Sunrise of Sabre Springs offers personalized care for seniors

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:24 am EDT


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The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Sunrise Senior Living opened the doors of its newest facility, Sunrise of Sabre Springs, this week after celebrating with an open house on June 22.

The event included tours of the facility, sampling the menu that will be available to residents and a visit from Poway Mayor Steve Vaus during the ribbon cutting.

The first residents of the community, at 12515 Springhurst Drive, moved in on Tuesday.

This is the fourth Sunrise Senior Living community in San Diego. It will serve up to 100 residents and offers assisted living as well as memory care programming and services for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including support in the early stages of memory loss.

“We’re most excited about the special memory care services,” said Todd Smith, regional director of operations for Sunrise Senior Living. “The demand (for these services) is growing at an incredible rate.”

Sunrise of Sabre Springs residents Mr. and Mrs. Wan helped cut the ribbon at the open house on June 22, along with visiting Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, Todd Smith, regional director of operations, Chris Winkle, chief executive officer of Sunrise, and Shauna Klemp, executive director. (Courtesy photo / )

Sunrise of Sabre Springs offers four “neighborhoods,” or levels of care, including two neighborhoods of assisted living, as well as its “Reminiscence” neighborhood, which is for those with advanced stages of dementia, and its “Terrace Club” neighborhood, which is for seniors in the early stages of memory loss.

“Our state-of-the-art community will provide families in surrounding Poway a premium choice to call home in a convenient location,” said Chris Winkle, chief executive officer for Sunrise, in a press release. “We bring 35 years of experience serving seniors with high-quality, personalized care and programming to promote the overall wellness of our residents.”

The four-story, 68,900-square-foot community offers a wide variety of programming and activities for its residents, as well as a variety of spaces for entertainment and socializing. “The entire building was designed to allow natural opportunities for socializing,” said Smith. This includes a wrap-around patio with seating outside, which is a great way to socialize, Smith said.

The building also includes a library with computers and WiFi throughout the community, to allow seniors and their visitors access to electronic devices. There is a theater room, a space to hold large events and dining rooms in each neighborhood for the ease of residents. An outdoor patio with a gazebo and barbecue gives seniors a chance to enjoy the outdoors as well, Smith said.

For extra comfort, a house dog and cat also reside at Sunrise of Sabre Springs, said Smith.

“So much thought was put into the design,” said Smith. “It’s really senior-friendly.”

In addition to a comfortable living environment, Sunrise also offers individualized service plans for each resident, allowing them personalized care both medical and in their daily lives. “We identify each resident’s unique needs, preferences, likes and dislikes,” said Smith. “It guides their day-to-day care and really gives a personalized experience for each resident.”

To find out more about Sunrise of Sabre Springs, visit

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