Legacy of Care
THE TRUE MEASURE OF A COMMUNITY’S HUMANITY IS HOW IT TREATS ITS MOST VULNERABLE. NOWHERE IS THIS HUMANITY MORE ALIVE THAN AT A.G. RHODES.
The first of A.G. Rhodes’ three homes opened in 1904 at the corner of Boulevard and Woodward Avenue thanks to the generous donation of land and funds from Atlanta businessman and community leader, Amos Giles Rhodes, along with the support of key civic leaders. Today, we are one of only a few mission-driven nonprofit nursing home providers in Georgia serving more than 1,100 seniors each year in our homes located in Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb counties.
Built upon a long-standing legacy of caring for Atlanta’s uninsured, underinsured, and underserved elders, our person-directed program was a national model for best practices in senior care before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Atlanta – and our nation – is facing a watershed moment which will require significant structural, systemic, and organizational changes throughout the nursing home industry.
At A.G. Rhodes, we have kept an unwavering eye toward our mission, maintained financial stability, and pushed the barriers of our industry for more than 115 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark reminder that our work is critical to the vitality of the Atlanta community – and that the unmet need remains enormous. We are urgently pursuing the priorities outlined in this campaign because if not us, then who?
DAVID L. PERDUE, CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND GREAT-GREAT GRANDSON OF AMOS GILES RHODES
In this spirit, A.G. Rhodes Cobb is embarking on a landmark capital effort to build a new home for seniors living with dementia along with transformed private accommodations that will:
PROTECT our elders from infectious disease;
Honor the DIGNITY of the aging experience;
Strengthen our PERSON-DIRECTED PHILOSOPHY OF CARE; and
Serve as a REPLICABLE MODEL throughout Atlanta and beyond for how nursing home communities can be designed to nurture the health and wellbeing of our elders –particularly those living with dementia.
Across its three locations, approximately 65 percent of A.G. Rhodes’ payment sources come from Medicaid – which only covers about 70 percent of the cost to care for residents. A.G. Rhodes constantly monitors its census to ensure the payor mix supports its mission to serve our community’s most vulnerable while maintaining financial security.
A.G. RHODES HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ITS INDUSTRY AS AN ADVOCATE, THOUGHT LEADER, AND EXEMPLARY SERVICE PROVIDER FOR ATLANTA’S MOST VULNERABLE SENIORS.