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Laurels of Summit Ridge

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 just half a mile from the VA Medical Center, and 5 miles from Mission St. Joseph Hospital, our 60-bed skilled nursing facility features a 27-bed assisted living unit that is perfect 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

I have been meaning to post a review since May when my 93-year-old Mama was in the care of The Laurels. When we first arrived, after a terrible stint in Mission Hospital, my Mom was admitted for a minimum of two weeks of rehab. We were both a bit traumatized after our hospital experience so I was a... Read More

– L.

My father received excellent care while here and never once had a bad thing to say!!

– Michelle

Iā€™ve worked with the summit 10 years!! I love it there I call it home because it is my home! We all work together THATS A BIG PLUS to me! I work in nursing and the care we give our patients is awesome because we work together!!! The benefits and insurance is amazing another thing I love is that ma... Read More

– crystal

My experience at The laurels of summit ridge has been wonderful. The staff has been very helpful very kind and very attentive. The food has been amazing I have not had a bad meal since I have been here if anyone is looking for a place for their mom or dad I would recommend The

– Rocky

My sister was a rehab patient here, after recovering from surgery. The staff and administration was so kind and patient with her. She loved the social interaction with staff and patients and the activities provided. She was also impressed with the food that was served. It is good to know that pe... Read More

– Brian

The Laurels is an excellent rehab facility. The staff is very friendly and helpful in every way possible. I have been a patient in the past and my husband has been a patient recently. We have had a great experience both times and have been very satisfied. The facility is very clean and comfortable.... Read More

– Linda

I am/was a resident of this facility This is a very good rehab center. The rooms are single private and roomy. The facility is clean and does not smell like a nursing home. The nursing staff is caring and very knowledgeable. The axillary staff are kind and friendly. I would highly recommend this fac... Read More

– Linda P

After mom was hospitalized for Meningitis, she went to The Laurels at Summit Ridge for rehab...The staff their were extremely helpful and caring and made mom feel loved. When she was discharged from rehab, I realized she couldn't live alone any more and the Laurels welcomed her into their assisted L... Read More

– Lyna

The McCoy family is eternally grateful for the excellent care my 91 year old father received in this rehab facility. Dr. Kutob is stellar, Kristen is the most knowledgeable speech therapist in Asheville; the OT and PT staff miraculously have my father walking again with a walker, and the nursing sta... Read More

– Arden

Dear Laurels of Summit Ridge, I had been a patient in your facility for about 4 months, unfortunately I have little memory of the first 3 weeks. However, I try to recall names of some of your staff and can rely only on those special events and those very special nurses that made some event noteworth... Read More

– Gerald

Best facility in the area!

– Bill

If you are looking for a skilled nursing and rehab facility in the area to send your loved one. This is the place! The staff and therapy are all top-notch.

– Samantha


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Arthritis Management
  • Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorder Management
  • Cardiac Strengthening / Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • COVID-19 Long-Haulers Recovery Program
  • Debilitation PreventionĀ 
  • Dementia or Cognitive Deficit Management
  • Diabetic Care
  • Hospice Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Neurological Conditions: Management of Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Palliative Care
  • PointClickCare
  • PREhab Therapy
  • Pulmonary Education ProgramĀ 
  • Respite Care
  • Return to Work and Return to Sports Programs
  • Vision-Loss Management / Low Vision
  • 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 Guest Rooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bus
  • Private Dining
  • Rehab Gym
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Cable Television Hookups
  • Telephones

Directions to Laurels of Summit Ridge

100 Riceville Road Asheville, NC 28805


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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