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June 04, 2023

Worth Township man who worked at a nursing home to be close to his wife during lockdown has retired

Three years ago, Larry Burnett made the decision to go back to work at 83 years old, but it wasn't to make more money. He wanted to see his wife, Carol, who at the time was unable to see visitors at Regency-on-the-Lake because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Now at 86, Larry Burnett is retiring for the second time in his life.

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Regency On The Lake

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 on Lakeshore Rd, our 130-bed facility has been serving the communities of St. Clair 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

CAREERS

Testimonials and Google Reviews

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

The care & services provided to my Dad from the staff at Regency on the Lake was exceptional. They were very caring, responsive and attentive to all his needs. He enjoyed socializing with the staff, thought the social hours were great and would always say the meals were fantastic. Even though Rege... Read More

– Kimberly

There are loads of staff that do a decent job here. Anthony goes above and beyond with getting meds on time and having a lovely personality. I'm excited when, he is working and taking care of my wife. Overall great place

– Thomas

The staff here are amazing the ones that stand out to me are Anthony and Katie those two are always in a good mood and smiling.

– Jaimie

My husband Robert had the best care from all the staff at Regency and appreciate each and everyone there! Thank you for making his stay wonderful!! If he ever needs nursing home care again he will definitely be going here!

– Shari

My dad attended rehab here after a fall and hospitalization. From his first day, he was treated with kindness. Staff were professional and courteous. The food was quite delicious and for a man who doesn’t usually eat 3 meals a day, he was so pleased. The therapy department was top notch. The nursi... Read More

– Dimitri & Rachael

Wonderful people as always. Second time for my dad and my husband was there once. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

– Lisa

Wonderful people as always. Second time for my dad and my husband was there once. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

– Lisa

My mom was a resident for about 5 months and it was the best place for care and rehab. She seemed to enjoy meeting and getting to know the other residents and made some friends with some of them and with the staff also. They have alot of planned activities every day and it truly is a great place for... Read More

– Tracy

Very nice staff great bed side manners. Anthony goes above and beyond at night to make sure I'm comfortable

– Jacob

I assisted with moving a lady from another facility to Regency. Staff were extremely helpful with this move. Staff are friendly and welcoming.

– Catherine

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident My mom went to Regency for re-habilitation after spending time in the hospital. The staff was wonderful, and she enjoyed the food very much. The staff was very attentive and reassuring. My mom was able to leave sooner than I thought, and I also li... Read More

– loving

39 out of the 41 people we met at Regency were great. These folks are friendly, helpful, and efficient. For the most part, the services provided by Regency are organized, timely, and rather effective. **** Overall, our visit to this place was rather beneficial. **** We enjoyed many lighthearted a... Read More

– Harry

Services

Regency On The Lake offers a full spectrum of post-hospital services, from a short-term rehabilitation stay to long-term nursing care.

Nursing & Rehabilitation


  • 24 Hour Nursing Care
  • Bariatric Care
  • Case Management, Discharge Planning, and Social Work
  • Congestive Heart Failure Program
  • Dental Services
  • Dietary & Nutritional Services
  • Hospice Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Long-Term Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Opthalmology / Vision & Audiology
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacy, Laboratory & Radiology (X-Ray) Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry Services
  • Psychiatry/Psychology Services
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Respite Care
  • Restorative Nursing - ADL Care
  • Sepsis Program
  • Short-Term Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Speech Therapy / Speech Language Pathology
  • Substance Abuse Management
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Tube Feeding
  • Wound Care Management

Staffing


  • Licensed Administrator
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director, Admissions and Marketing
  • Physician Medical Director (on call 24/7)
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Wound care team
  • Dietary Manager
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Therapeutic Recreation Director
  • Dental, Vision and Podiatry Services
  • Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants

Amenities


  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • 24 hour dietary room service
  • Fine dining
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Nutritionally balanced meals
  • Social dining areas
  • Unlimited visiting hours
  • Fireplaces
  • Library
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Private lounge for family gatherings
  • Beautician/Barber Shop
  • Religious/non-denominational services
  • Visiting pets are welcome
  • Bird aviary and fish aquarium
  • Beautiful, enclosed outdoor courtyard
  • Transportation to nearby appointments by wheelchair accessible van
  • Outside activities including Memoir writing, restaurants, County Fair, concerts shopping and movies

Directions to Regency On The Lake

5669 Lakeshore Drive Ft. Gratiot, MI 48059
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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.

Insurance

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.


  • Amerihealth
  • BCBSM/Advantage PPO
  • Blue Care Network/Advantage
  • Blue Cross Complete (Formerly BlueCaid)
  • Coventry Cares Of Michigan (Aetna Better Health)
  • HAP/HAP Senior Plus (Including Advantage)
  • Humana-Choice Care
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Meridian
  • MI Complete Health (Fidelis)
  • Molina
  • Priority Health
  • Total Healthcare
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan (Great Lakes)
  • Zing Health

Advocacy

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.

Get In Touch

Contact Regency On The Lake
810-385-7260

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