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 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. Optional services include a third meal, and personal laundry service.
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 five 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:
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.
Monitored home safety devices, telephone support and emergency response services to improve quality of life and provide peace of mind.
Assisted living services provide housing, hospitality services and personal care services for adults who can live independently and make decisions on their own behalf but require a supportive environment due to physical and functional health challenges. For more information visit the Government of BC website.