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Governor's Glen Memory Care Assisted Living

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5000 Governor's Drive
Forest Park, GA 30297

Assisted Living, 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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AccreditATAation

  • NCAL Accredited

Amenities Available

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

Staffing

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

What's Nearby

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

Housing

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

Activities

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

Other Services

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

No Smoking

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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.... more...

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