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 West Highland Centre offers community of Lethbridge Supportive Living services in a unique home-like environment.
Our 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, supportive living workers, food services, therapy services and community care nurses work together with the residents to help them decide the best choices.
Good Samaritan West Highland Centre is fully wheelchair-accessible. Some amenities include common areas with cable television, multipurpose rooms, lounges, dining room, private family dining room, laundry room and an outdoor landscaped courtyard. The common areas are decorated to make them home-like and inviting.
Each studio suite is approximately 400 square feet, has a locking door, combination living/sleeping area, a kitchenette, and a three-piece bathroom with wheelchair accessible shower. Residents provide their own furnishings to suit their own lifestyle.
Good Samaritan West Highland Centre also has 10 Supportive Living couple suites that are approximately 600 square feet with 1 bedroom, full kitchen and a three-piece bathroom with wheelchair accessible shower. Five suites are on the main floor and offer private access to an outdoor patio.
The 10-bed dementia care cottage is a unique duplex design that creates a home-like setting for clients with dementia. Each half of the duplex has 5 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.
Good Samaritan West Highland Estates offers 49 Life Lease apartments designed for independent seniors. The Life Lease model offers residents a form of housing that provides guaranteed tenure, a hedge against inflation and all of the security, comfort, and freedom a person would expect to enjoy in their retirement years, all at a reasonable cost. 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans are available, ranging from 690 square feet to 1376 square feet. Meals, social and recreational services are available as optional services to all Life Lease tenants. Life Lease apartments are available to individuals 49 and over.
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Independent carefree living for seniors featuring a variety of support services. These apartments provide residents with flexibility and choice.
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.