The Details

Name Of Facility or Community: Sunrise Senior Living at Cherry Creek

Type Of Facility: Assisted Living and Memory Care

Phone: (303) 333-1166

Location: Denver (just east of Cherry Creek Shopping Center)

Address: 251 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, 80246

Nearby Major Cross-Streets: Colorado Boulevard and Alameda Avenue

Cost: Assisted Living at Sunrise costs $3,000-$4,950 per month for rent, plus an additional $700-$2,080 per month, depending on the resident’s needs. Memory Care at Sunrise costs $3,200-$5,400 per month for rent, plus an additional $1,600-$3,960 per month, depending on the resident’s needs.

Types of Units: In Assisted Living and Memory Care, there are studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments available, with shared or private bathrooms.

Size Of Facility: In Assisted Living, there are 36 apartments and in Memory Care, there are 47 apartments. Sunrise Senior Living at Cherry Creek has a total of 83 units.

Ratio Of Staff To Residents: In Assisted Living and Memory Care, the staff to resident ratio varies, according to the current residents’ needs. Each resident is given the amount of personalized care they need, and this mode of “relationship-based” care is unique to Sunrise.

Meals and Dining Options: In Assisted Living and Memory Care, there’s restaurant-style dining, with 2-3 appetizers and 2-3 specials each day, as well as a regular menu. An on-site bistro is open 24 hours a day.

Amenities: Sunrise has gracious accommodations, with a variety of floor plans, as well as an on-site hair salon.

Regularly Scheduled Activities: At Sunrise Senior Living in Cherry Creek, there are at least 8 activities per day, including outings, music, arts and entertainment, and educational and exercise classes. Sunrise has a full-time activities coordinator on staff, as well as a full-time activities assistant. Special Memory Care activities include all three components of validation therapy (group participation, brain exercises and physical exercise).

Individual Transportation: Individual transportation can be scheduled for medical appointments.

Group Transportation: There’s group transportation available for shopping, activities and outings.

On-Site Services: There’s a hair salon and barber shop inside Sunrise Senior Living at Cherry Creek. A doctor, a Kaiser doctor, dentist, and podiatrist come in on a regular basis. There’s 24-hour staffing, and nurses on site 8 – 10 hours each day. Staff members at Sunrise can perform 2-person lifts and use mechanical lifts, which can allow residents to stay in Assisted Living longer.

Pet Policies: Yes, residents can have cats, dogs, or fish at Sunrise Assisted Living, as long as they can manage the pet care on their own. There’s also a resident dog at Sunrise.

Smoking: Yes, smoking is permitted at Sunrise Assisted Living.

Smoking Policies: Smoking is allowed only in outdoor, designated areas.

Religious Affiliation/Options: There are no religious affiliations. Non-denominational services are held every Sunday. Bible study is held regularly. Sunrise partners with the Jewish Center for Jewish observances.

Emergency Call System: Yes, there are call system pull cords (residents can also wear neck pendants). Each resident’s call systems alerts a specific, personal caregiver.

Assistance With Medications: Yes, assistance with medications is available in Assisted Living and Memory Care, for an additional monthly fee.

Memory Care: Yes, there is a separate Memory Care “neighborhood” at Sunrise.

Incontinence Care: Yes, incontinence care is provided. Also, ostomy bags and 2-person assists are available for residents in conjunction with incontinence care.

Wound Care: Resident must bring in their own home health agency to handle wound care for up to Stage 2 wounds.

Diabetic Care: Yes, Sunrise can accommodate residents with diabetes who have daily, fixed doses of insulin.

Therapy Services: Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services can be brought in.

Skilled Nursing Services: Yes, Sunrise can accommodate some skilled nursing needs. Check with Sunrise for specifics.

Hospice and Palliative Care: Yes, hospice care and palliative care can be brought in.

Secured Environment: Yes, the environment in Memory Care area at Sunrise is secured.

Year Built/Opened: Sunrise Senior Living at Cherry Creek opened in 2000 and underwent a complete refresh in 2019.

Lease Terms: The lease terms in Assisted Living and Memory Care at Sunrise are month-to-month. The facility or the resident can terminate the lease at any point, with 30 days notice. If the resident is moving to a skilled nursing facility (with a doctor’s order), only 14 days notice is required.

Age Restrictions: At Sunrise Assisted Living in Cherry Creek, residents must be over the age of 55. Note that exceptions are occasionally made, on a case-by-case basis, for younger residents.

Accepts Medicaid: No, Sunrise Assisted Living does not accept Medicaid.

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