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Hillcrest Convalescent Center


Originally it was the Erwin House (pictured above). Located on the crest of a hill overlooking west central Durham. Since 1951 it has been the home of North Carolina’s first certified senior care facility – aptly named Hillcrest Convalescent Center. The founder, Nina Smith, was a nurse and the Grandmother of the current CEO Ted Smith; fellow owners since 1957 were the grandparents of our current CFO, Bill Hoover.

As a family owned and operated business, we take great pride in our heritage as a leader in serving the community. As such we have grown into the Triangle’s premiere senior care organization that includes a full continuum of care services from skilled nursing to rehabilitation, assisted living, home health, and outpatient therapy and rehabilitation.

We are once again leading – this time in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Hillcrest is the first, and only healthcare organization in Durham, providing discharged patients – and any adult requesting one – the Deterra Drug Deactivation Bag.

All too often the sad story of opioid addiction or accidental death begins with a child or grandchild and unused pills left over in the medicine cabinet. We hope you will join with us in this effort to safely dispose of opioid medications, and keep them out of the wrong hands by using the form on this page to request the Deterra Drug Deactivation Bag. As a community service, we will provide any adult with a bag upon request at no charge.

Please visit any of our facilities (Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley, Hillcrest Home Health of the Triangle or Hillcrest Physical Therapy & Wellness) to pick up your complimentary Drug Deactivation Bag, or use the form on this page to request one.