Sunrise of Sunnyvale

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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633 S. Knickerbocker Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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January 03, 2017

By David715167

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Sunnyvale's rooms and people were nice. They had an exercise class going on when we were there and somebody was playing the piano and singing hymns, which my mom enjoys. The dining area was upscale. Their cooking facilities were nice-looking, and the chefs were clean and friendly, so it was an inviting atmosphere.

October 10, 2016

By Kathy242343

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Sunnyvale had a resident dog, and he just wandered the community. When we were going with the marketing person, I said to her, “We had dogs all our life, and I think this dog is looking for a place to do its business.” She said, “He is just sniffing doors because people give him treats.” When we were looking at apartments, the dog followed us in and his nose was to the floor again. And I said, “You know, I really think he is going to do his business.” And sure enough, we left there walking down the hallway, and he pooped in the hall. There was a nurse that came by and picked it up with a glove. As far as I know, there was no spray or anything done in the carpet. When we started looking at the carpets, there were stains all over the carpets through the whole complex. Again, they were even more expensive than the other community. They were over $5000 a month, and that was for a separate room with a shared bathroom. I won’t recommend it.

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March 31, 2016

By Caring visitor49

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Synnyvale was good, but I felt like they didn’t accurately explain to me the costs. At first, I thought that the housing was going to be one price and then the care was another price. But then when they put it together, it came out to be a different price. When I added the housing and the caring prices, it didn’t come up to the price that they came up with. Maybe I didn't understand properly. The dining room and the rooms looked fine, and everything was clean. In the memory section, there were a lot of activities going on, like people watching TV and other people walking around or being pushed around in their wheelchairs, just doing things. They should make sure that they explain everything properly, but everything else was very nice.

December 16, 2015

By Anonymous117754550

I am/was a resident of this facility

I like my apartment at Sunrise of Sunnyvale. The staff is very good. They tend to overcook the food, but it’s good. I would highly recommend this facility. They should improve their menu so that they cater to the different dietary needs of the residents.

November 30, 2015

By Anonymous116076650

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Sunnyvale was out of our price range. It was very nice but very expensive. The staff was very busy. There were plenty of people doing their own thing, so it was kind of hectic, actually. The rooms were nice. The staff was very nice, but it was a very busy time when I was there.

November 11, 2015

By Anonymous115660150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother has been in Sunrise of Sunnyvale for about one month now. I love the staff. They are very adaptable. When I signed her up and paid, they did say that she needs more care than I am aware of, which surprised me because that increased the price. When they were working with me to have her long-term set up, I did get a notice about the rent increase and that really surprised me since she had just been there for a month. However, when I called them, they reversed the increase, so that was really nice. They did not reverse the amount of cost for the care, but I requested a breakdown of the care, and the guy said that he will email it to me. The staff is really nice, and it's very clean. My mom is as happy as she can be. She is 96. The dementia is starting to set in so she has a lot of anxiety and stuff, but she keeps saying that this is nice and clean, and people are friendly.

September 14, 2015

By Caring112807950

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Sunnyvale was more concerned about having my father tested before they even allowed him to come over and take a look at the place. They were concerned about making sure we had enough money for him to stay there for 10 years. The rooms, dining area, and common areas were spacious and very clean; they were very well lit, bright, and cheerful.

February 27, 2015

By Janet

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Sunnyvale looked clean and they were friendly, and the rooms were nice, but it was complicated with my dad for many reasons. In fact, I know somebody's who is there -- my sister's neighbor and she is quite happy. It seems like a pretty acceptable place. The staff was very nice. It seemed like they went out of their way to be helpful and to answer questions. There was a nice living area with a fireplace, and then outside they had a nice patio with a fountain. I thought it was nice.

February 10, 2015

By Caring102262950

I visited this facility

What I like about Sunrise of Sunnyvale is that in addition to a memory care unit, they also have like a higher level of assisted living so that a person didn't necessarily have to go to the memory care in order to get the higher level of attention. Their basic room is about the same size as the other facility I visited. It has a bedroom area and a bathroom. They also have an option for a one-bedroom unit which is fairly large. It has a seating area, a little kitchen with a refrigerator, and a bedroom. The dining room looks good. The facility is very new. The only drawback I would say is that the secure outdoor patio area could be larger. It is an OK size, but it wasn't that large and a bit smaller than the other facility I visited.

