The Oaks of Athens

490 Kathwood Drive, Athens, GA, 30607

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Mia James August 30, 2015

I visited this facility

The oaks of Athens is the worst nursing home in Athens poor to no management,can't keep nursing due to no nursing leadership,administration is not competent.The only manageable department is the therapy department.Always remember that what looks good is not always good.Fancy building poor service pets aren't safe at the oaks

Ghr_34 July 31, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

This place was just plain awful. The staff was rude, unqualified, and distracted. I do not recommend this facility!

DLB4884 July 01, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

The new multi-million dollar facility is beautiful the quality of care is less than a one; they are so under staff you can never locate a nurse. My mama had a bad cough they said they were giving her musinex, two days later she was worse, and they said oh she was getting musinex but she hasn’t had any, then I’m told she had some but they forgot to write it down! The doctor was called, x-rays done she had pneumonia!!! Anti-biotic were given to her and she was better. A week later she is so week and sick she can hardly hold her head up and the ladies in the cafeteria that sit at her table said your mama is sick you need to get her out before they kill her, they are not taking care of her. One nurse said she had been sick 2 days the next morning I’m told by another nurse 5 days, I’ve ask 3 times for them to check her a UTI and 15 hours later they still have not tested her! DO NOT CHOOSE THIS FACULITY!!!! The beauty is only superficial; a well staff facility with employees that love the elderly is what you are looking for.

Worrisome situation June 17, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Overall The Oaks was understaffed and terribly managed. The food service was abissmal from the process of selection of meals to the poor delivery... Rarely delivered what was ordered and never hot. PT and OT were rofessionals and my dad did show progress in mobility. Nursing care was sparce due to too many patients per nurse/nurse assistant. A family member had to stay 24 hours a day to ensure safety and attend to personal care needs. Would NOT recommend this beautiful but poorly run facility.

D. A. Salinas May 25, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

My Mother has CHF with the right Diet and care she can live a normal life. Well after arriving here in stable condition for rehabilation. She actually became worse. She swollen up so big she couldn't even bend her legs. I. Stayed with her for a few hours and noticed a lot about this place. I ate the same thing my Mom did. PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR LOVE ONE HERE!!!!!!!! She was served salt filled food. Ice cream for her Diabetes. The DIRECTOR OF NURSING L I E D. to me about her Doctor. She said she called him and that he would be there in the morning. He didn't show up. I called his office and he didn't even know she was in there. I told him her condition and he was there 7:00 am removing her from the Oak. She was told by the nursing staff to pee in the bed three times and then we will come change you. My Mom was walking the day before. She was so doped up we couldn't understand what she was saying. The night before she left. I called the Nurse attending her about the way she was being treated because she called me and complained. The nurse said she apologized to my Mom and said it would not happen again. Well my Mom calling me would not happen again. The battery was removed from her cell phone. Her Doctor removed that morning and she will never go back there. Three days later she is doing so much better she can walk again and is talking normal and can breath. They almost killed her. BEWARE. BEWARE BEWARE. A SHINY penny isn't always Shiney.

georgiacat May 19, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Horrified by the 'quality' of 'care' here. Blood stained sheets that aren't changed for a week, urine on the bathroom floor that doesn't get mopped up, and leaving patients in days-old clothing with urine stains are just some of the issues. Staff never find the time to take phone calls or call back after multiple messages. There's no organization or communication, either. Totally shocked, disgusted and this facility is in violation of numerous state standards. Don't let the nice buildings or landscaping fool you.

NannyT May 17, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I recently had a relative that was at the Oaks for rehab. During his stay there, his health severely declined in less than 2 weeks. The care he received was not up to standards. During several visits, he stated that he was being mistreated. He said, "I am an old man, and they shouldn't treat me this way." I brought it to their attention that he needed a doctor to look at him. After getting attention from a doctor, he was taken to the hospital where he was admitted with severe CHF. He had two bedsores that are now being treated. The Oaks need to pay closer attention to their patients and more qualified staff need to be hired to take care of their aging clients. This nursing home is getting paid for patient care and the patients are not getting it the way they should. If my relative had not been sent to the hospital when he did, he would not be with us now. To anyone who is considering the Oaks for their loved ones, please think about it in great depth. My relative will not be going back. The outside hides what is going on inside.

