Skilled Nursing Facilities

Spotlight on Skilled Nursing: Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center

Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center

Today’s spotlight is on Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center, conveniently located off Route 147 in Durham. The administrator of this facility is Michael McMorris, who was kind enough to meet with me to answer my questions and show me around last week. Pettigrew is a 4 star Medicare rated facility and is listed in U.S. News and World Report’s list of best nursing homes for 2017. My first impression of this facility is that it was very bright and sunny. There are lots of windows and the sun provides lots of natural light, which is a great intangible benefit for the residents. […]

Spotlight on Skilled Nursing: Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

This week my tour of skilled nursing facilities continues with a review of Tower Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located in east Raleigh just off the belt line. Although Tower is one of the larger facilities I’ve toured with 186 beds, the facility is spacious and has a small facility feel. Jackie Livermore, the Administrator of the facility, was nice enough to meet with me and show me around. A Focus on Long Term Care According to Ms. Livermore, the focus at Tower is on attracting long-term care residents, as opposed to the shorter-term rehab patients that many facilities covet. According to […]

Spotlight on Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Oaks at Whitaker Glen – Mayview

The Oaks at Whitaker Glen - Mayview

This week I’ve decided to start a new spotlight series on various skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Cary and Raleigh. There are 26 such facilities within 25 miles of my law office. I’m in the process of visiting all of these centers and will be doing a brief write-up of each facility after my visit. First up is The Oaks at Whitaker Glen – Mayview. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting with Neykitha Applewhite, the admissions director at Mayview. She was kind enough to give me a tour of the facility and answer many of my questions […]