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 Walden Park, 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 Walden Park 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 Walden Park 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.
Lyn Leary is the new Administrator at The Laurels of Walden Park. Being new to the facility and to the Columbus area, she is in the process of moving to the Columbus area with her husband. Lyn is not new to long-term care and has been an Administrator for 32 years with her most recent position in the Cincinnati area. She started as an Art teacher in the Cincinnati public school district and later became interested in geriatrics volunteering in a nursing home. She soon decided to be an Activity Director and 8 years later, after pursuing a BA in Gerontology and LTC Administration, became a licensed Administrator. She is married and has one daughter from a previous marriage, who lives in South Carolina with her husband and son, and is the step mom to two sons who are both married and between the two families, have 8 children. So with 9 grandchildren, she keeps very busy with their activities. Lyn is very excited to join Laurel Health Care Company and is looking forward to her new responsibilities.
Director of Nursing
Barb started her nursing career as a Nursing Assistant. She became a LPN in 2006 and an RN in2012. She has been in long-term care for 20 years and has been with Laurel Health Care since 2015. She recently moved to Columbus as the Director of Nursing at The Laurels of Walden Park. Barb enjoys long-term care and generally cares about making a difference in every guest’s quality of life.
Rehabilitation Services Director
Abby graduated from Ohio University in 2007 with a BS in Exercise Physiology. She continued her education at Ohio University receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. Abby began her career in a skilled nursing facility practicing as a staff Physical Therapist for 3 years before entering rehab management in 2013. Abby has served as a Therapy Director for a 112 bed skilled nursing facility and as a Rehab Program Manager for a 110 bed facility. She then pursed a position as a Therapy Operations Consultant focusing on rehab department compliance and documentation, policies and procedures as well as ensuring effective and optimal patient care in skilled nursing facilities. Abby is excited to return to a position of Rehabilitation Services Director and join Laurel Health Care Company in promoting the highest level of independence and quality of life for our guests.
Director of Marketing
Michelle Lassiter is new to long-term care. She started her career as an Educator, where she worked as an English Language Arts Instructor in underserved communities. She enjoyed the everyday interaction with children, helping them grow and accomplish their scholastic goals. Michelle was first introduced to long-term care when she obtained a part-time position helping aspiring Nursing Assistants obtain their GED. During this time, Michelle completed her coursework and obtained a Master’s in Business degree in 2014.
After obtaining her MBA, Michelle was led her to open a small school for Nursing Assistants. Owning the school led Michelle into many different nursing home communities in the Cleveland area. After interacting with many Nursing Home Administrator’s, Michelle was inspired to eventually obtain her license as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the Fall of 2018.
Michelle is excited to join The Laurels of Walden Park as the Marketing Director. She believes she will be able to impact families whilie helping them make informed decisions about their loved one’s care, provide hospital discharge planners factual and detailed information, and help shape a positive community message about The Laurels of Walden Park.