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 West Highland Centre & Estates

Overview

1 Dementia Care Cottage
49 Independent Living Apartments
90 Supportive Living Suites

West Highland Centre

Good Samaritan West Highland Centre offers community of Lethbridge Supportive Living services in a unique home-like environment.

Our 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.

Good Samaritan West Highland Centre is fully wheelchair-accessible. Some amenities include common areas with cable television, multipurpose rooms, lounges, dining room, private family dining room, laundry room and an outdoor landscaped courtyard. The common areas are decorated to make them home-like and inviting.

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. Residents provide their own furnishings to suit their own lifestyle.

Good Samaritan West Highland Centre also has 10 Supportive Living couple suites that are approximately 600 square feet with 1 bedroom, full kitchen and a three-piece bathroom with wheelchair accessible shower. Five suites are on the main floor and offer private access to an outdoor patio.

The 10-bed dementia care cottage is a unique duplex design that creates a home-like setting for 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:

    • 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

Admissions are coordinated by Alberta Health Services Regional Access Centre: 403-388-6380 (Lethbridge) or (toll-free) 1-866-388-6380.

West Highland Estates

Good Samaritan West Highland Estates Life Lease offers residents a unique form of housing that combines all the benefits of ownership and renting a new, apartment home. Good Samaritan West Highland Estates has 1 and 2 bedroom units ranging from 690 square feet to 1376 square feet. Refundable entrance fees range from $40,500 to $81,000 and rents range from $1,000 to $1,558 per month (including utilities and taxes). Meals, housekeeping and laundry service are available as optional services to all Life Lease tenants. Life Lease apartments are available to individuals 49 and over.  Click here for more information.

2687 Garry Drive West

Lethbridge, Alberta

T1J 5A3

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Office: 403-380-6275

Fax: 403-380-6732

Amenities Nearby

  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurants