Designed to increase our residents’ quality of life and social interaction, nearly 30% of our world-class building is devoted to public spaces.
It’s no coincidence that our front desk looks like what you’d expect to see in a luxury hotel. That’s because a hallmark of our approach to senior care is the commitment to treat our residents as guests. This rare blend of healthcare and hospitality is why Hillcrest is the first choice of families that appreciate the value of quality care combined with an elegant lifestyle.
OUR MAIN LOBBY
Our inviting Lobby Lounge is a perfect introduction to the sophisticated yet comfortable Hillcrest lifestyle. Relax by our rustic stone fireplace while listening to ageless piano classics on our antique Baby Grand player piano. Ease yourself onto a plush sofa or elegant wingback chair, reminiscent of the gracious lifestyle of the old South.
AT NIGHT THE MOOD CHANGES
As the sun goes down the soft glow of brass chandeliers changes the character of our main lobby to that of an elegant private clubroom. Sitting quietly by the fireplace is a wonderful way to end the day.
ALL CORIDORS LEAD TO “THE SQUARE”
Hillcrest is designed around a central multi-level atrium that leads to and from all Neighborhoods. This unique floor plan is designed to draw residents out of their rooms and encourage socialization. And it works. There is rarely a time when residents and their guests are not seen enjoying this wonderful space with it’s aviaries, fish tank and lounges, all bathed in sunlight from the giant skylight atop the three story atrium.
COZY NICHES EVERYWHERE
Perfect for people watching, socializing or quietly reading a favorite book. Many of these charming and comfortable areas feature our unique Solar Tube TM technology bring healthful, life-enhancing sunlight to our hallways and residents year-round.
IT’S GREAT TO BE OUTSIDE
There simply isn’t anything as refreshing or invigorating as a delightful breeze. Our Back Porch is a safe outdoor courtyard popular among both residents and their guests. This area is a delightful space for resident to enjoy the outdoors independently.
OUR OWN INTERNET CAFÉ
Great gourmet coffees and delicious sweets are always available. Located on our lobby level, it also provides computers with Internet access. Perfect for a quick change of pace – whether alone or with friends and family.
HUSH… THIS IS THE LIBRARY
Wood paneling, comfortable seating and or course books of every genre make our library the perfect place to get away from it all… while catching up with the latest issues of your favorite newspaper, popular magazines and periodicals.
Warm, inviting and intimate, the Chapel at Hillcrest features restored stained glass windows from the Erwin Mansion built on this site in 1907 and Hillcrest’s original home. Non-denominational, our chapel is always open for meditation and prayer and has hosted weddings, memorial services, and baptisms for our residents and their families. For information on religious services click here
Dining at Hillcrest
Restaurants, Cafes and Snacks
Whenever you’re hungry, there’s something to eat
Variety is the spice of life, and Hillcrest residents and guests have a wide variety of eateries and food services to choose from. For their breakfast, lunch and dinner, residents enjoy delicious meal plans specially prepared by a Registered Dietitian to meet their individual nutritional needs and preferences. Between meals, our Crossroads Coffee Bar is open early mornings into the evening, and after hours snacks are always available on request.
THE MAGNOLIA ROOM
With brass chandeliers, fresh cut flowers, linen tablecloths and beautiful stainless the Magnolia Room delivers a truly enjoyable dining experience. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Magnolia Room exemplifies the elegant lifestyle that is uniquely Hillcrest.
THE SUN ROOM
This casual eatery is surrounded by windows and bathed in sunlight; with its comfortable wicker furniture and wonderful ice cream cart residents can enjoy informal breakfast or lunch – or a delicious scoop of ice cream while entertaining guests anytime.
OUR OWN INTERNET CAFÉ
Great gourmet coffees and delicious sweets are always available. Located on our lobby level, the Crossroads Coffee Bar also provides computers with Internet access. Perfect for a quick change of pace – whether alone or with friends and family.
A GREAT IDEA…
Every Neighborhood has it’s own fully equipped kitchenette. Ideal for teaching grandchildren how to cook a favorite dish or bake a cake! Not to mention helping oneself to a special snack anytime. Our kitchenettes add a home-like flavor to life at Hillcrest.
FOR SPECIAL REQUESTS…
Have a taste for a local restaurant’s favorite dish? Order in from our Concierge – and enjoy it in the privacy of your own room. Restaurant Room Service, another unique service to help you live well at Hillcrest.
ROOM AND SUITES
Privacy, Dignity & Comfort
With Safety and Convenience Features Galore
ALMOST LIKE HOME
Hillcrest’s unique Neighborhoods are intimate groups of resident rooms clustered around their own comfortable lounges. Residents and guests enjoy added living space, including a full kitchenette and their own nurse station – all just steps from their room.
PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE ROOMS
Comfortable and inviting, each resident room and suite features the latest advances in comfort, safety and convenience.
SPACIOUS TWO-ROOM SUITES
The Suites at Hillcrest Durham are the perfect combination of apartment-like living with all the support, amenities, and safety features of Hillcrest. Great for entertaining and overnight guests.