Shop



Full-Time Activity Director

Live Entertainment

Local Outings and Trips

Exercise Classes

Planned Leisure and Social Events


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Pet Policy: Small pets allowed

Special Meals: Diabetic,Low-salt,Vegetarian

Restaurant-Style Dining

Private Dining Room Available

Anytime Dining Program


Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Apartment

Guest Meals

Private Laundry


Active Living Wellness Program

Personal Pathways Memory Care Program

Weekly Linen Service

Description of Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

Set in the heart of beautiful Southern California, Merrill Gardens at Oceanside offers a range of senior living options from independent living to Alzheimer's care. Centrally located within the Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista tri-city area, our community is at the heart of it all, just minutes from shopping centers, medical facilities, parks and California's scenic beaches.

Merrill Gardens at Oceanside is owned and operated by Merrill Gardens, a family company that has been committed to providing an alternative to traditional retirement housing since 1993. As a resident-focused company, we strive to provide the best in retirement community living by supporting independence, individuality, privacy and the decision-making abilities of our residents.

Featured Amenities

At Merrill Gardens at Oceanside, every day is a new opportunity to enjoy the vast amenities and lifestyle benefits we offer. Relax with your small pet in your own private apartment, choosing from a selection of spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, or have fun with friends during one of our many daily activities.

Enjoy a delicious, hot meal in our restaurant-style dining room, where our Anytime Dining Program lets you choose what and when to eat. Guests are always welcome to join in a meal, and a private dining room is available for celebrating those special occasions.

Available Services

To make sure your life at Pacific Place is truly hassle-free, our staff are available 24 hours a day to take care of the cleaning, laundry, driving, cooking and more. From our beauty salon and barbershop to our furnished guest suites, we work hard to make sure our community meets your every need.

As a full-service senior living community, we are able to provide assisted living and memory care services to seniors in need of some extra support. Professional caregivers are on hand to offer assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and eating, and our Personal Pathways Activity Program offers personalized activities specially designed to help seniors challenged by dementia maintain their independence for as long as possible.

For a retirement experience like none other, look no further than Merrill Gardens at Oceanside.