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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

Thanks for all you guys do, very nice people and do a great job. Very caring and attentive

– Patrick

Nice, homelike atmosphere.

– Deena

My mom's been there twice for 3 months and they didn't a wonderful job. Nurses were very nice and caring. It's clean and residents were always looking out for her. I definitely would recommend the Laurels!

– Catherine

My aunt spent several months here last year after a fall, everyone treated her so well during her stay there we truly appreciate everyone there.

– cianah

Everytime I go into the facility I’m greeted with friendly faces and I always enjoy the complimentary meal I get when I visit my aunt at dinner time, the food is always delicious!

– Shelia

While trying to find the right place for my friend to have rehabilitation I talked to the admissions coordinator and she was amazing answering our questions. She's very knowledgeable. Thank you to her.

– Sandi

My great grandma spent the last few years of her life at the laurels.. She was treated like family and well taken care of my entire family cannot thank them enough for everything thing that they did for her.

– Makayla

Lovely place!! The staff is so helpful and amazing! The admissions coordinator Jessica Brown was a wonderful help answering all of my questions and getting all the answers I needed in making the decision for my loved one. The building is amazing and gives great vibes for recovery! I also want to men... Read More

– Zephaniah

My friend recently needed physical therapy after a stay in the hospital The admissions coordinator really helped me understand the plan of getting him back on his feet and back home to us! Very thankful for all the staff while he was there.

– Christie

I once was employed at the Laurels and I had the pleasant opportunity to work along side Ashley Heffelfinger. She is such a delight to work with and is always very helpful. I'd say Ashley is a five star employee at The Laurels!! She always go above and beyond in keeping her residents joyful, comfort... Read More

– Athena

Everyone was very welcoming and kind. I highly recommend this facility!

– Becca

This is a great establishment and i would recommend this nursing home over most others in knox county if not all. It is very clean and the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

– Chris


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


  • 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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