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Laurels of University Park

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.

Conveniently located within five miles of three northwest Richmond hospitals, our 145-bed facility is a perfect choice 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

Thank you for your confidence, professionalism, care, and competence that I received at The Laurels of University Park.

– Carolyn

My mom has been with the Laurels for about 8 years. As any facility there have been ups and downs, but I will say there have been more ups, during Covid it was hard on everyone. Since then things are settling back to a positive note! BUT one person who has always been there and has kept the patient... Read More

– Katherine

I was at the Laurels of University Park for over a month to recover from Covid pneumonia. I was treated daily with kindness and respect by the nurses, aides, therapists, and all the staff I came in contact with. This is truly a demanding and difficult job but the dedication and unfailing patience of... Read More

– Kate

The staff here are awesome! I’ll recommend this facility for your family and as a employe.

– Jaz

I love my job at the laurels.

– Letitia

I recently visited a friend whom was temporarily placed in The Laurels for rehabilitation. The staff was very professional and knowledgeable. The facility was very clean, and the residents appeared to be happy and well cared for. Everyone I encountered seemed to have been dedicated and compassionat... Read More

– Rhonda

The facility was very clean and looked well kept.

– sonic

When I toured the facility it was nice and clean. A lot of Christmas vibes and lots of smiles!

– Dee

I can’t say enough amazing things about The Laurels of University Park. As a Hospice Nurse visiting patients in this facility I always know I am going to encounter staff that truly cares about the residents. Im always welcomed by Nurses and CNAs that are ready to communicate their patients needs.... Read More

– Katie

This is the second visit to this facility. On each occasion I have been cared for good by the nurses and cna. They have been very attentive to my needs and problems. A special shout out to the therapy staff; for their knowledge and guidance on my rehab.

– Walter

I am a patient here. The staff is very professional and compassionate I have MS and with my back problems, the staff is very caring and worked with me and my wife The food was good and it is clean and I have had good therapy

– Blandon

Their social workers are THE best! Very sweet and helpful.

– Regina


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Dementia or Cognitive Deficit Management
  • Hospice Care
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease Program
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respite Care
  • Restorative Nursing - ADL Care
  • 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 Guest Rooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bus
  • Private Dining
  • Rehab Gym
  • Spa
  • Beauty and Barber Shop
  • Coffee Shop
  • Chapel
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Cable/Satellite Television Hookups
  • Wall Mounted Televisions
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access

Directions to Laurels of University Park

2420 Pemberton Road Richmond, VA 23233

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.


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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