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October 2022

A.G. Rhodes Resident and Braves Biggest Fan Gets Special Surprise

Anne Bowden—a resident at A.G. Rhodes Wesley Woods —is one of the Atlanta Braves’ biggest fans. She has quite the collection of Braves memorabilia, but she was missing one item that she desperately wanted to add to her collection: a World Series replica ring.
When Ms. Bowden told her story on Instagram here, the community answered! Sean Roberts, a student at the Special Needs School of Gwinnett and his father, Dale, heard about Ms. Bowden and stood in line at a recent Gwinnett Stripers game to get a ring for Ms. Bowden. Ms. Bowden was so surprised and thrilled to receive her ring. 11Alive even picked up the story which you can read here

Thank you to the Roberts family and to everyone who made Ms. Bowden’s dream come true!
A.G. Rhodes Wesley Woods Ranked Georgia's Best Nursing Home

Congratulations to A.G. Rhodes Wesley Woods for again being recognized as the number one nursing home in Georgia on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023 list! Though A.G. Rhodes Atlanta and A.G. Rhodes Cobb were not eligible for the ranking because of the 150 minimum bed count criteria, recognition of our Wesley Woods home again this year is a testament to the entire organization’s commitment to the elders we serve, and the selfless women and men who care for them.
Why A.G. Rhodes is in a ‘Uniquely Competitive Position’

A.G. Rhodes CEO Deke Cateau was recently featured on Skilled Nursing News' Rethink podcast explaining why the organization's nonprofit status puts it in a uniquely competitive position despite industry ownership upheaval, staffing challenges, and other obstacles. Listen at the link below. Portions of the podcast were also transcribed into an article here.

You can also access A.G. Rhodes' podcast library on our website here.

Deadline Today: Nominate A.G. Rhodes

A.G. Rhodes was voted "Best Nursing Home" in Cobb County for 2022. Today, Oct. 28, is the last day to n
ominate us to be in the running again! It's easy and only takes seconds. Click here for the "Health, Beauty & Wellness" group, then select the "Nursing Home" category and type in A.G. Rhodes Cobb.
Monday, Oct. 31 is the Last Day to Vote!

A.G. Rhodes is once again in the running to be included in the Georgia Business Journal's "Best of Georgia 2022" list in the category of Transitional Care and Rehab Facilities.
Please click here to vote for A.G. Rhodes (scroll down to the Transitional Care and Rehab Facilities category and select A.G. Rhodes). You can vote daily! Voting ends Monday, Oct. 31.

Administrator Spotlight: Loretta Barnes

The A.G. Rhodes team is excited to welcome Loretta Barnes as the new Administrator of our Cobb community. With nearly 40 years of experience as a nursing home administrator, Loretta has a strong background in large-scale renovations, which is ideal for the landmark capital project currently underway at A.G. Rhodes Cobb. The new skilled nursing and memory care community will include a new home for seniors living with dementia and renovations to the existing building. Once complete, all residents will have private room accommodations.

“With its reputation for being one of the best and most innovative nursing homes around, I have always wanted to work at A.G. Rhodes," Loretta said. "I'm excited to lead the amazing Care Partners at Cobb as we work together to bring an even greater level of care to elders living throughout Cobb County and greater Atlanta."

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Breast Cancer Awareness
A.G. Rhodes residents and staff support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Care Partners participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and residents enjoyed a gorgeous fall afternoon doing their own walk around the home.
We also walked in memory of Evelyn Drew, CNA Care Partner at our Cobb community, who passed away from breast cancer earlier this month. We continue to send our condolences to her friends, family and coworkers. 
New Care Partners

See our staff updates to meet the new Care Partners who recently joined our team. Welcome to A.G. Rhodes!

Are you or someone you know interested in working at A.G. Rhodes? Check out our latest job openings and apply online today!

In Memory Of...

If you have a loved one who was an A.G. Rhodes elder who recently passed away, email us at if you would like to include his or her name and link to the obituary in the next issue.
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