Caring for the elderly and medically fragile

Caring for the elderly and medically fragile


Caring for the elderly

When the problem can't be fixed

Complex, choreographed care

Emory’s Wesley Woods Center exemplifies Emory Healthcare’s commitment to serving patients and their families who are facing issues related to aging. The majority of the 30,000 patients treated last year at Wesley Woods’ 100-bed hospital and outpatient clinic were elderly, in their 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond. 

But Wesley Woods also is a life-saver for many younger patients who require chronic care and specialty services for which the center is known, including wound care, rehabilitation, and respiratory care, such as weaning from ventilator therapy. The center’s location, a mile up the street from Emory’s Druid Hills campus, allows Emory Healthcare patients to be transferred easily between Emory’s emergency, acute care, and clinic services and the facilities at Wesley Woods. 

During fiscal year 2008–2009, expenses at Wesley Woods Center exceeded revenue by $4.4 million, a number that seems destined to rise each year as personal resources and coverage to pay for complex care continue to decline.


Facilities at Emory's Wesley Woods Center (specializing in geriatric care)

  • Wesley Woods Hospital (100 beds and a 25-bed inpatient hospice service)
  • Wesley Woods Clinic (outpatient primary care)
  • Budd Terrace (250-bed long-term skilled nursing care)
  • Wesley Woods Towers (201-unit residential retirement facility, including 18 units dedicated to personal care)
  • Emory Healthcare also manages Wesley Woods Senior Living retirement facilities located throughout north Georgia.

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