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    Copper Canyon Retirement Living in Tucson, AZ

    An all-inclusive, custom Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in Tucson, AZ for your loved one!

    Here at Copper Canyon, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located just north of the Rillito River and mere blocks from Northwest Medical Center, we offer a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in Tucson, Arizona. Copper Canyon combines Person-Centered Care with a robust Life Enrichment Program that embraces Sunshine’s six Pillars of Wellness opens a new window: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Deeply rooted in Montessori methodology, Sunshine’s Wellness Programs and collaborative, Person-Centered Care assessments come together to provide residents with care that goes above and beyond that of traditional nursing homes. In our secured environment, we strive to empower residents, improve quality of life, enhance dignity, honor choice, support independence, and promote positive well-being. We do this by offering customizable levels of care, so whether your loved one is just starting to experience memory challenges, or if they have been living with Alzheimer’s and dementia for quite some time, you can rest assured knowing that our experienced and professional staff is providing the care they need, day and night.

    Pricing starting at $3,900 with customized care packages. We accept ALTCS opens a new window and can help you start the process – Ask us how.

    I like the way they treat their staff and residents both. warmly, respectfully, protected. thanks Copper Canyon team.

    - Mohamed Osman Gaameedle

    The staff at Copper Canyon are some of the most kind, caring and compassionate people I have had the pleasure to work with.

    - Justin Gallick

    Terri still remembers me and my dad when I see her around and is always very friendly. I would absolutely recommend Copper Canyon.

    - Judy Hankinson

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    Copper Canyon offers world-class services and amenities:

    Our building is outfitted with ionized air filtering to remove viruses, bacteria, and other particulates from the air so that your loved one can breathe easy. New residents are admitted after screening though Vikor Scientific Respira-ID and a negative COVID-19 test result. Our virus mitigation protocols include full personal protective gear, sanitizer stations at all traffic areas, and cleaning throughout the community multiple times per day.

    Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program is designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:

    • Sensory & VR Therapy: Stimulating the senses can produce a calming effect and in some cases help bring back memories
    • Music Therapy: Era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
    • Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
    • Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
    • Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
    • Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
    • Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
    • Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
    • And much more!

    Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in Copper Canyon because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide options for health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.

    Our community’s leadership team includes our Executive Director, Health Services Director, and Life Enrichment Director. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support for our residents’ needs, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, through engaging daily activities.

    All our caregivers are certified with specialty training in Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Additionally, all team members pass a nationwide background check and submit a fingerprint card before hire.

    Active Living Program
    We have a certified Life Enrichment Director leading engaging daily activities, weekly on-site social events, and fun cultural excursions as part of a researched-backed health and wellness program.

    It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.

    Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.

    Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the five senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch) with the goal of evoking positive feelings. This innovative therapy can reduce tension, agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger which are common behavioral side effects in seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. By planning meaningful, stimulating activities and considering our residents’ unique interests, we can create personal experiences in our custom Sensory Spas and make a significant difference in our residents’ lives.

    Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Therapy enables residents to explore bucket list journeys and experiences they’ve always wanted to complete, all within the comfort of our community. With VR Therapy, your loved one can explore the Caribbean sea and virtually scuba dive with sting rays, or discover an untapped passion for music with VR first row seats to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Whether it’s travel or new experiences your loved one seeks, our new, groundbreaking therapy can make almost any adventure dreams a virtual reality.

    Copper Canyon is a just few minutes away from hospitals, shopping malls, and parks.

    Our many secured walking paths and well-tended, enclosed gardens encourage a daily stroll. Residents can feel safe while enjoying the outdoor environment with a patio that features comfortable benches and beautiful views.

    Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at Copper Canyon is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.

    To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Sunshine Retirement Living Communities have partnered with trusted national moving company, northAmerican, to institute a senior-specific program that lessens the strain associated with moving. To learn more about this moving program, click here. opens a new window

    Guess who’s coming to dinner? It should be your friends! Refer your friends to us, and receive a bonus when they choose custom senior living at any Sunshine Retirement Living community.

    Our one-time community fee helps fund expenses incurred in making your loved one’s suite move-in ready and keeping the community beautiful and comfortable for all our residents. There are no upfront buy-in fees to reserve future higher levels of care or long-term contracts. Cost of care may increase or decrease as a resident’s needs change and is subject to change due to periodic and transparent assessments completed by onsite nursing staff and partnered caregivers.

