Moonlight Manor is the result of comprehensive research as to what was needed for superior quality care for the elderly and what was actually available in the community.
After touring many assisted living homes with the intention of purchasing one for our own business we concluded that even through there were some nice homes run by nice folks, there was not one where we ourselves would have wanted to be placed should that need arise. More often than not residents were sharing a bedroom with another resident and even when private bedrooms were available they were still sharing a bathroom with several other residents. This was not the “feel” of the home we wanted to own and operate.
In early 2007 we purchased an acre of land in a quiet yet convenient area of Surprise and got busy with the planning and construction. By October of 2009 Moonlight Manor Assisted Living Home, our truly beautiful and state of the art facility, was open and accepting residents. We are proud of the home we provide for our residents as well as the stellar reputation we have earned within our industry and community.
We want nothing but the best here at Moonlight Manor. It is our belief that the residents we are privileged to care for have worked hard all their lives and deserve only the best in the final leg of their journey here on this earth. It is our mission to see to it that that journey is as enjoyable as possible.
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Moonlight Manor is located at 15129 W. Paradise Ln. Surprise, AZ 85374. We are off of Reems Rd. between Bell Rd. and Greenway Rd. We are ideally located on a quiet street yet close to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, many doctor’s offices and clinics, shopping, banking, and entertainment.
We are situated on a one acre corner lot which has been beautifully landscaped. The backyard is a secured area with 4200 square feet of artificial turf, cement patios and walking paths, and a huge common patio with ceiling fans, BBQ, and misters. There is a 3 hole putting green for the golf enthusiasts and a citrus orchard. The landscaping has been designed with shade trees and pretty flowering plants rather than a desert look. The front of the property includes lots of walking area with pavers and four large lawn areas. There is also a garden area that includes a raised gardening box accessible for anyone in a wheelchair.
- A 200 gallon saltwater aquarium.
- A large atrium with waterfall and tropical plants, misters and special lighting
- Two fireplaces to give our home a cozy feel.
- Beautiful decor.
- A gorgeous gourmet kitchen and large common eating area.
- A beauty salon on site for all our residents’ hair needs.
- A special large wheelchair shower.
- A therapy tub with jets for those who want to soak.
- A state of the art alarm system for fire and security.
- The great room has a 65″ LCD flat screen TV with surround sound.
- Wide hallways and doors.
- Both a player piano and a beautiful organ for the residents to enjoy.
- All private rooms
- All private bathrooms with showers
- Heater in every resident bathroom
- Ceiling fan and thermostat in each bedroom
- Wall to wall carpet in bedrooms
- Private patios and storage lockers
- Wheelchair accessible vanities
- Cable TV, internet, and phone access in each bedroom
- Emergency pulls in each bedroom and bathroom
- Fire alarm and sprinkler system
- Two built in water coolers to provide adequate hydration
- Grab bars in each bathroom and shower
- No steps or lips to trip on
- Individual call pendants
- Fold down shower seats in showers
- Wheelchair access throughout
- Washer with sanitizer cycle for soiled linens
- H2O water system throughout entire home
- Raised toilets in every bathroom
- Emergency pulls in each resident bedroom and bathroom
Kay Moon’s career in the medical field spans 40+ years. Her wide range of experience has prepared her for providing the best home and quality of life possible for our residents.More >
Lori serves as our live in Registered Nurse. Her extensive experience working with geriatric patients and her medical oversight ensure the highest care and safety for our tenants.More >
Tracy is our compassionate and hard-working caregiver and the go to person in charge whenever the manager is not present. She is loved by our residents and co-workers alikeMore >
All of our caregivers have been state certified and have passed a background check. They receive ongoing education to ensure that they remain the best in their field.More >
We live in a community of volunteers and will welcome volunteers that will have a positive impact on our residents. Although volunteers cannot physically assist the residents they can help with activities, reading, household chores, or just sitting and visiting with the residents.
Moonlight Manor Assisted Living Home is owned and managed by Kay Moon.
Kay first started her career in the medical field in 1973 when she worked for two family physicians as their medical assistant in Hayward, California. She was also a licensed x-ray technician in the State of California. She has been a small business owner and had 16 years of supervisory experience before opening Moonlight Manor. Kay worked from 2000 to 2009 as the admitting supervisor of the E.R. at Del E. Webb Hospital. Kay has experience working with the elderly in assisted living facilities as well as caring for the elderly and handicapped in her own home. She is both a Certified Caregiver and a State of Arizona licensed Assisted Living Facility Manager.
Kay’s goal and vision from the beginning has been to have the best home possible where the residents truly felt like they are part of a family. Kay is blessed to know that that goal has come to pass.
Lori joined Moonlight Manor Assisted Living in August 2014 as our live in RN.
Lori has extensive experience working with geriatric patients having spent a decade working as an RN for Banner Hospice. Part of Lori’s duties at Moonlight Manor include preparing and updating the individual Service Plans for each resident as required by the State of Arizona. She fills the medi sets for each resident and orders prescription refills. She also oversees the administration of the medications by our certified caregivers. Lori generates and updates our Medical Administration Records and monitors the vital signs for each resident.
Although Lori enjoys working with the elderly, she also loves to spend time with her four grandchildren. Lori is a gifted seamstress and enjoys crafting and travel.
Tracy is our head caregiver. We were lucky to find Tracy shortly after we opened back in 2009.
