New COVID Regulations- Updated 9/26/2022

September 26, 2022

Per CDC and CMS guidelines, there are now new regulations regarding nursing facilities and COVID-19 infection policies.  When transmission levels are at a low, moderate, or substantial level, we will now allow family gathering in public spaces with social distancing. We will have transmission levels posted at the front desk for your reference and all […]

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Ask The Nurse; What is Sundowner’s Syndrome & how can it be helped?

March 3, 2022

Sundownder’s Syndrome is a very challenging condition that often occurs during the late afternoon or evening for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. 20% of adults with Alzheimer’s experience Sundowners syndrome. It can manifest in many ways such as: anxiety, aggression, paranoia, hallucinations, shouting, inability to follow direction, pacing or wandering. Some ways to ease or […]

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Ask The Nurse; Why are carbohydrates monitored when you are diabetic?

February 1, 2022

The main form of carbohydrates are sugars, fructose, glucose and lactose which are found in starchy veggies, grains, rice, breads and cereals. When consumed, the body converts those carbs into sugar glucose which is absorbed into the blood stream causing the blood sugar to elevate. Read your labels when purchasing food to see how many […]

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Sunrise Board of Directors Announces Next CEO

December 2, 2021

November 30, 2021 The Board of Directors of Sunrise Retirement Community has announced the next Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Sunrise Retirement Community. Samantha Roth, who most recently worked as the Regional Executive Director of Enlivant (Iowa/Nebraska region), began her new positions on November 15, 2021. Roth has an extensive background in accounting […]

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Ask The Nurse; Why do I have to take all of these medications?

September 10, 2021

Polypharmacy is defined as taking several medications that are not always needed & that place the elderly at an increased risk for harm from side effects or interactions. This results in several visits to the emergency room due to medication problems, which can also become costly. Taking so many medications can also become very confusing […]

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Senior Open

29th Annual Siouxland Senior Open raises $39,000 toward Alzheimer’s Care

August 26, 2021

Sioux City – Sunrise Retirement Community hosted it’s 29th Annual Siouxland Senior Open on Friday, August 20th at Two River’s Golf Club in Dakota Dunes. During this year’s tournament, we raised over $39,000 towards the Alzheimer’s care provided at Sunrise.  The tournament was open to men and women, age 50 or older, and the winners […]

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