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About Golden Rule Hospice

Golden Rule Hospice is the vision of two seasoned hospice veterans operating together as a single provider. Our focus is on respecting the dignity and choices of our patients and their caregivers while providing compassionate support.

Meet the Co-Founders of Golden Rule Hospice

Don Edwards

Co-founder / CEO

Don Edwards is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Rule Hospice. He’s been in the healthcare industry since 1980; with a primary focus in the homecare industry. His healthcare experience ranges from home infusion, home medical equipment, home health, healthcare consulting and hospice. His tenure in hospice spans from being the Chief Operating Officer of a national hospice company, to being the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compassionate Hospice of North Georgia from 2006 to 2011.

During that time, he provided exceptional hospice care to patients and their families, within the 45 metro Atlanta counties. Don’s spent his career dedicated to ensuring that care was patient focused, with superior quality. Don’s goal is to continue providing superior quality to patients and families, within his community. Don resides in the Cumming area with his wife and children.

Don Edwards Co-founder / CEO in Golden Rule Hospice

Shelisa Glynn, R.N.

Co-founder / COO

Shelisa Glynn-Kendrick is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Rule Hospice. She’s worked in the healthcare field for 22 years and within the hospice community for 20 years. Throughout her tenure in hospice, Lisa’s worked for local and national hospice companies. She recently worked for nine years as the Director of Clinical Operations for one of the largest hospice organizations in Atlanta, overseeing multiple sites in Georgia and South Carolina.

Her healthcare experience includes Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Personal Care Homes, and Hospice Consulting. Lisa’s goal is to ensure that hospice care is provided with compassion, respect, and dignity. She’s spent her entire life in Georgia and understands the expectations of her community. Lisa resides in the metro Atlanta area with her husband and children.

Shelisa Glynn, R.N. Co-founder / COO in Golden Rule Hospice

Our Story

Golden Rule Hospice unites two seasoned Hospice veterans into a single provider, that focuses on the return of compassionate care and dignity to patients. With decades of experience on board, we have provided quality service to thousands of patients in the Atlanta area. Our company is staffed with only experienced personnel, that have dedicated their life’s work, to the caring of Hospice patients.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have decades of experience and have provided quality service to thousands of patients in Alpharetta and Atlanta. We have encountered a wide range of situations, and are trained and equipped to handle diverse scenarios.
  • Our company is staffed with experienced personnel who have dedicated their life’s work to the care of hospice patients.
  • We are the only area hospice to offer five levels of care including Transitional Care. That means that we surpass the support provided by 90% of area hospices in the final 7 days of life.
  • We are a local company, not a national one. That means that our staff—including our physicians and our owners—are available to you anytime you have questions or concerns.
  • Our approach is holistic, incorporating physical, emotional, and spiritual support. We respect the choices and dignity of patients and caregivers, and are dedicated to fulfilling those choices through with compassion.

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us!

