About Us

The Difference: Families Caring for Families

At Grace Manor at Lake Morton, you’ll feel the difference that local ownership and management make in creating a warm, family-focused environment specially suited for memory care. Grace Manor at Lake Morton is owned and managed by local Lakeland residents, Louis and Lori Garrard, not by a corporation or senior care conglomerate. The Garrards and their team members get to know each resident and their family members personally, which allows them to care for the entire family’s needs. It’s not uncommon for the Garrards and their team to see residents’ family members at church or community events, when they greet each other as friends and neighbors.

The Garrards credit their family-supportive and faith-based approach with creating the special environment at Grace Manor at Lake Morton. Grace Manor team members are dedicated to customizing care around the needs of each resident rather than requiring residents to conform to a particular schedule. This helps residents maintain a sense of calm and relieves anxiety. Our healthcare professionals understand the difficult nature of this journey and are always available to listen or to provide reassurance or prayers to help residents and their families cope with the changes that memory disorders bring.


To enrich lives and be faithful stewards of all entrusted to us.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Creating Quality Environments
  • Stewardship
  • Excellence in Execution
  • Create Raving Fans through Emotional Connections
  • Improving Quality of Life through Vertical Integration