The Sunrise Senior Living community understands the importance of memory care in maintaining independent living and quality of life for seniors. For over 30 years, Sunrise staff have been committed to providing thoughtful, comprehensive care and resources for residents with memory concerns like Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Welcome to the neighborhood
Each of Sunrise's Reminiscence Neighborhoods offers a safe, personalized environment for residents with varied forms of memory loss. With over 5 million square feet of space, Reminiscence Neighborhoods feature a range of offerings that help seniors feel at home. Among the resources provided to residents are living rooms, where guests interact with each other and visitors, relax and enjoy music and films. To engage residents, Sunrise provides and encourages participation in discussion about daily programs. Other areas of the neighborhood include a country kitchen with freshly-baked snacks, and outdoor patio space that allows residents to safely interact with the natural environment.
Safe and sound
Reminiscence Neighborhoods provide a secure space, with around-the-clock care provided by compassionate and expert staff. Each of the designated care managers in the more than 4,800 Sunrise Reminiscence Neighborhoods participates in 73 hours of memory care training, and many exceed this requirement. Our team members lead in a variety of capacities, interacting directly with residents during events that engage them in the more than 40 activities offered at each community per week. As a testament to our staff's true commitment, more than 80 percent of full-time caregivers continue working with us annually.
Just like home
In designing the Reminiscence Neighborhoods to feel like home for residents, Sunrise focuses on creating both a homey appearance and a welcoming, community atmosphere. Sunrise ensures that guests feel included by partnering with local neighborhoods and schools. In addition to visits from family members and loved ones, Sunrise promotes collaboration with nearby schools and daycare centers to connect residents with families and children and encourage conversation and understanding. Reminiscence Neighborhoods also arrange for the presence of animal companions, either a dog or a cat, and guests are invited to interact with and care for their new furry friends.
Sunrise Senior Living offers an assortment of resources and information for residents and their families concerning memory care concerns. Specific questions can be posed on our blog, and various materials about living with memory loss are available on our website. People considering Sunrise's Reminiscence Neighborhoods are encouraged to browse the photograph and video galleries, and get to know our expert care providers.
Lifting weights may not seem like common activity among the senior population, but it is one of the cornerstones of healthy aging. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults should perform muscle-building activities at least two days a week. If the recommendations from the CDC are not enough, then a recent study from Spain's University of Navarre should convince seniors to start pumping some iron. Researchers found that even adults 90 and older can improve their walking speed, balance and physical function by participating in a strength-training regimen.
Over the course of a lifetime, 3 out of 10 Americans will be involved in an automobile accident that is related to alcohol. This sobering statistic from Newsday emphasizes the risk that drinking poses to safe driving, and serves as a call to action for individuals and communities to reduce alcohol consumption and other behaviors that can be dangerous and even deadly when mixed with automobiles.
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