About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

News

Initiative to curb antipsychotic medication use spurs improvement in resident care at The Good Samaritan Society

17 May, 2016
Initiative to curb antipsychotic medication use spurs improvement in resident care at The Good Samaritan Society

Edmonton – May 16, 2016 – A shift in care delivery at several Good Samaritan care homes has resulted in dramatic results for residents with dementia. The attitude and approach of staff changed regarding resident aggressive behaviours. As a result, the pilot unit went from 26% to 10% of its residents without an appropriate diagnosis....

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Volunteers Are the Roots of Strong Communities

11 April, 2016
Volunteers Are the Roots of Strong Communities

“A tree is known by its fruit..a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy and respect, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Basil. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for The Good Samaritan society to boom! Resilient and strong, our volunteers....

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Our Chaplain, Vikki Marrs, wins the BC Care Award for the 2016 Innovation of the Year

9 March, 2016
Our Chaplain, Vikki Marrs, wins the BC Care Award for the 2016 Innovation of the Year

  The Good Samaritan Society is very proud of our Chaplain, Vikki Marrs, who recently won the BC Care Award for the 2016 Innovation of the Year for two of her unique innovations that she implemented at two of our care homes in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Hillside Village and Pioneer Lodge. Her first innovation....

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Our Educator, Darcy Shenfield, receives the Rita McGregor Excellence in Nursing Education Award

9 March, 2016
Our Educator, Darcy Shenfield, receives the Rita McGregor Excellence in Nursing Education Award

Darcy Shenfield, Educator at The Good Samaritan Society, was the 2015 recipient of this award from Norquest College and is featured in the Winter 2015 Care Magazine which is published by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Darcy is a 27 year employee currently working as an Educator and her passion is in....

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The Good Samaritan Society’s Director of Quality Improvement published in Preventative Medicine Reports.

9 March, 2016
The Good Samaritan Society’s Director of Quality Improvement published in Preventative Medicine Reports.

The Good Samaritan Society’s very own Erin Bampton, Director of Quality Improvement, has been published in the Preventative Medicine Reports. Her study helps gain a better understanding of the associations of health-related quality of life and psychosocial factors (e.g. satisfaction with life, level of self-esteem, anxiety, depression) with resistance training and sedentary behavior. For more....

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Penny celebrates her 103rd Birthday!

9 March, 2016

  Penny celebrates her 103rd birthday at Village by the Station in Penticton, BC. Check out this video on YouTube. We wish her the loveliest of birthdays!

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RFP for External Audit Services

18 December, 2015
RFP for External Audit Services

The Good Samaritan Society is currently soliciting proposals from licensed public accounting firms to provide external audit services for a 5 year term, with the possibility of extending by 2 additional 1 year options. The term will begin with the annual audit for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. This is subject to the....

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Health watchdog ranks Alberta long-term care centres, Oct 28, 2015

5 November, 2015
Health watchdog ranks Alberta long-term care centres, Oct 28, 2015

Since the Long Term Care Family Experience Survey was conducted by the Health Quality Council of Alberta, The Good Samaritan Society (GSS) has made significant improvements in many of the areas that are highlighted in your story. On October 16, 2014, I wrote to Alberta Health Services (AHS) expressing my concerns with historical funding shortfalls....

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Thank You

26 June, 2015
Thank You

A huge shout out to all of sponsors and golfers that came out to the 23rd annual Servus Spirit of Caring Golf Classic! It was another very successful fundraiser for The Good Samaritan Society with a record number of registered golfers, 209, and we  have surpassed our goal of $100,000. We could not have done it without your....

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Good Samaritan TeleCare®

14 October, 2014

Since 1987 Good Samaritan TeleCare® has been changing lives when they identified a need to assist seniors in their own homes.  We began with a focus on personal emergency response and have evolved into total home monitoring and safety support. Good Samaritan TeleCare® is a 24 hour emergency response service available at the touch of a....

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