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 South Ridge Village offers seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in place with 70 private continuing care suites, each with a private bathroom including a wheelchair accessible shower. All suites are furnished with a hospital style bed, night table, dresser and side chair. Residents are encouraged to bring some of their own belongings to personalize their room.
There are also three 10-bed dementia care cottages at Good Samaritan South Ridge Village; 10 of the beds are continuing care, 10 of the beds are designated supportive living dementia and 10 of the beds are private supportive living dementia. Our dementia cottages are unique duplexes designed to create a home-like setting for up to 10 dementia clients in each cottage. Each side of the duplex has 5 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen, and secure access to the fenced yard. 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 the Alberta Health Services Placement Coordinator in Medicine Hat 403-528-8000
The Supportive Living program at Good Samaritan South Ridge Village consists of 42 suites and provides accommodation and personal care services to residents in private suites. The program offers residents the flexibility to prepare their breakfast and lunch in their own suite, if they choose. Residents pay rent, which includes housekeeping and linen service and Good Samaritan TeleCare® emergency response system. Optional services such as meals, personal laundry service, and cable TV may be purchased.
Call the facility for further information 403-528-5050 concerning both private supportive living and designated supportive living (funded through Alberta Health Services).
The Personal Pathways Day Program accommodates up to 25 adults Monday thru Friday. Participants may attend from one to five days per week, depending on individual need. Enrolment into the program is by referral from Alberta Health Services Home Care. Services include daytime caregiver respite, personal care assistance, bathing, social/recreational activities, and health promotion. Participants are served a hot meal at lunchtime.
Monitored home safety devices, telephone support and emergency response services to improve quality of life and provide peace of mind.
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.