Sunrise Senior Living – Info, Locations, Reviews

Sunrise Senior Living communities offer a variety of different care options that cater to seniors of all needs. With more than 315 communities located in the US, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Sunrise is here to help seniors find a warm and loving community to call home.

About Sunrise Senior Living

The company started in 1981 by Paul and Terry Klaassen in Oakton, Virginia. The mission of the company is to “champion quality of life for all seniors.” The staff works to do this by respecting residents, caring for the whole individual, understanding the resident, promoting freedom and independence, and involving loved ones. The staff at the company are all passionate, respectful, trustworthy and joyful towards residents.

Services Offered

At Sunrise the staff offers eight different programs to residents that are related to exercise, the arts, local outreach, learning, music, and spirituality. They hope that by offering a variety of programs it brings more of a community feeling to residents, staff members and family. Here are the eight senior care services that they offer:

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care
  • Personal Care (only offered in Pennsylvania and Kentucky communities)
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Dignity Home Care
  • Coordination of Hospice Care


“My mom lovingly calls Sunrise her home. You provide her with confidence to stay as active and mobile as possible. The daily activities provide her the stimulation to participate and interact with other residents. The social interaction rounds out her life at Sunrise and is very important.” – Fred, relative of a resident.

“The staff­ everyone from housekeeping to the dining room, the nurse and the care staff ­ is top notch. They are very good and always willing to help.” – Frank, resident.

“I am continually amazed and impressed by the tenderness, love and sincere affection all of you have shown my father. It is constant, consistent and unwavering.” – Jean, relative of a resident.

Sunrise Senior Living Options

Assisted Living

For those who want to remain independent but still have assistance from professionals in your daily routines. The staff takes care of all chores like laundry, cooking, and cleaning. Sunrise Senior Living also creates Individual Service Plans to cater to specific needs of each resident.

Short-Term Stays

Also known as respite care, short-term stays are for elderly who are recovering from a health condition or hospital visit, or their caregiver will be unavailable for a short time like a vacation or for their own health purposes. Some also use a short-term stay as a trial period.

Personal Care

This program is only offered for the communities in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The Sunrise Senior Living team meets with each resident to determine their specific needs with an Individual Service Plan, and provides professional care for daily tasks like bathing, managing their medication, grooming, getting dressed, and more.

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitative Care

Skilled nursing at Sunrise Senior Living is the equivalent to getting medical care in a hospital, but instead in a nursing home setting. With 24 hour skilled nursing care, here are a few of the services offered at Sunrise

  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Dentist visits
  • Optometrist visits
  • Managing medication
  • Respiratory care
  • GU/GI care
  • Musculoskeletal and skin care
  • Other medical condition treatments

There are 12 Sunrise Senior Living communities that offer skilled nursing, which is listed here by state and community name.

  • Virginia – The Fairfax, The Colonnades, The Jefferson
  • Pennsylvania – The Quadrangle
  • Maryland – Bedford Court, Maplewood Park Place, Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane
  • Florida – Stratford Court of Boca Pointe, Brighton Gardens of Tampa
  • Nebraska – Brighton Gardens of Omaha
  • Kansas – Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village
  • New Jersey – Brighton Gardens of Edison

Independent Living

Also known as retirement living or senior housing in a retirement community, independent living is perfect for those still looking for an active and involved lifestyle without having to take care of daily chores. Sunrise Senior Living offers fitness and wellness programs, restaurant-style dining, housekeeping services, barbers, and more for those looking for an independent lifestyle.

Memory Care

Memory care can be for dementia or Alzheimer’s, which Sunrise Senior Living provides a great environment for elderly patients with these needs. Sunrise offers a Reminiscence Program as well as Reminiscence Neighborhoods that are specifically created for those in need of memory care.

Popular Locations – Find a Community

Sunrise Senior Living in McLean, VA

The headquarters of Sunrise Senior Living is only 15 minutes from Washington, DC, and is conveniently located to nearby attractions like shopping malls, a movie theater, restaurants are more.

Find out more about Sunrise Senior Living in McLean, VA. 

Sunrise Senior Living in NJ

With 23 Sunrise locations in New Jersey its no wonder that these communities are a popular choice. Located close to the beach and not far from surrounding major cities like Philadelphia and New York City, there is a lot to offer in the Sunrise facilities in New Jersey.

Find out more about Sunrise Senior Living in NJ.

Sunrise Senior Living in Plano, TX

Conveniently located for medical care to hospitals, medical centers, and more as well as entertainment from nearby movie theaters, restaurants, museums, and art centers, this is a popular choice for many looking for assisted or senior living needs.

Find out more about Sunrise Senior Living in Plano, TX.

Sunrise Senior Living in NY

There are 15 senior communities in the New York area, including a few that are in the New York City vicinity. Being close to NYC and all the entertainment it offers is a big reason why residents choose to stay here.

Find out more about Sunrise Senior Living in NY.

There are also other popular Sunrise Senior Living communities in Richmond, VA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, Seal Beach, CA, Charlotte, NC, Naperville, IL, and San Diego, CA.