Manoogian Manor

Manoogian Manor: Home for Seniors since 1949

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By Terry Jacoby

LIVONIA, Mich. — Manoogian Manor in Livonia offers a culture of caring designed to enhance the quality of life with care, compassion and a sense of purpose and independence. But for its residents, it’s simply home – in every sense of the word.

“We look at it as this is our resident’s home and we are the guests, here to provide whatever they need,” said Robert Harrison Jr., marketing manager at Manoogian Manor. “Everything we do is focused on improving their lives and our employees treat our residents like family members. We feel that the reason we are still here and the best at what we do is because of the care we provide.”

And they aren’t the only ones who believe they are the best at what they do. Hour Detroit magazine awarded Manoogian Manor “Best of Senior Care” for 2023.

A fully licensed and nonprofit assisted living community, Manoogian Manor has been providing a home to seniors since it was first opened in 1949 by a group of local women in a small farmhouse in Farmington Hills. The facility opened its current 10-acre location on Middlebelt Road in Livonia in 1970, with several additions and renovations taking place over the years.

Manoogian Manor is again upgrading the property with new concepts, amenities and room designs, including new single suites that are larger, brighter and beautiful.

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Manoogian Manor is licensed to allow for 72 residents but downsizes the capacity in order to accommodate what people want, including bigger rooms, more space for activities and services and to make it feel more like home.

Home-cooked meals are prepared by skilled chefs and are served in a spacious, sunny dining room or outside on the veranda.

Associates are experienced in accommodating the individual needs and wishes of each resident, with staff on duty 24 hours a day. Residents utilize the house physicians or their own and benefit from the ease of onsite house exams, physical, occupational and speech therapy, podiatry, x-ray, lab work, and medication management.

Residents also maintain active lifestyles, with daily activities like Bingo, crafts, exercise and music along with Friday night movies, ice cream socials and outside entertainment.

The sprawling grounds of Manoogian Manor features lush gardens, shady trees and a fountain with water splashing playfully in the pond. The property includes wide walking paths, comfortable benches, a beautiful courtyard and frequent visits from deer. Residents enjoy gardening, outdoor concerts, painting, lecture series and discussion groups. A customized van accommodates wheelchairs.

“We believe that each individual is unique, worthy of respect and dignity, and all our residents are entitled to care that reflects the ideal that life in all circumstances has value,” Harrison Jr said. “Our goal is to assist each person to remain as independent as possible. We wish to create an environment and atmosphere that is filled with vibrancy, pride, security and a sense of belonging. We want them to feel at home because they are home.”

For more information or to schedule a visit, call (734) 522-5780 or log onto manoogianmanor.com.

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