Although Tracy was a newly certified caregiver when she joined our Moonlight Manor family she has proven to be a compassionate and hard-working caregiver working all of the shifts at one time or another. She is the go to person in charge whenever the manager is not present. Tracy is loved by our residents and co-workers alike. She is also a busy mother of four with her two youngest children still at home.
All of our caregivers have been state certified and have passed a background check. They receive ongoing education to ensure that they remain the best in their field. All of our caregivers are selected according to their personalities and attitudes as well as for the skills they are trained for. Speaking clear and fluent English is one of our requirements. Our caregivers are not just employees but part of our Moonlight Manor family. Treating our residents as one of their own family members with love, dignity, and respect are a must. We feel fortunate to have found truly wonderful caregivers to work with our residents.
Words can’t express properly our appreciation for the loving care you and your staff provided Mom during her stay at Moonlight Manor. She lived above her expectation and was so grateful for the opportunity to live at your wonderful facility. May God continue to bless the wonderful work you do.
- Larry and Emmalie
Dear Kay and all the Caregivers,
Our family is so grateful for the wonderful three years Myrtle had with you. She felt very lucky to be there…and said so often. We appreciate the tender attention shown her and your patience with her rather unusual routines!
- Len, Liz and our extended family
Kay and the staff at Moonlight Manor have created a homelike atmosphere for all of the residents. It is their caring, love, and attention that has helped many transition into their home away from home.
Kay and her husband, Rick, had a vision. They did their homework and research. Then they designed and built this lovely assisted living home. When we refer people to Kay and Moonlight Manor, they usually respond "Can I live there?" In summary, we are very grateful and thankful to Kay for following her dream, building Moonlight Manor, creating a professional yet family environment and sharing it with us.
- Shirley, Ryan & OurFamily
Frequently Asked Questions
How many residents is Moonlight Manor licensed for?
We are licensed for 10 residents. Our license includes residents at the supervisory, personal, and directed levels of care.
Do you have both private and semi-private rooms?
No. All of our suites are private. The exception would be if a resident and a spouse that does not require any assistance choose to share the same room. In that case the non-care spouse would be on a separate contract for room and board only and would not count as one of our 10 residents but would be welcome to participate in any of the daily activities.
Is the facility wheelchair accessible?
Absolutely. All of our hallways are five feet wide. Interior and exterior doors are a minimum of 36 inches. There are no resident areas with stairs or lips of any kind including our showers. Resident vanities are open underneath for wheelchair accessibility and the toilets are higher than normal making them easier to get on and off of.
Is there an RN on staff?
Yes. Not only do we have an RN on staff but she lives upstairs in her own separate apartment. Our RN is a certified emergency room nurse with experience working in adult care facilities.
Do you have a doctor on staff?
Although there is no doctor on staff, we have arranged for visits from geriatric doctors and a podiatrist to do routine checkups and treatments as needed.
Are there emergency calls in each room?
Yes. Each resident bedroom and bathroom has an emergency pull which calls directly to one of the caregivers. In addition to this each resident will have an individual call pendant to wear on their person in case they need to summon help from a location other than in their suite.
Can residents control their room temperatures?
Yes. Each bedroom is equipped with a ceiling fan and a thermostat. In addition to this each bathroom has a heater built into the ceiling to maximize comfort when getting out of the shower.
How large are the suites?
Each suite is a minimum of 285 sq feet. This includes a bedroom of about 12 x 15 feet, a large bathroom with its own stall shower, a huge walk-in closet and in 9 of the 10 suites a private, enclosed patio with a large, private, locked storage unit built in.
Is there a caregiver up all night?
Yes. There will be a minimum of two caregivers during the day and one at night who are always awake and available to the residents.
Are the bedrooms furnished?
Yes and no. Residents are welcome to bring their own personal furnishing for their bedrooms but if they prefer not to we will furnish the rooms. We include as part of our furnishings a 32” flat screen LCD wall hung TV.
Are there daily activities?
Yes. There will be at least two activities schedules each day. One of these will involve some sort of exercise for the body and the other will focus on exercise for the mind. There will be things to do both indoors and outdoors such as raised bed gardening, golfing on our putting green, or walks on the beautiful walking paths. We also have a nice library, game tables, sewing machines, and computer with internet available to the residents.
Will you have any entertainment or celebrations?
Absolutely. There will be scheduled entertainment brought in from the outside and we will find lots of occasions to celebrate at Moonlight Manor.
Will there be any transportation available?
Yes. We will provide transportation within a 10 mile radius for up to two appointments per month. There will be a charge assessed for additional transportation.
Will my medications be supervised?
Yes. Our RN will be reviewing and monitoring all of the medications at Moonlight Manor. All medications will be kept in a securely locked medication closet and administered by either the RN or one of the certified caregivers under the direction of the RN.
Do you accept AHCCCS residents?
No. We are a private pay facility. For residents with long term care policies that may cover all or part of the monthly charge either the resident or their representative would need to submit the paid receipt to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
Are guests able to eat with the residents? Is there a charge for this?
Guests are welcome to have a meal with the resident, however, we ask that you give us 24 hour notice so that we may be prepared with enough food for the meal. There is no charge for the meal but we respectfully ask that you respect this favor by reasonably limiting such requests. For those wishing to eat here very often, please work out a meal plan with the manager.
What’s included in the base price?
The room rent, three home cooked meals a day plus snacks, daily activities, entertainment, and celebrations, transportation for up to two appointments per month, personal laundry service, cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms, changing of linens, administration/supervision of all medications, use of onsite beauty salon, and best of all…lots of love, attention, and respect.