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.
In October 2023, The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada will again begin our accreditation journey. Throughout the next nine months, GSS and GSC will be preparing to meet or exceed the Accreditation Canada’s standards for : Governance, Infection Prevention and Control, Leadership, Long Term Care, Medication Management, Residential Homes for Seniors, and Service Excellence.
Accreditation demonstrates to our residents, families and community that we strive for service excellence in terms of quality and safety. It promotes and fosters a resident & family centered care approach and engagement. It enhances resident safety and minimizes risk. It improves communication and collaboration. Lastly, accreditation promotes awareness and education on evidence-based best practice and standards.
For over 60 years, Accreditation Canada has been an independent, nongovernmental Canadian organization that works with healthcare authorities, hospitals, and community-based programs and organizations to improve resident quality, safety, care, and service.
Learn more about Accreditation Canada at www.accreditation.ca.
In October 2019, The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada went beyond the requirements of the Qmentum accreditation program and were commended by Accreditation Canada for promoting a culture that lives its mission, vision and values.
“The Good Samaritan Society and Good Samaritan Canada continue to be an innovative provider of care that is focused on excellence and engaged in building collaborative relationships to support quality and safety and manage risk.”
As part of the Accreditation Canada Qmentum process, our organization underwent a rigorous evaluation including assessments of our leadership, governance, clinical programs and services against national standards and requirements for quality and safety. Specifically, we were assessed for six Standard Sets: Governance, Leadership, Residential Homes, Infection Prevention and Control, Medication Management and Long Term Care.
Overall, the organization did very well, achieving 99% (594 / 600 met criteria) of total criteria met within the standard sets. Of particular note, the Medication Management, Infection Prevention and Control, and Governance Standard Sets were 100% met.
As a charity, The Good Samaritan Society raises funds to provide loving care and quality service to honour the diverse population we serve. Donations to our charity allow us to enhance the programs and services we offer to more than 6000 people.Donate Today