Gabby23 May 12, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

The oaks may be a beautiful and friendly place but that is all. If you are there just for rehab after minor surgery and you have no other health issues you might be ok. However, you have better have family members in there daily. The care is substandard and the nurses are unqualified due to having only a two year degree. When my father was there his conditioned worsened drastically within a few hours and they were unconcerned and would have let him slip into a comma had we not been there and had him moved immediately to a hospital. It is like most other nursing homes you put people there to die. We expected more from this place. Meals were hours late. My father was not turned or moved for 2 days. There is no communication among the staff and they don't even read the orders or info on the patients.

Betty boup April 13, 2015

I am/was a resident of this facility

The facility is very nice and well appointed. I loved the large and comfortable room with the bathroom designed specifically for handicap use. The staff were unfailingly nice and made efforts to provide the necessary care even though---and this seems universal in care facilities---they were somewhat understaffed. I always received care, just not always as timely as I might have wished. I thought the food was very nice with choices for each meal. There was also an option of eating in the lovely dining room or in ones room. The physical therapy seemed to be more than adequate ; the PT room was nicely laid out with modern equipment. The discharge process was a bit confusing and slow but did proceed with the needed equipment - wheelchair- sent home with me. Overall I would definitely recommend The Oaks to anyone needing after hospital care. I was there over 2 wks and it was a positive experience. I doubt that there is a better facility anywhere near Athens.

mhrabitsch January 20, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Lovely place and my mother is making progress nicely but it's been 2 days and no one has returned my call concerning care plans or specific information I've requested. Night coverage meets federal requirements but can be a little slow to respond.

kalenza December 25, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

I lived at The Oaks for 6 weeks for Physical Therapy and that department on a scale of 1 to 10 they are a 12. The only problem I had with The Oaks was they didn't have enough employee to attend to the residents in a timely manner.

Cch10 December 20, 2014

I visited this facility

Food is always cold by time it gets to my room. The physical therapist are very good. Providers are nice. I don't think they have enough help.

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From The Oaks of Athens

The Oaks of Athens is a skilled nursing care and rehabilitation community in Athens, Georgia The 90,000-square-foot facility was built in 2013 and is outfitted with a wide range of modern amenities. The Oaks is located just minutes from downtown Athens and features assisted living condominiums, custom-built homes, and care options for memory support.

The Oaks offers a full range of services with the goal of helping residents regain their full capacity of independence and health. These services include rehabilitation therapy, skilled nursing, intravenous therapy, and sub-acute care, along with respite care and hospice care.


Daily costs for semi-private rooms at The Oaks are $120, while private rooms run almost double that, at $228 per day. Yearly costs for semi-private rooms start around $44,000.


The Oaks offers both short and long-term care options, with a focus on rehabilitation for its short-term stay residents including skilled nursing and the most advanced rehabilitation facilities available. For long-term residents, the focus is on maintaining health as part of a vibrant community with many activities available. This facility provides everything that short-term rehab patients need to return to independence after an injury or operation, along with the option for longer stays if independent living is no longer a safe or desirable option.

The Oaks of Athens is a well-rated, modern facility that serves the Athens area with the most advanced equipment to serve its short-term and long-term residents. As it continues to grow and expand into assisted living and custom home development, services for residents will also expand. For now, it is one of the best options available in the Athens area for rehabilitation treatment, as well as long-term care.


The Oaks is designed to give residents all of the comforts of home, plus a variety of entertainment options in addition to advanced treatment facilities. The community has four dining options with restaurant-style service, two movie theaters, a library, coffee shop, and Internet café. There's also an on-site barber and beauty salon and a chapel.

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