University Extended Care Amara

2021 Scott Road
Augusta, GA 30906
706-790-0786 Fax

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About Amara

University Extended Care Amara is a 213-bed skilled nursing center offering acute, long-term, respite and hospice care services.  Amara’s services include 24-hour nursing care and full rehabilitative services in addition to a dedicated Alzheimer’s/dementia unit.

Amara’s devoted team of licensed and certified medical professionals provide a comprehensive approach to quality care and treatment.  This is reinforced through pain management, wound care, activities and social services. 

Whether you need short-term recovery from an illness, surgery or injury or an extended stay at Amara for long-term skilled care is needed, our staff is fully trained and able to provide services and treatment appropriate to the changing needs of each individual resident.

University Extended Care Amara amenities include:

Services Overview

  • Alzheimer’s/dementia unit
  • Tube feeding
  • Pain management
  • Individual clinical care plan
  • Housekeeping/laundry
  • Registered dietitian
  • Three meals a day
  • Wound care
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Barber & beauty services
  • Respite/hospice services
  • Registered nurses
  • Medication administration
  • Medicare/Medicaid/Private Pay

Therapy Services

  • Stroke rehab
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Orthopaedic rehab
  • Spinal cord injury rehab
  • Wound care
  • Linguistic training
  • Augmentative training
  • ADL & gait training
  • Fall-prevention programs
  • Dysphasia training
  • Dementia management
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Prosthetic training
  • Contracture management
  • Wheelchair control
  • Neurological rehab
  • Sensory retraining


EFFECTIVE Oct. 22, 2021

Amara is excited to begin offering indoor visitation for our residents and their loved ones.  In order for us to provide this opportunity, there are guidelines to which we must adhere.  Listed below are the guidelines, as well as information on scheduling appointments.  


  • At this time, at least one visit per resident per week will be offered for either indoor or porch/window visitation. Additional opportunities may be offered based on availability. Amara staff will call family members to schedule an appointment, but family members may also call Amara directly to schedule an appointment. Please call 706-793-1057 and state that you are requesting a visitation appointment.
  • Appointments may be scheduled Monday – Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Your appointment time is based on time slot availability at the time of scheduling.
  •  Up to three visitors for indoor visitation and up to six visitors for outside visitation are allowed per resident for a period of 30 minutes.


  • Prior to visitation, all visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 as well as vaccination status.
  • All visitors must perform hand hygiene as instructed by staff. Residents who have been fully vaccinated may elect to have close contact with visitors who are fully vaccinated without a mask. If either the resident or visitor is unvaccinated then surgical masks are required. Social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained during times of no close contact. The resident and family members must perform hand hygiene before and after physical contact.
  • Visitors will only be allowed in the designated visitation area and may not leave this area.
  • All visits will be monitored by Westwood staff. All infection prevention principles must be followed. Visitors who are unable to follow these principles will be asked to leave the facility.
  • These guidelines will be reviewed and revised based on State of Georgia guidelines and facility operations.

These guidelines will be reviewed and revised based on State of Georgia guidelines and facility operations.