Sunrise at River Road

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

35 Reviews
4975 North 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718
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Assisted Living Reviews for Sunrise at River Road

December 10, 2018

By Pat

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Sunrise at River Road was a very nice community and it had a memory care, but it was much larger and much more expensive. The staff was good. One thing that really impressed me was that the staff tends to stay for a long time, which is always a good sign. If the staff is happy, they're taking good care of the residents.

June 26, 2018

By Dale

I visited this facility

We've visited Sunrise at River Road and it was very nicel; it's just gorgeous. It smelled nice and clean, not like antiseptic. The lady who took me around was excellent, she was really sweet, wonderful, and nice. We met their activities director and she told us about all the things they have going on. The only thing I wish they would do is lower the cost, because the price is just outrageous.

November 27, 2017

By John

I visited this facility

Sunrise at River Road was very nice and everybody was so accommodating. From what we saw, the facilities were also very nice. They also had very nice private and shared rooms, although the price was a little out of our range. Sunrise at River Road looks good, it's a first-class place.

May 24, 2017

By helle

I visited this facility

Sunrise seemed nice and clean, and the people are nice. They seemed to take good care of my dad. The food is very good, I liked the dogs they have on site, and I liked the entertainment they do. The activities are fun, and I like the poker, Bingo, and all the extra things they do for my dad. I would recommend it.

May 06, 2017

By Dianna072314

I visited this facility

Sunrise needs some upgrading; it looked dim, but the people there seemed quite nice. They had a very small open area, they had a library, and they had some activities available. They had a cafeteria in each building. They didn't have as much for transportation.

March 28, 2017

By Eleni771470

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My went into Sunrise at River Road. The community was excellent. I would love to live there. All of the meals were included, and they had numerous activities on a daily basis. The staff was very caring and very attentive.

January 11, 2017

By Carolyn066552

I visited this facility

Sunrise was very spacious and nice. It has an elevator. You could take your animal in your room. I like the idea that there were animals all around. They have programs for dementia care and other interesting programs. They also included the family members a lot of the times.

November 19, 2016

By Katie200883

I visited this facility

Sunrise at River Road's rooms were lovely, and the décor is very nice. They have a very relaxing atmosphere. The setup of the rooms was very nice. The personalization on the exterior of the rooms that they could do was very encouraging, and a lot of the views were very nice from the rooms because it overlooks some of the mountain areas. It was cheaper. It's an ample-sized facility, but you wouldn't have to navigate through the hallways, and it was less confusing.

October 24, 2016

By Eunice841850

I visited this facility

Sunrise was really nice, and we looked at that for my mom. I liked the way they had music, and they were organized. They had people coming for live music, they made sure the residents sit for dinner, and they had activities so the elders would not be bored.

December 17, 2015

By Don John

I visited this facility

Sunrise was very nice and very clean. It wasn’t as large as others, but the grounds were very well-kept and nicely landscaped. It had a great, big wrap-around front porch that had a bunch of rocking chairs on it where you could go out and sit, which I thought was nice.

December 17, 2015

By Dilip Yadav

I visited this facility

Everything was very nice at Sunrise. I would recommend them highly. They had a lot of things, and the rooms were spacious and roomy although the food wasn’t that good. They treated them like family.

November 30, 2015

By Anonymous Lady12

I visited this facility

We went up to Sunrise. Everything was very nice and positive. They were all very considerate, informative, and gave us a detailed description of the facility. We walked around and visited some of the residents. I would recommend Sunrise to any of our friends that are looking for a facility.

October 29, 2015

By Trudy6

I visited this facility

Sunrise was a lovely place, and everybody was so friendly. It’s not a very big place. They have a group that knits and crochets that makes and sells things, and the money goes to Alzheimer’s research. The staff is really great. The dining area was a nice size, and the food was really good.

September 25, 2015

By Joy31

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Sunrise at River Road. It was more of a corporate institutional place, not a home environment. It would've been our second choice. I would not take my mother there if I wanted her to be in a place that wasn't more geared to a home environment though. Everyone that I met was very cordial and interactive. We had lunch there, and it was good. The rooms were much smaller than where my mother is now. They had an immense amount of activities and in some ways probably it would've been overwhelming for my mom who has Alzheimer's.

August 21, 2015

By LauraPerkins

I am a friend or relative of resident

This is a very nice facility with a wonderful and caring staff. The only drawback is the poor quality of the food that is served to the residents. This subtracts 2 stars from an otherwise 5 star facility because meals play a very important role in the quality of life to those that live there.

Provider Response

Please know that we take all concerns seriously and would like to learn more about your experience at Sunrise. Please email Information (at) SunriseSeniorLiving (dot) com with further details so we may follow up. Thank you, Sunrise Team

July 28, 2015

By Lynn110479750

I visited this facility

The visit at Sunrise River Road was very nice, and the lady there was very nice. I was supposed to have lunch with them. The rooms were very small -- slightly bigger than studio apartments. They had games and a community dog who moved from room to room; he was nice. They had cards and movies. I saw two small dining rooms -- one downstairs and one upstairs. The upstairs one was a little more casual. The atmosphere seemed nice; I spoke to a couple of residents, and they said they were very happy there and enjoying.

