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About Long-Term Acute Care

Started in 1996, Emory Long-Term Acute Care has 80 beds, but usually treats on average 30 to 40 patients at a time to provide more individualized care and to keep a low patient-to-nurse ratio. All of our rooms are private, ensuring that patients experience maximum comfort during their stay. Our physician-led team of nurses, respiratory and physical therapists, occupational and speech therapists, case managers and dietitians work collaboratively with the goal of returning each patient to his or her highest-functioning level.

Emory Long-Term Acute Care is committed to utilizing innovative, evidence-based medicine to achieve optimal recovery and results for our patients. Care is delivered using the latest science in a cost-effective setting that leads to high patient satisfaction and return-to-home rates. With specialized accommodations such as beds that enable progressive mobility, most patients attain treatment goals within a two-to six-week length of stay. In addition to intensive therapy and around-the-clock nursing and respiratory care, we provide the following services:

  • Respiratory rehabilitation
  • Weaning protocols
  • Wound care
  • Pain management
  • Swallowing evaluation and treatment
  • Telemetry
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology and Lab
  • Nutritional management
  • Family education & support group

Referrals are made from the short term acute care hospital by a healthcare provider. Each patient referred is evaluated by a medical professional to assure that admission criteria are met. We consult with the patient's attending physician to determine medical appropriateness and will recommend alternative placement if criteria are not satisfied. All pre-admission screenings are free of charge. To make a referral or schedule a tour, please call us at 404.501.6226.

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Decatur, GA 30030
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