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Founded in 1951, ThriveMore is one of North Carolina’s most respected providers of long-term care. With four long-term care communities located throughout the state, ThriveMore provides all levels of care for aging adults. We invite you to stay informed with our blogs — a valuable resource designed to provide educational insight, and helpful advice for seniors, family members, and caregivers.

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Our Focus Has Not Changed. But Our Name Has.

Our Focus Has Not Changed. But Our Name Has.

Dear Residents, Families, Team Members and Partners, During the past year, Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, took a long look at the history and future of our organization. Part of this included strategic planning sessions with the executive leadership and...

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Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

There’s something quite special and unique when it comes to the power of pets and how it affects senior health. Studies have shown pet companionship can improve one’s well-being by introducing amazing physical and mental benefits. And the truth is, it doesn’t matter...

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Employee in the Spotlight: Jessica McCollum

Employee in the Spotlight: Jessica McCollum

Jessica McCollum, Vice President of Operations at Baptist Retirement Homes, recently graduated from the 2022 Larry Minnix Leadership Academy program through LeadingAge, a national organization in aging services that supports and enables people to live fully as they...

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Tips for Caregivers

Tips for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is a noble and sacrificial undertaking with an understanding you are providing care and support to another human being who can’t provide for themselves without your assistance. It can also be very challenging if steps aren’t taken to ensure your...

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Employee in the Spotlight: Tatum Myers

Employee in the Spotlight: Tatum Myers

Meet Tatum Myers, the Healthcare Administrator at Brookridge Retirement Homes. She perfectly embodies the compassion and kindness you'll find when visiting our beautiful community. Doing what's right for the health and wellness of residents is at the core of...

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What to Look for in a Retirement Community

What to Look for in a Retirement Community

Finding the right place to call home for retirement is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. So many factors need to be considered when it comes time for aging adults to start thinking about future plans, such as the right location, residential options,...

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Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

Retirement is often thought of as a time to take it easy, enjoy travel, explore new hobbies, spend time with family, and more — whatever you’d like to do with much-deserved extra time on your hands. However, some seniors may find they miss the structure, productivity,...

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How to Improve Your Overall Health

How to Improve Your Overall Health

Maintaining a sound body and mind is crucial, no matter what your age may be. However, it’s a good idea for aging adults to assess their health with a primary care physician to explore ways to improve lifestyles, if needed. Being proactive is a good choice to avoid...

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Coronavirus Updates

At ThriveMore of North Carolina, our priority has always been to keep our residents and staff safe. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact and have proactively taken steps as recommended by state and local health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep our communities, residents and staff safe.

We look forward to hosting you on our campuses when we are once again open for tours, meals, activities and events. Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented challenge. We are all in this together – and together, we will get through it.

ThriveMore of North Carolina is committed to being transparent and providing information about our communities in regard to COVID-19, our residents and team members. We will provide timely updates about each of our communities on this page. You will find this information below.

Reed VanderSlik COVID letter

Brookridge

  • Cumulative residents tested this week: 0
  • Current positive residents: 0
  • Number of residents vaccinated: IL – 95 percent; health care – 98 percent
  • Cumulative employees tested this week: 35
  • Current positive employees: 0
  • Number of employees vaccinated: 84
  • Any new positive COVID-19 cases:  No

Taylor Glen

  • Cumulative residents tested this week: 0
  • Current positive residents: 0
  • Number of residents vaccinated: 0
  • Cumulative employees tested this week: 0
  • Current positive employees: 0
  • Number of employees vaccinated: 0
  • Any new positive COVID-19 cases:  No

Taylor House

  • Cumulative residents tested this week: 0
  • Current positive residents: 0
  • Number of residents vaccinated: 16
  • Cumulative employees tested this week: 0
  • Current positive employees: 0
  • Number of employees vaccinated: 21
  • Any new positive COVID-19 cases: No

Western North Carolina

  • Cumulative residents tested this week: 0
  • Current positive residents: 0
  • Number of residents vaccinated: Health Care – 100 percent;  AL-  99 percent
  • Cumulative employees tested this week: 0
  • Current positive employees: 0
  • Number of employees vaccinated: 0
  • Any new positive COVID-19 cases: No