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16 Nursing & Rehab Communities in the Altoona Area

Lakeview Terrace

Welcome Home to Lakeview Terrace

  •  331 Raintree Drive, Altoona, FL 32702 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Spacious Garden Homes & Apartments
  • Full Activity Program and Wonderful Library
  • Pets Welcome
  • Warm & Friendly Neighbors
  • Peaceful Countryside Setting

Waterman Village

Central Florida’s TOTAL retirement community campus since 1989

  •  445 Waterman Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757 $$$$

Buy-in fee for Independent Living

  • Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care & Skilled Nursing
  • Housekeeping, utilities, cable for TV included
  • Use of all Waterman Village recreational facilities
  • Social and recreational programs
  • Retiring here means you’ll never have to move again

Villa Health and Rehab Center

Professional Care You Can Count On

  •  120 W. Chipola Ave., Deland, FL 32720 $$$$
  • Private or Companion Suites
  • Exclusive Dining Room with point-of-service Dining
  • Specialized Orthopedic, Cardiac and Stroke Rehabilitation Programs
  • RN/LPN services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Focused Individualized Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Respiratory Therapies

Blue Palms Senior Living of Deland

Comprehensive Care, Compassionate Hearts

  •  450 N McDonald Ave, Deland, FL 32724 $$
  • Located close to DeLand's historic Main Street and picturesque campus of Stetson University
  • A quiet, peaceful community close to Orlando and the beaches
  • One- and two-bedroom cottages and villas up to 1,235 square feet
  • Over 150 activities each month
  • All utilities included in monthly fee, except phone and cable

Avante at Mount Dora

Our Goal is to Care, Heal and Provide Incomparable Service

  •  3050 Brown Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757 $$$
  • 24-Hour Nursing Care with Extensive Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Rehab & Respite Care
  • Pain Management, IV Therapies & Tracheotomy Care
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Bilingual Staff

Cornerstone Hospice - DeScipio House

Serving since 1984

  •  2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778
  • Comfortable patient rooms with room for visiting friends and family
  • A common family area that includes a refreshment area as well as quiet rooms for prayer and meditation
  • All services including nursing, social work, counseling, Hospice physician visits, personal care, medication and supplies provided to the patient and family, just as they are in the patient’s home.
  • Visitation at any hour
  • Wi-Fi

Lady Lake Specialty Care

Professional Care You Can Count On

  •  630 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32159 $$$
  • Private and Semi-Private Rooms
  • Short-term Rehab, Long-Term Care and Hospice & Respite Care
  • Social Activities – games, movies, trivia, arts and crafts
  • Light Exercise Classes – chair yoga, morning stretch
  • Modern Rehabilitation Gym with ADL Suite

Ridgecrest Health and Rehab Center

Professional Care You Can Count On

  •  1200 North Stone St, Deland, FL 32720 $$$
  • Private Suites & Companion Suites
  • Patio on the Second Floor
  • Personalized Dining Choices
  • Social Activities – games, movies, trivia, arts and crafts
  • Large Rehab Gym, Light Exercise Classes (chair yoga, morning stretch) and Beauty Shop

Freedom Pointe at the Villages

Your Life, Your Way, Every Day

  •  1550 El Camino Real, The Villages, FL 32159 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Golf cart community connected to The Villages® Town Squares
  • Multiple dining venues, including a formal dining room and the Pointe Pub
  • Fully equipped fitness center with heated indoor pool and hot tub
  • Lifelong learning, discussions, classes and outings
  • Full-service salon, barbershop and spa

Lake Port Square

Your Life, Your Way, Every Day!

  •  600 Lake Port Blvd, Leesburg, FL 34748 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Restaurant-style, chef-prepared dining, including snacks
  • Inviting common areas and gathering spaces
  • Indoor aquatic center with heated pool and whirlpool spa
  • Lifelong learning, discussions, classes and outings
  • Lakefront gazebo, dock and pontoon boat

Lake Port Square Health Center


  •  701 Lake Port Blvd., Leesburg, FL 34748 $$$
  • Private or companion suite, furnished and ready for personalization
  • All-inclusive monthly fee for care, living and dining costs
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Care meetings with resident and family
  • Attending physician/Nurse practitioner

Avante at Leesburg

Our Goal is to Care, Heal and Provide Incomparable Service

  •  2000 Edgewood Avenue, Leesburg, FL 34748 $$$
  • 24-hour Nursing Care with Extensive Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Rehab & Respite Care
  • Pain Management, IV Therapies & Tracheotomy Care
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Bilingual Staff

