Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

26 Reviews
500 Village Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Call (800) 385-2527
Sunrise of Upper St. Clair (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

November 28, 2016

By Doralee530122

I visited this facility

I loved Sunrise of Upper St. Clair. It's amazing, and it's very spacious. There's lots of activity and socializing for the residents. It has very beautiful décor, and the rooms are bright. I liked it a lot.

November 17, 2016

By Wayne19

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Upper St. Clair was very disappointing. I was very disappointed in the rooms. The brochure they sent me was nothing like the facility at all. It was very far from me, and when I called and asked how far it was from me, they said it's not far and that I should be able to get there within half an hour, but it was so far away. The facility itself was not great.

Provider Response

We are sorry to hear about your experience at our community. We take your comments very seriously and would like to speak with you further. Please email information (at) sunriseseniorliving (dot) com with your contact information so that we can reach out to you. Thank you, The Sunrise Team

September 19, 2016

By Thomas451157

I visited this facility

Sunrise was excellent, no doubt about it, but it’s a little high in price.

July 09, 2016

By Ken613536

I visited this facility

My parents weren’t too pleased with Sunrise. It seemed more like dormitory-living rather than something that would make life easier for them. For example, the units didn’t have their own laundry facilities, and there was nothing in the kitchen other than a very small refrigerator and microwave, and the units were kind of small. The place was clean, but I thought it was a little bit too hot in there. My parents, who are always cold, also had the same feeling. Otherwise, everything was fine. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. But the units should be more accommodating and I don’t think 80-year-old people should be carrying their laundry down the hallway to use a common laundry room. I also think there should be a little more room in the kitchen.

Provider Response

We’re sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience. Please contact us at information (at) so we can better understand your concerns. –The Sunrise Team

June 30, 2016

By Sandy611621

I visited this facility

We really liked Sunrise of Upper St. Clair. The memory care was locked-down, which is good. They had a separate dining area from the recreational area. If you wanted a personal care assistant to come in, they allowed that. The overall facility itself looked very modern and had a salon, a barber shop, and a van that would take them to places, but no pool. They had makeshift bowling. On different days, they did different things. The dining area was very nice, clean, and very bright. The menu looked very good. If they wanted something else that's not on the menu, they could do it for them.

May 10, 2016


I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother is in Sunrise of Upper St. Clair. We've had a good first impression. Her room is spacious for a studio, clean, and nice. The staff is very engaged and friendly. I don't have any problems so far. She is just not crazy about the food.

April 23, 2016

By Tina46

I visited this facility

We visited Sunrise of Upper St. Clair and liked that it was newer, the layout, the availability, the location, and the good, homey feeling to it. They had outings to the grocery stores and activities during the day. The person I met was the mission person. She had great follow-up and was really nice. I liked her. The staff was very friendly as well. They served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The short hallways in Sunrise attracted me because it felt more homey and apartment-living-like.

September 29, 2015

By Paul113273450

I visited this facility

Sunrise of Upper St. Clair seemed clean, and they had activities. The staff seemed reasonably dedicated, and the rooms looked fine, but there was very little storage space. What impressed me was the employees looked like they were working for a living. They need to improve their storage space.

June 29, 2015

By Anonymous109414950

I visited this facility

We liked Sunrise of Upper St. Clair. We thought it was very clean. We liked the rooms and the activities that they said they were going to be doing. The facility was good. Everything smelled clean and looked clean. We liked that there was carpeting in the bedroom.

April 28, 2014

By Tracie1

I visited this facility

Sunrise is beautiful and like going to a five-star resort. It was very fancy, upscale, and too much, I felt it was not as home-like, and my mother did not live life that way. The apartments were very spacious and pretty, but very expensive. The staff was very accommodating and in-tune to the residents who were actually there. The food looked wonderful when we walked in the dining room. They have different levels of activities based on how functioning the residents are. They do a lot of outings to local malls, and they seem to have a lot of activities in the buildings.

February 28, 2014

By Jane48

I visited this facility

From what I saw, Sunrise of Upper St. Clair seemed like a very vibrant community. There was a wide variety of people there. There were lot of activities going on at that time. The rooms seemed nice. Overall, it would be a nice community for my loved one. However, the location, while it is convenient, it is a little hard to get to.

January 23, 2014

By Deborah24

I visited this facility

I really loved the Sunrise of Upper St. Clair, but it was way out of our price range and it was busy. There were people coming and going, people coming in and out, and people playing chess and checkers in the lobby. I really like the Sunrise and I like the way that they build relationship with the people that lived there. They know their particular likes and dislikes and they know all the people like if my mother-in-law didn't want to go down to dinner, that's not a problem because they would take it up to her. The staff was very welcoming, very knowledgeable, and I didn't feel that they were pushy at all. They answered my questions and tried to provide solutions. They're just really all about making people feel at home. The lobby and all of that is more like a home than it is like a hotel. Some people might like that more because you just have a cozy feeling, but my mother-in-law is a very private person and there's just a lot of things going on at the Sunrise.

