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Governor's Glen Memory Care Assisted Living

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5000 Governor's Drive
Forest Park, GA 30297
Clayton County

Facility License: ALC000052
Caretypes Provided: Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, Alzheimer’s Memory Care

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.

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Community Details

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Amenities Available

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

Staffing

  • Visiting Nurse
  • Visiting Dentist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurses on 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

Other Services

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

No Smoking

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reviewed on: 12/11/2015 by Anonymous

They were all just real friendly and they made it a point to know you when you walk in. They made the transition for my loved one nice. They just personally know all the patients and the family mem... more...

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