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Funding Priorities: Senior Living in AZ

Sun Health Foundation is proud to fund ongoing initiatives for Sun Health’s award-winning Senior Living communities in Arizona, including Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade. This support provides vital enhancements and expansions, allowing these facilities to stay on the leading edge of health care while providing the highest level of comfort and care.

Below are recent construction and improvement projects at our Senior Living communities in Arizona that have been funded through the Foundation.


March 2014

Sub-Acute Care Unit Remodel

  • Complete makeover from top to bottom with new flooring, cabinetry, doors, windows, furnishings, bathrooms and other touches
  • Rehabilitation gym, featuring a newly remodeled indoor therapy pool and a redesigned second-floor dining room

June 2014

Grandview Care Center Health & Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care Unit Remodel

  • Improvements to 36-bed unit, featuring resort-style amenities, life enrichment activities, fine dining and 24-hour skilled nursing care

October 2014

  • New Memory Support Suites Construction for a residential program featuring 16 private, studio-size suites built specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Suites and common areas now feature extensive use of natural light, secure yet open floor plans, and a décor designed to appeal to the senses.
  • New “sensory room” offers residents a calming place with aromatherapy, music and a ceiling that mimics day and night skies
  • Services for residents include 24/7 care, an on-site physician and nurse practitioner, fine dining, a secure, outdoor garden, life enrichment activities, a beauty/barber shop, housekeeping and laundry services


June 2014

La Loma Care Center Expansion

  • $3 million project consisting of three main elements: a new rehabilitation center, the addition of 27 specialized nursing care beds and construction of 10 new assisted living apartments
  • Improvements offer new options for rehabilitation, specialized nursing care and assisted living services

Rehabilitation Center Upgrade

  • A fully upgraded 6,400 sq. ft. rehabilitation center located on the first floor, including a: new therapy gym offering providing aquatic therapy along with the patented Secure Tracks™ patient support system, a leading-edge therapy designed to prevent falls and decrease post-surgical pain
  • Rehabilitation for cardiac patients and related diagnoses to help patients transition from hospital to home
  • New outpatient therapy services for the community
  • A holistic healing therapy garden, with different walking surfaces to help patients improve mobility
  • Addition of a Community Education classroom to promote healthy living

Specialized Care Unit Remodel

Transformation of previously shelled-in space into a specialized care unit with 27 private rooms with private bathrooms

  • New patient-centered care programs, giving residents more choices and personalized care
  • Technology upgrades, such as electronic health records, automated vital sign machines and hand-held charting devices

Assisted Living Residences

  • Ten new assisted living residences designed to meet the needs of adults requiring some assistance but not 24-hour nursing care
  • New infrastructure allowing the care team to focus on helping residents maintain mobility and improve health through nutrition, education and social enrichment
  • Remodeled first floor unit serving orthopedic patients, featuring 14 continental rooms and two private rooms


September 2013

Villa Grand Opening

  • Major parking and road improvements completed within the 40-acre Sun City Grand community
  • A new entrance from Colonnade Way
  • Completion of The Promenade, a lushly landscaped walkway from the Clock Tower to the front entry of Villa 1
  • New Villa building features seven floor plans from one bedroom/one-and-a-half bath to three bedroom/three bath and from 1,041 to 1,779 sq. ft.
  • Amenities include granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, patios and balconies and pet-friendly amenities
  • Underground parking for cars and golf carts is available for each residence

November 2014

New Independent Living Residence

  • Grand opening of a four-story villa featuring 36 apartment-style homes
  • Situated on the 40-acre campus, the second Villa’s floor plans range from 1 to 3 bedrooms
  • Each home comes with high-end floor coverings, cabinetry, appliances and stylish finishing touches
  • Other amenities include a community art/music room, a movie theater, underground parking for cars and golf cars, extra storage and access to all amenities in Sun City Grand