We've just started hospice Care for dad about 10 days ago. Don't know where to start so I'll start with Chris are Nurse. Outstanding communications never fails to respond to text or calls. Whether prescriptions or supplies he's on top of it. Kiera and Joe visited and I swear this happened. Joe asked dad what has kept him going for 89 years. Dad said family and watching nature out his back sliding glass door. Less than 2 minutes later a Doe and fawn walked by. Joe and Kiera couldn't believe it. Dad said "see what I mean". He has really improved with moms' constant care. 12 days ago in the hospital he was close to leaving us. I know this is a short time so far and who know how things will go but we are having more time with Pop than i ever thought we would Thank You Clay
Words can not express how grateful our family is for Golden Rule Hospice. From the first meeting with Dennis until the end of my mother's life, they were the most fantastic group of people!The care and love that our mother received during the last ten months of her life was exceptional.Penny, my mother's nurse, is one of the most amazing women I have ever known. She is a compassionate and caring nurse who loves her job and her patients. Penny was always there to answer any of our family's questions and quickly came up with solutions. She not only cared for my mother, but she listened to the life stories that my mom loved to share. She held my mom's hand and would give her a big ol' hug. She provided excellent care and respected my mom's wishes, even until the end. Penny is like a family member, and we all love her!Chaplain Joe was there to offer the spiritual support my mom and family needed, but he gave so much more of himself. Joe loves like Jesus. My mom loved sharing her faith with all that would listen, and Joe would undoubtedly listen. I can not imagine going through the experience of losing my mother without the support of Chaplain Joe. Our family will never forget the kindness Joe showed our mom and us!Every contact we had from Golden Rule Hospice was outstanding, but a few went above and beyond during this very emotional time of our lives. Thank you to Kiera for reaching out and ensuring our needs were met at all times. Thank you to Sunday for your gentleness with our mom during those last days. And last but certainly not least, thank you to Caroline for taking such loving care of mom and making sure her earthly body was at its best in those final days. Mama was always a classy lady, and you wanted to make sure that she lived up to that until the end.Everyone we dealt with at Golden Rule Hospice has earned a place in our hearts forever! Thank you for everything!
This company made the loss of our father a much less stressful situation than it could have been. They were incredibly compassionate and kind and RESPONSIVE.The nurses were kind and very helpful. We knew exactly what to look for throughout the process.And Chaplain Joe has become a family favorite and in fact, we have reached out to him as we mourn the loss of another family member.Do not hesitate to call this wonderful group of people if you’re experiencing a loss. Your loved one will appreciate the care they receive and you will not believe how light your burden can be made.
Well…I don’t know how my grandson’s name is on this post and I can’t seem to change it. I’m actually 70 and really want everyone to know how pleased we have been with Golden Rule Hospice group. We have used them twice now when we needed help with my husband’s parents that moved in with us almost two years ago now. Mom passed with cancer last year and Golden Rule brought us through by seeing to it that every need was taken care of in detail. I am a retired nurse, but I can’t tell you how invaluable their attention to ALL of our needs meant to us…I did not expect the relief I felt knowing we had their total support — spiritually, caregiving supplies, equipment and meds without delay, delightful caregivers, phone conversations, on-call/after-hour calls, insightful experienced advice, right down to taking care of the funeral home arrangements the night she passed. So it’s no wonder we immediately asked for their services again with Dad, even though he has pulled through and is doing well now.Just can’t say enough … call Golden Rule Hospice!
Such a great experience with Golden Rule Hospice! The whole staff is so helpful and wonderful about giving updates. Everyone who cared for my mother did their job professionally as well as being friendly and easy to talk to. So very thankful for all of the services including social worker, nurses, CNAs, pastors and office staff among others. It is comforting to know you have a team to help your loved one and their family. Our family cannot thank Golden Rule enough.
Excellent!! My husband and I really appreciated the support and assistance extend to our family during this difficult time from Golden Rule. Everyone that cared for my husband were great from Victoria, Reggie and the many other staff that help us along the way.We especially loved having Caroline. She is the gem!! She maded sure my husband had adequate supplies,and he was bathed properly, and she was always willing to teach me and share helpful tips regarding his care. She met all our expectations and more.Thank you Caroline!!John and Linda Paschal
Caroline is professional, caring, knowledgeable, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. She thorough and able to assess and adjust to any situation to make her patients comfortable. My Mom loves Caroline and is excited to see her every time she visits.
My experience with all of these lovely and caring people was beyond exceptional! Our nurse Penny, Minnie, Chaplain Joe, Kiera, and others showed so much compassion as my husband fought so hard from Cancer. I never had to worry about someone answering my calls in minutes to medicine getting delivered in record time. I will always have these people as friends and will always carry them in my heart. Excellent service with excellent compassion for their families!
Thank you Golden Rule. April you are always available and helpful. You are amazing with the patients and the family ❤️
Kia and Kathy are fantastic, they have helped so much with everything. They deserve high praise. Thank you so much.
Vivienne and Kia are amazing caregivers to our mother. Both of them exhibit, patience and attention to detail. They are kind and excellent in all they do! We are so grateful for their help and support!
I own a personal care where my residents receive care from Goldenrule hospice , our assigned CNA Vivian is one of the best if not best I have ever worked with that satisfied the expectations of good caregiving , she takes time with my residents, go above and beyond the call of duty to make the residents comfortable, thanks for allowing her to be a part of our care gong team here at Goldenrose and Graceliving.
Nurse Kathy and her assistant could not be nicer!Vivian our CNA makes my wife happy every time she sees her.It is nice to deal with good people!
Golden Rule Hospice provided EXCEPTIONAL care to my father. We are thankful for the teams support, especially Caroline, Reggie, Regina, Grissel, Chandra, Sunday & Dianna. They embody the Golden Rule & for that we are thankful. May God continue to bless each of you!
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