What differentiates one skilled nursing & rehabilitation center from another? The answer is... the people who work and reside there! The people set the tone, the atmosphere, and the expectations. At The Laurels of Middletown, we take great pride in ensuring that everyone feels like part of our family and that they are treated as special "guests" in our home.
The Laurels of Middletown employs a team of highly qualified medical professionals, including a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Restorative Care Nurses, a Wound Care Nurse, state tested Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist. Our on-site Rehab, Dietary, Social Work, and Activities departments provide personalized and compassionate care to each guest. From the moment you walk through the front doors, the warmth and caring of the staff will begin to gain your trust and confidence, as they strive to exceed your expectations.
Unlike other facilities that use "contracted" staff members, each member of the team at The Laurels of Middletown is directly employed, not "contracted". Each Team Member takes great pride in portraying "The Laurel Way of Caring", as they strive for excellence in providing only the highest standard of care and services to every guest, and to every family member and visitor. Come on in! Visit a while! Let us show you our very best... let us show you The Laurel Way.
Patti joined The Laurels of Middletown as administrator in April 2019. Prior to becoming full-time administrator at Middletown, Nelms worked as a contracted employee for Laurel Health Care Company for five years, serving as a travel and interim administrator at a number of locations throughout Ohio. In all, she has more than 30 years of experience in long-term care at an administrative level.
Patti has a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Miami University.
Rehabilitation Services Director
Teanya graduated from Sinclair Community College as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1986, UT-Chattanooga in 1997 with Bachelor of Science as a Physical Therapist, and again from UT-Chattanooga in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She also received a certification as a Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2014 which allows for her to provide and direct the highest quality of geriatric physical therapy, enhancing knowledge and skill in our geriatric population. Teanya promotes successful aging through her experience and education by providing information and treatment on wellness, impairment, disease, disability and health risks related to age. She has worked in skilled nursing since 2002 with 13 years as a Rehabilitation Services Director. Teanya also has experience in hospital acute care, in-patient rehab, outpatient and neuro rehab. We are fortunate to have Teanya on our team at The Laurels of Middletown.
Director of Marketing
Dan Morgan is the Director of Marketing for The Laurels of Middletown and has worked for nearly a decade in public, private and hospital based healthcare systems. He is very motivated by customer satisfaction and enjoys meeting and learning from new and diverse guests and families. When he is not working at The Laurels of Middletown, you can usually find him outdoors enjoying nature.
Director of Nursing