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The worst & best nursing homes in the Triangle, based on federal government data
News & Observer - 1/24/2023
North Carolina is getting older.
More than 100,000 North Carolinians have turned 65 every year since 2011, and the trend is set to "continue well into the future," according to Carolina Demography, part of the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. By 2029, Carolina Demography predicts, one in five North Carolinians will be at least 65 years old.
With the state's aging population comes a need for quality elder and senior care, both in and outside of the home.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, maintains a list and rating system of CMS-certified nursing homes around the country. The ratings are based on quality measures, such as whether "residents have gotten their flu shots, are in pain, had one or more falls that resulted in a major injury, or are losing weight."
"By comparing scores, you can see how nursing homes may be different from each other," CMS says.
The ratings were last updated in December. In all, about 420 nursing homes in North Carolina have ratings listed by CMS. More than 120 received one star, characterized as "much below average," while 61 received five stars, characterized as "much above average."
To help you assess nursing homes around the Triangle, we've compiled lists of CMS' highest and lowest overall rated nursing homes within 50 miles of Raleigh.
Worst rated nursing homes in Raleigh and Wake County
The following nursing homes have a one-star rating from CMS, described as "much below average."
Pruitthealth-Raleigh -- 2420 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh
Universal Health Care/North Raleigh -- 5201 Clarks Fork Dr. NW, Raleigh
Cary Health and Rehabilitation -- 6590 Tryon Rd., Cary
Universal Health Care/Fuquay-Varina -- 410 S. Judd Pkwy SE, Fuquay-Varina
Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare -- 1000 Tandal Pl., Knightdale
Worst rated nursing homes in Durham and Orange counties
Compass Healthcare and Rehab Hawfields, Inc. -- 2502 S. NC 119, Mebane
Carver Living Center -- 303 East Carver St., Durham
Durham Nursing & Rehabilitation Center -- 411 S. Lasalle St., Durham. This nursing home has been cited for abuse, according to CMS' ratings.
Accordius Health at Rose Manor LLC -- 4230 North Roxboro St., Durham.
Pruitthealth-Carolina Point -- 5935 Mount Sinai Rd., Durham. This nursing home has been cited for abuse, according to CMS' ratings.
Worst rated nursing homes in Johnston County
Springbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center -- 195 Springbrook Ave., Clayton
Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center -- 515 Barbour Rd., Smithfield
Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Johnston County -- 2315 Highway 242 North, Benson. This nursing home has been cited for abuse, according to CMS' ratings.
Worst rated nursing homes in Chatham, Franklin, Lee, Harnett & other counties near the Triangle
Universal Health Care Lillington -- 1995 East Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington
The Laurels of Chatham -- 72 Chatham Business Park, Pittsboro
Louisburg Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center -- 202 Smoketree Way, Louisburg
Sanford Health & Rehabilitation -- 2702 Farrell Rd., Sanford
Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Lee County -- 310 Commerce Dr., Sanford
Brantwood Nursing Home & Retirement Center -- 1038 College St., Oxford
Universal Health Care / Oxford -- 500 Prospect Ave., Oxford
Senior Citizens Home -- 2275 Ruin Creek Rd., Henderson
Accordius Health at Wilson -- 1804 Forest Hills Rd. W., Wilson
Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center -- 3100 Tramway Rd., Sanford
Siler City Center -- 900 W. Dolphin St., Siler City
Roxboro Healthcare & Rehab Center -- 901 Ridge Rd., Roxboro
Best rated nursing homes in Raleigh and Wake County
The following nursing homes have a five-star rating from CMS, described as "much above average."
The Cardinal at North Hills -- 311 Garden at North Hills St., Raleigh
UNC Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center -- 4210 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh
Glenaire -- 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary
The Rosewood Health Center -- 8710 Cypress Club Dr., Raleigh
Swift Creek Health Center -- 221 Brightmore Dr., Cary
UNC Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center of Apex -- 911 South Hughes St., Apex
Best rated nursing homes in Orange and Durham counties
The Cedars of Chapel Hill -- 101 Green Cedar Ln., Chapel Hill
Carol Woods -- 750 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill
Hillcrest Convalescent Center -- 1417 W Pettigrew St., Durham
Croasdaile Village -- 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham
Best rated nursing homes in Chatham, Wilson, Wayne counties
The Arbor -- 300 Clynelish Close, Pittsboro
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation/Wilson -- 2501 Downing St. SW, Wilson
O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center -- 400 Old Smithfield Rd., Goldsboro
Additional information about CMS nursing home ratings
You can search for ratings of additional nursing homes, as well as doctors, hospitals, hospice care and more at medicare.gov/care-compare.
A full listing and description of the quality measures included in CMS' nursing home rankings is available at data.cms.gov/provider-data/topics/nursing-homes/quality-of-resident-care.
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