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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!

The hospice CNA Kia Scott comes to my house three times a week to care for my loved one with dementia who is also bedridden. This young lady is amazing! She is very attentive to my loved ones needs and mine too. She brings a light with her that makes you look forward to the days she comes here. But what really makes Kia stand out, is the extra time she takes to spend with my loved one talking to her to make her smile, laugh, and feel special. My loved one is obviously different when Kia leaves. She has a smile and a light in her eyes from the added attention Kia gives. I would recommend Kia Scott and WILL RECOMMEND Kia Scott to everyone who needs compassionate loving care for their loved one. I would like also to thank nurse Kathy who always answers all my questions I have and is very sweet to my loved one. Thank You Kia Scott!
Vivian Robinson is a very excellent CNA. I've worked with her a little over 6 years. Very great personality, very compassionate and patient care centered. Always go the extra miles and leave her clients smiling. Golden Rule is very fortunate to have a CNA like her. Golden Rule thank you for all your services 💜
I worked with Samara at Holbrook she always come to work in good sprit ready to work she’s a hard working person very reliable when every you asked her for helps she never tells you no! She take very good care of her patients!
Samara is dedicated caring and loving hospice aide. I notice she goes above and beyond for her patients, they are lucky to have her! She is a good asset to her Company. Good Job Samara! Good Job Golden Rule Hospice!!!
Samara is so great with patients makes them feel part of her family. She is the best ever!! We absolutely adore here!
We had a wonderful experience with Golden Rule Hospice throughout my dad’s illness and especially in his last difficult days. Vivian R was top -rate - a consistent, loving presence for dad and for my sister and I. From the nursing staff, social worker, amd chaplain staff, Golden Rule made this tough time a little easier.
Golden Rule Hospice was by our side during the most difficult time near my fathers end of life. I live out of town and they kept me constantly updated about his condition and made sure I made it to see him before his transition. Vivian Robinson was compassionate and caring when my family needed it the most. The professional and caring staff at Golden Rule are angels on earth.
Shout out to Chandra Anderson for being a awesome hard worker . She’s very sweet and caring with her patients.
The hospice Aide Samara Whynn is caring, attentive and very compassionate, great at problem solving and makes everyone comfortable around her.
Shamille R. is a pleasure to work with! She is competent with everything she does for me and answers my questions clearly.Helen J.
We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to Minnie Baker. Thank you for taking great care of Richard Tucker, Jr. during his in-home hospice care and last days of his transition. You are incredibly kind, compassionate, hard worker and professional person of whom Golden Rule Hospice should be proud. We highly recommend her because she care about her patients and their well-being.Thank you,Mrs. Barbara Tucker and Family
Mrs Minnie Is the BEST Care Giver in the world!!! Golden Rule Hospice is Blessed to have her on your team! She is very patient, she goes above and beyond and she is always pleasant! She deserves a raise!!!
I've worked with Golden Rule Hospice for over 7 years now. I'm currently the Administrator at Montclair Personal Care Home. Vivian R. is one of the most caring, professional, and patient CNA I've had the pleasure of working with. She exemplifies excellence and love for the work that she does. It's a pleasure working with Vivian R. -Golden Rule Hospice.
Minnie comes every MWF and is an extremely hard working and delightful nurse. I am very thankful for Golden Rule and Minnie!
The CNA Chandra Anderson is an outstanding worker. She takes pride in her work while working with her patients making sure they are well treated and taken care of
Samara is a great addition to Golden Rule Hospice, she’s compassionate, dedicated, and patient. Thanks for all you do, Samara and continue to effortlessly brighten the day of the families you interact with.
I am the MCC at Brickmont of Roswell, I have been working with Golden Rule Hospice for a few months, I am impressed and pleased by the way they do things, they are very professional. Overall I am satisfied with their service. Vivian R my staff is pleased with the service that you provide, you are a hard worker and it shows with every visit.
I absolutely love Vivian Robinson! She is the most amazing person you could ever meet! Vivian takes great care of our residents here at Legacy Ridge at Marietta! She never falls short on care! She always communicates with me and my team! The residents love her so much! Golden Rule has a winner with Vivian!Signed a happy Executive Director!🥰
The entire Hospice team was absolutely wonder in how they cared for my friend, Miss Elaine J. Her Hospice caregiver, Vivian R. was very caring and compassionate as she came in to bathe and dress her. Vivian always took her time and never rushed to complete her tasks, even going beyond what was expected.
I am a staff member at Atria North Point. I am writing this message for Ms. Ernest Reyon because it’s hard for her to type on the phone. She has appreciated the Excellent Care V. Robinson has provided. Resident mentioned “ I Love her personality and wit. And she makes me laugh. The conversation we have, are wonderful! I also love my nurse Penny. She makes sure I have everything I need.” Thank you Golden Rule!
V. Robinson. Is the hospice aide at Phoenix at Milton she takes good care of her residents. They look good and smell good she is amazing. The whole team is great. Golden Rule Hospice is at the top of my list.
Thank You! It's hard to put into words the care that Nurse Vivian R. and the members of the hospice team provide each and every day. The professional care, service and human side of Vivian's R. work was demonstrated on multiple levels. It is without a doubt that the latter months of care for JG was more than one could have expected. I am thankful for your work as well as the staff that provides care daily to their patients and the family members - Thank You.
Vivian Robinson has been assisting my uncle Rodger for a while now. I get updates after each visit. Everyone at Golden Rule Hospice has been very helpful, from getting started, to the regular ongoing care my uncle is receiving today. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Would like express that Vivian Robinson Hospice Aide gave excellent care to my residents here at Golden Rose Pch!! Thanks to Golden Rule Hospice for sending Vivian!!
The hospice CNA Samara Flynn, is a great assistant and asset to Golden rule hospice. She is very cordial and has a great memory. 👍🏽, i would recommend Samara to any parient of mines.
Samara Flynn is one of the best hospice aids I have worked with . She has great communication and is very reliable. Keep up the good work.
Samara is so wonderful l, she’s such a sweetheart, Thank you for all you do.
Samara is absolutely lovely. She is so professional and caring!! I recommend this hospice for your family needs. 10/10
Samara is the Most wonderful hospice caregiver with excellent customer service. She’s on time to her assignment, and her clients can depend on her. She takes really good care of her clients as well with the way she gets them ready for the day. She also has a good caregiver/client relationship, with her care she provides safety. Any patient or client will be happy to have her assistance.
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