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.
Good Samaritan Vista Village offers seniors multiple levels of support with features that include:
Good Samaritan Vista Village’s Supportive Living program offers a unique alternative for people requiring care. Residents direct their own lifestyle preferences and personal care services. Caring compassionate staff assist residents on a 24-hour seven days a week basis. LPNs, supportive living workers, food services, therapy services and community care nurses work together with the residents to help them decide the best choices.
Each studio suite is approximately 400 square feet, has a locking door, combination living/sleeping area, a kitchenette, and a three-piece bathroom with wheelchair accessible shower. There are also 4 one-bedroom suites for couples. Residents provide their own furnishings. The common areas are decorated to make them home-like and inviting.
There are also two 10-bed dementia care cottages attached to the main building. With a unique duplex design, the cottages create a home-like setting for up to 10 clients with dementia. Each half of the duplex has 5 bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, kitchen, and secure access to a fenced yard. Clients furnish their own rooms, making them feel more at home by surrounding themselves with items that are familiar to them. Clients 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:
Admissions are coordinated by Alberta Health Services Regional Access Centre: 403-388-6380 (Lethbridge) or (toll-free) 1-866-388-6380.
Good Samaritan Vista Village also offers 20 suites of independent living. Of these 20 suites, 18 are studio suites that are approximately 300 square feet and contain a kitchenette and fully accessible bathroom. Two suites are 1 bedroom and are approximately 550 square feet with full kitchens. Meals, housekeeping, and laundry services are offered as options to all independent living tenants. Nine of the 20 suites are designated as affordable housing suites for low income tenants.
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Independent carefree living for seniors featuring a variety of support services. These apartments provide residents with flexibility and choice.
Supportive living provides accommodation in a home-like setting, where people can remain as independent as possible while they have access to accommodation and services that meet their changing needs. Supportive living serves the needs of a wide range of individuals. Residents in a supportive living setting can range from seniors who require support services due to age, chronic conditions and frailty to young adults with mental health or physical disabilities. For more information visit the Alberta Health website.