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Mission Gardens will continue to serve Merced with care

Assisted living site will transition to specialized medical rehab facility

Misson Gardens on 27th Street in Merced is transitioning into a Congregate Living Health Facility.
Misson Gardens on 27th Street in Merced is transitioning into a Congregate Living Health Facility.

Mission Gardens, located at 1450  East  27th  Street in Merced, was originally built in 1962 for the  Sisters  of the Immaculate Heart who taught at the adjacent Our Lady of Mercy School. The facility later became a rectory for priests of the Catholic Churches of Merced.

Amie Marchini, a Merced-born gerontologist, whose passion is to serve seniors, purchased the property and opened it as an assisted living facility in 2003.

Mission Gardens has served hundreds of Merced’s  legendary seniors  during the  18 years of operation under Marchini’s leadership.

In 2021, during the pandemic, all licensed facilities were challenged and Mission Gardens was not excluded.  Occupancy declined and the difficult decision was made to close Mission Gardens. The remaining residents were offered residency at Park Merced and all of the residents and their families immediately accepted the opportunity as they appreciate the quality care, commitment and detailed services that they count on from Marchini and her team. Eight of the nine dedicated employees transferred to open positions within the company and all  remain employed with the company.

Most recently, Marchini was contacted by Navneet Gill to transition it into a Congregate Living Health Facility.

A Congregate Health Facility is a new type of license offered by Public Health and there is no care of this type currently offered in Merced. They will  offer subacute level of care in Merced. The scope of care for these patients can include; chronic ventilators, tracheostomies, extensive wound care, IV antibiotic treatments, spinal cord injuries, and extensive rehab to name a few. The ownership has extensive experience and knowledge in the field. They already provide physician driven  care at Congregate Health Facilities in Modesto and Salida. The licensing process is now underway and they hope to be operational by the end of the year.  As progress is made, more information will be shared.

Marchini is thrilled with  the new owner’s  plans for Mission Gardens as it provides this special location a way to continue serving the Merced Community. “It brings something Merced doesn’t offer, boutique medical-based rehab under the direction of compassionate physicians, this is a win-win for Merced and my much-loved location,” she shared.

Currently, Amie Marchini Senior Care includes Park Merced located at 3050 M Street, across from AAA which provides assisted living and is the daily worksite for about 50 employees.  Amie Marchini Home Care, a licensed Home Care Organization through the Department of Social Services, State of California, serves seniors in their own homes and employs about 85 dedicated team members. The inception of the company was with Amie Marchini Home Care in 2001 and their  office is currently located at 1468 East 27th Street, Merced and will remain there for now. The company exists to serve with a mission statement of: “We serve the community by providing comfort to seniors, peace of mind to their families and education on the issues of aging”. For more information, please contact (209) 384-3300 or www.amiesseniorcare.com.

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