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Our beautiful Life Plan Community in the heart of Winston-Salem offers vibrant independent living, engaged assisted living, person-centered memory care, and skilled medical and nursing care. As part of the Baptist Retirement Homes family, our commitment to quality care and meaningful living is an opportunity every one of our residents deserves at Brookridge. BRH is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization with a 70-year legacy of excellence, providing older adults with a second-to-none senior living experience rooted in our core values — honesty, fairness, compassion, cooperation, dependability, humor, kindness, loyalty, patience, and conscientiousness.

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Independent Living

Our community offers lovely garden homes and five styles of congregate apartments for individuals or couples who wish to choose a carefree lifestyle in a vibrant community with full-service amenities, from housekeeping to fine dining. Residents enjoy maintenance-free living, fun campus and community activities, neighborly camaraderie, and more.

Assisted Living

Private, assisted living rooms with a complete bath are available in the Prince Nursing Care Center to individuals who need some assistance with daily living tasks, such as dressing, meals, or bathing. Medication technicians are available to assist residents with medication monitoring, and licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day.

Memory Care

The Kulynych Memory-Enhanced Residence is a private 10-room unit designed to provide quality care for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders in a safe setting that feels like home. This unit provides an additional level of care between assisted living and nursing care, and gives residents the opportunity to engage in activities designed for cognitive enhancement in a flourishing environment. Meals are served family style, medication technicians provide daily care, and an enclosed garden provides access to enjoy the outdoors.

Short-Term Rehab

Short-term rehab is designed to help residents get back on their feet. From post-hospitalization due to an illness or surgery, or an injury that needs some healing time, our skilled medical team and staff assist with the transition from recovery to normal life.

Skilled Nursing Care

If residents require 24-hour attention due to chronic illness or other health issues, our high-quality healthcare centers offer personalized care plans to meet those needs.

Premier senior living in North Carolina with
Exceptional Care

Baptist Retirement Homes is a corporation made up of two Life Plan Communities offering the full continuum of care, one community offering assisted living and skilled nursing, and a free-standing assisted living community. Our beautiful communities include independent living, assisted living, memory care, and medical and nursing care.

Independent Living

Our community offers lovely garden homes and five styles of congregate apartments for individuals or couples who wish to choose a carefree lifestyle in a vibrant community with full-service amenities, from housekeeping to fine dining. Residents enjoy maintenance-free living, fun campus and community activities, neighborly camaraderie, and more.

Assisted Living

Private, assisted living rooms with a complete bath are available in the Prince Nursing Care Center to individuals who need some assistance with daily living tasks, such as dressing, meals, or bathing. Medication technicians are available to assist residents with medication monitoring, and licensed nurses are available 24 hours a day.

Memory Care

The Kulynych Memory-Enhanced Residence is a private 10-room unit designed to provide quality care for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders in a safe setting that feels like home. This unit provides an additional level of care between assisted living and nursing care, and gives residents the opportunity to engage in activities designed for cognitive enhancement in a flourishing environment. Meals are served family style, medication technicians provide daily care, and an enclosed garden provides access to enjoy the outdoors.

Short-Term Rehab

Short-term rehab is designed to help residents get back on their feet. From post-hospitalization due to an illness or surgery, or an injury that needs some healing time, our skilled medical team and staff assist with the transition from recovery to normal life.

Skilled Nursing Care

If residents require 24-hour attention due to chronic illness or other health issues, our high-quality healthcare centers offer personalized care plans to meet those needs.

Lifetime Guarantee

Brookridge, like all Baptist Retirement Homes communities, offers residents the security of lifetime care, including the promise that if their life expectancy outdistances their financial resources, Baptist Retirement Homes will continue to care for them for the remainder of their lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a continuing care retirement community?

Brookridge is a continuing care retirement community designed to provide active retirees with a gracious and comfortable lifestyle with numerous amenities, as well as the security of knowing that a healthcare continuum of care is available in the future, if needed.

Brookridge offers its 325 residents a choice of four living options:

  • Active retirement for individuals and couples in apartment and garden home settings
  • Assisted living for individuals and couples who need some help with everyday living activities
  • A memory-enhanced residence for care of those with dementia-related disorders
  • Nursing care services on both a short-term and a continuing basis
What is Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Incorporated?

Founded in 1951, Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Incorporated (BRH) is one of North Carolina’s most respected providers of long-term care. With four long-term care facilities located throughout the state, BRH provides all levels of care for older adults, including special programs for seniors with dementia-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Baptist Retirement Homes is a not-for-profit, church-related organization that has a historical relationship with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

How do I prepare to make the decision to come to the Brookridge Community?

