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Sunrise On Vernier

1850 Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Based on 19 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,389

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(800) 780-8101

Sunrise On Vernier Description

Situated near the Grosse Pointe Woods Library and Lake St. Clair, Sunrise on Vernier provides high-quality memory care to those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Our easily accessible community is the perfect location for those in the greater Metro Detroit area.

Our bed and breakfast style senior living community has been a comfortable and secure place to call home since 2006. Our restaurant-style dining and vibrant activities program fill each day with a chance to celebrate the past and savor the present.

The skilled and long-tenured Reminiscence team at Vernier is dedicated to honoring the individual wishes of our residents. Whether it’s taking an impromptu trip to a favorite donut shop or enjoying an evening soak in our spa bathtub, the team is there to make each day special. Across the spectrum of memory care needs, the team at Vernier is committed to providing the best possible care for each and every resident.

Our Life Enrichment Program and resident-centered care model provide residents with one-on-one attention, helping them live full, purposeful lives.

Sunrise On Vernier is located 0.1 miles from Grosse Pointe Woods, a small town with a population of 15,762. Other nearby cities and towns include Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Eastpointe and Saint Clair Shores. The community is in a middle-upper class neighborhood where the average income is $112,964, 29% of the country has a higher median income.

This community provides Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care and has Studio and Suite apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $3,389 a month, while the average cost of Assisted Living is $3,391 in Grosse Pointe Woods, $3,411 in MI, and $3,545 in the United States. These prices are estimated. Sunrise On Vernier is a member of a larger group of communities called Sunrise Senior Living. Sunrise On Vernier is ranked 2 out of 4 communities in Grosse Pointe Woods and is ranked 185 out of 721 communities in MI.

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personal care services

individualized care

hospice care

monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse


short-term respite care

skilled nursing



fitness classes

arts and crafts

life enrichment program




scheduled group trips

baking club


resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests

activities program

a variety of activities

social and educational programs for families

family engagement


group activities


scheduled resident and family meetings

social events


meal options

restaurant-style dining

dining services

snacks available throughout the day


three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily


maintenance of building and grounds

weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal

weekly personal laundry

trained staff available 24-hours a day

short-term stays

respite stays


family communication








bible study

Healthcare Near Sunrise On Vernier

Sunrise On Vernier is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is St. John Hospital and Medical Center which is 1.6 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage, and StoneCrest Center. Pharmacies close by are CVS Pharmacy which is 0.3 miles away, Walgreens, and Collie Drugs. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Paul Dental Group which is 3.5 miles away, Malouf Family Dentistry, and Gray Family Dental.

Surrounding Area

Sunrise On Vernier is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order pizza at Jet's Pizza, a burger at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers or Mexican at Sierra Station. Love the arts? Head on over to Grosse Pointe Theater, Harpos Concert Theatre, or North Coast Studios. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Eastland Center, Macomb Mall, or Tecumseh Mall. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Jules De Porre Park, Chene-Trombley Park, or Brys Park.


Weather in the area consists of an average of 134 days of rain, 48 days of snow and 181 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 0.9 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 77°F in the summer and 27°F in the winter, with an average temp of 52.0°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 72.5%, with max winds averaging around 13.4 mph.

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This community is licensed by the state of MI. It is a large-sized community with 54 total beds.


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General Staff Rating
Based on 9 total reviews
Care Staff Rating
Based on 16 total reviews
Food Staff Rating
Based on 2 total reviews
Cleanliness Rating
Based on 3 total reviews
Activities and Services Rating
Based on 4 total reviews
Andrea Thomas

5.0 rating

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the entire Sunrise team. You are all wonderful and we appreciate you. Since moving in, my mom is happy again. She tells us that she is doing great and that the people there could not be nicer and she feels very comfortable and safe. She loves the caregivers! (We do, too!)

nancy toran

5.0 rating

I can’t say enough to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the ongoing vigilance, dedication and compassion of the staff at Sunrise Vernier. It has been my experience that everyone has worked tirelessly and flexibly through these extremely trying times. I truly thank God that my dearly loved Auntie is being cared for by the amazing women and men at Sunrise Vernier.Before the pandemic restrictions I travelled from Canada to Michigan each week to visit my Auntie D. I had the opportunity to experience the staff interact with residents over extended periods of time. I have always been very comfortable and very assured that my Auntie receives the very best care and very loving care. I highly recommend Sunrise Vernier without reservation.

