Sunset Stories

Is Your Assisted Living Community For-Profit or Nonprofit? The Difference Matters to You.

Posted by Gayle Young on Oct 31, 2018 9:45:13 AM

Are residents of assisted living facilities forced to leave their homes when they run out of money? Are a facility’s policy decisions based on bottom-line financial results or what’s best for the residents? Answers to those questions could depend on whether the assisted living community is a for-profit or nonprofit organization.

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Topics: The Nonprofit Difference, Why Sunset?, Senior Living, Residential Care, Assisted Living, Senior Housing, Long-term Care, Continuing Care Communities, Nursing Homes

What is Hospice?

Posted by Gayle Young on Oct 17, 2018 4:39:41 PM

“May you live every day of your life.” —Jonathan Swift

Hospice care is often associated with finality: the realization that someone’s battle with illness will soon be lost. Although most people associate hospice with specialized care for those with life-limiting diseases or conditions, many have little understanding about how it actually works—and who all it serves.

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Topics: Why Sunset?, Palliative Care, Hospice

Clubhouse to Provide Special Gathering Spot for Fieldstone Villas Residents

Posted by Gayle Young on Oct 1, 2018 7:48:55 AM

Since 1871, Sunset Communities has adapted and evolved to meet the changing needs of those we serve. Our newest project, the Fieldstone Villas Clubhouse, is the latest example of that ongoing commitment.

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Topics: Fieldstone Villas, Why Sunset?, Senior Housing, Independent Living, Facility News, Continuing Care Communities, Active Living

The Power of Art

Posted by Gayle Young on Sep 27, 2018 2:06:39 PM

In September 2017, Sunset Village began offering an innovative art program for memory care residents. Now through its first full year, the Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) program is adding a creative element to Sunset’s resident care.

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Topics: Sunset Village, Occupational Therapy, Neurological Therapy, People, Memory Care, Why Sunset?

Why Employee Wellness is a Priority at Sunset

Posted by Gayle Young on Aug 27, 2018 4:04:43 PM

We like to say that Sunset Communities is more than a great place to live—it’s also a wonderful place to work. Our Employee Wellness Program is just one reason why.

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Topics: Why Sunset?, Facility News, People, Working at Sunset

Living Our Mission: Enriching Lives at Sunset Village

Posted by Gayle Young on Aug 24, 2018 11:34:05 AM

As college students get ready to begin classes over the coming weeks, Kallie Inman is gearing up for year two of an innovative Sunset resident engagement program. Kallie, Life Enrichment Assistant at Sunset Village, developed the program in 2017 as a way to connect veterans living at Sunset with ROTC students in universities around the country. The program proved highly popular among residents and students, alike. So Kallie is expanding this year to involve more schools and additional residents.

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Topics: Sunset Village, Why Sunset?, Senior Living, People, Facility News

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted by Gayle Young on Jul 24, 2018 2:04:54 PM

Outside the main dining room at Sunset Village, you’ll find a beautiful raised flower bed filled with flourishing Zinnias, Columbines, and Cosmos. The garden, along with several smaller ones located throughout the Sunset Village campus, are lovingly maintained on a voluntary basis by some of our residents and staff.

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Topics: Sunset Village, Why Sunset?, People, Senior Living

A Blueprint for Independent Living

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Walking through the front door of the Burgoon-style design at Fieldstone Villas for the very first time, you’re bound to experience an immediate sense of coming home. The most popular layout among Fieldstone’s newest construction phase, the Burgoon features a covered front porch that leads into an inviting entryway. Laminate floors spill into an open dining room that’s flanked by a modern kitchen on one side and a cozy living room on the other. It’s clear that great care went into designing this space.

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Topics: Fieldstone Villas, Independent Living, Facility News, Planning, Senior Housing, Senior Living, Why Sunset?

5-Star Ratings for Sunset House and Sunset Village

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 15, 2018 2:26:38 PM

Sunset House and Sunset Village have each received 5-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS gives longterm care facilities from one to 5 stars related to health inspection results, staffing, and quality of resident care measures, along with an overall rating.

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Topics: Sunset Village, Why Sunset?, Sunset House, Facility News

Rose Atkins: Sunset Village 2018 Nurse of the Year

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 13, 2018 5:02:05 PM

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Eighteenth-century poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rose Atkins has always found von Goethe’s famous quote inspiring. The message—more recently attributed to film actor Bruce Lee—motivates Rose to go above and beyond in serving Sunset Village’s residents and their families. Her much-more-than-enough efforts have earned Rose the Sunset Village 2018 Nurse of the Year award.

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Topics: Sunset Village, Meet the Team, Why Sunset?, Recognition, People, Facility News