Do research to determine whether Brookridge offers the environment that best suits your needs. Consider everything — climate, proximity to family, availability to healthcare, and recreational and cultural activities. Research all of the things that make life good for you.

Why choose Brookridge?

Brookridge offers freedom, security, and lifelong care.

Freedom: You have the freedom to choose your lifestyle and to have the services that allow you to pursue that lifestyle. Whether you choose travel, activity-filled days with lots of interaction with family and friends in the community, or quiet, restful days at home, the amenities offered at Brookridge will enhance your everyday life to make retirement a dream come true.

Security: Brookridge is a gated community that offers both safety and convenience for residents. Switchboard staff, security guards, and nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to respond to emergency alarms.

Lifelong care: Assisted living and intermediate and skilled nursing care are available as needed.

What is the cost of services at the Brookridge community?

Fees vary according to the living option chosen. Please contact us for specific information about our fees.

Are meals included with each housing option?

Apartment and garden home residents may select from two meal options, based on their individual preferences.

May family members come for overnight visits?

Yes, family members may stay with residents up to 10 days as long as residents have notified the Active Adult Director. If additional accommodations are needed during the visit, a guest house is available on campus. A fee is charged for use of the guest house.

Are pets allowed?

Small dogs and cats are allowed in the garden homes. Residents in the apartment homes may have small birds and fish. All pets are welcome to visit; however, current shot records must be available.

Do you offer transportation?

Yes, transportation for local outings and shopping is offered weekly at no cost to residents. Medical transportation is also provided for a fee.

Are residents of the Brookridge community primarily Baptist?

No. Approximately 40% of Brookridge residents are Baptists. You do not have to be a Baptist to live on the Brookridge campus. All denominations and faiths are represented in the resident community.

What health and wellness programs does Brookridge offer?

Brookridge provides residents with the facilities and the opportunities needed to incorporate exercise and fitness into everyday life. Campus walking trails invite jogging, strolling, or power walking. Regularly scheduled classes, such as stretchersize and water aerobics, encourage socializing and healthful activity. In the state-of-the-art Water Therapy Center on campus, residents work out in the fitness room and participate in individual or group swimming in the indoor pool.

What happens if I (or my spouse) require hospitalization?

There are two major medical centers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center.

What health services do you provide?

At the Brookridge community, we know that good health and good healthcare are essential to maintaining an independent and active lifestyle. Research has shown that individuals who live in continuing care retirement communities, such as Brookridge, spend less time in hospitals, require less nursing care, and statistically live longer than the older adult population in general.

The Brookridge community offers the best comprehensive and continuous healthcare possible, beginning with preventive health services and continuing through different levels of assisting with daily living tasks, and finally to nursing care to ensure that residents receive the care they need when they need it. This program includes:
• Clinic services — Registered nurses are available at scheduled hours for consultations, screenings, and vaccinations. Most active retirees select their own physicians.
• Emergency services — Emergency alarms may be activated from your apartment home. Switchboard staff, security guards, and nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to respond.
• Lifeline service — Brookridge provides an optional 24-hour mobile monitoring service for a fee.
• Prescription drug service — Apartment and garden home residents use the pharmacy of their choice. Local delivery can be arranged.
• Therapy services — Physical, occupational, speech, and other special therapy services are available via the Prince Nursing Care Center.
• Home health services — Brookridge can assist in arranging these services as needed.

How do I apply for residency at the Brookridge community?

Entering as an Active Adult:

  • Contact the Brookridge community and schedule a visit.
  • Submit an application to Marketing/Admissions Coordinator/Active Adults.

Entering as a Healthcare Resident:

  • Contact the Brookridge community and schedule a visit.
  • Submit an application to the Marketing/Admissions Coordinator/Prince Nursing Care Center.
I like staying active every day. What activities does Brookridge offer?

Brookridge offers residents several levels of activity. The pool and fitness area are open daily for individual exercise and workouts, and regularly scheduled classes in stretching and movement dot the monthly activities calendar. Walking trails encourage biking, walking, and jogging. For residents who want a less rigorous level of activity, numerous recreational and craft activities, such as billiards and gardening, are always available. Nearby golf courses, tennis courts, and sports arenas invite individual or group participation, and sponsor both amateur and professional events that are of interest to sports enthusiasts.

What is included in the monthly fee?

Access to all amenities. Refer to amenities or call Brookridge for specific information about the services covered for each level of care.

Is there an upfront fee to enter the Brookridge community?

There is an entrance fee for the apartment and garden home options. The fee varies according to the type of garden home/apartment selected and the single- or double-occupancy option.

What financial requirements must I be prepared to meet at the time of admission?

At the time of admission, apartment and garden home resident applicants must demonstrate the ability to cover the full cost of their care through their lifetime.