DeKalb County recently added Grady Memorial Hospital to a care program designed to reduce repeat visits to hospitals after being discharged.
The county partners in the Care Understanding program with DeKalb Medical Center’s two campuses, Emory Hospital Midtown, Atlanta Medical Center and Piedmont Hospital.
Under the program, a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission pays for visiting nurses to help patients aged 60 or older who discharged from those facilities learn how to handle their treatment needs at home.
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