Questions about Sunrise of La Jolla
What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?
Sunrise has mandatory monthly online courses for staff members on different topics having to do with seniors. We also partner with home health and hospice companies that provide trainings for our staff onsite during our monthly staff meetings.
Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Sunrise of La Jolla. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
We cater to seniors between the ages of 85-95. Our residents like the idea of aging in place and having continuum of care all in one community. Our residents enjoy daily exercise, discussion groups, socials and live entertainment.
What programs or activities does Sunrise of La Jolla offer to enrich residents' well-being?
Our residents benefit from activities that are specifically tailored to our Sunrise Program signatures. Live w/ Action, Live w/ Anticipation, Live w/ Artistry, Live w/ Generosity, Live w/ Learning, Live w/ Legacy, Live w/ Melody and Live w/ Reflection.
Our wellness team offers monthly wellness checks that include continence management, falls management, nutrition and weight management, pain management, skin management and medication management.
What places are near Sunrise of La Jolla or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?
Our location is close to the beach, shopping stores, local parks.
What transportation services does Sunrise of La Jolla offer to assisted living residents?
Our community bus takes residents to doctor appointments, shopping trips, scenic drives and on special occasions we go to museums, local parks for a picnic, movie theater, and are open to hearing suggestions from current and future residents.
What makes the chef or dining program at Sunrise of La Jolla exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?
Residents can expect to have several options to choose from. The menu changes daily and we also offer an "always available selection"
What safety features or security measures does Sunrise of La Jolla offer to assisted living residents?
Families can rest assured that their loved one lives in a community where the staff is available 24/7. Every suite has emergency pull cords in the living area, bedroom and bathrooms. We also offer pendent's (push buttons) for residents to wear as a necklace or bracelet in the event they need assistance anytime of the day. We have a concierge between the hours of 8 am to 8 pm located in the lobby area. Once the concierge leaves for the day, they lock the main doors to ensure residents safety.
How does Sunrise of La Jolla keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?
When a resident moves in to our community the Assisted Living / Reminiscence coordinator contacts the responsible party once a week for the first month to update him / her on their loved ones acclimation to the community and staff. After the month has passed communication occurs every 6 months or when a change of condition happens. We also have quarterly family nights which allow family members to meet the coordinators / team members caring for their loved one.
What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Sunrise of La Jolla during daytime and nighttime hours?
Sunrise staffs according to the number of residents living in the community and their individualized care needs. The Sunrise team consists of Designated Care Managers, Medication technician's, Licensed vocational nurses and an RN to oversee the Wellness department.
If Sunrise of La Jolla accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
We are a pet friendly community that welcomes pets. Along the side of our community we do have a walking path that leads to the back of the building where we have a patio table / chairs for residents to sit down and relax w/ their pets. We also provide doggy waste bags
What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?
Staff is trained initially with both online courses and shadow a tenured care manager before they are allowed to work a shift by themselves. Continued online training is mandatory every month for all team members. We also require trainings on new equipment entering the community.
How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?
We staff based on occupancy and resident's care needs. Staff includes designated care managers, medication technician, licensed nurses and an RN.
What safety features or security measures does Sunrise of La Jolla provide to protect residents who wander?
Assisted Living has wander guards in place on the first floor of the community. Memory care is a secure neighborhood for residents that have memory impairment.
What programs or activities does Sunrise of La Jolla offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?
Sunrise has created a special position called a Life Enrichment Manager. The LEM works in small groups or one on one with residents to engage them in activities that are of interest to them. Our memory care is called Reminiscence. We encourage team members to validate residents feelings during difficult times. When a resident is asking to go home we understand that most of the time they want something else and are having difficulty communicating
Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?
Our Resident Care Director along with our Assisted Living / Reminiscence Coordinator assess residents before they move in to determine their individual care needs. Assessments are done 30 days after the physical move in and continue thereafter every 6 months or if there is a change of condition.
What techniques does Sunrise of La Jolla use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?
Sunrise caters to residents dietary needs. We offer mechanical soft, finger food, puree diet, fortified shakes to increase caloric intake, thickened liquid for residents w/ swallowing difficulties.
How does Sunrise of La Jolla keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?
Depending on which neighborhood your loved one lives in either the Assisted Living / Reminiscence Coordinator will contact the responsible party once a week during the first 30 days to keep them informed on how their loved one is doing.
Describe the neighborhood around Sunrise of La Jolla. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?
Sunrise of La Jolla is located near a residential area but also close to shopping centers, local stores, and a few minutes from the beach.
Is Sunrise of La Jolla affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?
We are not affiliated with a hospital but are near Scripps and UCSD hospital.