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Laurels of Pender

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 conveniently near I-40 and Highway 117, our 98-bed facility is just across the street from Pender Memorial 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 have been working for the Laurels of Pender for the past 3 weeks. I travel for my job, so I see a lot of nursing homes. This is a wonderful facility. The staff are so friendly; the residents are smiling as I walk through the halls; and it is clean. The families that visit are smiling as they leave... Read More

– Melissa

Best Team in Healthcare!

– Jamie

We had a very good experience. The employees were very professional. They treated my mother with respect. Thanks for everything.

– Evangalene

My relative stayed here for a month. He improved so much physically and mentally, and now he is home doing well. The staff were very friendly and the facility very clean. And the patient gave them a 4.5 rating which is saying alot if you new this person lol!

– April

My Mama was just at the Laurels of Pender for therapy after a knee replacement. The staff was great to her and she loved everybody there. We really appreciate the care and attention that she received. I would give more stars if there were more to give!

– Phyllis

I would recommend The Laurel’s of Pender for Rehab and Care, My mom fell and broke her neck and I thought she would never be able to function on her own, she now is in a wheelchair but can do her personal care , get around, she is now in assisted living as of yesterday and I pray she does wonders... Read More

– frances

The laurels of pender exceeded exspections. They are a good example of first class service and accomatations. Staff, in particlar, are to be recognized. This ia a fine place.

– gail

If you want to be in a great facility or someone in your family then chose The Laurels of Pender. They have been so good to my parents the Lunsfords. I am the daughter Sherry and the staff has been so helpful and polite. They have taken great care of my parents. Destiny is a sweetheart and Blanche i... Read More


I spent 6 weeks at The Laurels having IV treatments every 4 hours. That wasn't pleasent but the attention ot all the staff there made my stay there as comfortable as possible. If the same circunstances occure again I would not heditate to choose The Laurels again. BTW, meals were much better than at... Read More

– Richard

My mother was recently welcomed by the Laurels of Pender for Rehab. She had recently been to Bradley Creek, a supposed 5-star facility, which was short 27 employees and did not offer her the care she deserved. She was then sent to Davis at Cambridge. This is also supposed to be a 5-star rehab as wel... Read More

– Leigh

I love the Laurels of Pender, I chose this for my husband because of my bond with everyone there since I was a patient there in 2014. Everyone was awesome to him.

– Susan

My mom said the staff was very friendly and they took great care of her. She said she felt like they all really cared for her. They also kept me informed about her care. I highly recommend The Laurels of Pender.

– Sherry


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • COVID-19 Care
  • Dementia or Cognitive Deficit Management
  • Hospice Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Memory Care
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease Program
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Management
  • 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 and Semi-private Suites
  • Private Guest Rooms
  • Private Rehab Suites
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bus
  • Private Dining
  • Rehab Gym
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Cable/Satellite Television Hookups
  • Outside Smoking Area
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access

Directions to Laurels of Pender

311 S Campbell St Burgaw, NC 28425


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.

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American Health Care Association Action Center

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