For nearly 115 years, A.G. Rhodes has provided high-quality health care to seniors in metro Atlanta. With three nursing homes located in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties, A.G. Rhodes serves more than 1,100 seniors each year for both short-term and long-term care.
A.G. Rhodes offers some of the most distinctive programming available, including our popular Songs for Seniors program within the Music Therapy Department. Songs for Seniors promotes the incorporation of music into many areas of the day. A key component of the program is the use of iPods with songs tailored for individual residents to enjoy.
Many benefits are associated with music, especially for seniors who struggle with dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges.
Stimulates the brain
Reduces depression, stress and anxiety
Increases energy levels
Increases cardiovascular strength
Improves respiratory function
Slows the decline of cognitive skills
Increases involvement in activities
Lessens feelings of loneliness
Creates opportunities to communicate and bond
Provides avenues for creative expression
Donations to the program help cover the costs of iPods, downloadable music and headsets.