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Laurels of Worthington

Located just north of historic downtown Worthington, Ohio, The Laurels of Worthington is a 95-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center offering a friendly, comfortable living environment and some of the most comprehensive health care programs in greater Columbus.

We pride ourselves on the continuity of care available to our guests of our facility through individualized programs designed to meet their specific needs. We excel at short-term respite and hospice care, as well as short-term rehabilitation. And if you are rehabilitating with us, you can rest assured your therapist is working with your physician to design a plan that will get you back in the game as quickly as possible.  

We put equal energy into caring for our long-term guests, whom we consider cherished members of our Laurel family. Guests enjoy a full slate of activities, community outings, special events, and birthday and holiday celebrations. The Laurels of Worthington is widely known for the long-term care services we offer guests in our secured Memory Care Unit. Our team of professionals is specially trained to work with people who have Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia. We offer 12 hours of programming each day, and we continually train our staff to maximize each guest's potential.

We always strive to meet & exceed our guests' expectations with compassion & dignity. We call it The Laurel Way of Caring, and we do it every day.

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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


Laurels of Worthington

It's All About What Our Guests & Employees Think About Us

I want to commend The Laurels for its transparency, excellent communication and Exceptional care of my Mom. I see every time I visit my Mom the values and priorities she [administrator Kacy Gilliland] instilled in her staff. My family and I couldn’t be more grateful.

– Rachel D

“Everyone was so great and really helped me get through a very difficult time. Thanks to the nursing staff who were so thoughtful and caring during this time.”

– Jeff G

“When I came to The Laurels of Worthington, I couldn't walk.  In my time there, I had great therapy, made new friends, and went home walking on my own.”

– Grace C

“The people at The Laurels of Worthington are very caring about the guests. With hard work and their skillful help, I came out of my program almost completely recovered!”

– Mitzi K

"The Laurels staff was caring and went beyond their job duties to make me feel at home.  I still feel like part of the Laurel family and continue to visit staff and guests there."

– Joan O

“I'd like to commend you on the quality of your physical therapy department. It pleases me immensely but doesn't entirely surprise me, gauging by the high quality of personnel I've encountered during my two and one half year stay here.”

– Robert P

“I personally would recommend The Laurels of Worthington to any individual or family in need of the services which they provide.”

– Arvin D

“I'd like to express my gratitude and thanks for the wonderful, warm months I've had at home. I have my life back and you and your staff made it possible.”

– Marcie C


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

Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • Short-Term Nursing and Rehabilitation
    • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program
    • Neuro Rehabilitation Program
    • Cardiac Recovery Program
    • Infection Resolution Program
    • Wound Healing & Wound Prevention Program
    • Respiratory Program
    • Digestive Diseases Program
    • Alzheimer's Skilled Services Program
  • Long-Term Care
    • Dialysis Support
    • Palliative Care Program
    • Parkinson's Disease Program
    • Post Assisted Living Care
    • Restorative Care
    • Memory Care Unit
  • Memory Care
    • 24-hour licensed nursing staff trained to work with Alzheimer's disease and dementia related disorders
    • Low stimulus environment
    • Specialized activities 7 days a week
    • Family education, counseling, and support
    • Management of behavioral concerns
  • Outpatient Therapy
    • An in-house, licensed therapy team
    • The best in physical, occupational, and speech therapy
    • PREhab therapy 
    • State-of-the-art equipment
    • COVID-19 Long-Haulers Recovery Program
    • Managing Neurological Conditions: Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis
    • Return to Work and Return to Sports Programs
    • Managing Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders
    • Managing Dementia or Cognitive Deficits
    • Arthritis Management
    • Pulmonary Education Program 
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
    • Debilitation Prevention 
    • Vision-Loss Management
  • Respite Care
  • Palliative Care and Hospice
  • Telemedicine
    • Reduced Return-to-Hospital Rates
    • Better Patient Outcomes
    • Reduced Risk of Transmission
    • Point Click Care


    • 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
    • Beauty and Barber Shop
    • Courtyard
    • Garden
    • Cable Television Hookups

    Directions to Laurels of Worthington

    1030 High Street Worthington, OH 43085

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    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.

    • Aetna Better Health of Ohio
    • Anthem BCBS
    • Bright Health Plan
    • Buckeye Health Plan
    • CareSource
    • Cigna
    • Gateway Health Plan
    • Humana
    • MediGold
    • MedRisk
    • Molina
    • OhioHealth Group
    • Oscar Health Insurance
    • OSU Health Plan
    • Paramount
    • Tricare-Certified
    • United Healthcare


    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.

    Covid-19 Resources

    Find the latest facility data, visitation updates, vaccine information, news and resources pertaining to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) below.

    Our Commitment

    Ciena Healthcare facilities are committed to effective communication. We regularly apprise residents, families, and employees to changes in facility status and policy as needed and as deemed appropriate. This COVID-19 Resources page is an extension of these efforts and also serves as a means to update the communities we serve.

    Our Reporting Notification Process

    In accordance with QSO-20-29-NH from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), our facility strives for transparency in communications with all interested stakeholders. It is in this effort we have created a place for residents, families/responsible parties, and our associates to look to for updated COVID-19 surveillance data.

