Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody

5470 Meridian Mark Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30342

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based on 19 Reviews

Gwen17 January 15, 2016

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mom had a stroke and she was transferred to Golden LivingCenter for rehab for 30 days. She was in a nice and comfortable semi-private room. The food was good, and they offer balanced meals. However, the care was not as they hyped it to be. When my mom call for a nurse, it took them 30 minutes to get there.

Louise daughter January 07, 2016

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mom was placed there for recovery after a surgical procedure to remove a boil. Within 4 days of her admittal to this facility, she died. My mom never received the oxygen that she was supposed to get and to make matters worse, she was given medication that she was not to have. I called to complain to departmental head while everything was going and now 7 months after my mom's death, I still have not received a return call! I wouldn't send my cat to this place! The staff is extremely lazy!

Eileen H. December 18, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I had a family member here about 2 and a 1/2 years ago and she had a very unpleasant experience. My Uncle had a fall and came here about 4 weeks ago and I must say that it has improved significantly. There appears to be new management in place and they have made many improvements with customer service and seem very caring. My uncle has a couple of weeks to go in therapy and I will certainly stay vigilant to ensure they keep up the new standard!

Don Kell December 17, 2015

I visited this facility

This place is awful! The staff treat the patents so poorly they should all be arrested. My 90 year old stepfather was there for less than 14 hours. He did not receive his medication, his bed was broken. His oxygen ran out and the staff gave the storage code to my minor nephew and was told to replace the tank himself! The next morning he was found naked on the bed with no sheets or covers at all. We called 911 and had him removed and returned to the hospital within 14 hours of arriving. This place should be shut down!

#thinkagain July 15, 2015


There is no security at night. 2 weeks ago a man walked off the streets in the building. The doors are always unlocked. Yesterday not 1 but 2 residents went missing. Both were found safely but something needs to be done to secure the building at night. Day CNA staff are very lazy. All they do is sit around on their phones instead of attending to our loved one. Make this place your last resort.

Whitley1 June 30, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father was at Golden LivingCenter for about three weeks. The staff was super sweet, the food was amazing, and the living quarters were just the best. But they needed more staff. They have a security person outside so you have to go through them to go into the facility. I have seen their rehab or workout area, and it was very high tech. I would rate them highly if they have more people.

Caring107968850 March 20, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Golden Living was chosen because he went there two years ago. This time it's better. They are paying attention more. The VA is the one who put him there. This time they seem to be doing a little bit better. It is spacious and clean. The social worker does call and try to arrange meetings. They will try different medicine, and the doctors do call back to try other things. This time around it is a lot better. He is in and out of the facility, but that is because situations came up. Now he is back there, and one of the reasons he is back at that one is because they accept patients with feeding tubes.

appljuice November 23, 2014

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother went in to recover from knee surgery and I'm sad to say, her experience mirrors that of the other reviewers. Outside of her time with the physical and occupational therapists, that was the last thing that was done well.

During her ~10-day stay Golden Living (GL): - Day 1: had a nurse who yelled at my mom "that's just the way it is" regarding dispensing her pain medication. - Day 2: Mom alerts me that other meds orders are messed up. They're giving her creams for issues she no longer has, yet not giving her asthma medications or have eliminated those medications from the order altogether. -Day 3 a group conference call happens where notes are taken and read back at the close of the meeting. That night: her meds are STILL messed up.
- Final Day - she's going home....or so we think. Despite calls from home nursing care setting up visits, despite a mini-meeting with Mom's social worker where her future at home was discussed, the day of - a weekend - Mom is set to go home, but has none of the tools and aids ready. No wheelchair she can use at home, no walker, no raised toilet seat. She was just supposed to go home emty-handed. Turns out, the Case Manager failed to put in the order. She's still there now and I hope she's able to come home tomorrow.

Bwils October 15, 2013

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother went here after knee surgery almost a week ago and it has been an awful experience. Most of the nurses have been rude and surly. She calls to ask for help and is often ignored. She hasn't had her meds as prescribed nor her care. This is a very poorly run center and I would never recommend it to anyone. She is miserable and we are having her moved.

Ellen10 August 02, 2013

I am/was a resident of this facility

I went to Golden Living in Atlanta for a week and that was a terrible place. It was horrible, I can't even explain. They had me in this room with a woman who was sick, but lovely. Then they brought in a person that had a colon cancer and she had no control of her vowels and she would just go all over the place and the smell stink. She should be in a private room. So, they put me in other room which was so small and when I sleep, I had to put my leg up the dinner tray so I can have room because I had no room to move.

L. Aguirre September 24, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The staff at Golden Living were attentive to the residents. Families assisted with many of the normal day to day care such as laundry, personal items, and outside meals or snacks. The actual building was older and a little outdated with regard to elevators and rooms. The rooms were small and difficult to manouver around when there were large hospital beds in the rooms. The staff at times did seem to have difficulty with patients who were bedridden or suffered from memory loss. These patients were at times found wandering the halls without assistance. My mother was looked after with great care but she did not require must assistance since she was only there for after surgery rehab. The permanent residents really seemed to enjoy their rooms and the accommodations. The facility was clean and the staff was readily available if any patients needed medication or assistance to the bathroom.

Jackie R May 11, 2012

I visited this facility

My sister's condition got worse so I had to move her into this nursing home which is near her daughter's place. I have visited this facility several times and I was just in fact there this morning. All I can say is it's perfect for my sister and her daughter was quite satisfied with the service.

JohnSmith1 March 01, 2012

I visited this facility

This convalescent center is somewhere I visited several times a few years ago when my mother worked there as a RN. The staff was often overworked often with 17 patients per RN. LPNs were often there, but when they weren't the service was inadequate. The people seemed decently treated though there was little personal care time given to each resident due to the work hours that each Nurse had to put in. The senior staff was often rude to those working for them. Amenities included a dining hall and daily activities per floor. The facilities were clean and well managed on that level. The individual nurses seemed friendly, but were often overworked and not always available for patients. At times I noticed that the patient alarm bell that went off was not answered for as long as an hour because nurses simply couldn't afford to stop working on their paperwork. Some of the visiting family members would complain, but not a great deal that could be done. Overall the staff was professional and the issue was with the management. I would not recommend this place as a first choice for those looking for care, though there are many places that are worse. Overall, this is probably average for nursing homes in the US.

Carol M.1 August 31, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

This facility was an average experience for my family member who was a patient. We did have a difficult time getting to speak with a doctor about changing medications and some of the adverse effects my family member was experiencing from a new medication. It took several days to get the issue resolved, and we never actually spoke to a doctor. The nurse on the floor was kind enough to make some phone calls to get the issue taken care of.

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From Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody

Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody is a premier provider of post-acute healthcare services located in Atlanta, Georgia. Using an innovative, interdisciplinary team approach to healthcare, we are able to care more many different types of patients. Our skilled nursing facility offers complimentary transportation for our residents’ follow-up appointments to and from St. Joseph’s Hospital. We are proud to provide innovative long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation therapy. Our specialized services include physical, speech and occupational therapy, IV therapy and wound care.

Features of Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody


  • Rent Plus Care Fees

Room and housing options

  • Companion Suites We Do Not Offer Companion Suites

Dining options

  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Features Extra Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff Yes
  • Pharma


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Staff Patient Ratio 1 To 7
  • Minimum Age 18
  • Pets No Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Location of Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody

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