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

Good Samaritan Christenson Village

Overview

3 Dementia Care Cottages
60 Assisted Living Suites
50 Long Term Care Suites

Good Samaritan Christenson Village offers seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in place.

The Assisted Living program at Good Samaritan Christenson Village consists of 60 one bedroom suites and offers residents the flexibility to prepare breakfast and lunch in their own suite, if they choose. Residents pay rent, which includes 2 daily meals, housekeeping and linen service, and Good Samaritan TeleCare® emergency response system.

Good Samaritan Christenson Village includes 50 licensed long term care suites, each with a bathroom and wheelchair accessible shower. All suites are furnished with a bed, night table, dresser and side chair. Residents are encouraged to bring some of their own belongings.

There are three dementia care cottages at Good Samaritan Christenson Village. Each of the three cottages features a unique duplex designed to create a home-like setting for 10 residents. Each half of the duplex has 5 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen and secure access to a fenced yard. Residents are included in the events of daily living to the extent that they are accustomed and able.

The care component of the dementia care program is based more on a social rather than a medical model of care. Personal autonomy and competencies are emphasized. Residents can participate in daily activities associated with a home-like environment. These kinds of opportunities are difficult, if not impossible, to offer in large care centres.

Key elements of this model of care are:

  • Creation of a familiar, home-like environment
  • Combining privacy of accommodation with the security of around-the-clock staffing
  • Use of familiar household routines for resident activities
  • Staff serve as role models to engage residents in activities

Admission is coordinated through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Long Term Care Coordinator at Home Care Services at 604-741-0726.

Good Samaritan Christenson Village is located about two blocks away from the center of town with a large treed site near community walking paths. The care home is named “Christenson Village” after the original owners of the property who dedicated this location for a seniors care centre.

585 Shaw Road

Gibsons, British Columbia

V0N 1V8

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Office: 604-886-8747

Fax: 604-886-8790

Amenities Nearby

  • Shopping Centre
  • Pharmacy
  • Restaurants