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The Laurels of Pender

A Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The Laurels of Pender is conveniently located just off Interstate 40 and Highway 117 in Burgaw, North Carolina, just across the street from Pender Memorial Hospital. Our 98-bed skilled nursing facility promotes the highest level of care and quality of life for guests who are with us for short-term respite, rehabilitation or hospice care, or for extended stays.

Whether you plan to make The Laurels of Pender your short-term or long-term home, we consider it an honor and a privilege to have you with us. Guests in both our skilled nursing and assisted living units receive excellent care from a talented nursing team and skilled staff therapists who are available seven days a week. The remainder of our staff offers you events, activities and opportunities that keep life interesting, satisfying and purposeful.

It's all made possible by something that is unique to us: The Laurel Way of Caring. This philosophy ensures that all guests consistently will be treated with dignity, respect, companionship and compassion.

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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The Laurels of Pender is an amazing facility. My grandmother and family were always treated with respect, kindness and compassion.

Rose H.

The Laurels of Pender rocks!! I am always kept up to date on what is going on with my family member. The staff is so helpful. I would highly recommend!


The Laurels of Pender team took great care of my grandfather. They were always so welcoming and friendly to our family. We really liked the coffee shop where we held a birthday party for him.

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