What should I consider when searching for a nursing facility?

The Georgia Healthcare Association has a comprehensive consumer guide to help you answer many of the questions you may have before making the important decision about the type of facility that’s right for you or your loved one.

We encourage you to visit the nursing facility that you are considering, and meet with staff. At A.G. Rhodes we understand that’s not always possible, which is why we’ve posted virtual tours online. Click here to take a virtual tour of each of our homes.

Of course, we are also happy to answer any questions you have and discuss your options. Please feel free to contact us.

What is the atmosphere like at the A.G. Rhodes homes?

Each A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab location provides a welcoming atmosphere where you’ll feel safe, comfortable and right at home.

Our modern and bright facilities are meticulously maintained, and residents and guests frequently comment on how inviting the environment is. From the interiors, to the lighting, to the flooring and gardens – everything has been considered with the well-being of our residents in mind. The moment you enter, you’ll discover warm, comforting surroundings.

Can you describe your approach to caring for older people?

This is our mission statement:

 A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab provides expert and compassionate rehabilitation therapy and residential care to seniors in metro Atlanta.

From the first time we meet you, our staff will welcome you into our warm, family environment.

As one of Atlanta’s oldest nonprofits, our commitment to excellence has been a tradition for more than a century. We will continue to set the industry standard by serving our seniors with respect – and maintaining a commitment to your privacy, individuality and independence.

How would you describe your staff?

From Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, therapists, and activities directors, to dietitians, social workers and housekeeping staff – there are approximately 600 care providers who are proud to work for A. G. Rhodes. We are a mission-driven organization, committed to excellence in everything we do.

Our employees have more tenure than most long-term care facilities. We continuously maintain excellent staff-to-patient ratios. And most important, each one of us has a personal interest in caring for others.

At each location, certified nursing care is provided twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week including all holidays. Housekeeping service is offered seven days a week.

How many residents do you serve, and what are the rooms like?

We accommodate more than 400 residents; 138 at our Atlanta home, 130 at our Cobb home, and 150 at our Wesley Woods home. We serve more than 1,100 people a year.

Each A.G. Rhodes location provides private and semi-private rooms. But we don’t just think of them as rooms. Whether you’re here for a few days, or longer, we want this to be a comfortable place for you to stay so we encourage you to personalize your space with your belongings and style.

Every time we enter a resident’s room, we knock on the door and ask if it’s okay to come in. We respect your personal space.

Privacy curtains are used, if needed. And nurse call systems at every bedside are answered in a timely manner. Our specially equipped bathrooms are complete with whirlpool baths and hydraulic lifts to enable our residents to maintain independence while getting assistance, if necessary.

What is the food like? Do you tailor meals to those with special dietary needs?

Our chefs prepare delicious meals and snacks daily. Additionally, registered dietitians will meet with you personally to create an individualized balanced diet — taking into consideration your likes and dislikes. From fried chicken to gourmet hamburgers to lasagna, our menu includes a balanced range of options. We also prepare meals for those with special dietary needs. Click here to see some of the delicious items that are featured throughout our homes.

Meals are served in the dining rooms or we can bring them to you (even when you’re relaxing outside). We invite family and friends to purchase a meal ticket and dine with us.

What kinds of activities do you plan?

We believe in seizing the opportunities each day brings, which is why we are continuously updating our calendar with special events and outings. Each A.G. Rhodes location has a Certified Activities Director who’s committed to ensuring residents enjoy a variety of pastimes. We schedule engaging and creative activities each day – from cooking to crafting, to going on outings such as baseball games, museums or movies. At the beginning of your stay, we’ll spend time discussing your interests and talents so we can plan entertaining events and outings for you. Religious services are also always on the calendar.

