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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

The Laurels of Mount Vernon is a wonderful facility and the staff is great. Very helpful and accommodating.

– Terra

I love how everytime you walk in here they talk to you like they have known you for years! You guys are amazing for all you do!

– Kayla

My mom recently had to stay at the Laurels of Mt Vernon for rehab .. She stayed for 4 weeks and had excellent care ! The nurses ,therapist and aids all treated her like she was their mom . Highly recommend the Laurels.

– Sue

The nurses and aides that took care of my mom were so kind and loving towards her as well as to me. They helped me during this difficult time after my mom had suffered a stroke, 2 days after she had a full hip replacement. 😥 I was so glad I could bring mom home, to the land where she grew up, to... Read More

– molly

The staff at the laurels was very welcoming to my mom. They were very helpful with all of our questions. They had everything that mom needed ready for her arrival to the facility. The nursing staff treated mom like she was family.

– Shawn

Great place to work with a very caring staff.

– Jeff

Great place to take a loved one for their various needs and a good place to start a career if you're looking for a fulfilling job that's lead by a strong management team

– Roy

The reason I gave the laurels of five star is because the staff is so very, very kind and genuine and helpful. You can tell that they take care of the residences very well. The receptionist is very kind when you walk in the door offers, you help immediately And is a very personable person. I would n... Read More

– Sott

You guys all took such good care of my aunt up until she passed, you all were truly extended family to her she loved you all and we thank you so much for everything

– Jessica

I have had great experiences working with Jessica and Curtis at The Laurels of Mt. Vernon. They are very helpful and kind. The staff takes great care of our patients that have been there!

– Loren

The staff is some of the most kind, caring, genuine staff that I have ever met! They truly make a difference in the residents stay there!

– Meagan

I am a healthcare provider and recently had a patient elect placement in this facility. It has been years since I visited Laurels of Mt Vernon. Since I have been making regular visits to monitor the transitioning of this patient to his new home, I have been VERY impressed. The care that this patien... Read More

– Donald


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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • 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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