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Governor's Glen Memory Care Assisted Living

5000 Governor's Drive  —  Forest Park,  GA 30297

Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Memory Care

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About Governor's Glen Memory Care Assisted Living

Governor's Glen opened in 1999 as an exclusive Alzheimer's/memory impaired assisted living community. Its founder and owner, Dr. Paul A. Colon, was a caregiver for his mother, Millie Michaels, who passed away from Alzheimer's Disease in 1997. Becoming an ALFA certified developer, he used his experience and knowledge to help design an assisted living residence that looks and feels like a home, not a hospital or hotel. Dr. Colon learned through his experience with his mother that socialization is the key to survival for a person with Alzheimer's. His mother was staying at home receiving 24-hour care when she fell and broke her hip in 1993. She was almost non-verbal and had lost much weight prior to her fall. But with a stay at a rehab facility, receiving social stimulation, she began showing signs of cognitive improvement. Dr. Colon was inspired to build a place for his mom, a place where residents would be loved and cared for and safe. His mother passed away before the dream could be realized for her, but her picture hangs over the fireplace in the parlor at Governor's Glen, with a plaque inscribed: "Dedicated to the memory of Millie Michaels and all those who have endured the challenges of memory impairment." Though she succumbed to Alzheimer's Disease, her legacy lives on today.

Family Testimonials

"I sometimes can't believe that all this has happened to all of us but I know none of it could have happened without you. I had no support from my siblings and when I had doubts My adviser was there. She was the best life coach I could have asked for."

Lisa D., Found Assisted Living in Atlanta, GA

"We know that finding you is truly a 'God thing' as you not only found the perfect spot for them, you worked within our limited budget, connected us with Eldercare, Veteran's Assistance and kept a pulse on all that was going on when we hardly even knew what to do next!

I can only imagine the countless people that you've helped through the years!  I will keep your info handy as many of our friends will be traveling this same road in the near future and I am happy to pass your info on...and on..."

 

Marcy H., Found Alzheimer’s Memory Care in Alpharetta, GA

Accreditation

  • NCAL Accredited

Amenities Available

  • Activities Onsite
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Vegetarian
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Walking Paths - outdoor
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Walking Paths - indoor
  • Specialized Training for Caregivers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free cable satellite tv
  • Barber Shop
  • Outside patio garden
  • Fireplaces in common areas
  • Beauty Salon
  • TV Lounge
  • Free high speed internet
  • Arts and crafts center
  • Religious Services: Other
  • Visiting Chaplain
  • Religious Services: Protestant
  • Housekeeping provided
  • Home Care Agency on-site

Staffing

  • Visiting Nurse
  • Visiting Dentist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Doctor on Call
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Speech Therapist
  • ADL Assistance
  • Medical Director: MD
  • On-Site RNs / LPNs
  • Medication care managers / Medication Technicians
  • Full time activity director
  • Medical Director: Nurse Practitioner

Housing

  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicapped Units
  • Roll-in Showers
  • Shared / Companion / Semi-Private Units
  • North Exposure Units
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning / climate control
  • South Exposure Units
  • West Exposure Units
  • East Exposure Units
  • Studio Units

Activities

  • Live musical entertainment
  • BBQs / outdoor parties / picnics
  • Birthday parties
  • Dances / senior proms
  • Holiday parties
  • Live Performances
  • Resident band
  • Choir / singing club
  • Walking club
  • Bible Study
  • Current Events Club
  • Wii Bowling
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Stretching classes

Other Services

  • Transportation at Cost
  • Special Diets: Low / No Sugar
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten Free
  • Professional chef
  • Special Diets: Low / No sodium
  • Guest meals
  • Special Diets: Gluten-free
  • Aging in Place
  • Respite Offered
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Hospice Available

No Smoking

What's Nearby

  • Parks
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Churches
  • Hotels
  • Retail Shopping
  • College / University

Awards

SeniorAdvisor.com 2015 Excellence Award
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Community Reviews

Excellent memory care!

reviewed on: 10/10/2014 by Anonymous

I think they're doing a great job at Govern'er's Glen! They're very knowledgeable about the care and needs of their patients, and really do an excellent job taking care of those with memory issues....  Read More...

Tour on Thursday August 14

reviewed on: 7/7/2014 by Anonymous

Tour on Thursday August 14. Received all important documents. Excellent facility and staff; extremely informative. On my list for consideration. Visiting other...  Read More...

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