Here are just a few of the activities taking place throughout our homes:

Cookouts

Arts and Crafts

Gardening Club

Coffee and Tea Social

Book Club

Bible Study

Bingo

Movie Outings

Musical Performances 

Cooking Club

Sports Game Outings

Exercise and Memory Games

Drama Club

Church Services

Men’s Group

Block Party

Yoga

Family and Friends Social

Holiday Celebrations

….and so much more!   Take a look at our activities calendars here to find out what’s taking place this month.

Who does the laundry?

We launder items on a daily basis on-site with a 24-48 hour turnaround time for personal clothing. Each facility has a special labeling system for your belongings. We encourage you to take advantage of our laundry services, but family members may pick up and launder items if that is preferred.

How safe are your facilities?

At A.G. Rhodes, your safety and health are our top priorities. That’s why we’ve installed the latest state-of-the art security systems. At each location, we have controlled access systems, security cameras and monitoring, and sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers are strategically located throughout the buildings. Additionally, a safety committee meets monthly at each of our facilities to review, develop and implement safety procedures for employees and residents, and to facilitate frequent safety training and drills to ensure we are prepared to respond in the event of an emergency.

What are my rights as a resident?

Nursing home residents have rights and protections under the law. It is required that nursing homes display these rights and give new residents or their representative a personal copy.

A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab is committed to not only following the legal requirements for residents’ rights, but also setting the standard for the industry for excellence in care. We don’t simply adhere to guidelines for caring for residents, we constantly evaluate our approach to ensure everyone is treated with respect at all times.

Can my family and friends come to visit?

We encourage as much interaction with friends and family as you’d like. With convenient locations, free parking and a welcoming environment, we make it easy for guests to visit.

We include your loved ones in activities, meals, celebrations, holidays and special events. We also have a range of volunteer opportunities available for family and friends.

Can pets visit?

Absolutely, but we ask that pets be on a leash, and that you check in with the front desk to review our pet policy.

What payment options are available, and how much do the services at A.G. Rhodes cost?

When looking for long-term care or short-term recovery services, it’s important to understand what is and isn’t covered, and what forms of payment your provider will accept.

A.G. Rhodes provides service and care to anyone regardless of race, creed, sex or national origin. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay resources. The coverage of services and costs will vary based on your payer source’s rules, guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Click here for a brief overview of some services covered under payment sources that A.G. Rhodes accepts. You should also contact your payer source for more information specific to your situation and coverage plan.

Visit our homes’ fees and services pages to find out more about the costs at each of our locations:

What about A.G. Rhodes being a nonprofit makes it unique?

The A.G. Rhodes homes are three of the few nonprofit nursing home home providers operating in Georgia. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible. 

We believe our nonprofit status is a fundamental difference in our approach to resident and patient care. Donations go directly into providing an excellent experience and an improved quality of life for our residents, not into stockholder accounts.

For more than 110 years, everyone at A.G. Rhodes has focused on this mission. We continue to uphold a long-standing tradition of serving seniors in our community, but we couldn’t do it without your generosity.

If you would like to make a donation, click here.

How does A.G. Rhodes compare to others in the industry?

Our homes have earned high quality ratings through Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare.

 A.G Rhodes Health & Rehab is proud to be included in the U.S. World News & World Report‘s “Best Nursing Homes”. 

We are one of the “Largest Not-for-Profit Organizations in Metro Atlanta,” according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle Book of Lists.

A.G. Rhodes is ranked among The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces in Atlanta.

Click here to read more about our awards and recognition.

What are the results of your latest survey?

Each year, the Georgia Department of Community Health sends inspection teams unannounced to nursing homes throughout the state for an annual survey of their operations and facilities. Any deficiencies found in this survey are subject to correction within 90 days.

A current state survey book is kept at each of our homes for your review at any time. The latest surveys show that all of our homes are rated “much above” average.

Where can I find out more information?

Please visit A.G. Rhodes of Atlanta, A.G. Rhodes of Cobb or A.G. Rhodes at Wesley Woods for more details.

Contact us with questions or to schedule a tour.