Skip to Main Content
2024 Scholarship America

March 08, 2024

Student Scholarship Program

Ciena Healthcare, in partnership with Scholarship America®, is proud to announce the return of the annual Student Scholarship Program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Applications are reviewed by Scholarship America, a Minnesota-based philanthropic organization that assists communities, corporations, foundations, and individuals with fundraising, managing, and awarding scholarships to students. Awards are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000.

Learn More

Hartford Nursing and Rehab Center

For individuals who are in need of long-term care and short-term sub-acute rehabilitative services, we offer high quality care in a state-of-the-art facility with modern-living amenities and hospitality.

Located near the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, our 89-bed facility has been serving the city of Detroit for years, and is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

We’re All About You, and we’re here to provide personalized care from highly qualified, professional and compassionate staff with focused attention and innovative best practices.

photo of a smiling medical professional

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
photo of a happy family with medical professional

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


Testimonials and Google Reviews

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

I was at Hartford for 3 months and I would highly recommend them for everyone that needs rehabilitation and nursing. I got there after being laid up in a hospital for a month and I couldn't take no more than 2 steps. Their rehabilitation room helped me tremendously to regain my strength and now I... Read More

– george

Shout out to Nicole helped me with all the formalities of getting my mother situated. Ms Myles and Ms Dixon! They have been so kind and compassionate! I appreciate them! Not one day went by that they didn’t ensure that my mother was ok. Everyone is kind but these ladies made imprints in my heart t... Read More

– Jamie Walker

I love the staff very patient with my dad

– Yolanda

I normally never give 5 stars because I believe there's always room for improvement. However Hartford Nursing and Rehabilitation deserves 5 stars and then more! The place is really clean (I went at different times) and the staff is awesome! My moms nurse Ms. Braxton and her aide Ms. Richardson was... Read More

– Toni

I’m so grateful for the management and staff in this facility. My mom has been in this facility for a year now and they have taken really good care of her. She’s really happy with the care she receives and the beautiful people she’s met. On top of that she loves her roommate, they get along ve... Read More

– Aidan

My mother was a patient here for 30 days. We absolutely love the care that she received. Everyone was extremely friendly. Because my mother was so nervous about being away from home for a month the Director of Nursing Virginia Shields and the Assistant Director of Nursing Yolanda Dean checked in wit... Read More

– Finicky

I had the privilege of experiencing the exceptional care provided by the staff at Hartford when my grandmother underwent knee replacement surgery. From the moment we entered the facility, we were greeted with warmth and compassion. The nursing staff was attentive, ensuring my grandmother's comfort a... Read More

– Jazzmine

Amazing facility, would definitely recommend

– Catherine

My grandmother has stayed and rehabbed at Hartford a couples times and had a really good experience, the nurses were nice and attentive; once was back before the renovations and just recently after and I must say they’ve done a really nice job with their additions to the facility! Thank you Hartfo... Read More

– Jay

I come to visit my friends mother, who has been here since last summer. She started on the rehab side, which I believe is called New Center and eventually to long-term. The staff is very helpful and by the smile on her face whenever I visit, tells that she is being properly cared for. I appreciate t... Read More

– Ken

Very clean very friendly and thoughtful staff

– Michael

I've had several family members & friends in this facility. This is truly a 5 star facility. The administrator was very helpful and pleasant. The staff overall was accommodating and helpful. The care that was given helped me to have a piece of mind being away from my loved ones. I highly recommend t... Read More

– TaLecia


Hartford Nursing and Rehabilitation offers a full spectrum of post-hospital services, from a short-term rehabilitation stay to long-term nursing care.

New Short-Term Rehabilitation Wing!

High-quality care to residents and shorten the gap between hospital care and returning home.

Newly build 29,796 square foot addition features 54 beds with a mix of private, companion/semi-private and bariatric rooms, new state-of-the-art physical therapy gym, a spacious dining room, nurse station and support spaces.

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • 24 Hour Nursing Care
  • Bariatric Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Case Management, Discharge Planning, and Social Work
  • Congestive Heart Failure Program
  • Dental Services
  • Dietary & Nutritional Services
  • Dialysis Care Services
  • Hospice Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Opthalmology / Vision & Audiology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacy, Laboratory & Radiology (X-Ray) Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry Services
  • Psychiatry/Psychology Services
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Restorative Nursing - ADL Care
  • Sepsis Program
  • Short-Term Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Speech Therapy / Speech Language Pathology
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Tube Feeding
  • Wound Care Management


  • Licensed Administrator
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director, Admissions and Marketing
  • Physician Medical Director (on call 24/7)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician
  • Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Wound care team
  • Dietary Manager
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
  • Dental, Vision and Podiatry Services


  • Private and semi private rooms
  • Nutritionally balanced meals
  • Social dining areas
  • Unlimited visiting hours
  • Private lounge for family gatherings
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Beautician/barber Shop
  • Religious/non-denominational services
  • Transportation to nearby appointments
  • Outside activities including casino trips, shopping and dinner outings
  • Visiting pets are welcome
  • Bird aviary
  • Beautiful, outdoor deck and seating area

Directions to Hartford Nursing and Rehab Center

6700 Outer Dr. W Detroit, MI 48235

Take a Virtual Tour

The best way to tour our facilities is always in person, but if you would like to take a quick peek online, take our virtual tour below or contact us for more information.


Please contact your insurance representative and the Ciena Center if you do not see your insurance plan. The participation in an insurance plan does not guarantee payment for services provided. Please contact your insurance representative and our staff to verify coverage.

  • Amerihealth
  • BCBSM/Advantage PPO
  • Blue Care Network/Advantage
  • Blue Cross Complete (Formerly BlueCaid)
  • Coventry Cares Of Michigan (Aetna Better Health)
  • HAP/HAP Senior Plus (Including Advantage)
  • Harbor Health Plan (Procare)
  • HealthPlus Of MI
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • MI Complete Health (Fidelis)
  • Midwest
  • Molina
  • Priority Health
  • Total Healthcare
  • Tricare-Certified
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan (Great Lakes)
  • Zing Health


Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) like Ciena Healthcare provide crucial services for our most vulnerable population: the frail and elderly. Today’s SNFs have significantly evolved over time to provide both long-term comprehensive care and short-term rehabilitation services. However, in comparison to other medical settings, especially hospitals, SNFs are often overlooked for important resources and funding.

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.

Contact Your Elected Officials and Voice Your Support for SNFs!

It is crucial the voices of SNF supporters be heard by Congress. Members of Congress value their constituents’ opinions and it is critical they hear from our advocates and allies.

Click here to locate your elected officials and “Speak Up” for SNFs!

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.

Get In Touch

Contact Hartford Nursing and Rehab Center


Please enter a valid first name.
Please enter a valid last name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter a valid phone number.