Sunrise Praises Signing Of Assisted Living Law

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. , today praised New York Governor George E. Pataki for signing Senate Bill 7748/Assembly Bill 11820 into law. The bill, which passed the Legislature earlier this year, provides a clear definition for assisted living in New York and establishes protections for consumers, giving them the opportunity to age in place and retain their freedom of choice when selecting long-term care and service options.

Sunrise Senior Living, the nation's largest senior living provider, advocated for the bill and worked closely with consumer groups, members of the Legislature and the Governor's office to help craft the legislation. Sunrise currently operates 13 senior living communities in New York.

"Our mission is to champion quality of life for all seniors and we believe that can only be accomplished when seniors are given the opportunity to live where they want, while having access to the care they need and the services they prefer," explained Paul Klaassen, Sunrise Senior Living Founder, Chairman and CEO. "We applaud the Governor and the members of the Legislature for their efforts to develop, pass and enact this legislation and are pleased to have been part of this process."

Sunrise Senior Living is the nation's largest provider of senior living services. The McLean, Va.-based Company, which employs more than 35,000 people, operates 376 communities that are open in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada with a combined resident capacity of approximately 42,700. Sunrise also has 28 communities under construction in these countries as well as Germany, with a combined resident capacity of approximately 2,500. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as, home care, nursing and rehabilitative care. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise please visit

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.

CONTACT: Sarah Evers, Vice President, Communications of Sunrise SeniorLiving, Inc., +1-703-273-7500

Back to news