Our Story

About Us - Our Story

For over 60 years we have served families that expect the best. Founded in 1951 by my grandmother and nurse Nina Smith, Hillcrest was the first certified Skilled Nursing Facility in North Carolina. Since that time Hillcrest has remained at the forefront of senior care in the Triangle community.

Today, Bill Hoover and I represent the third generation of family ownership and management; proudly continuing our tradition of elegant quality care that places Hillcrest in the top 3% of all senior care facilities in the United States.

On July 7, 2015, Hillcrest began a new chapter in our story – the acquisition of the former Crabtree Valley Rehab at 3830 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. Just off Glenwood Avenue, “Hillcrest Raleigh at Crabtree Valley” is easily accessible by all major transportation and convenient to Raleigh’s major hospitals. One of the first changes we’ve made – to elevate Hillcrest Raleigh from one of the area’s better providers to being the best – is to eliminate outsourcing rehab staff. All therapists are now Hillcrest employees just as they are in Durham, specially trained in the same approaches to rehab care. Hillcrest Raleigh also immediately added a Concierge Service to provide personalized service for both our rehab and long-term residents. Our goal in the weeks and months to come is to transition Hillcrest Raleigh to become the unquestionable first choice for families that appreciate the value of quality care. For contact and location information simply click here

We welcome your interest in Hillcrest and look forward to meeting you personally. In the meantime, please accept my invitation to look around our beautiful building. To glimpse at our delightful up-scale environment, simply click here.



Ted Smith
Ted Smith, CEO