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 Wedman House consists of 30 studio suites equipped with a kitchenette, which includes a bar fridge and cook top, a three piece wheelchair friendly bathroom and drapes. Clients furnish their suites with their own belongings.
Adjacent to Good Samaritan Wedman House are three dementia care cottages designed to provide assistance and residence for persons with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. They are structurally designed with safety features specific to the needs of persons with dementia. Each side of the duplex has 5 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace and secure access to a fenced yard.
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: