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11 Nursing & Rehab Communities in the Lakeland Area

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Solaris HealthCare Plant City

At Solaris, We Believe in...Doing What's Right

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Nutritional Therapy
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Hawthorne Village Retirement Community of Brandon

Providing Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation at Hawthorne Village

  •  851 West Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511 $
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  • Now providing message therapy in our newly expanded Rehabilitation building!
  • Elegant, intimate community for those 55 or better continuing through all levels of care.
  • Providing an alternative lifestyle to nursing home care. Live independently and still have assisted care day or night.
  • On site rehabilitation to rebuild lives after being hospitalized for a major illness or severe trauma.
  • We strive to keep and maintain the highest standards in quality care and safety.

Lakeland Hills Center


  •  610 East Bella Vista Drive, Lakeland, FL 33805 $$
  • Well-Trained and Caring Professionals
  • Rehabilitation to include Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapies
  • Short- and Long-Term Care
  • Respite and Palliative Care
  • Post-Acute Services

The Estates at Carpenters

Discover our Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lakeland, FL

  •  1001 Carpenters Way, Lakeland, FL 33809 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Refresh in the heated swimming pool and spa
  • Indulge in delicious, chef-prepared cuisine
  • Check on your health in the Wellness Clinic
  • Immerse yourself in two on-site libraries complete with large print and audio books Attend a show in the community auditorium
  • Attend a show in the community auditorium

Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center

Health Care as it is meant to be

  •  1540 6th Street, N.W, Winter Haven, FL 33881 $$$
  • Specializing in Orthopedic, Cardiac & Neurological Recovery
  • Medicare & Medicaid Certified
  • Infusion Therapy Services
  • Respiratory Therapy Services
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation

Bartow Center

Ongoing Care Management and Support

  •  2055 East Georgia Street, Bartow, FL 33830 $$

Life Care Center of Winter Haven

Where passion and care live.

  •  1510 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884 $$$
  • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing
  • Secured Alzheimer's-Dementia Unit
  • Infection Management, Wound Care and IV Therapy
  • Post-Surgical Care
  • Daily Activity Schedule

Lake Wales Wellness & Rehabilitation Center

Committed to Caring.

  •  730 North Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853 $$
  • Skilled Medical Services
  • Long-term Care
  • Dedicated Wound Care Program
  • Respite and Hospice Care
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies

Solaris Healthcare Zephyrhills

We Believe In Doing What’s right

  •  7350 Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33540 $$$
  • Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Care
  • Physical/Occupational/Respiratory/Speech Therapies
  • A wide range of menus and selected diets are offered and are supervised by a Registered Dietician
  • Wireless high-speed internet for residents, families, and guests
  • Medicare and Medicaid Certified

Aspire at Central Park

In today’s modern world of skilled nursing and post-acute care services, patient choice is more important than ever before.

  •  702 S Kings Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511 $$
  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Comprehensive post-acute care
  • Long-term care services
  • Care for medically complex patients
  • Discharge planning program

Aspire at Oakfield

In today’s modern world of skilled nursing and post-acute care services, patient choice is more important than ever before.

  •  1465 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511 $$
  • Elegant dining and beautiful, enclosed courtyards
  • Planned activities and social programs
  • Beauty salon/barber shop, newspaper delivery and visitor lounge
  • Medicare & Medicaid certified
  • Admissions 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week and Rehabilitation 7 days a week

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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