Senior living options vary from assisted living, in-home residential care, CCRC or Continuing Care Retirement Communities to independent living apartments and nursing homes where many different levels of care are offered. Seniors who make assisted living facilities their home may need help with activities of daily living. With 24 hour nursing care available, a housekeeping staff and nursing assistants, seniors can live comfortably and not worry about how their needs will be cared for. Assistance with bathing and dressing are available along with ambulation to and from the dining room for meals. There is also transportation provided to shopping, dining out and various activities in the city.
Merrill Gardens assisted living apartments have many services, including a fitness program, social activities, a swimming pool, and a on-site beauty salon and barber shop. There is an activities room for guest speakers, music, card and board games, and other special events. This is a gathering place for residents so they can meet with friends and family. Social activities keep seniors busy nearly everyday. They can enjoy full use of the library and media room and restaurant style dining is also something to look forward to. Nutritious wholesome food complements each meal with a full service dining room so seniors don’t have to worry about cooking their own meals unless they want to.
Assisted living apartments at Merrill Gardens vary from studio apartments to one and two bedroom apartments. They have cable television, fully furnished modern kitchens or kitchenettes and each apartment is fully furnished. Laundry facilities are located in each building and everything is included in one monthly rent payment. Depending on where seniors live the cost runs between $1500.00 and $2500.00 a month and this includes everything from utilities and meals to transportation and use of the pool, the library, social room and more. Considering the high cost of living when you own your own home this is more than affordable. Seniors no longer have to worry about paying an expensive mortgage payment, property taxes, homeowners insurance and upkeep on a home.
Kennewick, Washington has many attractions for those who enjoy the freedom of getting out and about. With museums, plays, movies, nearby golf courses, a 400 acre park for boating, fishing, hiking and picnics, plus a variety of restaurants and shopping centers, residents are never bored. Merrill Gardens offers scheduled day trips with transportation so seniors don’t even have to own a vehicle and pay for auto maintenance and repairs. Saving money is the key to affordable living and an all-inclusive monthly rent payment covers all of the expenses of daily living.