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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

CAREERS

Testimonials and Google Reviews

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

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

Great place to work!

– Andria

My mother in law is a resident on 400 hall and the care she receives is amazing. I have been a nurse in health care for over 20 years and have seen many nursing homes and this one is in the top 5. We would not want her to spend the time she has left any where else, she is thriving at the Laurels. We... Read More

– Connie

My grandmother has been a resident for quite some time now. The care she has received has been phenomenal. After my grandpa's death, her health declined quickly. With the holistic care she's received her health has drastically improved. She's thriving! The opportunities for socializing have resulted... Read More

– Amanda

All of the staff at the Laurels is very caring and dedicated to the patients. The social services department is extremely caring and hard working towards to patients in the facility and for those transitioning into the community!

– Grace

I have been an employee of 10 years. Staff is like Family to me. Its a great place to work.

– Barb

Great place to work, great teamwork with management, kind and caring dtaff

– Jody

I have worked at the Laurels since we have opened and this is a wonderful place to work. The staff is like family to me and are some of the most caring people I have ever met.

– Sara

I have had several family members at the athens laurels for acute care, long term care and out patient therapy. The care and consideration was amazing. I would definitely recommend to anyone!

– Tamara

The Laurels of Athens is an amazing place to work. I have had the pleasure of being a part of this team for over 11 years. I have had my own family here to receive nursing and therapy services. The care they received was outstanding and exceeded their expectations.

– Leslie

Services

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

Nursing & Rehabilitation


Staffing


  • 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

Amenities


  • 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
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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.

Insurance

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

Advocacy

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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