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 Linden View offers seniors multiple living options and a high level quality of care with features that include:
Good Samaritan Linden View offers a total of 64 supportive living suites; 56 private studio suites for single persons and 8 one-bedroom suites for couples. Caring compassionate staff assist residents on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis with the professional support of LPNs.
There are also 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 6 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace and secure access to a fenced yard. Residents furnish their own rooms, making them feel more at home by surrounding themselves with items that are familiar to them. 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:
Admissions are coordinated through the Alberta Health Services Regional Access Centre, phone 403-388-6380 (Lethbridge).
There are also five Community Support Beds available for short stays for a period up to two months for clients requiring respite, palliative or convalescence care.
Supportive living provides accommodation in a home-like setting, where people can remain as independent as possible while they have access to accommodation and services that meet their changing needs. Supportive living serves the needs of a wide range of individuals. Residents in a supportive living setting can range from seniors who require support services due to age, chronic conditions and frailty to young adults with mental health or physical disabilities. For more information visit the Alberta Health website.