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Sunrise of Madison
$4,140 /month

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215 Madison Avenue, Madison, New Jersey, 07940
Assisted Living / Memory Care
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Overview

Pros

  • The community is set in a quiet, private location
  • Concierge service is included for residents
  • Several small common areas offer comfortable places to socialize

Cons

  • Sunday services are not offered on site
  • The monthly fee is high compared to other communities in the area
  • Transportation to doctor appointments is unavailable

Rating Summary 3.5 stars

Sunrise of Madison delivers the basic services a retired senior needs. Cleaning, meals, and concierge service are all included in the fee. Comfortable furnishings and homey touches make common areas inviting, though the color choice in some rooms is unappealing. The assisted living calendar offers an assortment of fun activities. Memory care patients do not have enough interesting choices to stay engaged all day.

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Lifestyle

The various common areas are comfortable and nicely laid out, but unappealing color schemes make some less inviting than others.

My first impression upon driving into the parking lot was of a charming and pleasant community. Pretty flower beds, a wrap-around porch, and a stone wall along the roadside give it a very homey feeling. Inside spaces are well maintained and look comfortable. The seating arrangements throughout the community provide ideal locations for small gatherings. Some of the furniture is worn from frequent use and could use replacing.

Planned activities in the community include many games, socials, and clubs. The daily social provides a different snack each day of the week and a chance to gather with your neighbors. Walking club meets six times a week, the Domino's Club is scheduled every night, and there are a few game clubs each week. Other events like documentaries on TV, sing-alongs, and baking groups fill out the calendar. Residents can fit in about seven events on a typical day. Even though some run at the same time, I found enough opportunities for different activities to keep residents busy. The memory care calendar is not as engaging as I like to see. Many days have one or two movies, and other activities are repeated too often to stay interesting. Sing-alongs, Bingo, and "Popcorn Time" are each scheduled many days a week.

Amenities

Transportation is only available for planned excursions. Concierge service is included and pets are welcome without a fee.

Sunrise communities recognize the importance of keeping your pets with you in a new home. At Madison there is no fee to bring your furry little friends along. Housekeeping, laundry service, and meals are also included without extra charges. Snacks are on hand all day in the bistro. Visitors will have to purchase their meals if they dine with residents, but the fee is quite reasonable. Apartments don't have full kitchens, so residents are largely dependent on the planned food choices.

The community shuttle makes weekly trips for shopping, attending Sunday services, and fun excursions. However, there is nothing available for appointments or others errands outside of the schedule. The concierge will help with some needs, but residents may have to find a ride once in a while.

Health Services

Some medical care is accessible on site, but transportation may be needed for additional appointments and specialists.

In an assisted living community, medical care is not provided with residency. Third party doctors do visit for appointments so that residents may access care. An RN is on duty during the day to assist with any medical needs and respond to emergencies, as well. Five caregivers provide the daily assistance residents need as determined by their care plan. Memory care is a separate, secure section of the building with its own outdoor space for residents to enjoy. Another RN and five caregivers are on staff for memory patients.

About Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living communities are often very similar in appearance and services. Most include weekly laundry, group transportation, and all meals and snacks for residents. My two favorite aspects of life at Sunrise are their pet policies and the Dedicated Care Managers. Most locations have pets common to all of the residents. Often a cat and a dog can be found enjoying the company of residents or lounging in a patch of sun in the common areas. Residents are usually welcome to bring their own pets along as well, often without any additional fees. This is a comforting policy for pet lovers looking for a new home during retirement.

Residents at Sunrise are often assigned a Dedicated Care Manager who is the primary staff member to support daily needs. They are the primary person in charge of responding to the resident and they get to know the person quite well. They are in a position to be aware of changes in behavior or mood and contribute to care plans as needed. If a resident misses their usual activities or a meal, the caregiver is responsible for noticing and making sure everything is alright. They also serve as a point of contact for family members reaching out to the community.

Summary

Sunrise of Madison delivers the basic services a retired senior needs. Cleaning, meals, and concierge service are all included in the fee. Comfortable furnishings and homey touches make common areas inviting, though the color choice in some rooms is unappealing. The assisted living calendar offers an assortment of fun activities. Memory care patients do not have enough interesting choices to stay engaged all day.

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Apartments

  • Studio Apartment
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Climate Control
  • Emergency Call System
  • Full Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed

Care

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Medication Management
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Parking Provided
  • Private Dining Room
  • TV and Media Room

Services

  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Dedicated Concierge
  • Fitness Program
  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Guest Meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Laundry
  • Linen Services
  • Personal Transportation Provided
  • Restaurant-style Dining
  • Spiritual Services
  • Three Meals Daily
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Piano
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Community pet
  • Fireplace

During our visit to Sunrise of Madison we took our own high-resolution photos and videos. Our goal is to give you an honest look at the community so you can see exactly what it looks like.

 
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Services included

  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Linen Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Restaurant-style Dining
  • Fitness Program
  • Spiritual Services
  • Dedicated Concierge
  • Personal Laundry
  • Three Meals Daily

We interviewed the residents of Sunrise of Madison to get their opinion about their new home. Here's what they had to say.

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"I took a long time to decide but I'm happy I moved here. "
"My favorite thing about living here is making friends."
"I really enjoy that I have all the things that I need taken care of for me."