Welcome to Forest Ridge

Premier Assisted Living and Memory Care in West Jefferson, NC

Forest Ridge is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community that is here to meet your every need in a place that will feel like home. Settled on a hill at the base of Mount Jefferson, residents enjoy the picturesque view of the finest scenery Ashe County has to offer. Just minutes from area churches, shopping and medical care, you will experience the luxury of intentional care and exciting area outings without losing the joys of social and physical activities in the community.

Forest Ridge

151 Village Park Dr.
West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Assisted Living

If you or someone you love is experiencing difficulty with any activities of daily living—such as cooking, cleaning, and personal care—Forest Ridge is here to help.


Our compassionate caregiving experts work closely with residents and their families to develop care programs personalized to serve specific needs. By supporting individuals to their highest levels of independence, personal care plans ensure residents receive just the amount of care necessary to remain as independent as possible.

Liberated from home and yard maintenance, assisted living residents receive all the benefits of living at Forest Ridge, including the time to enjoy our calendar of daily activities, on-site physical therapy through Agelity and delicious restaurant-style dining.

Memory Care

If your loved one is experiencing Alzheimer’s or any stage of dementia, we are here to offer a haven for more attentional care.

Developed in close consultation with dementia care experts from across the country, our cutting-edge Pathways to Discovery memory care program is designed for residents to thrive regardless of cognitive impairment.

Our dedicated team receives special training in understanding and meeting the needs of those with memory loss so that every individual may find the care they need and the full value in life they always deserve. Combining innovative programming and activities with personalized, hands-on attention, you can rest assured the comfort and well-being of your loved one are our top priorities.

What we offer

  • Comfortable and spacious room options that include full, handicapped-equipped bathrooms.
  • Wireless emergency response system available in each apartment.
  • Three restaurant-style meals served daily in our elegant and inviting dining room.
  • 24-hour access to personalized care services.
  • Diverse daily social activities planned by a full-time social director, including wellness programs, card clubs, and outings to area attractions, restaurants, and community events.
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services.
  • Utilities (electricity, water, Wi-Fi) are included at no additional charge.
  • In-house maintenance services.
  • Seasonal menus designed by dietitians, personalized for individual needs.
  • Transportation to professional services, such as to physician, dental, therapy, specialist and optometrist appointments.

Floor Plans

Assisted Living

Memory Care

Assisted Living starting at $4,085

Memory Care starting at $5,140

Meet our Executive Director

Sarah Reedy, LPN

I’m Sarah Reedy, LPN, and serve as the Executive Director for Forest Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care. I began my career in resident care in 2009 and realized that caregiving was in my heart. My goal was to make sure my residents were cared for and received everything they needed to be happy and healthy.

For more than nine years, I have walked alongside my residents, held their hands, wiped their tears, and offered assistance when needed. I’ve worked with some of the best nursing and care assistants, nurses, and directors, as well as housekeeping, dietary, and maintenance teams. This has allowed me to see everything it takes to serve the assisted living and memory care community.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant, Med Technician, and Supervisor in Charge, I was able to advance in my chosen career as a Team Member Services Director, Memory Care Coordinator, and Director of Clinical Services. During that time, I earned my nursing degree and in 2022, I was given the opportunity to lead my own building. Being chosen as the Executive Director was exciting for me and has been one of the biggest challenges of my life. I couldn’t be happier.


My faith and family take the top priorities in my life, followed closely by my Forest Ridge family.


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