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Neighborhood Living

Feel at home, surrounded by friends.

The Forest at Duke’s Health & Wellness Center is award-winning for its unique and innovate residential design. During its construction, we were proud to be awarded “Best Project in Progress” by the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments and Nursing Homes/Long Term Management magazine.

Our Medicare-certified center offers a comfortable and lovely setting that encourages stimulation and interaction. The hub of activity—a bright, sky-lit atrium—houses a theater, salon and day spa, and meditation room. Multiple dining venues offer variety, and three gardens invite residents to easily and safely enjoy a visit outdoors.

Within the Health & Wellness Center, residences are private and arranged in six distinctly different neighborhoods, offering several levels of support. The Forest at Duke’s continuum of care offers significant value and financial protection for short-term and long-term assisted living, skilled nursing, and dementia care.

Assisted living residences are available for those who require minimal assistance with activities of daily living or who may have mild cognitive loss. Independence is encouraged in The Forest’s spacious assisted living apartments. Each features a separate living room, separate bedroom, and in some neighborhoods, an eat-in kitchen. Assisted living residences are available for those who require minimal assistance with activities of daily living or who may have mild cognitive loss.

Skilled nursing neighborhoods offer more comprehensive medical attention for short-term or long-term needs. These neighborhoods provide large accommodations with baths. Furnishings are supplied by The Forest and enhanced with each resident’s personal touches. Whether a resident is enjoying the morning sun in our Central Park Garden or an afternoon of entertainment in Ritz Theater, our skilled nursing support staff are always on hand to support and provide oversight.

Memory support is offered in two secured neighborhoods—one in assisted living and one in the skilled nursing area. Each neighborhood features personal accommodations and a large gathering room, dining room, and adjacent secured garden. Memory care at The Forest at Duke offers peace of mind to individuals and families coping with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders.