Emory Healthcare's 250-bed Budd Terrace nursing home is undergoing
a $5 million renovation project designed to improve resident rooms
and many public areas.
plan to renovate each resident room and bathroom, common bath areas,
day room, nurse's stations and the dining rooms on each resident
floor," said Budd Terrace administrator Ray Hayes. "We are excited
to be able to offer a new, modern place to live and work for our
residents and staff."
project is expected to cost slightly more than $5 million. The
Wesley Woods Foundation donated $2.5 million, and the Robert W.
Woodruff Foundation matched it with a $2.5 million grant. The total
renovation, which began on May 14, is projected to take about 35
like Budd Terrace are more important now than ever," Hayes said. "The
number of people in Georgia over age 65 is growing at nearly twice
the rate of the younger population, and the 85-plus age group is
growing at nearly three times the rate of those under 65."
are very grateful to Ms. Lillian Darden and the Wesley Woods Foundation,
along with the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, for their generous
donations to Budd Terrace," said Peter Basler, chief operating
officer for Wesley Woods and the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. "We
are excited to start the project and look forward to its completion,
when we will have not only one of the best nursing homes in the
country but one of the most beautiful."
1972, Budd Terrace and its staff have provided thousands of seniors
and individuals in need of special care with a comfortable and
nurturing home. Much of its success is due to Budd Terrace's commitment
to helping people age in healthy, affordable and ethical ways.
residents age," Hayes said, "Budd Terrace accommodates their needs
by offering skilled nursing care while continuing to attend to
residents' physical, spiritual and social needs, including special
care for residents with Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases."
addition to ongoing medical management provided by Emory's board-certified
geriatricians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and
nursing staff, residents are cared for on many levels through the
family support groups, personalized spiritual programs and 24-hour
availability of pastoral care.
addition to nursing home care, Budd Terrace opened a 26-bed sub-acute
care unit for patients who need skilled nursing care on a temporary
basis. Patients, typically on Medicare, are admitted to the sub-acute
unit directly from traditional hospitals. These patients are being
treated for a variety of ailments, including neurological, orthopaedic,
cardiac, respiratory and general debilities associated with recent
surgery or illness. The average length of stay is 23.4 days, and
patients are generally discharged to their home or an assisted
living center. The unit, which opened in August 2003, is expected
to expand to 48 beds over the next two years.
sub-acute care unit is an important addition," Hayes said. "It
decreases the time patients have to stay in a hospital, and it
offers a clinical transition to their home."