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It is all too common that adult children face difficult decisions of how to care for their parents when they are unable to care for themselves on a day-to-day basis. With longevity and population on the rise, the chances are that you too will find yourself as the primary caregiver for a parent at some point in your life if you haven’t already.

Many years ago, Nelson Salabarria, Sr. found himself in this situation when his mother developed Alzheimer’s Disease and became frail. Even though he lived in Florida where there is a large elderly population, his options were limited to placing her in a skilled nursing home or a small personal care home with limited security for wandering. Long before the uprising of what we today refer to as assisted living, Salabarria dreamed of building a community where seniors could live with dignity and respect. Years later, Salabarria contacted his son, Alex, and asked him to leave the sunny beaches of Sarasota, Florida and move to Atlanta where Alex’s brothers and sisters resided to develop an assisted living community.

Alex expressed his concerns, as his father was a retired developer and Alex was in the hotel and restaurant business. “What do we know about caring for seniors?” Alex asked. After agreeing to his father’s request, the Salabarria family opened their first community, Oaks at Woodstock, on March 1, 1998.

A little lost and inexperienced, the family struggled for the first few years. However, it wasn’t long before their involvement and commitment to providing the best senior care allowed them to sustain incredible success! By September of 2006, they rode the waves of having developed the reputation of delivering the best senior care in Atlanta and successfully opened a second location, Oaks at Riverstone in Canton, Georgia.

Once the Canton community opened, Alex’s brother Nelson and brother-in-law Doug chose to leave their companies and careers behind to join the family business bringing over fifty years of construction and development experience to Salabarria team. “Based on the fact that we locate our sites, design, build, and operate them ourselves, we now have a perfect family team to continue to grow in our passion and vision for senior housing,” said Alex.

A third assisted living and memory care community opened in March of 2009. Oaks at Post Road is the culmination of the Salabarria family’s hard work and vision. Their commitment to being personally available to their residents and families, to provide the best staff and staffing ratios, to provide their residents with wonderful amenities, and to provide a beautiful and comfortable home, is what separates them from others. Since the opening of Oaks at Post Road, the Salabarria family continues to spread their passion, and have opened several more communities in Georgia. Oaks Senior Living is a person-centered company, focusing entirely on residents, their families, and staff. This allows them to offer flexible care for their residents and perks for employees like bringing their children to work to enjoy the company of the residents.

“I learned many years ago that the key to success is to surround yourself with great people and to create a culture of family, love, and compassion. One of the largest blessings we have is the people in our organization. My family has been blessed with the opportunity to care for seniors, and we do not take it lightly. It is not just a job, business, or career. It has become a moral passion and a way to give back by helping His children here on earth,” Alex commented.

Oaks Senior Living Partners

Genesis Rehabilitation

We have partnered with Genesis Rehab to provide on-site therapy services to residents to ensure the highest quality of life. Genesis Rehabilitation delivers physical, occupational and speech therapy services reliably and accurately, with a focus on results. Through sophisticated program management using state-of-the-art technology, they provide services specifically tailored to Oaks Senior Living. The goal is to offer exceptional clinical care and outstanding service on behalf of our customers. Medicare Part B covers therapy services.

Amedisys Home Health Services

With over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Amedisys understands the importance of delivering high-quality services to residents in their apartment. When you work with your physician, their multidisciplinary team addresses your individual needs, provides customized services using the most advanced technology, and delivers the most efficient patient-focused health care available. Home health care services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, workers’ compensation, and private payment.

Dakim Brain Fitness

The risk for Alzheimer’s begins at age 65, and by 85 there’s a 50% chance you’ll have Alzheimer’s. Dementia is the greatest threat to the quality of life of seniors, but it is not an inevitable consequence of aging. Dakim is the only brain fitness system that combines challenging brain exercises with the latest in technology to create entertaining and engaging brain games just for seniors. Dakim is for all seniors, those who are sharp as tacks, or have Mild Cognitive Impairment, or even have moderate dementia.


Accushield is a front entry, digital, sign-in kiosk that screens and verifies third-party vendors and service providers. This proprietary technology verifies with a photo that every third-party vendor and service provider meets community-specific requirements before a badge is printed and entry is granted. The Accushield system verifies that all vendors have a clear criminal background, sufficient liability insurance, adequate workers’ compensation, up-to-date immunization records, signed community waiver of liability and proper industry-specific training.


Silversphere is a senior living specific technology provider of turn-key emergency call solutions. We want to help provide residents safety, security, and independence once they are there. Our customizable emergency call systems and nurse call solutions include resident monitoring, wander management, access control, motion detection, and wearable technology – just to name a few. Altogether, Silversphere is here to help you run the most successful senior living business possible.


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