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Laurels of Kent

The Laurels of Kent is a 153-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center operated by Ciena Healthcare. Located in the quaint town of Lowell, Michigan, we host both short-term and long-term guests at our facility, where we provide medical, social, and emotional care that optimizes each guest’s independence and enjoyment of life.

The Laurels is situated in a comfortable country setting with easy access to I-96, M-21, and the Grand Rapids hospitals. Although the community is surrounded by farmland, Lowell is very active with multiple events, festivals, shopping, churches, parks, restaurants, a library, a senior center, and fairgrounds. 

What brings it all together is our conviction that each guest deserves our compassion, respect, and friendship. It's The Laurel Way of Caring, and we do it every day.

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We're All About Making You Feel At Home.

We believe that from the moment you walk in to the facility, we have a responsibility to offer you the best. Be it services or experts, we endeavor to make you smile with satisfaction.

  • Professional care that feels personal
  • Pristine home like living environments
  • Healthy meals that actually taste great
  • Compassionate caregivers
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We're All About Offering The Best Career Opportunities!

We’re all about making Ciena the best place to work in the healthcare industry. We offer unrivaled benefits that provide for employees' physical and emotional needs. We always strive to create an environment of respect, compassion, and belonging for everyone. If you are committed to providing the highest level of care and services to our guests and community, your next opportunity is just a click away.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Worklife Balance
  • Career Advancement
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Employee Perks
  • Additional Benefits


Laurels of Kent

It's All About What Our Guests & Employees Think About Us

My mother moved to The Laurels of Kent just as the COVID-19 virus was hitting the area. They handled her admission and quarantine very well. They made sure mom and I were informed of what was happening and guided us through the process ... They continue to keep me informed of her status. I have grea... Read More

– James

Thank you to all for all the help and encouragement to get me back to my home. Special thanks to the nursing staff and therapy!

– Elsie

I am very grateful for all the help! Thank you for getting me back home.

– Henry

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make a full recovery but after meeting the team here at the Laurels of Kent and working with the staff I found the strength, courage and confidence to get to where I am today! Thanks for a job well done. I couldn’t have done it without your help!... Read More

– Stacy

My stay was so great and wonderful! All the therapy and nursing staff really made my stay more enjoyable. I really enjoyed myself during my rehabilitation stay! I made so many new friends here, I just can't say enough great things!

– Marian G

I came to The Laurels because I needed to get on my feet again after my hip replacement surgery. Everything was great here and because of the great nurses and therapists, I can get back up on my feet! Holly was my favorite nurse; she offered a lot of encouragement and excellent follow up. Everyone... Read More

– Alberta R

It is amazing how much care and compassion The Laurels staff displays everyday! Everyone works so hard. I would highly recommend it to all my family and friends. Everyone there exceeded my expectations and I knew what to expect at all times. The Laurels of Kent really provided all the comforts of h... Read More

– Phyllis L

The Laurels is great because all of the people there work as a team. They are really the best! I loved all the staff there, they became more like friends. They are the best place for rehab and I would recommend them to anyone!

– Pam M

All the staff at The Laurels were so nice to me! My favorite therapists were Missy and Alicha; they really helped me get stronger and ready to go back home again. Laurie the CNA was amazing! She was always there to help me.

– Beulah P

"Very Clean Place! Highly Recommended!"

– Grace H

"I don't want to leave, everyone makes me feel special and the therapy is great!  I would never hesitate to return!"

– Pauline L

"Everyone's help was wonderful, without them I wouldn't be going home.  Thanks everybody!"

– Barbara M

"The staff is very compassionate. Therapy was excellent, better than expected!”

– Joan P

"Everyone was always nice and helpful."

– Doris N

"The food was good!"

– Dolores A

"The therapy was great and I would return if needed."

– Vivian R

"Everything and Everybody was Wonderful!"

– Lillian B

"I couldn't have received better care, it was wonderful."

– Peg H

"I came in a wheelchair and now I'm walking out the door!"

– Joanne M

"You brought me back my laughter!"

– Alice S


Laurels of Kent offers a full spectrum of post-hospital services, from a short-term rehabilitation stay to long-term nursing care.

Nursing & Rehabilitation

Short-Term Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Orthopedic Unit
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Program
  • IV Therapy
  • Cardiac Recovery Program
  • Infection Resolution Program
  • Wound Healing & Wound Prevention Program
  • Respiratory Program
  • Post-Surgical Delirium Program
  • Digestive Diseases Program
  • Alzheimer's Skilled Services Program

Long-Term Care

  • Dialysis Support
  • Palliative Care Program
  • Parkinson's Disease Program
  • Post Assisted Living Care
  • Prepare Program
  • Restorative Care
  • Respite Care

Outpatient Therapy

  • An in-house, licensed therapy team
  • The best in physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • PREhab therapy
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • COVID-19 Long-Haulers Recovery Program
  • Managing Neurological Conditions: Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Return to Work and Return to Sports Programs
  • Managing Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders
  • Managing Dementia or Cognitive Deficits
  • Arthritis Management
  • Pulmonary Education Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Debilitation Prevention
  • Vision-Loss Management




  • Licensed Administrator
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director, Admissions and Marketing
  • Physician Medical Director
  • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Dietary Manager
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
  • Wound Care Team
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Dental, Vision and Podiatry Services


  • Spa
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bus
  • Telephones
  • Cable/Satellite Television Hookups
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Garden
  • Courtyard

Directions to Laurels of Kent

350 N Center Street Lowell, MI 49331

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As health care evolves, skilled nursing facilities are increasingly providing care previously delivered in hospitals. Nationwide, the 65 and older population will double over the next 20 years. By 2040, it could triple. As our population ages, SNFs are becoming increasingly vital to the care and wellbeing of our seniors.

SNFs need advocates and allies to actively engage with their representatives and speak up about important issues facing our industry. This page is designed to share ways you can help support SNFs and the vital services they provide for our elders.

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American Health Care Association Action Center

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents the collective interests of more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers, and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.

Click here to support the pressing issues AHCA is pursuing with the federal government.

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