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The Laurels of Bedford

A Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The Laurels of Bedford - A Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Conveniently located in Battle Creek on Bedford Road /state route M37, The Laurels of Bedford is a 123-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center operated by Ciena Healthcare. Our team of professionals is committed to creating an environment that makes both our short-term and long-term guests feel at home.  

Our acclaimed short-term rehabilitation program offers physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions up to seven days a week. Therapists work with each rehab guest’s doctor to customize a program that is specific to his or her needs. And while they’re healing, our short-term guests can enjoy a choice menu and private suites with telephone, cable TV and other amenities. When guests are ready to go home, a therapist will perform a home evaluation to ensure that a safe and successful discharge.  

We welcome and honor our long-term guests as well, considering them members of our ever-growing Laurel family. To us, caring means being a companion and treating each guest with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion. It’s what we call The Laurel Way of Caring, and we do it every day.

**Experience The NEW Laurels of Bedford!**

The Laurels of Bedford is thrilled to further invest in delivering quality senior care and rehabilitation services to the Battle Creek area with the addition of over 13,000 square feet to the existing building in total. The new renovations feature a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym at the front entrance and a new wing added to the rear of the facility that includes 17 private guest suites and additional work space and storage areas.

Featuring the latest equipment and an in-house team of rehabilitation and therapy specialists, the 2,500-square foot therapy gym addition improves ease of access for visitors from outside of the facility seeking outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy while remaining centrally located for residents partaking in short and long-term rehabilitation programs. Additionally, the 11,000-square foot private guest suite corridor features rooms with private bathrooms and showers, along with a new nursing station, staff lounge and administrative offices.

Short-Term Rehab
Short-Term Care

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.

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Long-Term Care

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.

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Respite Care

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.

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Hospice Care

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.

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Fine Dining

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.

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Recreational Activities

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.

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Physical Therapy
Outpatient Therapy

See how our outpatient therapy can help you reach new heights in your recovery, improve function and gain confidence while maintaining your normal routine at home!

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My rehab stay after a severe illness was a very positive experience. The staff were very professional and caring. The encouragement I received made my return home sooner than expected!


"I could hardly stand and after a few weeks of therapy I could feel my strength coming back. Many things made my recovery successful; nursing care was great, the meals were prepared perfect, and therapy was enjoyable. I would recommend The Laurels of Bedford to any of my family and friends.”


"Thank you for making my time at The Laurels one of growth, both physical and emotional. The staff finds the time to be warming, comforting and offer a listening ear."

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