Emory Healthcare provides some services for residents and patients at our Wesley Woods home, which is located on Emory’s Wesley Woods campus. The Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner and Geriatric Fellows at A.G. Rhodes Wesley Woods are employed by Emory, and other services including pastoral and podiatry services are also provided by Emory.
WellStar Health System
A.G. Rhodes has a formal affiliation agreement with WellStar Health System. At at our Cobb location, a WellStar Medical Director and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner provide onsite medical services. This partnership helps to foster a seamless continuum of care between inpatient and post-acute services.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Approximately 50 percent of the elders who stay at A.G. Rhodes are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, but we anticipate that approximately 75-80 percent of our elders are actually living with some form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association, including its Georgia chapter, provides comprehensive information and tools available to our homes and the families we serve.
American Health Care Association
A.G. Rhodes is a member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), which represents the long-term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders and the general public.
Georgia Health Care Association
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) is an association of skilled nursing facilities including A.G. Rhodes, assisted living centers, and home and community based case managers. GHCA represents the interests of patients, residents and consumers as well as owners, administrators and others.
A.G. Rhodes is a member of LeadingAge, which is an association of 6,000 nonprofit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. The organization advances policies, conducts research, and promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.
A.G. Rhodes is also a member of LeadingAge Georgia, which supports nonprofit and other mission-driven organizations that are dedicated to providing quality housing, healthcare and community-based services for Georgia’s seniors. The organization’s Center for Positive Aging is a source for information regarding products, services, programs, and housing options for older adults.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county metro Atlanta area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), the ARC also plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region’s older population.
Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
A.G. Rhodes is a member of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, a business advocacy organization in Georgia and one of the top three chambers in the nation.
Georgia Department of Community Health
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is one of Georgia’s four health agencies serving the state. The DCH’s Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program in the state.
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare and Medicaid and provides information for health professionals, regional governments and consumers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States. The CDC’s Healthy Aging Program (HAP) establishes programs, develops tools, and provides a comprehensive approach to helping older adults live longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives. The CDC also has a website providing long-term care-related resources.
The Eden Alternative
The Eden Alternative is well-known for its original mission to transform the organizational culture of nursing homes and other institutional settings. A.G. Rhodes embraces The Eden Alternative education, which equips our employees with the knowledge and tools to deliver more person-directed care. Our Cobb home is a member of the Eden Registry, a directory of providers that have taken in-depth steps to prove that they are committed to person-directed care.