    Our data will never include personally identifiable information. It will include information about our residents and staff for the following aspects of COVID-19 reporting:

    • New Onset of Respiratory Symptoms -- The number of staff/residents newly identified as exhibiting respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC on that day.
    • Confirmed Infection of COVID-19 -- The number of staff/residents with whom their first positive result was received utilizing an FDA-approved COVID-19 test kit on that day.
    • New Onset Respiratory Symptoms Over the Last 7 Days -- The cumulative number over the last 7 days of the new onset of respiratory symptoms for staff/residents.
    • Total of Confirmed Infections of COVID-19 -- The cumulative number of confirmed infections of COVID-19 for staff/residents currently at the facility as of today.
    • Cumulative Confirmed Infections of COVID-19 -- The cumulative number of confirmed infections of COVID-19 for staff/residents since May 1, 2020 regardless of whether or not the infections are still active.

    We expect to update our data according to the guidance which is by 5 p.m. the next calendar day following the occurrence of either a single confirmed infection of COVID-19, or three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurring within 72 hours of each other. 

    If at any time you have questions about the information in the below data set, please reach out to Administrator of this facility.

    Note: If no dates or numbers are appearing for any of the categories found in the COVID-19 Surveillance data below, please click on the header in each box to refresh the information. If no date or numbers appear after clicking on the header, then no conditions and/or infections have been reported for that date, per CMS guidance.

    Here you will find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and how they impact long-term care. We are committed to educating residents, employees and the general public about the importance of vaccines in limiting the further spread of this deadly virus. Resources from the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) were used in creating this page.

    Where Should I Look for Accurate Information on COVID-19 Vaccines?

    • It is important to seek information from reliable sources. Social media is full of misinformation and opinions based on that misinformation.
    • Here are some helpful links:
      • CDC
      • FDA
      • State and local health department websites are also great resources for locality-specific COVID-19 vaccine information.

        Is Our Facility Able to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Doses?

        • Current and new residents will be educated on and offered the COVID-19 vaccine or Booster dose if/when they are eligible.
        • CDC Webpage on Booster Shots

                      How has Ciena worked to stop the potential spread of COVID-19?

                      • Our facility has been implementing and acting on guidance from external agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Department of Health and Human Services at the state and local level since February 28, 2020.
                      • We are continually monitoring ALL residents and staff for CDC-recognized symptoms and changes in conditions.

                      What happens if a resident tests positive for COVID-19?

                      • Residents who have tested positive receive supportive care in an appropriate care setting per CDC guidance. If additional treatment for a resident is required, we will transfer to the local hospital and communicate with loved ones accordingly.

                                How can I stay informed of what is happening at the facility?

                                • Please be sure your contact information, including email address and phone number is current in the event the facility needs to contact you.
                                  • If you need to make changes or confirm your information, please call the facility.
                                • Periodically visit the facility website to see if there has been new information posted.

                                The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo in September 2020, revised September 2022, with directives concerning nursing home visitation. Whereas previous versions of the memo outlined certain parameters for restricting visitation at nursing homes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 2022 update eliminates these restrictions.

                                VISITORS - What to Know Prior to Arriving for a Visit

                                • Indoor visitation is allowed for all residents.
                                • Vaccination status does not affect the ability to visit. 
                                  • However, the best and most proven way to keep your loved one in our facility safe is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible!
                                • Visitors must be willing and able to:
                                  • Wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. The facility can provide visitors with a new surgical mask upon arrival.
                                  • Follow hand hygiene requirements.
                                  • Observe appropriate physical distancing for the duration of their visit.
                                • Whenever possible, we do ask that visitors observe our recommended visiting hours. 
                                  • For more information on recommended visiting hours, please contact our facility.
                                • Visitors are strongly encouraged to share their vaccination status with our facility.
                                • Although CMS does NOT recommend, visits are allowed for all residents even if they are in transmission-based precautions or quarantine, or if an outbreak investigation is underway at the facility. 
                                  • Visitors for residents in transmission-based precautions or quarantine will be required to wear all PPE (N-95 mask, face shield, gloves, and gown) and physical distance for entire visit.
                                  • Visiting during an outbreak investigation or visiting a resident in transmission-based precautions or quarantine puts the visitor at increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

                                              VISITORS - What to Expect During Your Visit

                                              • Per CMS, in-room visitation (rather than visits in common areas) is preferred whenever possible to mitigate potential risk to other residents.
                                              • Poor behavior by visitors and disregard for state or Federal orders is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
                                                • Failure to adhere to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention will result in termination of the visit.
                                              • Food and drink may be brought to a visit but should not be shared.
                                              • Smoking is not permitted during a visit.
                                              • Large gatherings of visitors should be avoided.

                                                PLEASE NOTE: A resident has the right to refuse to receive visitors and the facility staff must honor those wishes. If this occurs, facility staff will attempt to connect the resident with their visitors by offering a window visit, or a live video/phone call.

                                                Please be mindful of our residents, associates, and other visitors to the building. If you exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or have had a recent exposure to COVID-19, please delay your visit.

                                                Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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