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Get to Know Us

Get to Know Us Boca Ciega Center has been serving the greater Pinellas County area for over 37 years. Our facility is located close to local hospitals.

We provide post-acute services, rehabilitative services, skilled nursing, short and long term care through Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists; Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses; and Certified Nursing Assistants. This is complemented by Social Services, Activities, Nutritional Services, Housekeeping and Laundry Services. With over 150 years of combined experience, our staff of professionals is here to meet the needs of each and every patient and resident.

Facility exteriorOur post-acute services assist those transitioning from hospital to home. Our team of professionals will work with the physician to provide the level of care and services that will help each individual meet their goals for a successful discharge home.

For those residents who can no longer be on their own and need long term care we offer general nursing and restorative services in a warm and home like environment.

Meet Our Medical Director

Our Medical Director, Dr. Handelman is a 1977 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his internship at the US Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and he completed his residency at the Medical School of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia. He received his fellowship training in Cardiology at Robert Packer Hospital through the Guthrie Clinic. Dr. Handelman has had 20,000 hours of emergency room experience as well as extensive hospital and intensive care experience He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He owns and operates Bay Area Medical (Can-Care Clinic) and is on staff at St. Petersburg General, Northside Hospital and Largo Medical Center.