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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 own In Ya Faith Ministries and In Yo Ears Ent Angela Taylor has been so good to us and all the staff when we come to do a event we been booked there the last few months once a month so has always keep in close contact with me knowing we travel up to 5 hours for events to events serving n c and s c... Read More

– Carlton

I do not have words for the amazing service my grandmother and I have received from this facility. From admission to longterm care they have went above and beyond through every step. Huge shoutout to Melissa and Peyton for going above and beyond with their guidance and support in getting my grandmot... Read More

– Christina

My mom was there for over a month. The staff were all nice. They work very hard under challenging conditions. They treated my mom like family.

– Nonasdaughter

Best rehab place ever. The NURSES and CNA’S went above and beyond to take care me. PT & OT staff were great. Lianne, Brittney, we’re my heroes when I wasn’t feeling good and Amy P, & Darah went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of. Highly recommend this facility!

– Mary

Very clean facility, staff was exceptional, especially when working With residence. Highly impressed!

– Stephen

Love this place

– Kate

Great place and helpful staff

– Amy

I was invited to the Laurels of Summit Ridge by Angela Taylor, The Activities Director to perform some card tricks for the residents. The Facility provided a great meal to the residents and myself during my visit I got to meet a few of the staff that works there everyone was very professional and fr... Read More

– David

By Far the best co workers, staff, and administration I have worked with. We are a team that cares for each and every resident as if they were our own. And care for them as a team. Thanks for having me part of your Team!!

– Angela

Friendly and caring staff, who care for the residents like our own family. Activities that keep the residents active and with smiles on their faces.

– Rhonda

The Took SUPERLATIVE care of My Mom She was loved and always greeted with Sunshine and Smiles Thank You To ALL

– Becky

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident The rooms are very accommodating . Great care Food was well prepared

– Debbie


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


  • 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


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


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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