Friends Home West is not really a nursing home but is instead is an assisted living type facility. In other words, it is more of a retirement community. It has an indoor swimming pool, a garden, and a lake. This retirement community has almost two hundred apartments for people who can mostly take care of themselves. It has forty rooms that are considered assisted living. This should mean some help with medications and some supervision. According to Medicare.gov they also have nine residents in skilled facility beds. This would be the "true" nursing home part. Based on the Friends Home website, they have forty beds in their "Health Care Center". I would assume that means skilled beds. If I had to guess, most skilled care patients would be moved to the Friends Home at Guilford facility. Their overall rating is 4 stars above average. Their health inspections only had 3 deficiencies and the average in North Carolina is 4.