- The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community
1216 North Superior Street, Spokane, WA, 99202
Community InformationThe Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community is an assisted living facility in Spokane, WA. The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community 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 The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community 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 The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community 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 The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community can help with that task.
Unique Features* Grand Old Historic Building completely renovated
* Near park, river, Centennial trail, Gonzaga University
* All rooms have panoramic view
* Large, high ceilinged apartments
* Anytime dining
* Active Living Exercise Program 5 times per week
* "Connection Program" - free computer use/training/email
* LPN on call 24 hours
The minimum age that a resident may be is 60 years old.
StaffingNurses on Staff24-Hour Awake StaffVisiting Physical TherapistVisiting Occupational TherapistVisiting Speech Therapist
Facility Care Level
Care Level Percentage Light Care 20% Medium Care 80% Heavy Care 0%
The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community prefers that residents need: light care, medium care
Additional ServicesDiabetic Care
The community can help residents monitor their blood sugar but cannot give insulin injections.
Memory Care Offered
This community employs technology to prevent residents from wandering and becoming lost, for example bracelets that will ring an alarm if the resident leaves the community.
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 TransportationProperty Convenient to Busline
Additional AmenitiesActivities OnsiteActivities OffsiteDevotional Services OnsiteOutdoor Common AreasIndoor Common AreasBeautician Onsite
Other ServicesWheelchair Accessible ShowersFull TubsHospice AvailableRespite OfferedAging in Place
Additional info: Anytime dining
Activities ProvidedActive Living Program is designed to improve oru resident's overall health and well-being by providing a rariety of physical activities for all fitness levels.
Average Room Pricing at The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community
Room Type Assisted Living Studio Averages $2,100 - $2,600 Monthly 1 Bedroom 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 The Academy, A Merrill Gardens Community
Fee Type Assisted Living Community Fee Respite Fee Averages $200 - $200 Daily Buy-In Fee High Care Needs Fee Averages $3,600 - $4,400 Monthly Medium Care Needs Fee Averages $1,400 - $1,800 Monthly Low Care Needs Fee Averages $200 - $300 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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Grateful Familyreviewed on: 09/21/2013 by Daughter of a resident.
The Academy has fulfilled all of our expectations and more. The facility is clean, the staff is fantastic, helpful and very caring. We have peace of mind knowing that our mom is in a wonderful place that she really enjoys. The interaction between residents and staff is impressive to watch. The residents are all treated equally with respect, kindness and lots of patience by the staff, who are always available to speak with family, and answer any of our concerns. From maintenance to management, all seem to really enjoy their jobs. Our mom's evaluation meeting with Lauralee Gumm was very thorough, informative and also helpful to us. She took as much time as we needed to address all of our questions and still patiently and kindly interact with mom.
Nice place, very helpful staffreviewed on: 01/10/2014 by Daughter
This is a nice place, very clean, and the staff have been very helpful. Initially we had my loved one in independent living, but it turns out she needed more assistance than what that entailed. Having to move rooms so soon after moving in was a little hard on her, so be sure your loved one is correctly assessed! They were very helpful and made the transition as easy as they could, however.
Nice facility but not for usreviewed on: 12/19/2017 by Anonymous
I toured this facility and liked it. I thought it was really pretty. However, I didn’t care for the dining room. It was on the lowest level and had an odor to it that I didn’t care for. The kitchen seemed clean, so I don’t know if it was musty because of the carpeting or what. But the rooms were nice, big, bright, and they had big, beautiful windows. It was a nice facility just not a good fit for my Mom.
Friendly Environment!!reviewed on: 03/30/2017 by Anonymous
I really like my new living environment at this community. Everyone has been so helpful and welcoming to me and I could not have asked for a better place. I enjoys my meals and dinning experience as well as different activities throughout the week with the other ladies. I am very happy and would recommend this place to anyone interested in a great place to live.
Very large rooms - older building - n...reviewed on: 12/25/2012 by A Place For Mom Customer
Very large rooms - older building - not as easy to get around