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Hillcrest Convalescent Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Hillcrest Convalescent Center's website

1417 W Pettigrew Street,
Durham NC 27705

(919) 286-7705

86.16% estimated occupancy 1

Hillcrest Convalescent Center is located in the large metropolitan area of Durham, North Carolina. This facility has the distinction of being one of the top three facilities in North Carolina. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. This also is a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in all of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina badge

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of faring well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. Inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Nursing scores are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

The third area we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home performed remarkably in our short-term care rating also. We gave them an elite score of A+ in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the final area, this facility also received a very strong long-term care rating, with an A. This topped off a first-rate report card. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 97.333336 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Hillcrest Convalescent Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 3.01% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 87.89% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Hillcrest Convalescent Center, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Durham, NC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Durham, North Carolina has 10 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Duke Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.59 miles away3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704Government - Local(919) 470-4000
  • University of North Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.34 miles away101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514Government - State(919) 966-4141
  • Central Regional HospitalPsychiatric 12.71 miles away300 Veazy Rd Butner North Carolina 27509Voluntary non-profit - Church(919) 764-2000
  • Rex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.52 miles away4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607Government - State(919) 784-3100
  • WakemedAcute Care Hospitals 19.76 miles away1900 Kildare Farm Road Cary North Carolina 27518Voluntary non-profit - Private(919) 350-2550

Nearby Dialysis

  • West Pettigrew Dialysis Center1.51 miles away1507 W Pettigrew Street Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 24 (919) 286-4777
  • Durham Dialysis1.68 miles away201 Hood Street Durham North Carolina 27701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (919) 680-0002
  • Davita Bull City Dialysis2 miles away1306 Morreene Road Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 15 (919) 381-4865
  • Davita Downtown Durham Dialysis2.73 miles away1100 N. Miami Blvd Ste. 500a Durham North Carolina 27703Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 530-1571
  • Davita Durham Regional Dialysis2.79 miles away3901 N. Roxboro Street Ste. 108 Durham North Carolina 27704Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 471-2523
  • Freedom Lake Dialysis Center3.23 miles away4016 Freedom Lake Drive Durham North Carolina 27704CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (919) 471-1718
  • Durham West Dialysis3.26 miles away4307 Western Park Place Suite 8 Durham North Carolina 27705CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (919) 384-0712
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Briggs Avenue3.4 miles away1209 South Briggs Avenue Durham North Carolina 27703CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (919) 598-9992