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What Is Long Term Acute Care?

A long term acute care facility is a specialty-care hospital designed for patients with serious medical problems that require intense, special treatment for an extended period of time—usually 20 to 30 days.

Long term acute care facilities offer more individualized and resource-intensive care than a skilled nursing facility, nursing home or acute rehabilitation facility. Patients are typically transferred to a long term acute care hospital from the intensive care unit of a traditional hospital because they no longer require intensive diagnostic procedures offered by a traditional facility. Learn more about our facility.

While a traditional hospital provides several general medical specialties, such as emergency care, maternity care, etc., a long term acute care hospital has the focused resources to apply very high standards to a relatively small list of ailments. View DeKalb Medical's Long Term Acute Care Patient & Family Guide, which will give you a wide range of information about our care and services.

Click on any of the services listed below for a printable copy detailing that DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care Clinical Service. DeKalb Medical’s Long Term Acute Care offers:


DeKalb Medical Downtown Decatur LTAC also provides a family support group for the loved ones of current and former patients. We offer this group as an opportunity for families to share their experiences and provide support to one another.

Contact us for more information.
450 North Candler St Decatur, GA 30030
404.501.6100
Patient Inquiries: 404.501.6130

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