The Laurels supports and cares for our nation's heroes in partnership with Veterans Affairs.
The Laurels is committed to effective communication during this unprecedented time in our history. We regularly apprise guests, families, and associates to changes in facility status and policy as needed and as deemed appropriate.
We have been humbled by the support we’ve received from the local community and we truly appreciate everyone’s continued cooperation and understanding. For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, see the COVID-19 Resources page.
A Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Constructed in 2011 within 58 acres of beautiful wooded surroundings, The Laurels of Athens is a 111-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility with 99 private rooms and 12 apartment-style private rehabilitation Suites. The Laurels of Athens welcomes both short-term and extended-stay guests to our facility. We are located within two miles of the local hospital and the heart of Athens, and offer easy access to U.S. Route 33.
Underlying all we do for our guests is our guiding philosophy, The Laurel Way of Caring. This special way of thinking, reflected by every member of our team, ensures that every guest will be offered respect, dignity, companionship and compassion every day.
We provide a complete range of services for patients that are unable to return home after a hospitalization. Our programs provide a safe transition from hospital to home with a depth of services that typically can not be provided through home health care or by family members.Learn More
Extended and long-term care stays are appropriate for individuals that require greater levels of care and support than can be provided at home or within an independent living setting. Our guests typically need assistance with their daily activities due to physical and/or cognitive limitations.Learn More
Short-term respite stays offer a family or caregiver a short-term reprieve from the demands of around-the-clock care. Our twenty-four hour nursing care at our skilled nursing facilities assures that all medications are taken on time and any necessary medical treatments are provided.Learn More
Palliative care provides comprehensive symptom management along with guest and family support when cure-oriented treatment is no longer possible or desired. Within a palliative plan of care, emphasis is placed on guest comfort and emotional well-being.Learn More
You are sure to enjoy your fine dining experience with us. We are proud of our nutritious and appetizing meals serviced in a fine dining atmosphere. Our dining philosophy enables you to experience the service and selections you would expect in a nice restaurant.Learn More
We can bring joy to your life through companionship, activities, and laughter. We will establish an individualized activity program and you will receive a monthly calendar that features all of the scheduled events, times and locations so you can plan your activities in advance.Learn More
"The staff are all so caring and helpful. They all seem like family. We couldn’t be happier!"
"I loved The Laurels of Athens from the moment I arrived. The staff is excellent along with the food. If you need anything all you have to do is ask. The activities are super!"
They took great care of mom! Everyone was so nice and helpful. Even with how difficult of a year it has been. Thank you so much!