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Laurels of Mt. Vernon

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 in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, and surrounded by beautiful landscape and rolling hills, our 104-bed facility is just a short drive from Knox Community 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


Testimonials and Google Reviews

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

I was very comfortable staying at this home. Everyone was great and has a positive attitude towards the care of the individuals staying there. If I need to stay there in the future I would.

– Joseph

The Laurels of Mt Vernon have been a great supporter of Centerburg Senior Services for many years. They sponsor a weekly meal for our Bingo players and Curtis delivers it with a smile. He takes a moment and says hi to our clients before he leaves. Whenever Centerburg Senior Servies have an event th... Read More

– Lisa

They did a fantastic job getting my moms dad back on his feet!! They are nice people great nurses and aides he enjoyed the therapy department so A+ Laurles of Mount Vernon

– Wesley

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident My dad was a guest in Mount Vernon he can be very trying on his best day, they was so good to him!! Before his stroke he was unsteady walking most times then after his therapy he was better than before he went there!! Nice caring staff!!

– Fandamntastic

I am very impressed with the kindness and compassion the nursing department has shown toward my mother. I have been in healthcare for over 30 years and have never seen such sincere attentiveness. Laurels of Mt Vernon is well worth the drive.

– Karin

Super clean, nice people, 10/10

– Alex

we have had pleasant stays with the laurels. Family looks forward to going back to "the happy place"

– Dani

Let me tell you the difference good therapy makes versus trying to heal on your own. After only 12 one hour sessions, I am able to go up and down steps swiftly and safely. I was worked hard and given home exercises that helped speed up my recovery process as well as allowed me to regain total flexib... Read More

– Sherie

My daughter has been going to the Laurels for out patient therapy after having surgery on her ankle. The Laurels has an outstanding therapy department! Jess has been so great and has helped her gain back the confidence she needs for school athletics!

– Beth

My partner's father stayed for about a month, they treated him like family. He was feed well, treated with respect and he loved the therapy department. He even donated his Army Blanket to the facility for the other residents to enjoy and they keep it on display. The entire leadership team said goodb... Read More

– Tina

After knee surgery, Jess, Steph , Gina and the crew worked so well with me so I could get back to work! THANKS TO ALL OF U!! My knee is better than ever and I appreciate all of u.

– Cheyenne

I had a great experience with Jessica the PT. I had problems with my shoulders and have been to a couple other rehab places before the Laurels. Nothing was working the pain was coming back. After Jessica worked on my shoulders I have not had any pain for months now. Thank you!

– Curtis


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Short-Term Nursing And Rehabilitation
    • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program
    • Neuro Rehabilitation Program
    • Cardiac Recovery Program
    • Infection Resolution Program
    • Wound Healing & Wound Prevention Program
    • Respiratory Program
    • Digestive Diseases Program
  • Long-Term Care
    • Memory Care Program
    • Dialysis Support
    • Palliative Care Program
    • Parkinson's Disease Program
    • Post Assisted Living Care
    • Restorative Care
  • Memory Care
    • 24-hour licensed nursing staff trained to work with Alzheimer's disease and dementia related disorders
    • Low stimulus environment
    • Specialized activities 7 days a week
    • Family education, counseling, and support
    • Management of behavioral concerns
  • Outpatient Therapy
    • In-house licensed therapy team
    • Offering Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
    • Offering PREhab therapy to prepare for an upcoming surgery. PREhab is designed to improve recovery time following surgery and increase functional capacity by ramping up physical activity prior to procedure.
    • State of the art equipment
    • Most insurances accepted
    • Flexible scheduling
  • Respite Care
  • Palliative Care & Hospice
  • Point Click Care


  • 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 Bus
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Courtyard
  • Cable Television Hookups
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Daily Newspaper

Directions to Laurels of Mt. Vernon

13 Avalon Road Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

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
  • Aetna Better Health of Ohio
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Bright Health Plan
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Humana
  • MediGold
  • MedRisk
  • Molina
  • OhioHealth Group
  • Paramount
  • Quality Care Partners
  • 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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