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 Toledo, 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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.
Karen has over 30 years’ experience in skilled nursing facilities with 24 years in management. She is a licensed nursing home administrator in Ohio and Michigan. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was a licensed social worker. Karen has 2 grown children and in her free time she enjoys boating, snowmobiling and reading.
Director of Nursing
Keryn Werdehoff received her Associate’s Degree in the Science of Nursing locally at Owens Community College and continued on for her Baccalaureate Degree through Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Keryn first entered the medical field in 1999 and has worked in a variety of settings including telemetry, post-procedural, palliative, and emergency medicine with Mercy Healthcare Systems. She spent five years in a social service community agency overseeing home care, a food pantry, and financial assistance programming. Her experience as a Director of Nursing includes the past five years in Skilled Nursing and Hospice leadership locally in the Perrysburg, Sylvania, and Toledo areas.
Director of Marketing
Kristy Wortketter has worked in healthcare and senior living for 18 years. She is involved with a number of professional organizations that deal with the safety and well-being of the elderly including, Coalition of Organizations Protecting Elders, (C.O.P.E.), Senior Collaborative, and Northwest Ohio Gerontological Association (N.O.G.A.), where she served as a board member for 4 years. She has a number of continuing education units that range from Alzheimer to end of life issues.
She graduated cum lade from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor degree in business, specializing in marketing.
Kristy is very excited to be part of The Laurels of Toledo team and live her passion for the senior community by helping them achieve their goals and live their best life.