Sunset Park Place Dubuque, IA

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

18 Reviews
3730 Pennsylvania Ave., Dubuque, IA 52002
Call (800) 385-2527
Sunset Park Place (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Sunset Park Place

October 13, 2016

By Rita016626

I visited this facility

I visited Sunset Park. However, It did not have an Alzheimer’s unit, it’s right next to a very busy street, and my brother loves to go out for a walk. The staff was very personable, and she gave us a package of lovely things.

Provider Response

Rita, thank you for your feedback regarding Sunset Park Place. Our Gardens Memory Care program provides secure Memory Care for those with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. We invite you to return for another tour so that we can provide a better overview of what we can offer your brother. Thank you again!

June 30, 2016

By Helen265473

I visited this facility

Sunset Park Place is only 3 blocks from our house. I was most impressed with it because of the size of the apartments, the amount of storage, and size of the closet, the kitchen facilities, and the assisted living.

Provider Response

We appreciate your willingness to share such positive feedback about Sunset Park Place and agree that our apartment options are some of the most spacious available. Thank you for your review!

June 10, 2016

By Peg725446

I visited this facility

Sunset Place was a very nice place. The staff told us about the place and showed us around. It seemed like a very nice place with staff who was very interested in the patients.

Provider Response

Thank you for sharing your experience at Sunset Park Place. We are happy to hear that you had such a pleasant experience. Please let us know if you have any questions about our community!

July 14, 2015

By Caring110810550

I visited this facility

The apartments were very nice, and the atmosphere was excellent. Sunset Park Place was a very nice place with a lot of wonderful activities going on and very pleasant staff. They had a good variety of food, and they had a salad bar. The dining rooms were very pleasant and clean. I was impressed most with the activities and how the staff interacted with the residents.

June 29, 2015

By Marianne15

I visited this facility

I was surprised to see the size of the apartments at Sunset Park Place. They were big, but it has been there quite a few years, and it seemed like it needed some refreshing. They seemed to do everything in one big room, which I did not find very comforting. The dining room was OK. The staff was fine. They answered all my questions.

June 17, 2014

By Laurie24

I visited this facility

I walked out of Sunset Park Place and said my mother-in-law is never going to stay there. Nobody related to me is staying in a place like that. Right away, we knew we didn't like this place because they had staff standing outside the front door smoking cigarettes. It just wasn't a very comfortable feeling. Sunset Park Place was much less expensive, and on the surface, it appeared to have many amenities, but when you dug down a little bit, they weren't as available as you like. Also, it didn't appear to be well organized. Everything was cheap. The woman who gave us a tour was frazzled, not dressed professionally, and not especially knowledgeable.

November 20, 2012

By Ryan5

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Our next door neighbor was recently diagnosed with cancer and decided to move closer to her son in Dubuque, Iowa. Being elderly she needed help and many at our church decided to volunteer this past weekend and help move her. She moved into a town house on the estate, but she was given a full tour which included the assisted living/independent living complex. While the amenities were fairly normal, restaurant style meal, nursing staff, laundry and cleaning services. Overall, the facility was well-designed. It was beautifully built and had nice woodwork inside. One of the nice things I noticed was that because of the layout, the whole community can move around pretty easily, there are very few stairs and people move around quite a bit as there seems to be a good sense of community as while we were there many people came to see her as we moved her in and many people also came and saw us as we went on the tour. It was nice to see people being social and curious about new neighbors.

April 27, 2012

By granddaughterB

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This facility took excellent care of my Grandmother after her accident. The staff was always there to answer any questions, and make her comfortable. The grounds were nicely kept, and always clean. The outdoor seating area was beautiful, especially the garden that they had for the residents and their families to tend. Very friendly and nice all the way around! My grandmother was able to go home after a very short stay due to the great rehabilitation programs that they have, including the jacuzi tub therapy. If there is ever a need for any family member to recieve rehab services we are going to be sure to look into this facility before any others here in town. Very courteous staff that went above and beyond expectaions on a daily basis! In this day and age it is hard to find the kind of compassion and zest for life that the staff here has shown. I would deffinately reccommend this facility to any of my friends and neighbors that may be i nneed of assisted living and or rehab services.
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Questions about Sunset Park Place

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Sunset Park Place. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Sunset is home to a wide range of residents between the ages of 67 and 102! We are in Dubuque, so one of our favorite past times in Euchre; you can generally find a game going at any time of day.

What programs or activities does Sunset Park Place offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Shelly, our LIfe Enrichment Coordinator, keeps everyone as busy as they care to be throughout the day. Exercise class is offered 7 days a week, always at 10am. One of our residents favorite activites is our party bus cruise once a month.

What places are near Sunset Park Place or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are located toward the West End of Dubuque, near Kennedy Mall and the Northwest Arterial shopping district. Our residents enjoy weekly trips to HyVee as well as lunch and dinner outtings.

What transportation services does Sunset Park Place offer to assisted living residents?

Sunset offers a mini van and 14 passenger bus with wheelchair lift. All medical transportation is included with your rent.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sunset Park Place exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Sunset offers seasonal specials for each meal along with an "Always Available" menu. We encourage you to stop by for a meal!

How does Sunset Park Place keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our familes have a direct line of communication with our administration team, who are available via their cells at any time. Jerry Bell, Director, hosts weekly zoom calls to ensure everyone has the most up to date information.

If Sunset Park Place accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We are a pet friendly community - they are part of the family! There is plenty of green space on our 6 acre campus for Fido to roam.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sunset Park Place exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Sunset offers seasonal specials for each meal along with an "Always Available" menu. We encourage you to stop by for a meal!

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Common areas that are available to all of our residents include our theater room, activity room, private dining room, deck, patio, library, puzzle table, spa and therapy rooms.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

Our staffing ratio in Memory Care is 1:9.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Wilbur Kauffman, Sunset Park Place Healthcare Coordinator, completes all of our pre-move in assessments. Wilbur will assess your loved one 30 days after move in and quarterly after that, or after a change in condition.

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Services and Amenities of Sunset Park Place


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4100/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3020/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $5240/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments
  • Condos Townhomes

Dining options

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


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

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

Technology and entertainment

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

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • 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

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 55 (Or Lower With Disability)
  • Pets: Yes


  • Licenses: State certified
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About Sunset Park Place

At Sunset Park Place, we are dedicated to creating a warm, home-like environment where our residents enjoy a relaxed and healthy lifestyle. The staff cares for every resident as they would their own family members, providing quality service with dignity, respect and compassion.

Every resident is different! Their needs are unique as well! Sunset Park Place is committed to providing Personalized Care Services, designed to meet the special needs of each individual. Our services are not based on speculation or expensive, inclusive levels of care. Our residents pay ONLY for required services at a minimal charge. Our 6 acre Retirement Community is conveniently located in the heart of Dubuque, Iowa. We are an established, state-certified Retirement Community. At Sunset Park Place, we offer a unique balance of care-centered services

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