Whispering Oaks

(877) 525-5410

1514 E Chelsea St, Tampa, FL

Whispering Oaks
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1514 E CHELSEA ST
TAMPA
FL
33610
USA
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1514 E Chelsea St
Tampa, FL
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Owned and Operated By
Holiday Retirement
Founders: William E. Colson and Hugh Colson
Established: 1971

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09/04/2013 An Interested Visitor Writes: Horrible place

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07/01/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I am a Nursing Instructor, I used to go to different nursing homes with students. I always like to come back Wispering Oaks because this is a great facility. The nurses, CNAs, housekeepers,PTs, OTs, speech therapists are great in this facility.These people are compassionate and know what they are doing. I have great respects for these nurses, CNAs, housekeepers, PTs, OTs and speech therapists.If you look for real nursing care for your loved one, this is a good place.Their food is also good. Nice place, I regret that how some people put so negative comments about this good place.

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Response: I have a friend that her mother is a patient at this facility and the things I have heard are truly horror stories. The place is filthy and smelly. That is without counting that the place is in a neighborhood not safe nor for the staff, patients or students. A one star rating speaks what this place is all about. Why take students for their clinical to a place like this! I agree with everything that is being said about this place. Spray the rooms with sanitizing spray to take away the odors. Hire more staff for cleaning and also nurses. I'm sure your ratings would escalate. Horrible.

06/25/2013 An OurParents User Writes: I spent a lot of time here as a nursing student. To say the place is disgusting is putting it gently. Residents do not recieve proper hygiene care, they are way understaffed. Some CNA's are good, but others will hide in a residents room and watch TV or make personal calls.
I've seen multiple HUGE roaches ALL over the place, it constantly reeks of feces and urine. The cleaning lady has to buy her own cleaning supplies! It's run down and filthy. There isnt always enough diapers around. Sheets that have been ripped are tied around the beds, there's not enough sheets or towels.
It was heart breaking every time I had to be there, these people deserve much better than the way they're treated. My clothes stink so much when I leave, the odor lingers in the car as well. It's a really really horrible place, I will NEVER set foot in this facility again.

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Response: Which school do you represent

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04/27/2013 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Discusting !!!! I hate that my relatives put my Gnhin this hell Hole. My grandmother gave birth to Five kids, and they put her there . Its the most nastiest palce I have ever seen. A dog pound with dogs get treated better. They need to be shut down. My grandma did not even have shoes, or matching socks. I wish that place Closes. She is my grandma and deserves better by her kids and grandkids !!!!

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03/19/2013 An Current/Past Employee Writes: I wouldn't allow my dog to stay there for even an hour. The residents are treated with very little dignity, no compassion. I was there as a student nurse and refused to go back.

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Whispering Oaks is a large, not for profit, nursing home with 236 beds based in Tampa, FL. At last check, the facility had 214 residents indicating that it is 91% 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 Whispering Oaks, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 59% of nursing homes in Florida. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Whispering Oaks 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 12/08/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

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01/24/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: i put my father jn this place under the inpersion that he would get the kind of care that he deserve for the money that he is paying for being in there i know now that was the biggest mistake i made i should have done my research before my dad went into that hell hole my dad was close to death due to the like of care that they provided to him ending him admitted in the hospital very sick i pray that god have mercy on these people the why they run this nursing home its not fit or safe for an animal not longer for a human being i will advise anyone please dont put your loveone in this dump the nursing staff or so ruled they are just there for a pay check thats all they dont care about those patients at all and thats really sad there is much more i need to say and and but i cant speak on it right now but iam working on this asap.to get my dad out of that hell hole of a place if you have any loveones in this place i will advice you to get them out too for you have to go through what my family is.best wishes to anyone that have a loveone in this dump god bless their family and their loveones lord protect each and everyone in jesus name amen.

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01/03/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: Too large a facility and not enough staff, Mother was a patient there. But her mental status decreased severely, difficulties when trying to get her removed and bring home. Was told she did not have a doctor there, when in fact they do have a doctor that comes in to see the patients. I spoke to him before and he told me to call him and he would release her if I choose that route. All in all my mother would be better off, although harder on me..to spend her time here at home. Hopefully her mental confusion will improved. Having a hard time getting her released, I feel like they want her money and that's it.

