Frequently Asked Question: Do You Offer Skilled Nursing Care?

Julia Little  |  January 10, 2013

Sunrise Senior Living offers skilled nursing services in addition to our independent and assisted living options. Sometimes, skilled nursing care is offered exclusively in communities known as "nursing homes." The difference is that Sunrise offers this type of medical care in addition to our other senior living options, which translates to a vibrant community, cozy surroundings and a more stable resident population that makes it easier for all seniors to forge new friendships through activities and programs.

Offering skilled nursing care alongside other senior living options also ensures your loved one is able to stay in the same community with the same care providers throughout his or her life.

What types of medical care can you provide?
Sunrise offers nursing, post-hospital, post-surgical and restorative care in comfortable accommodations. The care options vary from community to community - some have therapy rooms, for instance - but all work with home healthcare agencies in the area to provide the appropriate type of care within the community.
Sunrise offers four levels of skilled nursing care, starting with a base level. All residents will get an assessment upon move-in and will then be evaluated periodically afterward to ensure any changing care needs are being met and addressed.

Do you have resident doctors in the community?

Because we believe in a family's right to choose everything - from a primary care physician to a physical therapist - Sunrise does not have resident doctors at each of its facilities. Residents can retain their current physicians or our staff can help them find new ones in the area. We do have medical directors, healthcare coordinators and care managers on staff to direct nurses and look after patients, and many of these individuals are also licensed doctors.

Do you offer 24-hour nursing?
Registered nurses work at Sunrise from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but we have nurses either in the building or on-call 24-hours a day. Designated care managers check on residents who require around-the-clock care every two hours. Plus, when a call button or pendant is pressed, the resident's entire care team is alerted and usually responds within two minutes. The on-call nurse will then be alerted if necessary.
Using a universal care model, the staff at Sunrise is able to work together and help out when a resident needs assistance.