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 Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre is a continuing care centre/auxiliary hospital with 190 long-term care suites for the elderly and frail elderly. Named to honor Dr. Gerald Zetter who served as Chief of Medical Staff at The Good Samaritan Society for 25 years from 1974 to 1999, the Centre continues to reflect the care he was so well known for as seen in staff who continue his legacy.
Resident rooms are located on two floors, with 100 residents living on each floor. The four pods house 25 resident rooms each with 12 semi-private and 13 private rooms in each. A chapel on the main floor and the Gniewotta Quiet Room offer a place to unwind, pray, or relax for those family members who are experiencing challenging times. The beautiful treed patio area, complete with gazebo and umbrella for shade and wheelchair accessible flower boxes is a “spring and summer” destination for families and residents.
The welcoming environment takes a holistic, person centered approach to care, ensuring the resident focus is maintained through recreational, pastoral care, and rehabilitation programs focused on enhancing the quality of life of the varied populations residing here. A sampling of stimulating focus’ are intergenerational programming, Pet Therapy, watercolor art classes, as well as music, reminiscing and socialization therapy, integrating staff engagement, and volunteer involvement to succeed in providing resident satisfaction and well-being. The well maintained fish tanks and bird homes inspire and stimulate our residents.
The long term care beds include:
Admissions are coordinated through Alberta Health Services 780-496-1300.
Long-term care facilities are designed specifically for individuals with complex, unpredictable medical needs who require 24 hour on-site Registered Nurse assessment and/or treatment. Rooms in long-term care facilities are already furnished with a hospital bed, dresser and closet. All direct and consultative health-care services are provided on site, including physician visits. For more information visit the Alberta Health Services website.
In partnership with Alberta Health Services, The Good Samaritan Society CHOICE© Program (Comprehensive Home Option for Integrated Care of the Elderly) provides seniors with complex medical conditions (who might otherwise be eligible for admission to a continuing care centre) the advantage of living at home by utilizing the support services made available at the site.