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05/04/2011 An Current/Past Employee Writes: I'm employee of this company I would not place my dog in this place.

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03/18/2010 An OurParents User Writes: I don't know what those pictures in the profile are supposed to represent because what I saw during my visit was absolutely NOTHING like what is being shown in the pictures - nothing at all it is a VERY run-down facility with nothing pretty to cheer it's patients and those pictures are a lie. It seemed like the nurses were friendly to their patients, however the actual facility itself is extremely sub-standard and the rehab closet - cannot say it was a room - consisted of very few items that would actually help anyone to improve their condition. The ward rooms where four patients live together with a curtain drawn between the beds was sad. No bad odors is the best I can say about it. Patients must provide their own TV and there are no private phones. I'd never take my mother there.

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Response: This place is nothing but a hell hole. My friend is confined in a room with 15 patients who do not know their own name. He gets NO exercise, NO rehab, No decent food and some (not all) of the staff is grumpy and mean. P.S. the room he is confined in is 30x15 with furniture so he has no room to even move about. The place smells horribly and is filthy dirty. I went a week ago and took him to a screened porch which has "never" been cleaned and there was the same rotten food on the porch from a week ago. I hope you never put a loved one there !!!!


Description of Whispering Oaks in Tampa, FL

Number of Beds : 236

Whispering Oaks, located in Tampa, Florida provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Whispering Oaks has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Whispering Oaks has a very good hospital, St Joseph's Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 94 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Whispering Oaks's nearest hospital is 3 miles away. The zipcode (33610) in Florida, where Whispering Oaks is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Whispering Oaks can be found here.

Whispering Oaks 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, Whispering Oaks 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 Tampa, FL,33610

    Annual Crime
    33610 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 8 4
    Property Crimes 6 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 29%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 38 / 100
    Water Quality 33 / 100
    Superfund Sites 20 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 258.4
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 24% Below
    Cost of Food 1% Above
    Utilities 14% Above
    Miscellaneous 5% Below
    Education
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 2.80%
    People
    Male Population 47.85%
    Female Population 52.15%
    Median Age 34.4 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $34,094
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Tampa FL
    Percent Religious 40.43%
    Catholic 17.48%
    Baptist 10.41%
    Other Christian 2.96%
    Methodist 2.48%
    Pentecostal 2.02%
    All Other 5.06%
    Race
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Tampa FL
    Black  55.7%
    White  32.5%
    Hispanic/Latino  9.1%
    Multiracial  1.6%
    Asian  0.5%
    Other  0.2%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

    Nearby Hospitals

    St Joseph's Hospital

    3001 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Tampa FL 33677
    Distance: 3 miles
    Tel: 813-870-4398
    Average Rating: 94%

    Tampa General Hospital

    1 Tampa General Circle
    Tampa FL 33606
    Distance: 3 miles
    Tel: 813-844-7000
    Average Rating: 90%

    University Community Hospital At Carrollwood

    7171 North Dale Mabry
    Tampa FL 33614
    Distance: 4 miles
    Tel: 813-932-2222
    Average Rating: 87%

    Memorial Hospital Of Tampa

    2901 Swann Ave
    Tampa FL 33609
    Distance: 4 miles
    Tel: 813-873-6400
    Average Rating: 88%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    Walgreen Co

    3917 N Nebraska Ave
    Distance: 1.7 miles
    (813) 247-9744

    Walgreen Co

    1704 W Hillsborough Ave
    Distance: 1.7 miles
    (813) 872-6604

    Kash N Karry Food Stores Inc

    805 E Dr Ml King Jr Blvd
    Distance: 1.7 miles
    (813) 277-0292
    Nearby Churches

    Siloe H Baptist Church

    1608 E Genesee St
    Tampa, FL
    Distance: 0.1 miles
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    New Orleans Baptist Church

    1109 E Osborne Ave
    Tampa, FL
    Distance: 0.4 miles

    Agape International

    2423 E Ida St
    Tampa, FL
    Distance: 0.7 miles
    (813) 232-1471
    Nearby Parks

    Cuscadian Park

    Tampa, FL
    Distance: 1.1 miles

    Robles Park

    3305 N Avon Ave
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    Distance: 1.1 miles

    Eighteenth Street Playground

    2902 N 32nd St
    Tampa, FL
    Distance: 1.5 miles
    Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Payment Options

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