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 Park Meadows Village & Cottages offers seniors a high level quality of care with features that include:
Good Samaritan’s Supportive Living 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, assisted living workers, food services, therapy services and community care nurses work together with the residents to help them decide the best choices.
Each studio suite is approximately 400 square feet, has a locking door, combination living/sleeping area, a kitchenette, and a three-piece bathroom. Resident’s provide their own furnishings. The common areas are decorated to make them home-like and inviting.
There are five Community Support Beds at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village available for short stays for a period up to two months for clients requiring respite, palliative or convalescence care.
There are also a total of seven dementia care cottages at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village that consist of four 10-bed and three 12-bed cottages with duplex designs that create a home-like setting for clients with dementia. Each half of the duplex has 5 or 6 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:
Admissions are coordinated by Alberta Health Services Regional Access Centre: 403-388-6380 (Lethbridge) or (toll-free) 1-866-388-6380.
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.