Our partnership with research

Fountainview is nationally and locally recognized by health care associations and government agencies for our quality of care. Our close proximity to and partnership with Emory University and other research institutions provides access to the latest dementia findings and treatments. We are a go-to site for Alzheimer’s research, teaching, training and education.

The Fountainview Center & Clifton Corridor

Alzheimer’s research has long been a focus of the “Clifton Corridor,” a section of Clifton Road in Atlanta recognized nationally for the research centers that line it. Because of Fountainview’s close proximity to this corridor and our unique environment, we are frequently selected to share our staff, services and facilities with these and other learning institutions to aid in teaching, investigating, treatment and the search for a cure.

Research, training and
clinical drug trial affiliates

Art Institute of Atlanta, School of Design


Alzheimer’s Association, Atlanta Chapter

Training and Education

Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center

Research and Clinical Drug Trials

Emory Healthcare, Wesley Woods Geriatric Center

Psychiatry Fellows Clinical Training

Emory University School of Medicine and School of Nursing

Training, Research and Clinical Drug Trials

Georgia State University, School of Nursing, School of Social Work and School of Public Health

Training and Research

Georgia Medical Institute


Georgia Department of Human Resources

Training Site

Mercer College, Atlanta, School of Pharmacy



University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Nursing


Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Harvard Medical School Affiliate



Educator and
advocate affiliates

Fountainview also serves as a host site for presentations by leading experts on issues of dementia. The following advocates, authors and researchers have provided education sessions for our families and staff.

P.K. Beville, Geriatric Specialist

Developer, Virtual Dementia Tour®

Betsy Brawley

Author, Designing for Dementia

Susan Gilster, Ph.D.

Consultant to Alzheimer’s and Long-Term Care facilities, Author, Changing Culture, Changing Care, S.E. R.V. I.C.E. First. A Way of Life: Developing Exemplary Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program

Carley Hellen

Author, Alzheimer’s Disease Activity-Focused Care

Nancy L. Kriseman, MSW, LCSW

Author, The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare

Joseph Ouslander, MD

Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Author, Medical Care in the Nursing Home

Joyce Simard, LCSW

Author, Namaste Care for End Stage Dementia

David Troxel and Virginia Bell

Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care and the Best Friends Staff

Larry Tune, MD, MAS, FAPM

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Teaching and Research


"You are a very special breed of caretakers who open their hearts to each of your residents. Not only did you embrace our mother and her needs, but you took each of us into your hearts. The love we felt and were shown was so tremendous."


Cathy Brown and family

“It was a surprise to us how quickly Mila adjusted to her new home and this was due in large part to all the wonderful people involved in her care. We couldn’t be more grateful to each and every one of you.”


George and Elizabeth Petkovich

“Although Dad was only there for two months, you provided excellent care and were there for us when we needed you.”


Mickey Wener, Jenny Michaels & Susan Hatfield

“Thank you so very much for the wonderful care you gave to my precious Mama. As I left there each day, I knew that she was in caring and competent hands. I didn’t worry about her for I knew that all of you are dedicated to good care for the residents.”


Margaret Lenne

“Thank you for your loving care of my dad. Your efforts to truly see him as a person and an individual was a comfort to us as we watched the husband, father and grandfather we loved decline.”


Faye Hardiman

“You are special people doing a difficult job. Never doubt the importance of all those ‘little’ things you do every day. In the end, they are the big things.”


Anne Cherry

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