Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen in San Jose


Phone: +1 408-216-2351
Opening hours
  • Monday:Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday:Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday:Open 24 hours
  • Thursday:Open 24 hours
  • Friday:Open 24 hours
  • Saturday:Open 24 hours
  • Sunday:Open 24 hours
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4.2 (10 comments)

Review №1


As someone who works in the industry, services, environment, and the program as well as the leadership team is what creates the best fulfilling life for the elder population, Merrill Gardens Willow Glen undoubtedly has all of those. If youre looking for a place for a loved one, Merrill Gardens should be on the top of your list.

Review №2


MG San Jose on Curci Dr is fabulous. I care for an individual there and the whole facility environment is really good. The staff have a great attitude, friendliness, cleanliness, the most fabulous food. I speak with many of the residents and they all say its like five star meals even appetizers.

Review №3


The logistics of moving my 97 year old mother from one assisted living facility to another were overwhelming enough in normal times without the added challenge of doing it in the middle of a pandemic, but our family is so glad we chose Merrill Gardens Willow Glen. I truly cant say enough about how helpful, responsive, compassionate, and professional all of the staff at Merrill Gardens has been throughout the entire process, starting with Community Relations Director Andy Anaya, continuing with Managing Director Grace Komasaka, then Carina Berumen in the Garden House memory care unit, nurse MJ, and everyone in between. They have been wonderful.

Review №4


My sister and brother-in-law moved into two rooms in the Garden House in October, 2018 at the time while there was not a general manager nor a resident nurse in Merrill Garden. Even under a lot of stress due to lack of a full staff, I found that everyone tried very hard to take care of the residents and to satisfy family member’s requests. Within a short time, they hired nurse Betty, med tech MJ, and an interim general manager Wilson. Betty and MJ are very friendly and work very hard to satisfy the resident’s needs, a sharp contrast to my previous experiences at the other location in Campbell. General Manager, Wilson, is a nice person, easy to work with, and always has the benefits of residents in mind. Recently, after my inquiry about moving my sister and her husband into a single room, Wilson took the initiative to convince the residence in a larger room to move into a smaller one so that my sister and brother-in-law can share this larger room instead of staying in two separate small ones, which saved them a couple of thousand dollars each month. Under Wilson’s leadership, I can see that the condition of Merrill Garden at Willow Glenn is rapidly improving.

Review №5


As is with all businesses, changing of management staff is a challenge. Such has been the case with Merrill Gardens Willow Glen over the last year. One poor Director hiring can take its toll very quickly. Getting that Director to leave and find a good replacement also takes time and effort. I and my uncle lived through the process. What I found important that once identified, Corporate took corrective action, immediately placing an intermediate manager in place to correct damage that was done and to start a search for a 5 star replacement Director. My uncle is in the Memory Care Unit and I could not be more pleased with his care. Staff attitudes have been redirected into the needs of the residents, open communication with the families, a clear definition to all parties of what the goals and standards are, staff are cross trained, a new proactive RN has been hired. The residents are well cared for, the place is immaculately clean, staff smile and take that extra to spend time with the residents and listen. Activities and entertainment are scheduled daily. In Memory Care an Activities Coordinator has been hired that is trained in Dementia Seniors Stimulation, to exclusively work with these residents..The Facility Director sets the tone and standards and insist the staff comply to them or HR takes appropriate action for correction. It is not business as casual whatever you feel like doing , but rather it is business handled in a professional manner as defined by policy. I personally like the Directors fair and no nonsense approach, and his willingness to fill the gap when staffing manpower conflicts occur. i.e., driving the resident bus to an activity.Im at the facility constantly and at different times night and day and I can attest to the fact this is a wonderful facility for Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Review №6


The residents (including my parents) complain about poor staffing levels, constant turnover of staff and the facility manager. I have observed poor quality food preparation. Extremely expensive and even more so if you require any of their staff to assist an any way at all.

Review №7


Way overpriced. Minimal house cleaning. Poor food. Any business that loses so many employees in a relatively short period of time is a sign of bad management.

Review №8


Caring, clean, accessible. Love this place and my grandma does too. Id love to love here! 😊

Review №9


Beautiful community with amazing staff.

Review №10



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