Residential care

Residential trial offer - 4 weeks of respite care for the price of 3

Sunrise offers luxurious respite stays for a range of needs, delivering first-class service in beautiful, state of the art accommodation. 

Respite care is an excellent way to trial the Sunrise experience before becoming a permanent resident. Find out more about our residential trial offer.



"My Mum loves living here and chose to stay after a period of respite because it worked so well for her. 

They have enabled her to continue to enjoy the things that make her happy and in turn that has helped her health tremendously."


Son of a Resident

Often, the idea of moving into a care home can lead to some concerns about a loss of independence. 

For those residents who need some help with day-to-day activities, such as dressing, bathing, or taking medication, but who otherwise would prefer to live independently, residential care is perfect; the level of care and support is tailored to your individual needs and preferences, and residents still have access to all the social activities in the care home should they wish to take part - allowing our residents to live well, on their own terms. 

While living independently at Sunrise, you can get the best of both worlds. The wonderful companionship of fellow residents, all the activities and dining options, the beautifully landscaped gardens, and much more - all on your doorstep.

Whether support is required or not, the Sunrise team are committed to helping residents and family members by providing comfort, security, life enrichment and care within a safe, vibrant and uplifting environment.

What is residential care?

Residential care provides support to older people in a safe and welcoming environment. Care generally includes day-to-day tasks that have become problematic and suits those residents whose needs do not extend to nursing-led care.

Sunrise focuses on the individual, ensuring the level of care offered is ideally suited to a resident’s needs. This could mean assisted living - for those requiring minimal support - or a more involved level of residential care. We even offer independent living at Sunrise of Frognal near Sidcup - a social experience, without the care requirement. 

For some, the simple security of a trained team of professionals, on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year, is a crucial feature of residential care.

What does residential care include?

There is no one-size-fits-all care at Sunrise. Before moving in, we get to know every resident and their family personally. By understanding needs, interests, former careers and favourite foods, we can be certain of providing a warm welcome and care that is perfectly tailored to each individual.  This insight helps us to deliver the best possible care while creating a real sense of home.


What makes our care award winning?

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At Sunrise Senior Living UK, the health and happiness of our residents are of the utmost importance. It’s why over 95% of our care homes are rated as Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). That’s why we’ve put in place a range of rigorous measures to help reduce the risk of infection within our homes, and to protect the physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents and the team around them.


We like to surround ourselves with the best and to provide the best care we employ the best people. We work incredibly hard to maintain a happy and motivated workforce - 91% of our staff are proud to be associated with Sunrise and 92% feel a sense of personal accomplishment from their work. We are also proud to be one of's 'Top 20 Large Care Home Groups', based entirely on the generous feedback of our residents and their family members.


Our residential care offering delivers a host of leading benefits, including:


  • Stunning community spaces, uniquely designed for safe and comfortable living for single people or couples.

  • Our beautiful landscaped gardens are designed for gentle strolls and wheelchair access with comfortable seating areas to make the most of sunny days. Residents are encouraged to be actively involved in gardening if they wish

  • Private suites offering all the comforts of home – you can even bring your furniture and pets*.

  • Each home has an extensive calendar of events tailored to residents’ interests - along with seasonal surprises, informal gatherings and accompanied trips in the Sunrise minibus

  • Well-trained, passionate and dedicated carers and nurses.

  • Each day, residents enjoy a choice of three delicious, well-balanced meals, prepared from scratch and featuring a variety of menu choices that support each resident’s unique nutritional needs.


Our care provision also stands out. At Sunrise, we focus everything we do around our residents. This is made possible by our individualised service plans for every resident.


Individualised service plans

To ensure our residents and their families have a fully transparent view of their care, we collaboratively create an individualised service plan for our residents. 

The individualised care plan is a comprehensive, customised programme of care developed with the resident and their family before moving in. It guides daily interaction between each resident and team members at Sunrise and is updated as an ongoing reference, allowing the team to adapt quickly if a resident's needs change.


What if additional support is needed?

Many of our homes including our sister brand Gracewell Healthcare are registered to provide nursing care for residents who require a higher degree of medical support. For residents living with Alzheimer's, or other forms of dementia, every Sunrise care home features a dedicated dementia care neighbourhood.


How do I find out more?

Your nearest Sunrise will be more than happy to discuss your options and help you to understand how we can help. Either fill in our contact form, or contact our friendly team on 0800 0318 474.


*Pets are at the discretion of the General Manager of the home