January 17, 2014

By Caring75279050

I visited this facility

We had gotten in touch with an online directory and they gave us a list of places to view. Sunrise of Upper St. Clair was one of the first ones they gave us. I like everything about the place, but I just thought it was too fancy for my father. Everything was just so elaborate and it looked like you're in a high-class hotel. They even have a service bar there where anyone could come in with their family and have an ice cream and stuff. That was really nice. For accommodations, they did have the biggest rooms there, but I just thought they were too elaborate for what my dad needed. The living environment did stand out to us. One of the reasons we couldn't place my father there was because he would feel out of place. The staff was friendly and very courteous. Overall, I would recommend this facility to others.

April 16, 2013

By Caring 4440

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I tried to get my mom into the Sunrise Assisted Living of Upper St. Clair but it was just not right for her. She spent one night at the facility as a trial and we brought her own medication, but still they ordered a week's supply of it from their pharmacy. Because we departed the next day, however, she never received those medications, but we've been receiving a bill from the Omnicare pharmacy company associated with them for the past four months. I've been calling them and the Omnicare pharmacy repeatedly, trying to get this rectified, but everybody keeps pushing me off. I believed Sunrise never returned the medications to the pharmacy company, yet they haven't been helping us out or taking responsibility for it. So, I'm planning to write a letter to their executive director to explain our problem because everyone below him has not been helpful. She spent one night trial and we paid over a thousand dollars for that, which I understand. It was a lovely environment, the people, the caregivers were relatively nice, yet I'm having this bit of a problem with that pharmacy bill, which is what I'm disappointed about and has been plaguing us for five months.

October 25, 2012

By jonathan43571

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Sunrise when I visited this facility with my grandmother. This facility really feels more like a home than a senior living facility. The staff was all incredibly nice, and seemed to know all of the residents by name. Everyone seemed happy and enjoying themselves. There were many different places for the residents to relax or play games, and many activities for them to enjoy. The rooms were very spacious and homey. We also liked that each resident has a care manager assigned to them for all of their needs. This place even has some pets for the residents to enjoy! Overall it was a wonderful facility where they seem to go the extra effort to make it feel like home.

September 26, 2012

By Love My Gram

I am a friend or relative of a resident

After actually moving her into a different community for only a day, sunrise truly feels like home. From the decor around the building and the friendliness of the staff, I ALWAYS feel like I'm going to visit my gram at her house, and not some cold and lifeless "home." myself and my family can honestly sleep good at night knowing my gram is at Sunrise. I would recommend it to anyone else looking for a place that is warm, comforting, and caring with all the perks of being HOME. They even have a few pets living there that can guarantee to make my gram, and me even, have a better day! She is always doing something fun to help her pass the time and the staff knows more about her likes and dislikes than we do now! Sunrise is just an extension of our family now.

May 14, 2012

By Nan2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Before moving my mother who is in mid-stage dementia to Sunrise, I visited many senior living facilities. Sunrise is a warm, friendly residence with the feel of living 'at home' rather than in an institutional environment. The entire building is open to residents, with many different areas set up for visiting, reading, watchng TV, relaxing, exercising, or listening to music in the bistro. Daily activities are designed to appeal to the residents and stimulate their minds. The staff know all residents by first name, as well as the names of their families. Mom was able to attend 'day care' for several weeks to acclimate her to the staff and residents before moving in. Each resident has a care manager who is very familiar with his/her individual needs and personalities. Although not emotionally easy to place a loved one in an assisted living facility, I am confident that Sunrise provides Mom with the best quality of life and the most independence she can be afforded in her present condition.

October 05, 2011

By Ldog2341

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff and cleanliness was great. Most residents seemed happy and my Step grandmother had no complaints. The room was big and the heating/ac worked well. I believe the place to be a very upscale living center for our older generation. I hope that it is the place that my grandmother chooses to stay for the rest of her time on this earth. I knew that my grandmother had moved here from California and had done a lot of research on places to stay. Pittsburgh has many assisted living homes. She chose Sunrise because of the friendliness of the staff, the spacious rooms and the worry-free lifestyle. The food was one complaint as the menu seems to be very non eclectic. The menu far outweights the comforts and kindness of the staff. I was the family member who helped my grandmother research assisted living homes. We visited many places, toured them, and read reviews online. We are both happy with the decision to go with Sunrise.
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Services and Amenities of Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

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


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 88
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About Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

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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