The Sunrise Difference

The Sunrise Difference

When Sunrise Senior Living was established 35 years ago, our founders’ mission - to champion quality of life for all seniors - helped redefine senior care in the U.S.

Today, what sets Sunrise apart from other senior living companies is our understanding that no two people are the same; each of us has different needs and preferences that inevitably change and evolve over time.

The foundation of the Sunrise Difference is our highly personalized care approach. We get to know what you need and want each day – the activities you like, your favorite meals, and the caregiving approach that works best for your health needs. Because we understand that each person is different, we customize our care, activities programming and dining selections based on your individual preferences.

Our Story

Thirty-five years ago, Paul and Terry Klaassen recognized a need. Our aging adults – our friends, parents and grandparents – needed a place to live and age with dignity, comfort and grace. They envisioned something different from a typical nursing home; a departure from the fluorescent lighting and long, dark corridors that feel less like a home and more like a hospital.

What Paul and Terry imagined was a community designed with beautiful architecture, a warm, welcoming interior filled with the sounds of friends laughing, the smell of delicious food being prepared for a family meal, and images of the smiling, warm faces of people who care for one another as if they are family.

This vision became Sunrise Senior Living, a company built upon six Principles of Service that continue to guide our Sunrise team members every day.

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The Sunrise Signature Experience

From our room layouts and interior decor to our designated care managers and community pets, Sunrise takes great care to incorporate details that enhance quality of life for seniors. Learn more about Sunrise Senior Living's holistic approach to creating a warm and welcoming environment through the The Sunrise Signature Experience.

Sunrise Signature Dining

The Sunrise Signature Dining Program is designed for the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Our community culinary professionals incorporate fresh, flavorful ingredients into traditional, favorite recipes and tastes from around the world. Sunrise's Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care and Short-Term Stay residents all enjoy three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices and snacks available throughout the day.

To incorporate elements of Sunrise Signature Dining at home and learn the latest news on senior nutrition, visit the Sunrise Senior Eats Blog or subscribe to our RSS feed.