Martha Jocis

5.0 rating

Lisa Thomas

5.0 rating

The Sunrise on Vernier team has been amazing from the minute we need to find a safe and caring place for our mom quickly to now. They are attentive and loving and it’s made a difficult transition for everyone so smooth and comforting. Thank you, Mary and all!

ashleigh traylor

5.0 rating

Mary Jo Fresard

5.0 rating

Sunrise on Vernier is a Specialized Memory Care Community. I have worked here for the past 3 years and I am honored and humbled to be a part of such a great team of people who care so much about their residents. This is not only a job it is my second family. I love Sunrise on Vernier!

Shawn Allen

5.0 rating

I have worked closely with this facility providing hospice care with over the last year to many patients. The collaboration and team work from everyone involved in patients cases along with families is amazing. The patients, families and collaborating companies are treated with respect and dignity. The Medical Team Hospice is happy to continue this relationship with the Sunrise Vernier team.

kathy Bloch

5.0 rating

Excellent care and wonderful caregivers!! I couldn't have asked for a better place to care for my mom!

Satrina Gibson

1.0 rating

What can I say, this place is pitiful. You would think after growing up in Grosse Pointe and going to school there it would be a wonderful experience for my family and I. My experience thus far has been horrible in the sense that the patients are answering the phones and able to access security checkpoints. This organization is a MONEY PIT. The prices are constantly going up and down because they know most seniors aren’t paying much attention to their checkbooks because of their power of attorney. They coerce the seniors and are very controlling(not in a loving way, but in a manipulative way)They are truly taking advantage of the senior citizens and making them upset to get extra money over opinions from their own family members. They try to upset the family so that they can continue to make money. They try to override the family members decisions so they can be in control. The seniors can’t make their own logical/rational decisions because they have been diagnosed by a psychologist their with Alzheimer’s and dementia, but the staff continues to take control and try to manipulate and prey on the residents. They try to overestimate the power of attorneys and family members decisions. The management and director undermines the family and power of attorneys decisions all the time. If you love your family member DO NOT PUT YOUR LOVED ONES IN THIS FACILITY. It’s already hard to leave your loved ones in a facility but to know that they’re being mistreated and misguided to make decisions regarding their care is unheard of. I truly think you would be doing an injustice by trusting your families care to Sunrise on Vernier The staff is always changing (they have a very high turnover rate) because of the head director and the main management not caring about the staff or the residents. I understand the Nurse Aides don’t make much money, because the company is getting it all, but that does not excuse them from giving the seniors less than A-1 quality care!!! From raising the rent from 5 ,000 to 8,000 or more our families shouldn’t have to worry about our loved ones being there. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of Sunrise on Vernier and Sunrise Assisted Living in Grosse Pointe. Both facilities are poorly ran because the director and management is subpar. There I said it☹️☹️

Lynn Warf

5.0 rating

I just started my new LEM position. I am very excited and impressed with the wonderful staff and management team at Sunrise of Vernier. The facility is simply beautiful with a warm and inviting environment. The ED and management team appear to be very involved and noticeably care very much about the Residents and community as a whole. The Residents appear very content, engaged with staff and each other enjoying recreational activities provided daily. Additionally, the Residents present as clean, dressed nicely, well kept and comfortable in a homelike environment. I am very much looking forward to my future here as a Sunrise team member!

Catherine Curtiss

5.0 rating

My mother spent her last months as a resident of Sunrise on Vernier, in hospice care there, and was happier than than we'd seen her since our father passed away and she descended into dementia and Alzheimers. It isn't an exaggeration to say that she came alive and thrived there. She was clean, groomed, well dressed, well cared for, and occupied by "chatting" with the others there, the meals (which she ate with gusto), and the few other activities in which she could engage. I don't think she was ever just parked in her room - she was out doing things, if only sitting in the dining area and talking to others there. My sisters and I could not be more grateful for the superb care extended by not only the Sunrise staff but also the MedTeam Hospice staff. From the moment I walked into their lobby, I felt that this place was more like a home than an institution. My mother's room was bright and pleasant with a nice view. We furnished it with her own linens and furniture, and it was very welcoming. There had been a number of problems with her home care before we made the very difficult decision to move her into Sunrise, but as it turned out, all of the "transfer trauma" was ours and not our mother's. The combined Sunrise and Hospice staffs, especially the MedTeam coordinator (Shawn) and Sunrise medical/nursing manager (Lauren) immediately took over and made me feel that I was in professional and caring hands - and I was, or more particularly, my mother was. They and the other staff immediately dealt with pressing issues of my mother's cleanliness, safety in bed, and perhaps most important, socialization. She received a better wheelchair, dental care, flu shot, etc. My only regret is that we didn't move her much earlier. She was treated with dignity and respect. Some of the hands-on staff were outstanding. They gave birthday parties and went out of their way to make the stay as personal and cheerful as possible. No place is perfect and of course Sunrise has its issues - from my observation, it is mainly overwork from the top on down, combined with the constant challenge of getting good people who will care for the elderly, sick and mentally infirm with skill and kindness and for low pay. My perception was that the managers were spread too thin, and it wasn't possible to have a regular team in each shift assigned to each resident. All that said, the bottom line is that I can't imagine my mother getting better care anywhere else, and my sisters and I will be eternally grateful to the Sunrise and MedTeam staff for all they did for our mother. I highly recommend that facility.

