The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center

550 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789
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About The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center


The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center is a 5-star-rated skilled nursing facility that is your "home away from home." Our caring staff always extends a listening ear and a helping hand, and we are dedicated to treating each of our residents with the utmost dignity and respect. Our community is unique and neighborhood-style, creating an extended-family environment. We aim to help each resident achieve the highest level of independence and highest quality of life. 


The Gardens at DePugh is a small, 40-bed facility located on a historic 2.5-acre site in downtown Winter Park, between Park Avenue and Winter Park Village. Our gated community features a sensory garden surrounded by serene oak trees and a charming gazebo. As a proud member of the Eden Registry, we are a resident-centered facility. We have a commitment to providing a warm, vibrant, and life-affirming care environment where our residents can grow and thrive. We are the proud recipient of the "Quality Award" from the Florida Medical Quality Assurance Institute.

Our services include 24-hour skilled nursing care by licensed nurses and CNAs, as well as a full range of short-term rehabilitation services, long-term care, and hospice care. We specialize in physical, speech, occupational, and nutritional therapies, and also offer hospice and respite care. Our custom-designed therapy services help patients and residents overcome a comprehensive variety of diagnoses and surgeries.

We are partnered with Florida Hospital's Family Medicine Residency program to host three rotating fellows per year. This allows for our residents to have quicker and more frequent access to licensed medical doctors, more one-on-one evaluations, and access to the latest advances in care and medical technology. 

Our outdoor Sensory Garden provides a calming therapeutic experience for our patients and residents. The garden features citrus trees, a Tripoli fountain, a multi-surface rehab track, butterfly garden, and an herb garden to engage all five senses and enhance the recovery process.

Clinical help

24-hour awake staff
Wound care physician
IV-infusion therapies
Dietician on site
Visiting professionals
Visiting podiatrist
Visiting dentist
Doctor on call

Amenities & Features

Resident parking available
Activities onsite
Activities offsite
Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Meals provided
Beautician onsite
Free cable satellite tv
Free WiFi

Patients accepted

Commercial insurance
Private Pay


Languages spoken: English, Spanish


Number of private rooms: 2
Number of rooms with private bath: 2
Number of rooms with shared bath: 19
Number of shared rooms: 19
Short-long term sections combined: 0

Medicare Ratings

Overall Rating: 5/5
Quality Rating: 5/5
Nurse Rating: 5/5
Staff Rating: 5/5
Survey Rating: 4/5

Medicare: By The Numbers

Issue Number
Substantiated Complaints 0
Facility Related Incidents 0
Number of Fines 0
Total Fine Amount $0
Total Number of Penalties 0

Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities
Maitland1 miles2
Winter Park2 miles6
Altamonte Springs4 miles2
Orlando5 miles19
Winter Springs6 miles1
Longwood6 miles3


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November 2018
They were fantastic. Therapy was absolutely great my loved one has improved tremendously since being there. My loved one enjoys the food. Outstanding communication, it has been really great and everyone was responsive. The facility needs to be updated.
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November 2018
It is like a family there. When you walk in everything seems so calm. They seem to work with a cohesive effort. I am grateful they could take my mother. I think the staff is very patient focused and they seem to be aware of the residents needs. The care comes directed at the patient needs rather than the facility demands. To be clear, I think they are the best in the area and I know from experience. I got a call from the rehab doctor on the first day. I liked that she was calling. Communication is very good. They are not overly friendly but they're certainly not too busy to talk or irritated or annoyed. They are good and responsive. Everything looks spotless to me. The food wasn't as good as it was a year ago. I did notice that the portion size was the correct amount and they do have a good variety. They are making an effort, but who ever conceives the dishes doesn't have a skilled pallet.
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October 2018
They are all friendly. It is very clean and immaculate. The room was tidy. The therapists were great. The administrator is awesome. Communication is very good. My loved one seemed to be taken care of and the doctor called me and let me know what was going on. They lost his clothes and I gave them a week worth of clothes and I had his name or initials inside them.
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October 2018
It's pretty clean but the floors could be better kept in the rooms. I wish the nurses had more information about what is going on.
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October 2018
They seem to provide good care and it is clean. They have good follow through but they seemed short staffed on nurses on the weekends. The staff is good and very friendly. They are good about calling me.
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October 2018
They are so generally concerned and feel like they have become part of my family and I feel so good and so relieved to have her there. They talk to me all the time and they know my name and really care about the family too. It's very clean and I've never smelled any bad odors there. There is a very good variety on the menu. They have very excellent communication and they call me with the slightest bruise or scratch and let me know everything.
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September 2018
The staff care is really good. My loved one likes the food there. The head director is very good and so is the two people that helped with insurance.
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September 2018
Very good with communication and getting to know my loved ones and their needs. They've been helpful, responsive, above and beyond, checking in, making sure shes seen by right doctors. Doctors and nurses. The amount of time speaking to doctors regarding her care, I'm shocked, they know results, prognosis, care, plan. They know it and they don't have to say "wait, let me check" so I'm very impressed.
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September 2018
It is really great and my loved one is treated well. Everyone is doing what they need to do. The rehab therapy is excellent! The meals are satisfactory. I appreciate the nurses communication. The floors are clean, the lunch room is clean and the restroom is clean but I did have to pick up hings on the floor so the rooms could be cleaner.
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