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Laurels of Athens

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

Located conveniently off of U.S. Route 33, our skilled nursing facility is just two miles from O’Bleness Hospital, featuring 111 beds, which includes 99 private rooms and 12 apartment-style rehabilitation suites.

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.

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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


Testimonials and Google Reviews

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

Very nice,pt was excellent nice ppl

– Linda

The staff at The Laurels of Athens are so much more than that, they are really more like a family. They are caring with patients, they take pride in everything they do! Even staffing is more than sufficient for staff to patient ratio.

– Tracy

My father was at the Laurels for IV antibiotics recently, and his experience was great! In particular, nurses Wendy, Stephanie, and Becca as well as his nurse assistant Pam were fantastic! They were so kind and always there to answer questions and help him. Becca was very welcoming and calming when... Read More

– Kim

I have had the pleasure of having 2 family members cared for at The Laurel’s and they have both had excellent care. The admission process is so easy and the updates from the staff regarding your loved one is great.

– Mary

They took great care of my grandfather and made us all feel at home and like family. It was nice to leave and know that he was going to be well taken care of each day.

– Meghan

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident They took great care of my grandfather and made us all feel at home and like family. It was nice to leave and know that he was going to be well taken care of each day.

– Megan

I have had multiple family members stay at The Laurels for skilled nursing and therapy services. Excellent care was given and I am very thankful for that. Highly recommend.

– kelsey

The reason I chose Laurels of athens for my mom's rehab is because of family who worked there... I have to honest there were a few rough times for mom . Once she was transferred to another hall she adjusted and the staff was fabulous

– Mary

If you or a loved one is in need of short term rehab or a long-term care solution, look no further. The Laurels of Athens is a premier choice in elder care, the staff and their management team truly goes above and beyond to serve the people in their building. The longevity of the management team spe... Read More

– Thomas

I’m newly employed at The Laurels of Athens & the staff here has been very welcoming. Thus far, it’s been a positive journey!

– McKenzie

The transportation here (Jet Transportation) is second to none. Very professional, clean and courteous. The vans they use are new and very well maintained. Clean inside and out, with a new car smell. The drivers are professionally dressed, clean, and genuinely care for the safety and well-being of... Read More

– John

The Laurels did a Great job on getting my dad up and on his feet again...

– Leslie


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation


  • 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


  • Apartment Style Rehabilitation Suites
  • Private Guest Rooms
  • Private Dining
  • State-of-the-art Rehab Gym
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Spa
  • Courtyard
  • Satellite Television
  • Telephones
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access

Directions to Laurels of Athens

70 Columbus Circle Athens, OH 45701

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.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Bright Health Plan
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Humana-Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk
  • Molina
  • Ohio Health Choice
  • Paramount
  • Tricare-Certified
  • United Healthcare


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.

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