The Sunrise Difference

The Sunrise Life

There’s no great secret about what makes Sunrise Senior Living so different from ordinary care and nursing homes.

Quite simply, everything we do is based on a very clear mission: to champion quality of life for all older adults. It’s a mission that is every bit as relevant today as it has always been.

What does this mean in practice? We believe that no two people are exactly alike and that no two residents need precisely the same service. Our person-centred approach enables Sunrise residents to maintain independence and dignity, even as their individual needs change.

Our Story

It was back in 1981 that the very first Sunrise opened its doors, founded by Paul and Terry Klaassen. Since then, our approach to providing the best possible lifestyle for each resident – based on individual preferences and needs - has remained unchanged.

The Sunrise Experience

You can see the Sunrise difference in the way that residents bring their own treasured items to add their personal sense of style to their suites. You can see it in our community pets, freshly cut flowers and space for both residents and visitors to catch up in our bistro and restaurant. These are all Sunrise ‘Signatures’ that make Sunrise a home from home.

Senior and Dog

Nutritious, Home-cooked Food

You can taste the difference at Sunrise, too. All our food is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Our chefs use fresh, tasty ingredients in traditional, favourite recipes. As a result, Sunrise's Assisted Living, Independent Living, Dementia Care and Respite Care residents all enjoy three delicious, well-balanced meals each day, as well as a variety of menu choices and snacks throughout the day.

Come and experience the Sunrise Life for yourself at any of our 25 locations nationwide.

Our Principles of Service

  • Encouraging independence
  • Enabling choice
  • Preserving dignity
  • Celebrating individuality
  • Nurturing the spirit
  • Involving family and friends

Access to our homes: latest information

We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We've a detailed set of criteria to inform when an individual home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families of existing residents or by potential new residents who may want to view one of our homes. The majority of our homes are open for admissions.

As part of our approach to reopening for visitors, we'll be operating in a very different way. To minimise the risk of infection we've produced a safety guide. We'll continue to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal and will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones.

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