Welcome to Sunol Creek Memory Care

Memory Care

5980 Sunol Boulevard Pleasanton, California 94566

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About Sunol Creek Memory Care

Levels of Care: Memory Care

Welcome Home to Sunol Creek Memory Care – A Boutique Specialty Care Community in Pleasanton, CA.

Sunol Creek is designed, staffed and dedicated to the daily care and medical needs of those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related illness.  Since it’s opening in 2014, Sunol Creek has established itself as the East Bay’s Premier Memory Care community, proudly providing compassionate care for families in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Fremont.

We know choosing the right community can be a difficult decision – there’s guilt, uncertainty and new information to absorb.  Our tenured and experienced staff, including our health services director and medical director, are here to support you every step of the way.

Sunol Creek was purposefully built for memory care –each neighborhood of 20 residents has its own internal courtyard, circular indoor walking path, ample natural lighting, an activity room, integrated nurse call/delayed egress door systems and various room types.

We take great pride in the reputation our team has earned.  We are the highest rated free standing memory care community in the Bay Area (4.8/5 based on 65 reviews from Facebook, Google & Yelp) and are proud of our exceptional licensing record and personalized, compassionate care.  We believe resident families should not have guilt with their decision to place their family member in memory care and residents should live in dignity while both engaged and happy.  Our goal is peace of mind to families.

Your loved ones are in great hands with our high staffing ratios and customized medical care.  Our team is passionate about creating a warm and inviting home-like environment with many enrichment activities.  Through our award-winning SPARK program, your loved one will receive round-the-clock care that encourages a comfortable, fulfilling lifestyle.  From various amenities to exciting social programs, medical support, home-style quality food and more, Sunol Creek is committed to excellence.

Levels of Memory Care

Sunol Creek offers two care neighborhoods, each designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents.  With just 20 residents per neighborhood, we are unique in providing a safe and manageable neighborhood size that balances supervision with ample interaction among residents, staff and activities specialists.

Memory Care – Our “South” Neighborhood offers personalized care for those coping with early to mid-stage dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Enhanced Memory Care – Our “North” Neighborhood offers more intense medical care, complex medication management and is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with significant medical ailments and/or later stage cognitive impairment.

Health Services

The staff at Sunol Creek includes our Medical Director, Yusuf Ruhullah, MD, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs).  Our medical staff considers the resident physician’s report, medication list, and preplacement appraisal for more appropriate personal care plans.  Initial care plan are drafted by our resident care coordinator and health services director and our care plans are updated 30 days after move in and within every six months or a change in condition.  We present care plans to families during family care conferences and welcome their input.

Sunol Creek’s medication management program is run by our Health Services Director. We staff LVNs at every shift, and we are able to accommodate higher needs residents with wound care, catheter care, diabetes, high blood pressure as well as complex medication management.


Sunol Creek features, five apartment styles; private suites, three different configurations of private rooms with shared bathrooms and shared companion rooms, all meeting various resident needs and budgets.  There are ample common areas including activity rooms, family-style dining rooms, resident “therapy” kitchens, fire places, a salon, a family meeting room and a private dining room.  Sunol Creek is conveniently located one mile from downtown Pleasanton and is easily accessible from I-680.  Come visit us today for a tour to call and learn more!

Top Reasons Families Choose Sunol Creek Memory Care: 

  • Specifically designed and focused on Memory Care
  • Two neighborhoods of only 20 residents, each with its own courtyard, ample natural light, circular interior walking path and activity room.
  • Licensed nurses on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all staff trained in Dementia and Alzheimer’s behaviors and care.
  • Medical Director who works closely with our Health Services Director, Executive Director and resident families to oversee all resident medical needs.
  • Ability to assist a wide range of medical conditions including Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, CVA, post stroke and more.
  • Medication assistance and management
  • On-site Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.
  • Bathing, dressing, grooming (including an in house salon), and other self-image enhancements
  • Award-winning Spark Program with engaging, Montessori-Inspired activities
  • Five room types to meet different needs and budgets
  • Local and engaged private ownership
  • Five Star Quality Care!  See our reviews:

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Awards & Recognition

U.S. News best Memory Care community
Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services Award
2023 Great Place to Work Award Badge
Family Assets California Excellence Award

Frontier's Award-Winning SPARK Program

Montessori Inspired

SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents' ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new idea and helping to make these ideas reality.

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The SPARK Difference

  • Based on science and research
  • Based on rehabilitation techniques
  • Keeps seniors socially engaged in a meaningful way
  • Aims at increasing engagement and skills as we age
  • Uses proprietary assessment tools that go beyond traditional methods

Activities and our Award Winning SPARK Program

It is easy to identify the limits of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but through our partnership with the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, we prefer to focus on what our residents can still do, and the abilities they bring to our Community.  Sunol Creek, via its unique SPARK program, offers residents a variety of Montessori Method inspired activities as well as traditional social activities, outings, and community initiatives.

Meals on Wheels, Kids Against Hunger, and reading to preschool kids are also some of the events that our residents participate in.  Recently, we had an Elvis impersonator come to the community for a performance, and the residents loved it.  Our furry visitors, including a St. Bernard that has earned the affectionate nickname, “Burt the Flirt”, are always a big hit!

One of the highlights of our community is our restaurant-quality meals.  Our On-Site Executive Chef prepares a wide variety of entrees from our general menu but also offers additional selections for residents who may want to have something different.

Levels of Care

Memory Care

Our community specializes in Memory Care for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia-related illness.

Through our award-winning SPARK program, your loved one will receive round-the-clock care that encourages a happy, fulfilling lifestyle.

Amenities & Events


Arts and Crafts


Book Club

Cooking Classes

Donation Drives

Family Movie Night

Group Exercise Classes

Happy Hours

Holiday Celebrations

Lunch Outings

Men's Club

Musical Performances

National Food Day Celebrations

Pet Therapy

Pizza Parties

Recognition of Residents' Birthdays

Root Beer Float Party

Sporting Event Party

Technology Classes

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Music is a big part of our community. Residents enjoy relaxing while listening to a wide variety of music.

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Baking is a great way to increase engagement among residents at are our community. Come join us for a baking session and the chance to enjoy a sweet treat!

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Come join us for weekly art sessions to create beautiful pieces of artwork. We look forward to seeing your creativity flourish!

"Our mother recently moved to Sunol Creek Memory Care and we couldn't be more pleased with the outstanding care they provide. They have done everything possible to ease her transition to her new home. It is a beautiful and very well-kept home. The staff are highly competent and professional and always very supportive and positive with the residents. Most important to us as family members, the staff treat our mom with respect, dignity, and kindness. This is a very special place."

James Burton and Laurie Burton Kurtzer, Yelp.com

"Best memory care team and facility in the Bay Area! Truly care for their patients and families! "

Amy Gillum-Laymon - daughter of Resident, Facebook

"My family can’t say enough about the care my sweet momma received at Sunol Creek Memory Care. The entire staff provide the kind of care you would hope for your loved one. It’s so much more than a memory care. They care for the whole person and see beyond your loved one’s dementia."

Jenn, Daughter of Resident

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