Aging Population Sparks Senior Housing Company’s California Expansion
- Jun 23, 2015
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
As the vast majority of the baby-boomer generation inches closer to retirement age, American cities are finding that focusing on senior housing is a necessity. This also means that senior housing companies have a great opportunity for growth—one that Sunrise Senior Living is acting on. The company is ready to unveil its latest community in Burlingame on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Sunrise of Burlingame is the 41st community built by the senior housing company in California. The 80-unit property will offer residents assisted living, as well as memory care programming and services for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
The four-story property is located on Trousdale Drive in Burlingame, near shopping spots, dining locations and health care facilities. The 65,000-square-foot building has a resident capacity of 97, and will provide more than 80 jobs to the community. The space will include Sunrise Terrace Club Neighborhood, which will provide residents with tailored programming aimed at those experiencing the early stages of memory loss. The amenity package at the property includes complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, electronic health record systems, as well as interior design elements meant to help residents with their limited mobility.
The need of programs catering to sufferers of the memory loss disease is growing, with the Alzheimer’s Association estimating that the number of those affected will grow in the U.S. by 193 percent by 2050. The number of Americans projected to suffer from the syndrome will be roughly 14 million by 2050. Factor that into an increasingly aging population, and the need for more extensive care and facilities catering to seniors is becoming apparent.
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