Sunrise of Baton Rouge

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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8502 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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September 17, 2015

By Caring110862050

I visited this facility

My mother is going to Sunrise of Baton Rouge. The one thing that impresses me is that it has a very home-like feel to it. It has a very comfortable feel. They think they will be able to meet her needs without her having to move to another facility as her condition progresses. The rooms are apartments are nice. They are comfortable looking. They are probably a little on the small size as far as space, but I think even though they are small, I think a person with a wheelchair or a walker can go around in them pretty easily. The staff has a very professional attitude.

June 25, 2015

By Caring106087850

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Baton Rouge was a wonderful community. They certainly cater to people who have a little money. The person who gave us the tour was very knowledgable. The rooms were adequate but maybe a little smaller than the other communities we looked at. We didn't eat there, but I think their menu looked great. They also had several games and outings for the residents. They even had a calendar of activities posted.

March 31, 2015

By Caring104276950

I visited this facility

I went to Sunrise. They have two different Sunrises here, and I thought both of them were just excellent. I would like to live there and cannot afford it. One of the things that really struck me at Sunrise is they have Golden Retrievers wandering the hall. They were very friendly and gentle. They were the pets of the place, and I thought that was very warming. The staff that showed me around was very knowledgeable and very thorough. It is marvelous. She also was very informative about things available for financing and helped me to get brochures for other services that I can call about like in-home services. It was just a whole lot of information that I was just beginning to search. Everything is so clean and gleaming. It was so airy and sunny, I wish I could afford to move there.

February 24, 2015

By Caring102332350

I visited this facility

We visited a place called Sunrise of Baton Rouge. It is for my grandparents. It is very nice and homey. It didn't seem too much like an institution, and it seemed very home-like. The people were wonderful, but we had a little problem in the end. My grandfather said he didn't want to go while my grandmother had dementia, so we decided we were going to move her. We almost had my grandmother moved in. Then she started to get upset about it. The person on staff that day didn't really provide us with a lot of assistance, so we ultimately failed to get her to agree to stay. She was upset about it, and we had to bring her back home. The rooms were very nice. We have reserved a two room suite. I guess my only complaint about it was that the little kitchen area was very small. There was a lot of doors, so it would have been a little hard to put a little table and chair without putting it in the middle of the room. It would be hard to kind of walk around. It was very well maintained, very clean, and very nice.

October 16, 2014

By Caring100464650

I visited this facility

The staff who accommodated me during my visit at Sunrise of Baton Rouge were fine and knowledgeable. Their apartments were small, and it does not have enough storage. I was not able to eat there, but their dining room looked fine.

June 26, 2014

By Sarah26

I visited this facility

Sunrise was very nice and clean. It's on a busy intersection, so the parking and the traffic were not good. It's kind of in a bad location. But everybody was extremely nice. The rooms were nice, too. It's set up more like an apartment complex than a nursing home. Each person has their own room, and it even has a window out on the hallway so you can hang stuff and it's got your name. They make it like a home for the people, which is great. So it's not like a typical nursing home setting. But the reason we didn't go with them is because they didn't have a doctor there. Every day they had something for them to do. While we were touring, they were making jewelry.

May 28, 2014

By Caring82119050

I visited this facility

My visiting experience over at Sunrise of Baton Rouge was very good and very positive. The location is convenient. It’s easy to get to off the interstate, and it’s not far from the major hospital. The staff was very good and gracious, and the director was really nice. I was very impressed. They really go the extra mile. The place was clean and spacious. It had very comfortable living conditions. It’s very good all the way around. The apartments that I saw were roomy, nice, and well organized. I’ve been there twice. First with my wife, and then with my second trip, I brought my mom over to look at it. She liked it, but from being at home, the change is pretty drastic for her.

February 24, 2014

By Caring78051250

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Baton Rouge is a gorgeous place. The staff are very accommodating when I had my visit there. They were also very informative. The place is unique, but every expensive and so my brother wouldn’t be able to afford this facility. I just hope they would be able to provide rooms for the average income people and that would be great.

May 22, 2013

By Reese1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Sunrise is A+ on everything. It's one of the best in Baton Rouge. They take care of the residents very well. Their activities are very good for people with memory loss as well as those who are independent living in the facility. And the biggest thing is they can take someone who's independent to someone who has Alzheimer's, and they'll take them all the way. So I don't have to move my mom from one place to another. The place is also very homey.

October 23, 2012

By bbwhite284

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I felt the place was a good home for people in need of assisted living. The facilities were nice especially the dining.Food at the home consisted of fresh and nutritious meals that can be found in the Louisiana Culture. The activities that were described by my Great Uncle sounded fun and he enjoyed going every day. He especially enjoyed the wii fit classes, which is a great way for the seniors in the home to stay active. Other choices on the schedule included art gardening painting and language study. The facility seems to have an activity for everyone to enjoy. The staff at the home was very friendly, they came to check on us several times and knew all about what my Uncle liked. They truly did care. The living home also gets the community involved and on some days local schools come by to talk with of preform for the elderly. From what I saw the community is a good place to stay and fits most peoples lifestyles.

