We know families may be apprehensive about sending their loved one far from home for treatment after a traumatic injury.
That’s why Shepherd Center works hard to ensure that families can stay close by and provide patients with much-needed support, without the added financial burden of hotel costs.
Shepherd Center provides temporary housing at no cost for families of newly-injured rehabilitation patients who live more than 60 miles from Atlanta. Families may use one apartment for up to 30 days. This time period can be used all at once or occasionally, as needed.
The 30 days of housing is to help you make the transition from your acute care hospital in another city to rehabilitation in Atlanta.
Please refer to our list of nearby hotels or apartments that offer a special rate for Shepherd Center patients/families if you determine that your loved one’s stay will last more than 30 days and you wish to stay in Atlanta throughout his or her stay at Shepherd Center. You can also discuss this with your case manager.
If you will need housing while your loved one is at Shepherd Center, please notify the admissions liaison who is handling your admission to Shepherd Center, or contact Victoria Denson, housing coordinator, at 404-350-7557 or email Victoria .
Housing is available on a limited basis for patients and their family members in the Spinal Cord Injury Day Program or the Brain Injury Day Program at Shepherd Pathways. Please discuss predetermined limits with your case manager.
Shepherd Center has partnered with several nearby hotels to offer competitive room rates for families of Shepherd patients.