March 07, 2015

By Caring107266450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother-in-law is in Sunrise at River Road, and it’s a lovely facility. They have a bus, exercise classes, bible study, bridge, and movies. We are very happy with Sunrise.

March 02, 2015

By Caring102365750

I visited this facility

I looked at Sunrise, and I liked it very much. If they had nice grounds, I would let my husband go there. It looked very nice. It seemed to be a very good place, and it was very huge.

February 24, 2015

By Caring102472150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Sunrise at River road mainly because of the people that were there. The workers and residents all seem to be happy to be there. They were very content in where they were living. There was just a good vibe all the way around. The room that my mother got is very nice. It is a one bedroom, but it is very roomy, so she won't be crowded with her furniture and her walker. It is a real nice room. It's such a nice place, and she is very happy there.

November 30, 2014

By Caring87624950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My relative has been at Sunrise at River Road for months now. It is very nice and she loves it very much. It is close to our home. The staff is very nice, very good, and they're professional. It seems to be a good place. I had lunch and dinner there, and the food was fine. The chef is good and very approachable. They have a great calendar of activities every day. I've seen games like bingo, exercises, and they have walks, too. Their grounds are very nice. I do wish they get her to exercise more, but they don't force them. However, they could improve at cleaning the rooms and to take over a little more because they don't want to touch the clothes or the drawers.

June 25, 2014

By Caring86030950

I visited this facility

I found Sunrise at River Road to move my father into. We chose that one because it has the memory care that my dad needs, and it has bigger rooms than other places we looked at. You could have a choice of the room: a bedroom with a living room, or a studio.They also seemed to have the most welcoming environment; the manager seemed helpful and very good. All the activities are designed for people with memory issues, like current events activities. The food is good.

June 17, 2014

By Ron28

I visited this facility

We like Sunrise. Everything was totally good. It looked very clean The rooms were spacious, airy, light, and very acceptable. The staff was very delightful and pleasant. They fed me lunch, and it was delightful. I really enjoyed it.

May 30, 2014

By Caring79513050

I visited this facility

The staff is very good at Sunrise. They treated us like a king and queen. We had breakfast there, and it was delicious. I like the congeniality of the people who work there. However, the rooms were small.

January 23, 2014

By Dianne11

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We are extremely pleased with Sunrise at River Road. My parents have been there for two months now and we are very grateful. The staff is all warm, welcoming, and gracious. They are extremely accommodating. It's a lovely environment. The care is fantastic. My parents are very happy. The transition was wonderful. We looked at other places in Tucson and it was the best that we saw and we loved it.

November 27, 2013

By Caring75501150

I visited this facility

I went by a Sunrise. The facility was new and very pleasing to the eyes. I thought it would a little better and appropriate for my mom. The living environment was very nice. I would recommend them for people to look at.

September 15, 2011

By Emmyrose


This is a gorgeous facility. It is 2 story with beautiful Victorian style architecture. It has a walking path which goes all around the facility with places ro sit. They have a large patio and bbq area in back. In the front they have a large porch. The grounds are nice with greenery and floors. They have 105 residents. The apartments are studio, one and two bedroom with partial kitchens. They have cable,phone, and internet access. The interior is beautifully decorated. They have sitting rooms, tv room, activities room, a small library,computer room and a nice formal dining room. They serve three meals a day and snacks. It is restaurant style so there is a lot of variety. The food is great. They offer housekeeping and linen service. They have all three levels of care. There are two nursrs on duty daily and on call. They have docters who come in. They transport to appointments if necessary.They have a hairdresser and activities director. They have a very busy activity program. In house they have bingo 4 times a week, other games, exercise program, karaoke. live entertainment, birthday parties, theme parties, and bbqs. They go shopping once to twice a week. They have outings such as bowling, luncheons, movies,concerts, and picnics two to four times a week. This a wonderful facility with lots of things to do. It gives a very homey atmosphere and staff is very caring.

July 28, 2011

By Caring379620

I am a past client of this provider

We had a terrible experience when we left mom for 1 week of respite care. Avoid at all costs.
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Services and Amenities of Sunrise at River Road

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: Yes
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Staff Patient Ratio: 6 To 1
  • Respite Care
  • Pets: One Dog Per Resident Here At Our Community And The Dog Must Be Under 35lbs

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy


  • Licenses: Directed Care
  • State Licenses: AL8741C
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About Sunrise at River Road

Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based research and theories of aging. From personalized programming to quality dining, we concentrate on your individual wellness and well-being so you can live life exactly how you please.

We remain firmly focused on promoting the safety of our residents, and are taking rigorous measures to help maintain their health during this time. Sunrise CareConnect, our electronic health record system, allows physicians to track residents' care, medication protocol, and progress notes remotely. In addition, we are facilitating telehealth visits with health care providers, minimizing the need for external office visits.

At Sunrise, championing quality of life for all seniors is our mission and is carried out by every Sunrise team member. Based on resident surveys, consumer insights, and industry metrics, national programs have recognized Sunrise's efforts and our commitment to quality care.Sunrise communities have earned more than 280 National Quality Awards - more than any other assisted living provider. To learn more about our award winning communities, a full listing of the company's recipients can be found on Sunrise's National Quality Award page.

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