We are a recipient of the Laurel Legacy Award and Laurel Way Award for exceeding company standards and expectations of high customer and employee satisfaction, low employee turnover and active community involvement
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 new, 111-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility with 99 private rooms, and featuring an additional 12 newly renovated Apartment Style Private Rehabilitation Suites. The Laurels of Athens welcomes both short-term and extended-stay guests. The location features all private rooms, with a private full bathroom in each with our apartment style rehab suites featuring a separate living area and kitchen area in addition. We are located within two miles of the local hospital and the heart of Athens, and offer easy access to U.S. route 33.
Our short-term rehabilitation programs include physical, occupational and speech therapy and are designed to help our guests move from hospital to home as quickly as possible. Our therapy staff works closely with guests' personal physicians to design customized rehab care plans. Guests participate in rehabilitation within our state-of-the-art rehab gym, featuring 2,000 sq. ft. of space. When you graduate from your inpatient stay you can continue to receive rehab from your own therapists in our Outpatient or Home Care program.
As a Guest at The Laurels of Athens, whether you are staying for a short time or long term, you'll receive clinical expertise from our whole team focused on your unique healthcare plan. You can rest assured you'll receive care that has been measured to exceed both the standards of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the American Healthcare Association.
We also offer our extended-stay guests the most extensive medical care outside a hospital, starting with our own medical director. We recognize, however, that a good quality of life must include activity and meaningful relationships as well as good health, so we offer a full schedule of activities, events and holiday celebrations that often include guests' families. Many of these activities will take place in our expansive activity room, with more than enough room for friends and family. During free time, guests are invited to enjoy our enormous courtyard or relax in one of the many guest lounges located throughout the facility.
The Laurels of Athens is a proud recipient of the 2017 Bronze AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award, which signifies our continual commitment to quality of care for all of our Guests.
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 carefully selected staff, 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
Margaret Hudnell, Guest
"The Laurels of Athens is a wonderful place. I have found a great family here. Everyone receives excellent care."
Pamela Rympa, Guest
"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!"
Lori Gaitten, Guest Family Member 2012
"The Laurels of Athens is not only state of the art, beautiful facility, it is staffed with people who are equally beautiful in their care of the residents. Every employee from the nursing staff, to dietary are kind and compassionate. Residents are treated with dignity and respect."