The Community at Sunset Wood has partnered with RISE Senior Living (a HealthPRO Heritage brand) to bring on-site physical and occupational therapy directly to their tenants. Last year, Sunset Wood built out their Wellness Center to accommodate a therapy program which RISE Senior Living was able to not only provide but exceed.


Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, RISE Senior Living partners with Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living communities to optimize residents’ quality of life and strategically drive robust campus-wide success. Results have been impressive, including a 57% reduction of resident falls in three months and an overall 93% resident satisfaction rate with RISE Senior Living.


As such, RISE Senior Living integrates their physical and occupational therapy clinicians within the community to help mitigate challenges (e.g. falls, attrition & hospitalization risks; compliance/regulatory concerns) & drive campus-wide success (e.g. occupancy growth initiatives & helping to build strategic alliances). Sunset Wood’s tenants receive professional clinical services, which are billed directly to Medicare, third-party payors, and/or the tenants themselves.


“Bringing Rise Senior Living to our community has helped us amplify our mission of providing a high quality of life while aging-in-place for our seniors,” Dominick M. Manfredo, Executive Director / CEO, stated. “Over 30% of our tenants are taking advantage of the program, and in under 6-months, many have already been discharged due to the massive improvements they made working with RISE’s therapists.”


Not only does RISE Senior Living track tenant outcomes, but The Community at Sunset Wood’s Wellness Coordinator, Steven Dziegiel, also tracks the tenant’s engagement in their own internal Wellness Program. “Certain tenants have gone from being constant falls risks during our Walking Club to completing over a mile in just over 30 minutes – the progress has been astounding.”


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About The Community at Sunset Wood

The Community at Sunset Wood’s mission is to enable seniors to live independently in a secure community that enhances the quality of life. We do this by providing below market rate and market rate senior housing that is, on average, much cheaper than our nearest competitor. In addition, we pride ourselves in promoting our “Aging-In-Place” model, which encourages our tenants to utilize and/or bring in services that can keep them independent in their own homes rather than moving to nursing care— in this case,,, strategic partnerships. For more information on our community, please visit or call 315-733-1389.


About HealthPRO Heritage and RISE Senior Living

HealthPRO Heritage is an independently owned, national premier provider of therapy management and consultation services. With expertise across the care continuum, the Company serves hospitals, outpatient, skilled nursing & CCRCs, Assisted & Independent Living, home health agencies, applied behavioral analysis, early intervention, and schools. The Company operates in 43 states, employs more than 12,000 therapists, and has earned a reputation for thoughtful, outcomes-focused solutions that offer assurance for greater success for patients, partners, and staff. For more information, visit

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