December 13, 2014

By Marie40

I visited this facility

I did notice that more of the people were convalescent or chair bound at Sunrise of Sunnyvale. They looked more like hotel rooms or hospital rooms. They were not really inviting as far as like an apartment. The staff were helpful. The dining room was little, but it was clean. I did notice that a few people were taken out for walks. It was convenient; it is right downtown, but I found it not secure enough as I was able to walk in and walk around before somebody said, 'May I help you,' and that bothered me a little bit.

December 01, 2014

By jametzger1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My wife is in Sunrise of Sunnyvale. They are close, and they are offering all the services that we ask for. They have activities, but my wife is not capable of taking advantage of those. The food is acceptable. It is nice and clean. The room is adequate. It looks like a nice place to live, and it isn't over crowded. They have adequate people, and they seem interested in doing their job well.

October 18, 2014

By Caring94059150

I visited this facility

I didn’t make an appointment when I went to Sunrise of Sunnyvale. No one was there, there was no one available and I was in a big hurry. But the people seemed very happy there and the environment was upbeat. The apartment was very good.

April 29, 2014

By Caring83652850

I visited this facility

Sunrise Sunnyvale is modern, and it's well kept up. It's my favorite one that I went to. The staff was very caring. One thing that impressed me was, during our tour with my brother, there was a resident who had some kind of an issue, and the person who was giving us a tour excused herself from us to take care of the resident. To me that was very telling about how caring they are of their residents. I thought that was a very positive thing because they want to take care of the residents and not worry so much about their potential clients. They had movie nights, card games, but they didn't have a Bridge group, which is what my mom would want. They also had an arts and crafts room. I like the staff the best. The rooms were all pretty much carpeted. They were nice. I like them.

July 31, 2013

By Caring 5922

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother is now in Sunrise of Sunnyvale. This facility has three stages of assisted living but they also have memory care. There is a floor that is exclusive for total memory care. However, my brother is not in that facility, he is in their assisted living facility with memory care. He is only 58 years old and has early onset of Alzheimer's. Overall, I like this facility. It is very clean and very nice. My brother is in a shared room and we have no problem with that setting. The staff is very attentive and I like them. Everyone seems to be happy there. Nevertheless, my brother is not happy with this facility because there is no one there who is as young as he is. We were told that there would be a 60-year-old man and a 58-year-old man moving in but they haven't moved in yet. There is also no activity for somebody his age, so we are disappointed with that.

April 16, 2013

By Caring6854

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I'm transferring my dad tomorrow to Sunrise at Sunnyvale because it's closer. Everything is the same with Sunrise at Carmichael and Sunrise at Sunnyvale.

September 10, 2012

By M.Schoef

I visited this facility

I am really fond of this facility. My great aunt lost the use of her legs and was confined to a wheelchair several years ago. Living completely alone was not an option for her anymore. Our family immediately started looking for a good care facility to move her into. We were thrilled to find Sunnyvale of Sunrise. Admittedly, we weren't expecting much before we arrived that first day (since most assisted living facilities can be gloomy and depressing), but the minute we walked in we were happy to be greeted by a clean bright atmosphere. We've been pretty satisfied with this facility ever since. There has always been a manager on duty whenever there have been any issues that needed addressed. They have a great cook who prepares really healthy meals (3 a day, of course) and the residents even get served restaurant style. The dining room is awesome, I'd eat there myself every day if I could. The main common areas are decorated beautifully and most of the rooms there (including the resident's units) are spacious and sunlit. The facility is so comforting it makes me want to visit any chance I get. There is plenty to do here so perfect for active seniors too. This is truly "living" and a great place to move a dear loved one to in my opinion.
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Services and Amenities of Sunrise of Sunnyvale

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: All Day Dining


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • 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

  • 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
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Aid

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 99
  • Staff Patient Ratio: 7 To 1
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • Licenses: CA
  • State Licenses: 435200806
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About Sunrise of Sunnyvale

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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