Avante at Ocala is within proximity to Marion County, Ocala Regional Medical Center, one of the largest trauma centers in Florida, and Advent Health Ocala, one of the premier cardiovascular hospitals in the area. We are a 133-bed facility with a Nurse Practitioner located on-site Monday - Friday. Our Medical Director, Dr. Lapuma, is a prestigious and well-known hospitalist in Marion county. Avante at Ocala is proud to be known for assisting families in need with smooth and anxiety-free transitioning of our short-term rehab pts to Long term care when needed. Our beautiful Short-term rehab unit is comprised of 29 spacious rooms with a family lounge area. Our physical therapy department is one of the best in Ocala; we have satisfied patients return to our facility to visit and recommend family and friends because of our outstanding outcomes and accelerated recovery.
For over 30 years, Avante has specialized in skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation, and post-acute services. Our associates are committed individuals who desire to create an environment that fosters wellness, integrity, and success. At Avante, you will have the opportunity for advancement, learn new skills, meet new people, build rewarding professional and personal relationships, and improve the quality of life of those around you. We are focused on the whole person, a concept that includes families, colleagues, and communities. Simply put, our mission is you!
Dementia care, PT, OT, Speech therapy, social services, psychiatric and psychological services, activities, dietician, wound care, IV medication administration, cardiac care, post-stroke care, orthopedic care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, covid 19 care, housekeeping, and laundry, beautician, hospice, respite, bilingual staff, dialysis, gastroenterology care.
Joe Wanczyk Started his career at Avante at Ocala in January 2019. He attended The University of South Florida and graduated in 2013 with his Bachelors of Science in Long-Term Care Administration and has worked as a Nursing Home Administrator for six years. Both of Joe's parents working in rehab facilities, and when Joe was 16, he worked as a Dietary Aide at a rehab center.
Joe prides himself on creating a positive environment for the staff, residents, and family members. Joe was born and raised in Ocala, and in his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Nikki Kypriotes joined Avante at Ocala in January 2020 as the Director of Nursing. She has been in the medical field since the age of 16. Beginning her career in Cape Cod, Massachusetts as a dietary aide, CNA, and then an R.N. Since a young child, she would volunteer at a local nursing home where her grandmother worked. This is where the passion came for caring for the elderly started. Family is the essential thing to Nikki, her blood family, and her work family.
Wife and mother of 3 children, moving to Ocala at the beginning of the year from SW Florida. In her free time, she is a lover of all things outside, beaches, kayaking, and spending time with her family.
Come see what Avante can offer you today. When choosing the right place for your loved one to recover, choose a skilled nursing facility that has a reputation for being the best in patient care. Avante has built an exceptional reputation for treating our patients like family, don’t just take our word for it call us today for more informationStart today