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1417 West Pettigrew St. Durham, NC 27705 919-286-7705 About Hillcrest
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About Hillcrest

Hillcrest Convalescent Center is one of North Carolina’s first nursing homes, and has become the "Nursing Home of Choice" for families that demand high quality care. The founder and proprietors of Hillcrest saw a dire need for competent, attentive care for the elderly, and sought to fulfill that need. We opened our doors in 1951 and we are family-owned, family-operated, and family-focused.

Hillcrest was originally based in the old Erwin mansion in Durham. The house was replaced in 1975 and we expanded to include a new front lobby, dining area, kitchen, chapel, offices, beauty salon and rehabilitation department. In 1990 another major addition was completed with renovations to the kitchen, and the addition of the dining room and sunroom. The Assisted Living Center was also finished in 1990, bringing the total capacity to 154 residents.

The mission of Hillcrest has remained to provide consistent, quality service to our families and residents. One of the ways we ensure quality of care is by coordinating a care plan meeting for every resident. A team of professionals works with the resident and the family to develop goals and a plan of action for meeting the needs of the resident.


Hillcrest Convalescent Center is
organized into the following departments:

Nursing Department
Business Office, Jobs
Rehabilitation Department
Dining Services
Social Work Services
Activities Department
Recreation Therapy Department
Housekeeping Department
Maintenance Department

Our patient-to-nursing staff ratio exceeds current
State requirements.*

As a result, Hillcrest delivers and maintains quality care and service through open communication between our qualified staff, residents, and families. For many, entering a nursing home is a new and oftentimes stressful experience. We strive to make the adjustment as comfortable as possible. We value the trust you have placed in us to care for you or your family member. Everything we do is designed with a single focus – because it is all about the care.

Our staff welcomes you and looks forward to working with you.

Ted Smith, Administrator

* As of 09/03. Regulations subject to change.

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