Embracing Serenity: Arden Wood Christian Science Retirement Community

A residential care community offering skilled Christian Science nursing care, inspiring living and Christly service.

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Arden Wood Christian Science retirement community is situated on 48 acres of serene, mountain wilderness near the vibrant communities of Asheville and Hendersonville in North Carolina. Residents enjoy a broad range of on-site activities and amenities such as prepared meals, exercise classes, woodland nature trails, an art studio, salon, spa and much more.

We offer three levels of residential care: Sheltered Care, Independent Living and Respite. Our Sheltered Care wing is staffed by Christian Science nurses from 7 AM to midnight. The nurses assist guests with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, eating and mobility while maintaining a respectful respect for the individual’s right to fully rely on prayer alone for healing. Each guest room has a private bathroom, comfortable bed (twin, full or queen), and daily housekeeping including bed making, linen change and trash removal. A television offers audio broadcasts of the weekly Bible Lesson, hymns, periodical articles and lectures as well as live Sunday and Wednesday church services.

Guests have access to our 5th Floor sun room and gardens as well as the library and study rooms located on the main floor of the building. Guests may participate in scheduled group outings, hymn sings and inspirational talks. Guests may also choose to join the many other on-site activities offered at Arden Wood such as a variety of educational opportunities, music programs and excursions to local attractions.

Residents are encouraged to maintain a close relationship with their local branch church and regularly visit with their Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner as a support of their spiritual progress. Those who are unable to live at Arden Wood but wish to continue visiting their practitioner can receive financial assistance from the National Fund for Christian Science Nursing. Those who have Medicare and are in need of Christian Science nursing are welcome to apply for this help.

In addition, those who need some level of assisted living can opt for our Sheltered Care Program. This program is designed for individuals who are able to get around independently but need some assistance with bathing, dressing and other daily living activities. Individuals applying for this level of care are asked to come and stay for a two-week trial period. This time is used to help the Arden Wood staff assess a person’s needs and determine an appropriate level of care. The two-week trial is charged at the base rate of $375 per day.

Arden Wood offers a wide array of housing options and services to meet everyone’s unique needs. We strive to provide the highest quality of life possible through a holistic approach to wellness, including individualized care. You can learn more about our licensing information and compliance history by viewing the North Carolina Licensed Facilities directory and the State of North Carolina’s Facility Inspections, Ratings & Penalties database.