Senior rehabilitation and skilled nursing near Jacksonville, Florida


No one likes being sidelined by an illness, injury or surgery. But when it happens, the team at The Therapy Center — the senior Rehabilitation center at Fleet Landing’s Derfer Pavilion — is here to help. Whether you already live at Fleet Landing or you come to us through direct admission, our program will promote a smoother recovery and help you get back to doing all the things you enjoy.

During your short-term Rehabilitation stay with us, you’ll enjoy a beautiful private suite; delicious chef-prepared meals; and the positive, encouraging ambiance that defines our community. You’ll also have access to our community’s many amenities, including new features that are part of our expansion such as new indoor and outdoor pools, renovated fitness studios, and the Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center. Other features of The Therapy Center program include:

  • On-site medical director
  • 24-hour Skilled Nursing services
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Beautiful private suites
  • Therapy garden to promote healing and recovery
  • Coffee shop proudly serving Starbucks®

While Residents of Fleet Landing always have priority access, The Therapy Center in the Derfer Pavilion also accepts new patients through direct admission. To learn more about The Therapy Center — Fleet Landing’s senior rehabilitation center in The Derfer Pavilion — call (904) 687-2730 today to speak with a representative and schedule a personal visit.


  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social work


  • Cardiopulmonary program
  • Post-surgical care
  • Joint replacement program of care
  • Wound care
  • Disease management (CHF, COPD, stroke, diabetes)
  • Medication and pain management
  • Blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring
  • Short-term, post-acute hospital rehabilitation
  • Fall prevention and safe-at-home programming
  • Catheter, tracheostomy and ostomy care
  • 24-hour, on-call nursing support


What is skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing provides professional, compassionate support and medical supervision delivered around the clock by licensed professionals including RNs, LPNs, and Therapists. Skilled nursing is appropriate for individuals recovering from illness, injury, surgery or stroke, who need intensive therapy and nursing care to gain optimal health and wellbeing.

Can family and friends visit?

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Ask about visitation policies when you tour our community.

Will Medicare and other insurance plans pay for skilled nursing?

We accept several insurance plans including Medicare and private plans. The Therapy Center in The John and Marian Derfer Healthcare Pavilion at Fleet Landing is a Medicare-certified provider of skilled nursing. With a qualifying hospital stay, Medicare typically covers days 1-20 of the stay. A Medicare-set daily coinsurance rate will be assessed for days 21-100. Medicare payment rules are very stringent and vary depending on a number of factors. Your out-of-pocket expense may vary based on any additional insurance coverage that you may have. Visit the Medicare website for more details.