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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.

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Laurels of Charlottesville

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 State Route 29, our 120-bed facility is the perfect place for you or your loved one to receive the care they deserve.

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

I have worked many times with the Laurels over the years. They take wonderful care of their residents. I would highly recommend them for your rehab and nursing needs !

– Kelly

The staff at the Laurels took excellent care of my mom while she was there. Everyone was very attentive and compassionate and took care of every little detail during her stay.

– Corbin

I previously had a family member at the Laurels. Their therapy program was top notch with caring and experienced therapist. My family member needed all therapies to recover from a brain bleed. The celebration as they left to come home was touching.

– Cristin

The staff took wonderful care of my father during his stay for rehabilitation after an illness. The PT and OT were high quality, and he was able to return to his assisted living community. There was plenty of staff available to help him. The facility was clean and orderly at all times. We were very... Read More

– Cathy

Quality at its finest

– Elaya

Have heard positive feedback from a family member and a neighbor about the Laurels’ care of loved ones. Everyone’s quality of life improves when you can rely on quality care, a competent staff and a safe, clean environment when care in a facility is needed.

– Pat

My neighbor stayed at The Laurels on more then one occasion and had positive experiences and only good things to say about the level of care she received.

– Naomi

My mom needed physical therapy after a fall. We were so worried about her staying away from home, but the Laurels exceeded our expectations. My mom's room was clean and ready when we got there. The nursing staff was warm and responsive during mom's stay. The administrative staff answered all our que... Read More

– Evelyn

My father was provided with excellent care as far as PT goes, The nurses were nice and accommodating, but he really needed more attention than the staff could provide. over all a good experience.

– Molly

I would highly recommend the Laurels; a great facility, welcoming staff, and so many amenities.

– Anna

My uncle lives in the Laurels and he gets great care. He likes the people who work there and they make him feel like he is at home.

– Tim

I had an excellent experience at The Laurels. Louise in admissions/marketing made the transition seamless. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff are excellent and go above and beyond to ensure quality of life for their patients.

– Mary


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Bariatric Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation
  • Dementia or Cognitive Deficit Management
  • Hospice Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease Program
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Restorative Nursing - ADL Care
  • Short-Term Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Speech Therapy / Speech Language Pathology
  • Wound 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


  • Private guest rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Private dining
  • Rehab gym
  • Spa
  • Beauty and barber shop
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Cable / satellite television
  • Wi-fi internet access
  • Daily newspaper

Directions to Laurels of Charlottesville

490 Hillsdale Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901

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.

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare


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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