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Best of Greensboro Senior Living

It’s only natural to want the best especially when it comes to your health and care for you or your loved one. is a valuable resource for researching senior communities in Greensboro and throughout the country.  You can search reviews, read about amenities, and find rates. selects the Best of Senior Living Award winners annually.  To review the criteria to win the award, click here.  Let’s examine the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in the Greensboro area.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities give residents a little extra care to help them live independently.  The communities offer assistance with hygiene, personal care, transportation, cooking, and housekeeping. Residents are encouraged to participate in activities, wellness programs, and other fun events to live a happy lifestyle.

Brighton Gardens Greensboro offers comfortable living in an apartment-style community and provides support for daily living through personalized services along with several interactive programs.  Several gardens surround the facility for a beautiful setting close to all the dining, shopping, and major hospitals. Other amenities include off-site activities, beauty shop, respite care, aging in place, religious services, and complimentary transportation. Residents are also allowed to bring small pets.

Reviewers commented on the beauty of the community.  A resident wrote, “I truly love this community.  It has beautiful outdoor landscape. The inside of the community is always clean and provides hourly activities.”

Atria Southpoint Walk offers a home-like setting with nothing for residents to do but have fun.  The community is friendly and offers programs to improve your independent life by providing home-style meals, daily activities, and a beautiful setting.  Atria Southpoint also provides residents the following on-site woodworking shop, fitness center, salon, a library to fitness programs, newspaper delivery, theater, concierge service, game room, and physical therapy. Pets are also permitted.

One review stated how pleased a family member was, by saying, “This is a great community. The staff was excellent. My parents did enjoy the activities with the other residents.”

Another reviewer commented on the facilities, “The facility was open and bright. The community staff and residents were very warm and welcoming. Our family was very impressed and highly recommend this facility.”

Alzheimer’s Care Winners

When patients have a memory-related condition like Alzheimer’s, the individual needs attention from highly trained professionals in Alzheimer’s or dementia care. These communities also have security to help prevent wandering and to keep your loved one safe.

Brighton Gardens (see assisted living) also has an award-winning memory care for a safe and nurturing environment. Each resident receives care based on his or her needs since every resident is different.  The staff works with each senior in the Reminiscence program to maintain the individuality of each resident and remember the good times.

One reviewer wrote, “This facility gives the proper care you want your loved one to have.  You can feel confident that your loved one will get the best care at Brighton Gardens.  The staff is friendly, and the facilities are clean.”

Independent Living Winners

Independent living is best for residents that need little medical assistance but wants an independent life filled with activities and amenities.  This style of community is also known as retirement living.  This environment allows residents to live amongst peers and enjoy social time and events together.

Carolina Estates offers a vibrant lifestyle filled with amenities, programs, and full-time staff on premises.  This all-inclusive retirement community makes all its food from scratch.  The facility offers regularly scheduled buses for appointments, errands, and shopping trips.  Residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle with housekeeping service, meal preparation, mail and newspaper delivery, and religious services on-site. There are other amenities onsite including a library, exercise room, craft room, card room, billiards, computer room, and several common areas for gatherings.

Weekly housekeeping services help residents keep their living space clean.  Help is available 24/7 with live-in managers.  Laundry facilities are available for personal items at no extra cost. 

Residents can be as active or as private as they choose, so a resident can get what he or she wants out of a community.  There are regularly planned excursions if the residents want a change of scenery and enjoy cultural events, museums, and other local attractions. The full calendar lets you pick and choose what you want to do with your day.

A reviewer was pleased with the staff and wrote, “The staff is very friendly and learned my husband’s name quickly. He loves the food and activities. They do an excellent job getting residents to participate in special activities.”

Another review stated, “Carolina Estates is a very charming place. It’s tastefully decorated and always clean and pristine. The staff is amazing.”

Bartlett Reserve covers 11 acres in the Triangle area of Central North Carolina. This award-winning facility offers residents the freedom to choose activities and lifestyle, quality care, and numerous choices. Amenities include 24-hour concierge service, transportation, weekly housekeeping, massage therapists, wellness programs, on-site therapy, free high-speed Internet, tv service including HBO, community garden, and full-service salon.  You can also join local trips to museums, plays, shopping, and historic sites to get out and explore.

Activities fill the calendar, giving residents choices of what to do with their free time. Wellness is important, and Bartlett Reserve offers an on-site fitness center, personal trainers, fitness classes, and an outdoor heated pool.

Residents can choose from a one or two-bedroom unit that features a full kitchen, walk-in closets, and washer and dryer hook-ups in some units.

One reviewer raved about the management, “Residents and staff are friendly and respectful. Food is great.  Management goes out of their way to make things work. They are hands-on, not just office people.”

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here.  If you want to look at other options, you can search for other facilities and reviews in or near Greensboro.

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