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Visiting our Residents
Effective 11/18/21, Dunklau Gardens has open visitation per new CMS Visitation Guidance. Please read the communication and how it may apply to your visit.

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

At this time, Dunklau Gardens is only allowing scheduled visits due to COVID-19. Please refer to our full policy for more information. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to safely care for our residents!

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Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehab in Fremont

Designed to provide a comfortable living environment in a caring and compassionate setting, Dunklau Gardens is a place where you can live life to the fullest while knowing your needs will be accommodated by 24-hour nursing care. Located on the Methodist Fremont Health campus, it’s close to home for family and friends to visit and even closer to expert care.

Caring for Fremont and Surrounding Communities Since 1960

What is today known as Dunklau Gardens opened as a 120-bed skilled care unit in 1960. The facility was named A.J. Merrick Manor in 1963, after the beloved Fremont physician. In 1991, an additional 46 private rooms were added for skilled nursing care.

Today, Dunklau Gardens is rated a five-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We offer 106 beds for residents in need of skilled care, including 24 in the short-term rehabilitation unit, and four large hospice suites. Our staff of over 100 includes nursing, therapy, social work and clinical support professionals. We pride ourselves on the level of care and expertise we offer, the range of complex situations we can accommodate and our continued pursuit of continuing education and training – including dementia and behavioral certification for each staff member.

Through the Building a Healthy Future project in the mid-2010s, the facility was renovated to provide a more home-like experience for residents. Improvements included an increased number of private rooms; enlarged private rooms and bathrooms; enhanced privacy in companion rooms; and new courtyard and community spaces. The facility was renamed Dunklau Gardens to recognize a substantial gift to the project from the Rupert Dunklau Foundation as well as Rupert Dunklau’s many years of community leadership and participation on the facility’s board. Also at that time, the renovated short-term rehabilitation unit was rededicated as the A.J. Merrick Rehabilitation unit.

We’re committed to making sure each resident feels at home, is treated like family and receives the best possible care. Throughout the Fremont community, Dunklau Gardens is trusted as a place where your loved one is in the best of hands.

Specialties at Dunklau Gardens

The services and offerings at Dunklau Gardens are in place to enhance YOUR lifestyle. Our devoted staff is available to assist residents in achieving maximum independence and improved quality of life. You can expect innovative care that is customized to meet your individual needs, hobbies and interests. We offer:
Access Methodist My Care
Access your medical records, schedule an appointment and more – all in one convenient spot.
Pay a Bill
Our bill pay portal makes it easy to access and view your updated account information 24/7.