The Benefit of Senior Health Care When You Need It
As a Life Plan Community, Grace Ridge is committed to a full continuum of care for our residents. If you ever need higher levels of care, you’ll be in good hands with our senior care teams providing high-quality care in a comfortable setting. Life Care at Grace Ridge provides access to our assisted living services should you need this, as well as memory care and skilled nursing care.
Assisted Living: A Helping Hand to Make Life Easier
Having access to 24/7 assistance in a secure setting can make all the difference as you age. With assisted living, you can worry less about the logistics of doing household chores and other tasks that can be a burden to manage on your own.
Memory Care: A Supportive Setting with Special Attention
When special care and attention are needed to address memory and cognition challenges, we offer memory care in the comfort and privacy of each resident’s memory care suite by team members with advanced training in dementia care.
Skilled Nursing: Compassionate Care for Long-Term Needs
We offer 24/7 registered skilled nursing care for residents in our on-site care center. Whether you need skilled nursing for a few days or for the long term, our skilled nursing team provides exceptional care in a setting that feels like home.
A Health Care Team That Feels Like Family
Our senior health care team understands that each individual has concerns; personal preferences; and emotional, social and spiritual needs. So we work closely with you, your family, and your physician to create individual care plans that promote independence and lead to better outcomes.
Focused on Total Wellness
At Grace Ridge, we embrace a whole-person approach to wellness, where you’ll be inspired to be active and live healthy every day. Our holistic approach provides you every opportunity to maintain the optimum physical and mental conditioning at the level you prefer. You’ll have access to annual health screenings and on-site wellness seminars featuring expert health care professionals. These services are provided by our partner, UNC Health Blue Ridge, renowned for its award-winning staff and facilities.
Higher Levels of Senior Care, Right Here
Life Care at Grace Ridge means that if your health needs change, you can move to a higher level of care without leaving the community you call home.
Services for Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Residents
We offer a full spectrum of convenient services to make life easier for residents at Grace Ridge.
- Beauty salon and barbershop
- Scheduled transportation
- Laundry facilities
- Housekeeping services
- Lawn and home maintenance services
- Postal services
- Concierge services
- 24/7 emergency call and response system
- Video monitoring of entrances and hallways
- Onsite security guard
- Licensed nurse on-site 24/7
Amenities for Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Residents
Here are some of the amenities and features that help residents enjoy life every day.
Amenities to Enjoy
- Gracious lobby and gathering area with 24/7 coffee bar
- Spacious formal dining room
- Private dining room for special occasions
- State-of-the-art theater
- In-house exercise spaces with fitness equipment and classes
- Game and billiards room
- Chapel with weekly nondenominational services
- Card rooms
- Meeting and activity spaces
- Library and reading rooms
- Auditorium with 200-person capacity
- Sewing room
- Rooftop solarium and lounge with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Outdoor garden with raised flower/vegetable beds
- Art Room
Frequently Asked Questions
What is assisted living?
Assisted living in Morganton, NC is for residents needing help with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and medication management. Assisted living services are provided in your own private apartment by compassionate and caring team members at Grace Ridge.
What is memory care?
Memory care is specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a safe and secure community environment. Specially trained team members at Grace Ridge support residents with memory and cognition challenges in the comfort and privacy of each resident’s memory care suite. Intentionally designed common areas also provide opportunities for safe and supervised activities and interaction. Learn more about the benefits of having memory care offered in your assisted living facility here!
What is skilled nursing care?
Skilled nursing care is available for residents with complex health conditions who require 24/7 registered skilled nursing care. Our nursing team, including registered nurses and certified nursing assistants, provides compassionate care for residents in our on-site Health Care Center. Read our blog post about the differences between memory care and skilled nursing in Morganton.
Do you have to be a resident at Grace Ridge to be accepted for assisted living or memory care?
No. We accept direct admissions to assisted living and memory care on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability.
Do you have to be a resident at Grace Ridge to be accepted for skilled nursing care?
Yes. Only independent living residents can proceed into skilled nursing services in the Health Care Center.
How does Grace Ridge determine when I should move to a higher level of care?
The decision to move to another level of care follows a long, thoughtful process. Grace Ridge encourages residents to age in place, but sometimes resident safety requires us to consider higher levels of care. These decisions and discussions are based on mental and physical health and made in consultation with our Medical Director, Director of Health Services and our Executive Director using professional assessment criteria. In addition, we consult with the resident, their family, and personal physician to make sure everyone takes part in the decision.
What are the benefits of a Life Care contract?
Benefits of the Life Care concept are best illustrated when a resident requires assistance. Should your health and wellness needs change, your entrance fee ensures you’ll receive high-quality supportive services and care in a professionally staffed environment. More importantly, you’ll receive this level of care for essentially the same cost as living in your residence. This means you can protect your assets from the potentially catastrophic costs of assisted living, skilled nursing or memory care. You’ll also be better able to predict monthly living expenses due to only a minimal increase in your Life Care monthly service fees — even when you require extensive health care. In addition to assured residency, your entrance fee allows use of all common facilities, services, programs and amenities at Grace Ridge.
Is transportation available?
Transportation to locations off campus is available through concierge services at Grace Ridge. Private transportation can be scheduled when you need a ride to your doctor appointments, shopping, church services, etc. Download our concierge services brochure to learn more.