Tom Wingo is a Florida native and has over 25 years of healthcare management experience. For over 15 years Tom owned and operated a successful Medicare certified and accredited home health agency with offices located in 3 different districts, serving 6 Florida counties. At the same time, he was also the CFO of a large independent living/assisted living facility in Tampa. He eventually took over as the retirement community’s CEO and its Administrator. Tom is a certified Assisted Living Facility Administrator with training for Extended Congregate Care and Limited Mental Health specialty licenses. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and has extensive training involving senior care topics.
After spending so many years caring for seniors and adults in the assisted living and home health care settings, Tom and his family decided to try something new. He asked the question: Is there an AFFORDABLE option to help families stay together longer when a loved one’s health starts to decline (either physically or cognitively), and the caregiver needs help? The answer was obvious. Adult Day Care.
After some research, Tom decided that the Tampa Bay community could really benefit from an Adult Day Care Center that was conveniently located, provided a fun and loving atmosphere, and was in a safe and supervised environment. A place where caregivers could bring their loved ones and know that they were experiencing a sense of purpose and belonging and their lives were being transformed.
Within 4 months TLC Adult Day Care and Recreation Center was created and officially licensed. We welcome you to stop in for a tour and see how TLC is truly making a difference the the lives of others.
Ofelia Bates, BSN
Ofelia Bates is the Center Registered Nurse at TLC Adult Day Care and Recreation Center. She attended Triton College in River Grove, Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In the past Ofelia has worked for Advent Health as a Director of Medical/Surgical Floors and as an Administrative Nursing Supervisor. She was named "Nurse of the Year" for Advent Health - Zephyrhills, FL in 2016. When not nursing, she loves to spend time with her collection of orchids and her lovable dog Conner. Her favorite hobby is traveling.