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Emeritus Assumes Operations of 38 Merrill Communities: FAQ

Q. Is Emeritus taking over all of Merrill Gardens’ communities?
A. No. Emeritus is assuming the operations for 38 Merrill Gardens communities. Merrill Gardens will then have 26 operating and development communities in six states in their portfolio.

Q. What benefits will seniors see because of this acquisition?
A. Coupling Emeritus’ award-winning assisted living expertise with Merrill Gardens’ nationally-known predominantly independent living operating model enables us to provide the continuum of care that the rapidly-growing senior population is seeking and better meet the evolving needs and desires of this growing group of people.

Q. Does Emeritus intend to make any changes in leadership/personnel at current Merrill Garden communities?

A. No. One of the reasons we were so excited about taking over the operations of these Merrill Garden communities was the outstanding reputation of its staff.

Q. When will Emeritus begin managing the Merrill Gardens communities?

A. The target date for the transition to Emeritus is September 1, 2013.

Q. Will the communities get new names?

A. Like Merrill Gardens, Emeritus usually puts its name on each community because we are proud of the work we do. Our intention is to rename the communities. For instance, Merrill Gardens at Mill Creek will become Emeritus at Mill Creek. This naming scheme may not happen at all communities because Emeritus may already have a community with a name that is currently being used by Merrill Gardens. In those cases, we will come up with a new name.