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 Village by the Station is a unique community offering seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in place.
Good Samaritan Village by the Station includes 60 residential care suites, each equipped with a 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, such as a chair, lamp, pictures, quilt or bedspread to personalize their room.
Good Samaritan Canada and Interior Health Authority (IHA) work together to coordinate the placement of appropriate clients to Good Samaritan Village by the Station.
There are 4 dementia care cottages that have been designed as duplexes to create a home-like setting for up to ten clients. Each half of the duplex has 5 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen and secure access to a 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:
Admission is coordinated through the IHA Community Case Manager.
The Assisted Living program at Good Samaritan Village by the Station consists of 35 suites (33 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom) that are equipped with an apartment size range and fridge, bathroom with a wheelchair accessible shower and drapes. The program 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 service. Optional services include a third meal and personal laundry service.
Costs of personal care services are funded by IHA. Application for admission is through IHA Community Care Programs 250-770-3480. Residents must qualify for IHA support and BC Housing subsidy to be eligible for Assisted Living.
The Day Program at Good Samaritan Village by the Station accommodates up to 16 adults daily. Participants may attend from one to six days per week, depending on individual need. Services include:
Enrolment into the program is by referral from IHA Community Care Programs 250-770-3477.
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.