Grand Manor Monticello

Assisted Living at its Finest 

About Us

In 2009 Mike Akin, along with his son John, came up with the idea of a new kind of senior assisted living center. Until then, the only available senior care was in institutional-like facilities otherwise known as nursing homes. In August 2013, Grand Manor Monticello broke ground. With its new approch to senior care, Grand Manor began a movement to greatly improve the quality of life for seniors. We are passionately committed to making a difference in people’s lives by providing service of the highest quality and value in a supportive environment, promoting the health, independence and social interaction of seniors. We understand the various wellness needs and assistance that seniors may benefit from as they age. At Grand Manor, we hire the very best team members who have a natural serving heart and a commitment to providing the very best in service and care. When we welcome someone to our team, they complete a thorough, Grand Manor training program to prepare them for their role in the community.


John Akin

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John was born and raised in Monticello.  After graduating from Monticello High in 1999, he attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville earning a bachelor’s degree in business management.  He joined his father, Mike, at Akin Industries, a healthcare furnishings provider, in 2003.  John has been in and around the long term care industry his entire career.  It is through this interaction that Mike and John developed an interest in owning an Assisted Living facility.  John and his wife, Cara, live in Monticello with their two children, Jack and Cate.

Mike Akin

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Mike was born and grew up in Arkansas. From 1988-2008 Mike was CEO of Akin Industries, a manufacturer of contract furniture catering nationally to the long term health care industry. Mike sold the company in 2008 to pursue other interests, one of them after having been exposed to senior adult settings for 20 years was to own and operate an assisted living facility. After much research Mike and his son John broke ground in August 2013 on Grand Manor of Monticello which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2014.


Mike is married to Susan and they have two children, son-John (Cara), daughter Rebecca (Ryan) and five grandchildren, Jack, Cate, Lily, Ben, and Sam.