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Laurels of Sandy Creek

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 off of 10th Street in Wayland, our 89-bed facility has been serving the communities of Allegan county for years, and is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

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

" Before my wife came to the Laurels of Sandy Creek I had heard some negative things about the place, but I was 100% wrong. I'm glad she came here. My wife has received excellent care and the staff is very helpful. The staff, is kind and quick to respond to questions. All of my family only have good... Read More

– SS

The Laurels of Sandy Creek is a phenomenal place top to bottom. The staff are compassionate about what they in caring for their residents. One of the most clean and involved nursing homes I have ever been into. They really ensure that families are welcomed with open arms and walked through the proce... Read More

– Evan

I would recommend this place, the staff was friendly and attentive.

– Kathy

I started here about 8 months ago and have been very impressed with the friendliness, teamwork and leadership of Sue and Carol. I have seen significant growth week to week and am proud to be apart of this team. The staff is hardworking and it truly takes special humans to be apart of the healthcare... Read More

– Brianna

This facility has really improved over the past few years. My family is very happy with the care they are receiving and the employees are super kind and patient. They work hard and you can tell they have passion for what they do.

– J

I’ve worked here for 26 years. We have had our ups and downs, especially during Covid like every other healthcare organization. The past couple years since Sue and Carol have came on board things Have been improving and I enjoy my work and residents again!

– Michelle

I started working at the Laurels in Wayland in early fall of 2023 as a CNA. From the point of my interview up to now. I am pleased to be employed at this location. The team that I work with on the floor is a team of many strengths. Working with experts that exercise professionalism, humbleness and e... Read More

– Michelle

I have been employed here for 33 years, my mom retired here after 25 years of service. I never imagined I would follow in my mom's footsteps. She always said the residents were like her extended family and she was right. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers shortly after she retired, as the disease... Read More

– Barbara

I've worked here for 5 years an I love my coworkers an everyone is so nice an friendly an are like family. The residents are well taken care of we all take care of them like they are own family members. I would recommend working here or bringing a family member to us

– Alexandria

Absolutely amazing staff. Very caring and supportive throughout the whole process

– Jarred

We have been happy with the care and concern for my brother here at Sandy Creek… Under the leadership of Sue the Director and Carole Director of nursing. It was a rough run before they came aboard. So thankful for these two and their open door and compassion. Much appreciated….

– Susan

This place is family oriented, staff are attentive and so sweet! Feels like home.

– Sandycreek


Laurels of Sandy Creek 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


  • Semi-Private Deluxe Rooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bus
  • Private Dining
  • Rehab Gym
  • Spa
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Cable/Satellite Hooks 
  • Wall-Mounted Televisions
  • Daily Newspaper

Directions to Laurels of Sandy Creek

425 E Elm Street Wayland, MI 49348


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.

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Zing Health


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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