Lynn O'Brien

5.0 rating

The quality and service of care is exceptional. My mother has been there just over a year. I am grateful to have caring workers take care of my mother, especially in these trying COVID times. Thank you for your kindness, care and service.

Lori Smartt

5.0 rating

My mom has been here a year. It has been a very pleasant experience. She is well taken care of. They have kept everyone safe during this Covid time. The caregivers do a great job with the residents. Prior to Covid, they had many activities to keep the residents engaged. Highly recommend Sunrise on Vernier.

marian battersby

5.0 rating

I have been associated with Sunrise on Vernier for over 12 years. They have been a very professional and caring organization since the first day I visited.Their care of residents with dementia is exceptional, and they do so many things to bring a quality of life to their community. Their physical plant is very welcoming and they work very hard to provide a homey atmosphere that is reminiscent of the residents former homes.The management and staff are also very active in the community in sponsoring educational programs to educate families and professionals.I would highly recommend them to anyone searching for a community for their loved one.

Anna Knapp

5.0 rating

I have worked closely with the staff at Sunrise Vernier to facilitate hospice care for Sunrise residents over the past several years. I found the Sunrise Vernier staff to deliver care with the compassion of an extended family. They have consistently placed the needs and safety of the Sunrise family above all. I has been my honour and pleasure to work with this team to facilitate hospice care to our shared residents.


1.0 rating

If you don't mind the resident's ( WITH MENTAL ISSUES, HENCE THE REASON YOU ARE ABOUT TO SPEND THOUSAND OF DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THE "BEST CARE and PROTECTION FOR YOUR SICKLY LOVED ONE") answering the phone in this MEMORY CARE UNIT, and if you do not mind the Employee's being away from the security desk with residents having access to the SECURITY DOOR, and if you don't mind employees that lie, then this is a great place for you to invest 6-7 thousand dollars a month. DON'T BELIEVE the sales pitch about SECURITY, or that your RELATIVE will betaken care of with there hygiene. FYI.....

A Siva

2.0 rating

A relative liveD here (wheelchair-bound, incontinent, some memory loss).Notice past tense. The first year was great, smooth. The room was kept clean, our relative showered, the food and events were enjoyed...However, then the management changed, then a caregiver turnover, and things went very quickly downhill. It became a crisis situation of our relative being unsafe.We had to hire sitters while we looked for another place.It also became very expensive. The room rate kept going up when they couldn't rise rates any other way. Also, Maintenance did not do repairs to our heater-A/C in a timely way (extremely important!)It was completely unsustainable to keep our elder there...

Susan Larsen

5.0 rating

My mother is a resident, and she couldn't be in better hands. The entire staff is made up of kind, caring, patient, experienced individuals.

MzNissh bell

5.0 rating

I am a employee An I love my job

Bus Stops

Mack / Vernier (NB)

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Mack / Vernier (SB)

0.1 miles away

Vernier / Mack (WB)

0.1 miles away

Mack / Hawthorne (SB)

0.1 miles away

Mack / Hawthorne (NB)

0.1 miles away

Places of Worship

Trinity Deliverance Church

7.8 miles away

Mariner's Church

10.5 miles away

Sandwich First Baptist Church

13.8 miles away



0.3 miles away

Family Foods

1.6 miles away


1.8 miles away

Grace Food Market

2.6 miles away


3.5 miles away


CoAmerica Bank

3.3 miles away

Fifth Third Bank

3.4 miles away

Citizens Bank

3.6 miles away

Christian Financial Credit Union

4.3 miles away

TCF Bank

5.5 miles away

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