Sunrise Life Enrichment Managers are the core of our personalized memory care for seniors in all Sunrise communities and Reminiscence Neighborhoods. LEMs are expertly trained to serve seniors in a wide variety of capacities, from assisting with day-to-day needs to providing specialized care for residents with memory loss. Meet a few of our Sunrise LEMs and learn how they dedicate each day to improving and enriching senior living.
LEMs in the spotlight
In Parma, Ohio, Nicole Marie Branco is a committed member of the Sunrise family, who has earned the friendship and respect of the seniors with whom she works as well as her fellow team members. Nicole joined the Life Enrichment team after providing service to Sunrise in a variety of capacities, and she has gained a true understanding of the Sunrise commitment.
"I am blessed to work with such wonderful, compassionate team members," she said, emphasizing the value she gains from working in such a meaningful environment. "I am dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents with life skills that help them feel valued and provide them with a sense of purpose."
Ericka Lewis Lavermon serves at Sunrise Senior Living of Fair Oaks, Calif., and also finds that the team and residents give as much value to her life as she offers them. One of her favorite aspects of working at Sunrise is the opportunity it allows her to grow and explore her own passions.
"I love my team because they are always there for the residents," she explained. "My team is funny, smart and always looking and listening for ways to be their best selves as well as being the best care managers. Most of all, I love my residents! My residents inspire me to be a better person."
More than everyday
At Sunrise Senior Living, LEMs ensure that each morning begins with breakfast service that gives residents the right start to the day. Throughout the day, managers interact personally and compassionately with seniors, sharing lively conversation and participating in activities while paying attention to individual needs and preferences. LEMs help residents experience a sense of independence and ownership at Sunrise, so that our community truly becomes a home.
In Sunrise Reminiscence Neighborhoods, LEMs also provide cognitive care for seniors with memory concerns like Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Personalized attention is tailored toward exercises that encourage gentle mental stimulation, while making sure that residents feel secure and confident in their environment.