    Copper Canyon – License Number: AL8894C – expires 3/1/2022

    Through Sunshine Retirement Living’s partnership with eHealth, residents can research, compare and enroll in Medicare insurance plans that cover their doctors and prescription drugs. Residents can shop online or speak to one of eHealth’s licensed insurance agents over the phone by calling 844-833-5901 (TTY 711) or explore options online – click here. There is never a cost to speak to an agent, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a health plan. eHealth’s mission is to help people find coverage that works for their personal needs.

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    Resident Activities at Copper Canyon

    Weekly Physical Activities

    Every Tuesday

    – 10:30am | Armchair Yoga
    – 6:00pm | Courtyard Ball Toss

    Every Wednesday

    – 10:30am | Strength Training
    – 6:00pm | Horse Shoes

    Every Friday

    – 1:15pm | Nature Craft: Leaf Pressing and Stained Glass
    – 6:00pm | Volleyball


    – First and third Monday 6:30pm | Therapy Dog Visit
    – First Thursday 3:00pm | Trip to deliver Dog Biscuits to Animal Care Clinic
    – First Friday 3:00pm | Dance Social

    Weekly Mental Activities

    Every Sunday

    – 10:15am | Communion
    – 3:00pm | Gardening

    Every Monday

    – 1:15am | Daily Chronicles and Devotional Readings
    – 3:00pm | Crafts for a Cause: Dog Biscuit Making

    Every Thursday

    – 11:00am | Musical Hymns
    – 6:00pm | Corn Hole Game

    Every Saturday

    – 10:30am | Fitness Class
    – 3:00pm | Movie and Manicures

    View our full monthly calendar here opens a new window or call today &

    learn more about our various daily activities: (520) 812-3306

    Copper Canyon – Tucson, Arizona Senior Apartments

    Why Copper Canyon is the right place for your loved one

    Copper Canyon is one of the most welcoming facilities for senior care Tucson has to offer. Our all-inclusive senior living center is more than a memory care unit. These senior homes in Tucson will provide your loved one with a safe, comfortable, place to call home.

    The Copper Canyon staff will not only look after the physical needs of your senior or memory patient, but they will also focus on the emotional side of aging as well. Our staff is trained to provide a happy and peaceful environment for our guests because that’s what we would want for our own loved ones.

    Although there are plenty of other senior homes in Tuscon, Copper Canyon is the most modern facility around.

    As you will see from the floor plans on our website, residents and their families can choose among private, semi-private, and shared suites. Our facilities are set up to provide privacy and encourage independence for as long as possible. In fact, each apartment comes with safety pull cords so our staff can be available to your loved one at a moment’s notice.

    If you are looking for dementia or Alzheimers care Tuscon or anywhere else in the metro area, schedule a tour of Copper Canyon.

    The Setting

    The Copper Canyon memory care facility is located within minutes of Tuscon’s best hospitals. We are also centrally located among convenient shopping areas and parks as well.

    Our Tuscon retirement apartments are located on attractive, well-tended grounds. Your loved one will be able to enjoy cooler Arizona mornings while strolling through the outdoor walking paths. Our outdoor area is enclosed for our residents’ safety. We also ask our residents to wear tracking bracelets to make sure they can be located easily.

    The Services

    Our Copper Canyon staff of our Alzheimer’s, Memory Care, and Transitional Care programs are dedicated to offering top-notch, loving care to your senior or memory patient.

    One way we show attention to our residents is by providing healthy gourmet meals. We have regular dining hours, but we also offer delicious snacks 24 hours a day. We know how important proper nutrition is for the elderly. We will cater to your loved one’s specific dietary needs and tastes.

    Since most of our residents at Copper Canyon suffer from memory issues, we follow the Rush University Medical Center’s MIND diet that fosters brain health.

    We will keep your loved one busy. Copper Canyon offers classes in Armchair Yoga and Strength Training, both of which are designed for our senior friends. We also provide outside activities such as time to toss a ball or to play a friendly game of horseshoes.

    We have dance socials once a month and host visits from therapy dogs two times a month.

    Let Us Help!

    We know that choosing the right place for your loved one is a difficult decision. Let us show you our facilities and answer any questions you may have regarding the scope of our care. We promise that regardless of your aging family member’s physical and mental abilities, we will tailor our care to meet the needs of your loved one.

    Reach out to us to schedule an appointment to tour our facility. You can call us at 520-812-3306, or you can fill out our online form.

    To view a list of all of our locations, visit our locations page.

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