Our Philosophy

The Samarkand is built on values that informs everything we do. We go well beyond the care you’ll find in most communities in Santa Barbara, CA. We offer a full continuum of care, with services and amenities that nurture individuality in ways other communities simply can’t.

Since our pioneering leaders founded the Home of Mercy in Chicago in 1886, we have focused on helping residents live more fulfilling lives. We have expanded this great legacy by creating quality and welcoming communities that our residents are proud to call home.

The Samarkand’s iconic magnolia tree perfectly represents the beauty, graciousness and dignity that defines our community.

What sets our community apart:

We believe in INDIVIDUALITY

By respecting individuals and extending God’s love, we create strength from unity within diversity.

We embrace SPIRITUALITY

Through faith, we can have a positive impact on all our lives as we age.

We support CONGENIALITY

By connecting people and cultivating friendships, we build engaged communities.

We practice HOSPITALITY

By serving people, we create communities that foster satisfaction and happiness.