Highlands Lake Center

(866) 870-8999

4240 Lakeland Highlands Rd, LAKELAND, FL


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

03/18/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Our family can not praise Highlands enough from the well trained empathetic staff to management in the front office. They made it possible for our loved one to live and be able to come home 2 years longer then expected. We have had several bad experiences with nursing home/rehabs but there is nothing but good things to say. The rehab was beyond measure. The RN,s CNA,s were all excellent. Usually there is at least one staff you may not gel with but I can honestly say at Highlands I found everyone to be great. Thank you Highlands for taking care of our loved one!

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    04/14/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My mom was at the Rehab part of the facility. The nurses were helpful. However, the communication between myself (her daughter/caregiver/POA, was not good at all. The place was clean and they seemed on time for her meds, but it took me calling them for a list of meds, no one called me with changes and or questions.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Highlands Lake Center is a large, for profit, nursing home with 179 beds based in Lakeland, FL. At last check, the facility had 172 residents indicating that it is 96% occupied which is about average within the state of Florida. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
    This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Highlands Lake Center, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 59% of nursing homes in Florida. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 4 stars to 3 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Highlands Lake Center with other senior care providers in Florida. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 09/30/2011.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    07/13/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Disappointed !

    07/11/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The staff of Lakeland Highlands does an excellent job of caring for our family member. We are not close by but they keep us informed of any changes and are very responsive to our aunt's needs.
    Many Thanks!

    04/10/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Best around!

    04/11/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Great DON and administrator, much better than Oakbridge Healthcare. Mom prefers Highland's Lake DON to Oakbridge DON. We will always choose Highland's Lake.

    Description of Highlands Lake Center in LAKELAND, FL

    Number of Beds : 179

    Highlands Lake Center, located in Lakeland, Florida provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Highlands Lake Center has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Highlands Lake Center has a very good hospital, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 85 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Highlands Lake Center's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (33813) in Florida, where Highlands Lake Center is located, has an average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Highlands Lake Center can be found here.

    Highlands Lake Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Also, Highlands Lake Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

    Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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    Demographic Profile for LAKELAND, FL, 33813


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    38.9 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    5% Below
    Cost of Food
    3% Above
    3% Below
    1% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    71 / 100
    Water Quality
    46 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    82 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes