Our Staff

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 Blanchester, 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 Blanchester 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 Blanchester 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.

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Allison Rutherford

Administrator

Alli was born and raised in Norwood, Ohio. She was first exposed to Skilled Nursing Facilities when she was a young girl visiting her grandfather, who had Multiple Sclerosis.  In 2019, Alli graduated from Xavier University with her Bachelors in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Long Term Care. Alli chose to concentrate on Long Term Care in part because of her grandfather’s diagnosis as well as her other grandparents playing such an active role in her upbringing. While obtaining her bachelors, Alli worked as a resident aide in assisted living for 2 years. She treasures the experiences that she gained by providing passionate care to others and looks forward to continuing to do so with the Laurels of Blanchester. Alli is thrilled to be beginning her Administrator career with The Laurels of Blanchester.

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Rebecca Wilson, RN

Director of Nursing

Becky has been a member of the Blanchester community her whole life graduating from Blanchester High School in 1995. She had the opportunity to volunteer within the local Boy Scouts of America organization for over 10 ten years. She has been married for 25 years to her loving husband, Bart, and has two boys. Both of Becky’s boys completed their scouting career as Eagle Scouts. Becky joined the Laurels family in 2007 with most of those years working as a floor nurse at the Laurels of Blanchester. She had the opportunity to transfer to the Laurels of Milford as a Unit Manager before returning to Blanchester as the Director of Nursing. Becky graduated from Southern State Community college earning her LPN in 2007 and recently graduating from Galen College of nursing with her RN in 2019.  

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Mandi Hill, COTA/L

Rehabilitation Services Director

Mandi Hill COTA/L, is the Rehabilitation Services Director at The Laurels of Blanchester. Mandi came to The Laurels in November 2015 as a PRN COTA/L and began working as the Rehabilitation Services Director in May of 2016. Mandi was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Cincinnati State Technical and Community college in 2012, where she earned her Associates of Applied Science as and occupational therapist assistant. Mandi has worked in a SNF since graduating in 2012. Mandi finds her career very rewarding and enjoys making a difference in the lives of many of our guests as well as in the lives of their families.

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Amberley Larcomb

Director of Marketing

Amberley was born and raised in Hebron, Kentucky. She began her career in long-term care when she was only 14 years old. With her grandfather being a pastor in Southern Kentucky, she began by caregiving for the elderly within his congregation. She has continued her career by working in home health care, admissions and marketing for long-term care. She is certified in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care and has a passion for caring and serving the elderly community. She enjoys volunteering and serving others. She has been married to her husband Andrew for 7 years and is a new mom to a beautiful little boy. She joined The Laurels of Blanchester in May 2019 as the Director of Marketing and is very excited to bring new ideas to the team. Amberley is eager to begin serving and helping the community of Blanchester and surrounding areas.  

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