October 20, 2011

By JimmyD

I visited this facility

The Sunrise Senior Living care center is one of the most uplifting assisted living homes I have visited. I was looking for a convenient location for my great-aunt and I went to every center within Baton Rouge and the surrounding area, and found this to be, by far, the best. The experience starts off before even entering the facilities with a beautiful garden and a cozy cottage style building. Everything is in a bright yellow color to continue the Sunshine theme. The price is a bit more expensive than some of the other options, but in this case it is worth it. The staff is friendlier, the residents are happier, the activities are livelier, and all in all the experience is better. Although I wasn't able to try the food I did see it and it looked to be much more complete than the generic fare found at many living centers. Finally, the grounds are very complete with both indoor and outdoor recreation areas for both the active and disabled elderly. I saw many people visiting, medical staff on the grounds, and many assistants which seemed to actually care about the people who stayed there. Needless to say, I fully recommend this location.

November 25, 2009

By Sally Wellman

My loved one stayed here

My mother has been a resident here for about 18 months. She has received marvelous care. She is happy, healthy, and her hygiene is great. The facility is always clean and the atmosphere is bright, cheery, and welcoming. It feels like a 4-star hotel. The staff is great. I receive regular reports about her physical and mental health and any changes to it. Most of all, my mother, who has Alzheimer's, is happy there and all of her needs are met.
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Questions about Sunrise of Baton Rouge

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Our staff are trained when they're hired on dementia care and annually.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Sunrise of Baton Rouge. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our assisted living residents are between the ages of 80-95. We are located in Bocage area of Baton Rouge which has a higher population of older seniors. Our residents enjoy tailgating for football events. Attending musical events both on-site and off-site.

What programs or activities does Sunrise of Baton Rouge offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Our community offer Live with Purpose programming. This program focuses on enriching the lives of our residents through volunteerism, artistry, music, fitness and religion/ spirituality.

What places are near Sunrise of Baton Rouge or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Country Club of Baton Rouge and Drusilla Shopping Center

What transportation services does Sunrise of Baton Rouge offer to assisted living residents?

Sunrise offers transportation 5 days a week for medical and non medical transport needs.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sunrise of Baton Rouge exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our culinary team puts a lot focus on good healthy food for our residents and lots of options per meal. Our dining experience is catered to the changing needs of our residents. Our culinary team is able to modify diets based on any medical concerns along with accommodating family members and friends who dine with our residents.

What safety features or security measures does Sunrise of Baton Rouge offer to assisted living residents?

Our community is one of a kind. Our entire assisted living is secure. We also have a concierge at the front desk 7 days a week until 6:30. Our community is staffed 24/7 for our residents safety needs.

How does Sunrise of Baton Rouge keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Our wellness team has scheduled meeting with our family members to keep them updated on any changes taking place with our residents. These meeting can occur scheduled or at family member's request.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Sunrise of Baton Rouge during daytime and nighttime hours?

Our staffing ratio is based on the acuity of our residents. This allows our staff to reflect the accurate needs of our residents.

If Sunrise of Baton Rouge accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We have a walking path around our community with plenty of space surrounding our assisted living for our community pets.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff has ongoing training which begins once they're hired and continues routinely throughout employment. The training includes, dementia care training, dining standards, HIPPA, infection control, ethics and CPR.

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

Our staff model in memory care is based on resident acuity and census. Our normal schedule is 4 care managers from 6-2 and 2-10 and 2 care managers from 10-6. this number can increase as the needs of the staff change.

What safety features or security measures does Sunrise of Baton Rouge provide to protect residents who wander?

Our assisted living has a special dementia care neighborhood Reminiscence. This neighborhood is designed for residents with cognitive impairment. It's homelike, intimate and spacious. It also includes an outdoor sensory garden.

What programs or activities does Sunrise of Baton Rouge offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Our community offer Live with Purpose programming. This program focuses on enriching the lives of our residents through volunteerism, artistry, music, fitness and religion/ spirituality. Our memory care neighborhood also has Life Enrichment Managers. who gets to know the resident: their experiences, talents, preferences, and abilities. The LEM then creates a plan to reinforce each resident’s identity and allows them to experience meaning and purpose each day. LEMs undergo training that helps them assess individual interests and abilities, which can be matched with life skills and activities that tap into implicit and procedural memories.

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

Prior to a resident moving into Sunrise, they're assessed by our Resident Care Director and Resident Care Coordinator. That initial assessment is the foundation to the Individual Service Plan that's created to communicate to care staff on ways to meet the residents needs. The assessment is repeated every 90 days or if a significant change occurs, it will be updated as needed.

What techniques does Sunrise of Baton Rouge use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Our staff can assist residents by verbal cues to encourage and remind them to keep eating, actually feeding the resident and placing them in a community style seating with other residents to encourage eating and conversations during mealtime.

How does Sunrise of Baton Rouge keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Our wellness team has scheduled meeting with our family members to keep them updated on any changes taking place with our residents. These meeting can occur scheduled or at family member's request

Describe the neighborhood around Sunrise of Baton Rouge. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

our community sits within the Bocage area. We have well maintained neighborhoods surrounding the community. The Country Club of Baton Rouge is across the street. We are less than 2 miles from major hospitals. We sit in the healthcare district in Baton Rouge. Our community is easily accessible to both interstate 10 and 12.

Is Sunrise of Baton Rouge affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

No we have no affiliations. We have a medical director Vankat Banda who is a Baton Rouge General Physician.

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Services and Amenities of Sunrise of Baton Rouge

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
  • Dining Extra: All Day Dining


  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 71
  • Pets: Small Pets
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About Sunrise of Baton Rouge

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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