Grace Ridge is owned and managed by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. Our community combines all of the modern amenities you expect in retirement living, plus a nurturing environment where neighbors become friends and friends become family. In addition to independent apartments and cottages, we offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care residences.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grace Ridge Retirement Community spans 52 pastoral acres in the heart of Morganton, NC. At Grace Ridge, you can enjoy the things you love in a setting that celebrates all four seasons, including a mild summer and just enough winter flakes to build a snowman or a cozy fire in one of our many fireplaces. Each day, residents wake to sweeping views of the Catawba River Valley, a place known for its historic lore and adventure.
With so much to do, from clubs and culture to fitness and fine dining, you may never want to leave Grace Ridge. When you do venture out, we’re just about an hour from Asheville and Boone and Charlotte, and only minutes from Hickory and its world-renowned Furniture Mart. Should you prefer the shore, relax at nearby lakes or one of the famed Carolina beaches conveniently located within driving distance.
Our core values prioritize behaviors evident at Grace Ridge, including collaboration, hospitality, integrity, respect and passion. Our mission is to create a secure environment that is supportive of an individual’s choices and preferred way of life, and our values contribute to our welcoming, positive attitude. We work together toward the common goal of creating a supportive and secure environment for our residents. We believe in being truthful with every interaction and adhering to high moral principles and professional standards. We believe in treating others with respect, courtesy, attentiveness and sensitivity and we do so with a high level of enthusiasm. We believe a good mood is integral to wellness and our vision for Grace Ridge is one where dreams and expectations truly are reality.
We complement gracious residences and Southern charm with our Good Moods program, designed to promote healthy retirement living through wellness, fitness and intellectual vitality. Our affiliation with Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge gives residents the confidence that all of their needs will be met so they can turn retirement into renewal.
As a continuing care retirement community, Grace Ridge inspires senior residents to live an active, independent lifestyle with a full continuum of care for peace of mind. If your needs change as you age, you can bridge toward a higher level of care without leaving the community you love calling home. For the convenience of residents, several types of agreements are offered, including Life Care, modified and fee-for-service. Regardless of the residence agreement, each provides professional and expert health services and operates under the leadership of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge.
Caring Care Team
One of the things residents often praise at Grace Ridge is our nurturing care teams. Each staff member treats residents as individuals in a community of fellowship and friends. The skill and integrity demonstrated by our staff prompted CARF/CCAC to state our “caring and compassion are among the most genuine and authentic seen at any retirement community.” In fact, residents consistently rate Grace Ridge 95% or higher on annual satisfaction surveys.