Whispering Oaks

(866) 653-9337

1514 E Chelsea St, TAMPA, FL


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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12/19/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

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    10/30/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    you have a couple of of residence in that building that smokes weed guess what the DON allows it , even supplies it ... That whole building needs to come down !!'n

    Response: At first when I heard about this I thought it wasn't true but come to find out she really does supplies it. So sad

    Response: This place is not nasty your just an @#$% hole and everyday this place is cleaned from ceiling to baseboards. The only thing nasty would be the elderly they're peeing and pooping everywhere, they don't want to get out of bed and all they want to do is smoke.

    10/15/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I will never puts my love one in this nursing home. This place is so nasty just around the building is nasty you have people breaking into cars at night time you have people come in that building unexpectedly you hear shootings just because the neighborhood is bad I mean please do not do not put your love ones and this nursing home . And the management suck in the ghetto just like the neighborhood

    Response: That is very true

    Response: You're an idiot to think everyone working there is from a third world country most of them probably make more than you and are smarter you @#$%

    06/01/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    What a @#$% Hole..Dirty..Filthy ..A @#$% Dump...4 to a Room, 8 per Bathroom that has not been cleaned since it opened...Yet staff bathrooms look nice..Staff is the WORST all have education from 3rd World Countries and most if not all speak poor English... They could care less about what happens to Patients. !! Need help they will tell you they are going on Break!!..They seem to all Hate their jobs and it shows, they treat every one with disrespect even the vistors. Most people there have no one to speak up for them due to the fact most Patients are there long term and have few vistors. The hall's are filled with Patients in wheel chairs looking lost and seems more like a Mental Institution than any thing else..It is Crazy!!... Food is better in a Prison, so are the beds the sheets etc. A/C was broke for 8 days when my wife was Stuck there for 13 days before I could get her transfered...Every one has a Fan...They run out of the Patients Med's , Diapers, Pillows you name it they run out of it. NO Phone, NO Cable, One 19" TV per room that does NOT work

    Response: I totally agree with you

    09/04/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Horrible place

    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.

    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.

    Response: Which school do you represent

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    04/27/2013  -  An OurParents User 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 !!!!

    Response: I know what you mean...my son's clothes, shoes, money & you name it keeps disappearing! Don't know if he's mistreated or not. Most of the nurses I've met seems to be good to him. He wouldn't tell on them if they were not good to him. He's in a wheelchair & can't walk alone!

    03/19/2013  -  An OurParents User 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.

    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

    01/24/2012  -  An OurParents User 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.

    01/03/2012  -  An OurParents User 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.

    05/04/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I'm employee of this company I would not place my dog in this place.

    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.

    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

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    Source: OurParents.com

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    Demographic Profile for TAMPA, FL, 33610


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    34.4 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    24% Below
    Cost of Food
    1% Above
    14% Above
    5% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    38 / 100
    Water Quality
    33 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    20 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes
    Owned and Operated By
    Holiday Retirement
    Founders: William E. Colson and Hugh Colson
    Established: 1971