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Avanté at Ocala
2021 SW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida
Ocala, FL 34474
Ph: 352.732.0042
Fax: 352.351.5604

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Avanté at Ocala

One of the crown jewels of our organization, Avanté at Ocala is a distinctive facility offering the finest skilled nursing and rehabilitation services in a sumptuous setting.  Just steps away from the leading hospitals in Ocala, this center specializes in stroke rehab, high-intensity orthopedic rehab, wound care and pain management.  Our Respiratory Care Center provides critical support to communities throughout Florida and surrounding states in need of this specialized service.

This is one of the few facilities that provides Marion County residents with vent and trach management, in addition to support from respiratory therapists available around the clock.  Let us give you the stellar services you need in a spectacular setting you will love -- Avanté at Ocala!

We proudly accept most insurance plans.  Call us today for a personal tour and experience the Avanté difference!

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Helen Z. is 79 years old and in June she had Aortic Valve surgery. While asleep after the surgery, she pulled her endotracheal tube out, damaging her throat, easophagus, and voice box.The hospital had to perform an emergency tracheotomy and she was placed on a ventilator. The doctors told her family there was really nothing they could do and that she would soon pass away. Helen was then transferred to Avante at Ocala in August. The team, consisting of Nursing, Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies, went to work to slowly wean her from the ventilator, as well as helping her rebuild muscle strength. Soon, she started walking with assistance, communicating, and was also able to start eating regular foods. One month ago, she was totally taken off the ventilator. Through more therapy and surgeries she was able to have the trach removed. Much to the delight of her husband, son, and daughter-in-law, she will be going home in 2 to 3 weeks.

Sixty year old Lisa K. was found on the floor of her home totally unresponsive and not breathing. She was intubated and taken to the hospital. Because of various problems, she was unable to be taken off the ventilator. Lisa came to us in June 2011. She was confused, combative, and had no idea where she was or what was going on. Her family lived very far away and was unable to provide support or comfort. And because she couldn’t even talk to them, they were unaware of her status. Again the Avante Team got to work. I’ll never forget the joy on her face when she was able to actually speak to her son on the phone for the first time. Lisa was able to come off the ventilator but due to a variety of problems, had to continue to breathe through the trach. After many surgeries and a lot of hard work, Lisa was able to have her trach removed two weeks ago. Arrangements have been made and Lisa will be leaving us Thursday to go live with her grandson in Connecticut.

Avante at Ocala is hosting a farewell party for these two strong women this Monday, January 28th at 2pm. Both of them and their families would love to talk with you and tell you their courageous stories.

Patty Hughes Director of Activities, Avante at Ocala Jan 25, 2013

Residents of [an Avante] nursing home in Ocala are getting the chance to use this technology during their leisure time….One resident who can’t talk or get out of bed, is using the iPad to Skype with her family…”We have all been in tears in there with her doing it and the look. Ruth has got a very expressive face. She can tell you a lot with her face and just to see her face when she sees her daughter it’s just very warming,” said Patty Hughes who is the therapeutic recreation coordinator at Avante...Hughes said the goal is to get enough donations to buy a couple more iPads. They even want to buy a projector and a screen so that they can use the bingo app.

Yaremi Farinas WCJB-TV 20, Gainsville, FL Oct 29, 2012 Source: Brought Together by Technology

Special Services Include:

  • Apnea monitoring
  • Fully-equipped fitness and rehabilitation center
  • Neuro-muscle re-education
  • Outpatient therapy 
  • Pain management
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies
  • Post-acute care
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Respite care
  • Restorative nursing care
  • Stroke recovery program 
  • Ventilator/trach support and management with 24 hr. per/day licensed respiratory therapists
  • Ventilator/trach weaning program
  • Wound care led by physicians in our Center of Excellence

Facility Highlights:

  • Activities and entertainment, including a magnificent player piano
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Exclusive private dining room for residents’ personal catered events such as birthdays and anniversaries
  • Family assistance with community resources for discharge planning
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Indoor gazebo for activities
  • Mid-afternoon tea and snacks
  • On-site social worker
  • Private and semi-private room suites
  • Unique living-room-like lounges adjacent to resident  rooms with Wi-Fi and well-appointed furnishings
  • Video visiting