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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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Amenities Available

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


  • Visiting Nurse
  • Visiting Dentist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Doctor on Call
  • Visiting Speech Therapist
  • Nurses on Staff
  • 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
  • Transportation at Cost
  • Special Diets: Low / No Sugar
  • Gluten Free
  • Professional chef
  • Special Diets: Low / No sodium
  • Vegan options
  • Guest meals
  • Special Diets: Gluten-free

No Smoking 2015 Excellence Award
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reviewed on: 10/10/2015 by Anonymous

They are very friendly and they are open to help with anything you ask them to. I think they need to do a better job with the resident's personal items, as far as keeping up with them and not getti... more...

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