The Sundara Story
Memory Care is all we do…and we’re really good at it
At Sundara, we understand the profound challenge of finding the right memory care community. In fact, we have over 60 years of experience helping families, including our own, navigate this complex and emotional decision. For years, we recognized the need for a different kind of community, one that would address the biggest challenges facing seniors and their families today:
- Ever rising costs
- High staff and management turnover with frequent changes in ownership
- Overly complicated & confusing care options and fees
- A corporate approach that lacked consistency and accountability
So we decided to create our own community.
And we began by asking a simple question – what would we want for our parents?
From the outset, our goal was to provide simplicity, and for us, that meant less – less confusion, less complication, less corporate, and less cost, so we could focus more on what matters. Like providing the best care through proactive engagement throughout the day instead of only 20-hours a week, or having the ability to accommodate specific needs with greater flexibility consistency, and above all, working with families and residents in a true partnership to alleviate the burdens of caring for a family member with dementia.
Sundara is our answer.
Our community is based on the principle that memory care dramatically improves in smaller settings that inspire a familiar sense of scale and consistency not possible in larger groups or more institutional communities.
This not only reduces disorientation, it reinforces consistency and recognition, allowing us to respond to the needs of our residents with unmatched responsiveness, without having to navigate a corporate structure or mid-level management.
At every step, we have made memory care as simple and straightforward as possible, and accessible and affordable to as many families in need.
And, as recent events have shown, we are better able to defend against infection and transmission risk by virtue of having smaller resident populations and staff. In fact, Sundara remains the only community in Austin to use a combination of electrostatic dispersal, hydrogen peroxide and UVC light to control against surface area and environmental contamination – something only made possible to our size.
This is what we are about. This is Sundara difference.
Smaller is Better: Research increasingly suggests that smaller environments are more stable and conducive settings for residents with dementia. It’s easy to see why: smaller groups and settings promote recognition and routine, thereby reducing agitation and anxiety.
Premium Care: This allows us to take a more proactive care approach that is founded on constancy of observation, interaction, engagement, and structure throughout the full course of the day, not just 20-hours a week.
Great People: Excellent care begins with great people, and we have some of the most dedicated and caring owners and staff around. As part of our mission, we support each and every one of our staff through specialized training, paid for continuing education, and next-level certifications.
Accountability and Consistency: Sundara is owner-operated. You will never find a third party manager, or a corporate structure to contend with – just straight talk. Everyone, including the owners, is actively and directly involved in the well-being of your loved one. From the smallest of tasks to the largest, we are there every day to ensure consistency, responsiveness, and above all, accountability.
Value for Families: Value has become increasingly difficult to find in senior care, but we are bringing it back. At Sundara, our fees are simple – fixed and all-inclusive, no gimmicks – so families can budget with confidence and absolute certainty. We do not charge for levels of care, nor do we believe in add-on fees, up-charges, service packages or special promotions. Best of all, our fees are lower.