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Awards and Recognition

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Always in pursuit of excellence, we are proud to be recognized by others for our commitment to innovation, growth, and financial stability. The following is an abbreviated list of honors and awards bestowed upon The Forest at Duke:

  • 2023: First Place, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care – Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards
  • 2023: NAHB’s Best of 55+ Housing Awards – Silver Award (Category 65 – Best 55+ Assisted Living or Memory Care Community)
  • 2023: BBB- Fitch credit rating
  • 2023: NewsweekAmerica’s Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities: #4 in North Carolina, #26 in the United States
  • 2022: CCAC/CARF 5-Year National Re-Accreditation
  • 2022: BBB- Fitch credit rating
  • 2022: McGriff Workplace Safety Award for Excellent Safety Performance
  • 2022: LeadingAge North Carolina’s Excellence in Community Service Award
  • 2022: SAGECare Platinum Level Certification
  • 2021: BBB Fitch credit rating
  • 2021: International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) NuStep ‘Best in WellnessBeacon Award: Winner – Top 25 Senior Living Communities in North America
  • 2020: BBB Fitch credit rating
  • 2020: ICAA NuStep ‘Best in Wellness‘ Beacon Award: Winner – Top 25 Senior Living Communities in North America
  • 2019: A Fitch credit rating
  • 2018: A- Fitch credit rating
  • 2017: BBB+ Fitch credit rating
  • 2017: CCAC/CARF 5-Year National Re-Accreditation
  • 2012: CCAC/CARF 5-Year National Re-Accreditation
  • 2008: Star Re-Certification – Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • 2007: Environmental Services Employee of the Year – North Carolina Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (NCANPHA)
  • 2007: CCAC/CARF National Accreditation
  • 2005: Star Re-Certification – OSHA
  • 2004: Best National Project in Progress – The Forest at Duke Health Center addition – The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) and Nursing Homes/Long-Term Management magazine
  • 2003: Star Certification – OSHA, North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)—First health facility in the country to achieve this highest OSHA designation for safety in the workplace; certification good for 3 years