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5000 Governor's Drive —
Forest Park, GA 30297
Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Memory Care
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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.
"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
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
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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. Received all important documents. Excellent facility and staff; extremely informative. On my list for consideration. Visiting other... Read More...
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