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Laurels of Defiance

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 on Jefferson Ave, our 107-bed facility is just a short drive from Defiance Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

 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

One of my favorite places to entertain. The residents are attentive and eager to be entertained. Activities personal are organized and engaged. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽถ

– Matt

My grandma said โ€œIโ€™ve had a great experience! Everyone is nice and comes in a timely manner when I need help.โ€

– Jessica

Being entertainers at the Laurels give us great pleasure to be part of their day. Their friendly staff is awesome to work with. Men in Black

– Tina

During my daughterโ€™s stay there, Dawn, Activity Director, made sure she was included in all the activities that she enjoyed. Bingo and music and crafts were her favorites!

– Deb

I loved so much!!!! Everyone is so friendly!!! I would come back if I had to.

– sylvia

Excellent facility, well maintained; nice entertainment choices for the residents.

– Mark D.

Staff was friendly and helpful.

– Lori

They took excellent care of my Mom, highly recommend .

– Peggy

I'm very pleased with the care my Mom receives at the Laurels of Defiance. Their nursing staff and aids, always keep me up to date on her care. I always feel welcome when I come to visit her.

– Amie

Good help with staff nurse and nurse aid they made me feel better and felt like they cared I feel like they real care and in your worse moments that all you want is to get you through the tough times

– Jason

Everything is good here

– Helen

Dawn went above and beyond to help coordinate Premier Bank bringing Easter Baskets over for the residents! We could not have been happier with the whole thing!

– Brittany

Services

Laurels of Defiance 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
  • COVID-19 Care
  • Dementia or Cognitive Deficit Management
  • Hospice Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Memory 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

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


  • Private Guest Rooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bus
  • Fine Dining
  • Rehab Gym
  • Beauty & Barber Shop
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Cable TV Hookups
  • Wall-Mounted TVs
  • Telephones

Directions to Laurels of Defiance

1701 S Jefferson Avenue Defiance, OH 43512
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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
  • Aetna Better Health of Ohio
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Bright Health Plan
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk
  • Molina
  • OhioHealth Group
  • 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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