Frequently Asked Questions
About Senior Living in Surprise
Whether you are just beginning to explore senior living or have been doing research for a while, we know it can be overwhelming to sort through all the available information.
On this page, you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions from seniors and their families. We hope this information will assist you in your search! However, if you have specific questions or simply want to talk to a live person, call us at 623-900-1077.
Our team of senior living experts is always happy to help!
Fellowship Square Surprise is part of the Christian Care family of senior living communities.
Christian Care was founded in 1979, by a group of Christians who saw a need for affordable nursing care for seniors in Arizona. Realizing this need, they formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and named it Christian Care.
Christian Care Health Center was the first to open its doors in 1980. Today, Christian Care Companies operates six retirement communities across Arizona. And while each community differs slightly in the level of care and services they offer, they are all guided by the same mission:
"Through Christian love and excellence, we are dedicated to providing a fulfilling lifestyle and promoting independence to those we serve."
Assisted Living is ideal for seniors who need extra support with their activities of daily living but who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. Residents receive increased assistance in their day-to-day lives and a higher level of care than what is available in Independent Living.
At The Oasis Assisted Living, we provide three different levels of Assisted Living services: Supervisory Care, Personal Care, and Direct Care. Our Memory Care neighborhood, Reflections, is a secure unit located within The Oasis building.
Yes, we are a pet-friendly retirement community!
In Independent Living, we allow one pet per apartment (50 pounds or less), and a refundable pet fee will apply. Residents must provide pet vaccination and registration information to be kept with their residency file.
Pets are not allowed in Assisted Living, however, four-legged visitors* are always welcome!
Yes, rental rates increase every January 1st. While the percentages vary, rates have historically increased between 2% and 4%, depending on inflation.
Our Board of directors considers many factors when making this decision, including overhead expenses, capital expenditures, government mandates, market conditions, and affordability. They are fully committed to our organization's Mission, Vision, and Values – all three of which play a role in their analysis.
While we understand the short-term appeal leases can have, we do not offer them.
We have been told that we are “the friendliest community around,” – and we believe that long-term leases are one of the many factors that help create a strong sense of community. We provide countless opportunities to connect and build lasting friendships through fun and meaningful activities and events. Not the least of which is the magic that happens around the dinner table when you break bread with friends, old and new.
When seniors begin researching retirement communities, understanding the cost of senior living is undoubtedly one of the top considerations.
In most retirement communities, monthly rent covers meals, maintenance, landscaping, housekeeping, and more. However, when comparing the costs of your current living situation to the cost of senior living, it’s essential also to consider the intrinsic benefits of congregate living - being part of a community. Being surrounded by a network of neighbors and supportive services – and knowing you aren’t alone.
To help you with your budget comparisons, we encourage you to download and print this Senior Living Cost Calculator.
Close to it all
Fellowship Square Surprise is located just east of Loop 303, on the south side of Bell Road, in Surprise, Arizona. The Oasis Assisted Living and Memory Care are located on the southeast side of campus, their gated entrance is off Sarival Avenue.
Our senior living campus is situated in a bustling neighborhood, with a wide range of shopping centers, entertainment venues, restaurants, and medical centers within three miles of campus. Luke Air Force Base is located just seven miles to the south, a popular spot for our retired military residents.