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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

The staff at the Laurels of Athens are always very attentive to the residents, and genuinely care for them. The facility is always clean and well taken care of. There are plenty of activities and a variety of things to do.

– Rebecca

The staff show attention, commitment, and respect to their residents. This facility also partners with great outside providers to ensure the best care possible. Awesome facility!

– Abigail

Great care, great staff

– Nathan

The entire staff at the Laurels was amazing. They made my stay there comfortable and helped me recover faster than if I had tried on my own. I recommend the Laurels to anyone needing physical or occupational therapy because the staff is amazing.

– Sandi

My sister-in-law is enjoying a respite stay with The Laurels of Athens and we cannot be happier with the care she is receiving. The staff have gone out of their way to make her feel welcome, so welcome in fact, she wants to stay through Halloween to enjoy Trunk or Treat!

– Jane

great compassion and great skill ! from the people who answer the phone to the Business Office to the Aides, Nurses, PT, OT staff plus all the people you don't see, such as the Laundry, all was excellent !

– g

Excellent care and wonderful staff. All of my interactions have been positive with staff and I will be contacting them again for my next family member who needs care.

– Nancy

My grandmother was at the Laurels and the staff were excellent. She got nothing but the best care. The staff are very caring and concerned about the patient and how to give the best care possible. No place is perfect but I have visited other nursing homes and the Laurels is the first one I have s... Read More

– Candace

My family and I would like to thank the staff for all they did for our mother. My mother was in the rehab unit (900 hall) for nearly 3 months. The staff was so kind and took care of her very well. They treated her like family. They went above and beyond when it came to care. Sometimes they sat with... Read More

– Melissa

I can't begin to Thank the entire staff at The Laurels enough for the care and compassion that my father received in his final weeks from them. From the time that he entered the facility following his surgery, to the day that he passed away, he received exceptional care from the Aides, Nursing Staf... Read More

– John

I’ve worked in a couple different nursing homes and this one is by far my favorite. No place is ever going to be perfect for everyone, but what you have here is a staff of people who genuinely care and do the best they possibly can. My grandpa had great care and the staff made everything as easy a... Read More

– Jackie

My father had a stay here and it was a very positive experience. The staff were friendly and attentive beyond our expectations. Therapy was encouraging and optimistic. His room was clean and spacious making it a little easier to be away from home.

– Samantha


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
  • 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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