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5000 Governor's Drive
Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Memory Care
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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Governor's Glen Memory Care Assisted Living
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"I want to again thank you for all of your help; you and your
organization are life savers. I had no idea where to begin,
you set up 4 appointments and I took it from there. You gave me the
needed guidance and focus."
Kim C., 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
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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