The Club and Rehabilitation Center

Professional Care You Can Count On

  •  16529 SE 86th Belle Meade Circle, The Villages, FL 32162 $$$$
  • Private and Semi-Private Rooms
  • Patio on the Second Floor
  • Short-Term Rehab
  • Hospice and Respite Care
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies Available

Village on the Green


  •  500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 32779 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Extensive calendar of activities and events
  • Weekly housekeeping service and flat linen service
  • Community-sponsored trips
  • 24-hour security and gated entrance

Longwood Health and Rehabilitation Center

Providing Quality, Compassionate Care

  •  1520 S Grant St, Longwood, FL 32750 $$
  • Located on beautiful Lake Fairy with a courtyard facing lake and close to churches with weekly participation in services
  • Private bathrooms in all rooms & Private and semi-private rooms
  • Active social schedule with wide variety of activities to meet individual needs
  • Entertainment provided on site and in the community
  • Satellite TV in all rooms as well as Internet accessibility

What is Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation?

Skilled Nursing Facilities, or SNFs, offer a high level of in-patient medical treatment and rehabilitation. SNFs provide 24/7 care to patients who no longer need hospitalization but still require complex nursing and therapy in order to recover from acute injury, illness or surgery. The staff providing the care have received advanced training and licensing, and include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists, all working under doctor supervision. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities can operate as standalone businesses or they can be part of a nursing home or assisted living facility, in a separate unit, wing or floor.

The goal of SNFs is to help patients regain sufficient function and health to return home or transition to another housing option that requires a lower level of care, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. Because patients enter a skilled nursing facility after a hospital stay, SNFs often describe the care provided as “post-acute care”. This post-acute care often requires some form of rehabilitation for sufficient recovery, so skilled nursing and rehabilitation go hand-in-hand. The types of care provided include:

• Cardiac care
• IV Therapy
• Wound care
• Pulmonary rehabilitation
• Post-stroke recovery
• Monitoring of vital signs
• Speech-language pathology
• Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy

What is the Difference between a Skilled Nursing Facility and a Nursing Home?

SNFs and nursing homes do share some overlap, which can make differentiating between the two somewhat difficult. And again, a nursing home may offer skilled nursing and rehab in a separate wing or area. But they both assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, walking, toileting and eating. They also manage minor medical tasks, like monitoring medication or oxygen, but beyond that, the types of medical care offered by SNFs and nursing homes differ tremendously.

As described above, SNFs offer “skilled care” – specialized medical care and therapy that can only be safely provided by professionally-trained staff for post-acute recovery and rehabilitation. Care frequently involves the use of hospital-quality medical equipment, which is not available in nursing homes. Nursing homes provide “custodial care”, or care that can be provided by non-licensed staff, often nurse aides. This includes assistance with ADLs, cooking, laundry, and administration of medication. Residents of nursing homes are usually medically stable but have chronic or ongoing conditions that require 24-hr supervision as opposed to 24-hr medical care, such as mobility or cognitive issues. Nursing homes don’t need to have registered nurses in-house, around-the clock and can have RNs or doctors on call.

The duration of care is another major difference between SNFs and nursing homes. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the average length of stay in a SNF is 28 days. In contrast, a nursing home is a home, rather than a clinical setting, and is designed to be more permanent. A nursing home has residents instead of patients. Nursing homes focus on daily, non-medical care, with an emphasis on social engagement and building a sense of community. Meals are served in a communal setting, and planned activities and neighborhood excursions are a regular part of life.

The final major difference between Skilled Nursing Facilities and nursing homes is cost. Medicare does not cover the costs for custodial care, which is what nursing homes provide. SNF stays in a semi-private room may be partially covered by Medicare Part A if certain criteria are met, including but not limited to:

• The stay is ordered by a doctor
• A qualifying hospital stay of at least 3 days preceded the order
• Care is complex enough that it can only be performed by professional personnel, such as nurses or therapists
• The services are received in a Medicare-certified SNF

If these and other criteria are met, Medicare will cover stays of up to 100 days as follows:

• Days 1-20: 100%
• Days 21-100: copay
• Days 101+: 0%

What are the Benefits of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation?

• Skilled nursing is available 24/7, under the supervision of a doctor
• A specialized therapy and care plan involving a variety of treatment methods
• Lower chance of rehospitalization
• On-site tests and procedures
• Dietary assistance
• Medicare coverage for qualifying cases

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