Dr. Sherwin Roque, Physical Therapist Herb Santiago, Chef

Dr. Sherwin Roque, Physical Therapist

Herb Santiago, Chef

Life Care Center of Ocala, an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and assisted living facility, offers 24-hour skilled nursing care and an in-house team of therapists who utilize state-of-the-art equipment. Listen in as Life Care Center’s compassionate team talks about how they have successfully provided top-tier rehabilitation care for patients in the community for more than 15 years.

How does in-patient, skilled physical therapy affect healing? At Life Care Center of Ocala, a rehabilitation center, a physical therapist can provide treatments five to seven days a week. (Most home programs are limited to three days a week.) The therapist has state-of-the-art equipment and the setting of a clinical rehabilitation gym to provide treatments, so the intensity of the treatments can be based on the patients’ physical abilities as well as their individual goals for recovery. Skilled therapy services are delivered by highly educated and experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. These services are prescribed by a physician.

How does diet affect healing? Food provides the necessary energy and nutrients to fuel the body into a healing mode. At Life Care Center of Ocala, each patient is evaluated for a diet that is delicious yet rich in nutrients to improve health. A face-to-face interview with the patient helps gather specific information, including usual body weight, usual dietary habits and food likes and dislikes. This information is taken to the physician, dietician and sometimes a speech therapist to develop a physician-prescribed diet that is tailored to the individual.

I’m interested in learning more about your facility. How do I schedule a tour? Tours are welcome and encouraged seven days a week. To schedule a tour in advance and to speak with an expert admissions specialist, call (352) 291-4600. The tour will include an opportunity to see the rehab facility and its amenities, which include an ice cream parlor for patients needing extra calories. There are therapists available to answer specific health-related questions, and the admissions specialist will gladly answer all questions about insurance, Medicare eligibility and how to make a reservation.

Dr. Sherwin Roque, Physical Therapist

Certification/Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Years In Practice:2

Herb Santiago, Chef

Certification/Education: Culinary arts with licensure in food handling

Years In Practice: 18


Life Care Center of Ocala

2800 SW 41st Street, Ocala

(352) 873-7570


Medicare and most insurances accepted

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