Long-Term Care

In addition to our rehabilitative services, we also provide permanent long-term care. Our compassionate care team, comfortable facility, and familiar amenities help residents feel at home while receiving the quality health care they need. Semi-private and private rooms are available so that residents can still enjoy their personal space, and a large activity room allows patients to interact with one another and continue to enjoy a vibrant social life.

While Carolina Rivers proudly offers a wide range of amenities and home comforts, the most important thing to consider when choosing a long-term care facility is the staff’s interaction with patients. Our staff knows each patient by name and they are familiar with all of their habits. It’s one of the advantages of a smaller community such as ours: intimate care and deep personal relationships with our staff.

To learn more about our long-term care, to schedule a tour, request information, or to begin the admissions process, contact us today.

The Facility

Carolina Rivers has many wonderful characteristics that make it extremely appealing to individuals living in Onslow County, Duplin County, and the surrounding area. We’re a close-knit facility, so we are able to get to know each patient and resident and provide more meaningful intimate care.

Carolina Rivers at a Glance

  • 120 beds in both private and semi-private rooms
  • Fully-equipped therapy gym and ADL kitchen
  • Dayrooms and outdoor courtyard
  • Beauty Shop & Nail Salon services available weekly
  • Monthly Resident’s Council meetings to plan activities and special events
  • Weekly and monthly religious services from several area churches
  • Transportation available to outside doctor’s appointments
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry

The Carolina Rivers Lifestyle

Our staff prides itself on knowing not just our patients’ names, but their personal habits as well. Not only does this allow our staff to interact at a more meaningful level with each patient, it ensures that we can continue to provide personalized care for each and every resident at our facility.

Understanding the residents goes beyond simply knowing their names, likes, and dislikes. It’s about understanding habits, patterns, and needs; things like redirecting memory care patients who become lost or confused or scheduling enriching activities that help nourish a patient’s mind and soul and not just their body.

Personal Items

The comfort and engagement with our staff and community are the soul of your stay, and your private room is the heart of Croatan Ridge. We encourage residents to bring personal items to give their surroundings the warmth of home that residents find within the rest of our facility.

  • Photo albums and scrapbooks
  • Books and music
  • Plants
  • Cards and artwork for display
  • Throw pillows
  • Quilts or comforters
  • Stationery or note cards
  • Knitting and craft supplies
  • Playing cards, puzzles, crossword puzzles, and other interests

Maintaining Independence

Providing rehabilitative and long-term care does not mean a resident loses their independence. A patient’s regular routine is integrated into their care by staff to help maintain comfort and help them adjust. Residents can also enjoy snacks and drinks whenever they see fit at regularly placed nourishment stations and during the kitchen’s regular hours. Activity rooms are always available with TVs and seating to meet with small groups and families. Mobile patients are able to leave with family members for holidays and events or even to go out shopping.

Residents can even make an impact with the regular day-to-day operations at the facility. A Resident Council is held on the last Thursday of every month, where residents eat and talk about anything they want. They can discuss what they like or don’t like and are able to influence the activities at the facility. The activities department ensures the council is well funded so that patients have an opportunity to influence their lifestyle and can enjoy picking any meal they choose without having to worry about the cost.


We pride ourselves on being as accommodating as possible for our residents regardless of their mobility. We provide transportation services to and from doctor’s appointments for all of our residents. Wheelchair and stretcher transports are available for doctor’s appointments as well as planned activity outings.

Carolina Rivers can transport patients to doctors’ appointments, dialysis, and planned outings. Non-emergency transports are provided by Friendly Medical Transport. Emergency transports are provided by Onslow County Emergency Medical Services.

To learn more about our long-term care, schedule a tour, request additional information, or to begin the admissions process, contact us today.


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