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.
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 Emory Long-Term Acute Care's 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 Emory Long-Term Acute Care Clinical Service. We offer: