West Oaks was built in the 1960s. It has played an active role for the residents of Detroit and the surrounding communities for many years. West Oaks, formally Medicos, has provided long term and skilled care for duration it has been open. The facility has seen many changes over the years. It became a Nexcare Health Systems operated facility in 2005 at which time the facility received a makeover. Air conditioning was added. Four and three bed wards became semi private rooms making them large with plenty of room to personalize the space. In 2010 the facility received new resident furniture, added parking spaces, and additional security.