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The Forest at Duke

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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The Forest at Duke's website

2701 Pickett Road,
Durham NC 27705

(919) 490-8000

62.5% estimated occupancy 1

The Forest at Duke is a very-small non-profit facility located in Durham, North Carolina. We awarded this nursing home an overall score of B which is a strong overall grade. Consequently, it outscored the vast majority of the nursing homes in Durham by a wide margin. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina badge

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina badge

Best Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina badge

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina badge

Best Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina badge

Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina badge

Best Nursing Home in Durham, North Carolina Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this place also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Not many facilities performed better in this category. Our inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

An additional strong feature for this facility is that it was awarded an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be its second best category score. In this category, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. This facility seems like a viable starting point if you're searching for a permanent place to reside.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also gave this facility a solid score in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Short-term care grades are important for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The next area we assessed is nursing. We gave this facility a D in our nursing category, making this its least impressive category. Nursing scores are largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This place averaged just 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Forest at Duke Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In The Forest at Duke, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

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 5.28 miles away3643 N Roxboro Street Durham North Carolina 27704Government - Local(919) 470-4000
  • University of North Carolina HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.66 miles away101 Manning Drive Chapel Hill North Carolina 27514Government - State(919) 966-4141
  • Central Regional HospitalPsychiatric 15.43 miles away300 Veazy Rd Butner North Carolina 27509Voluntary non-profit - Church(919) 764-2000
  • Rex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.34 miles away4420 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh North Carolina 27607Government - State(919) 784-3100
  • WakemedAcute Care Hospitals 18.63 miles away1900 Kildare Farm Road Cary North Carolina 27518Voluntary non-profit - Private(919) 350-2550

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Bull City Dialysis2.18 miles away1306 Morreene Road Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 15 (919) 381-4865
  • West Pettigrew Dialysis Center2.92 miles away1507 W Pettigrew Street Durham North Carolina 27705Dialysis Stations: 24 (919) 286-4777
  • Durham Dialysis3.25 miles away201 Hood Street Durham North Carolina 27701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (919) 680-0002
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Briggs Avenue4.02 miles away1209 South Briggs Avenue Durham North Carolina 27703CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (919) 598-9992
  • Durham West Dialysis4.09 miles away4307 Western Park Place Suite 8 Durham North Carolina 27705CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (919) 384-0712
  • Southpoint Dialysis4.41 miles away415 W Nc Highway 54 Durham North Carolina 27713CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (919) 544-5536
  • Davita Downtown Durham Dialysis4.62 miles away1100 N. Miami Blvd Ste. 500a Durham North Carolina 27703Dialysis Stations: 10 (919) 530-1571
  • Fms South Durham Dialysis Center4.69 miles away3516 Tricenter Blvd Durham North Carolina 27713CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (919) 544-3451