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Christenson Village assisted living details

Operator

Good Samaritan Canada

Building amenities

Amenities include a chapel, multipurpose room, rehab room, beauty/barber shop. Each area has separate dining and lounge facilities. Each floor has access to laundry and specialized bathing facilities.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

The Good Samaritan Society is a Lutheran-based organization whose mission is to extend Christian hospitality through a continuum of care to those in need or at risk, regardless of race or religious belief. Ethnic food choices will be provided based on resident/family input.

Accreditation

Accredited by national organization. 

Philosophy of care

Assisted living provides accommodation, hospitality and personal care services in a manner that:

  • Promotes and maximizes choice, dignity and control for Residents
  • Promotes the Residents’ right to privacy as well as opportunities for social interaction
  • Supports Residents’ independence through physical design features in the building and the delivery of support services
  • Provides care and services that are shaped to meet the Residents’ needs
  • Creates a home-like environment that supports the Residents’ preferred lifestyle

Type of accommodation

There are 60 one-bedroom assisted living suites (560 square feet). Generally speaking one-bedroom assisted living suites are large enough to accommodate couples. Also on the site are 50 private complex care rooms (270 square feet) and 3 dementia care cottages with 10 bedrooms each (153 square feet).

Download a floor plan of a typical Christenson Village suite 

Furnishings

Assisted living suites are equipped with a fridge and stove and tenants provide all suite furnishings. All common spaces are finished with comfortable and tasteful furnishings.

Cost

Individual tenants pay 70% of after tax income subject to a minimum and maximum amount. The resident contribution includes: monthly rental accommodation, hospitality services (meals, housekeeping, etc), and personal care. Couples living together pay up to 70% of combined after tax income. 

Examples of items that are not included as part of the 70% include: telephone, cable, household and toiletry supplies, all medications, personal care supplies and insurance.

Visit the Costs page in the Home and Community Care section of this website for information on what this payment covers. 

Food service

Table service is provided in the dining room. Meals will be delivered to the suites on a temporary basis if medically required. Meal plans are developed and reviewed by a registered dietician. There is resident input to meals through the resident/family council.

Housekeeping & laundry

Included in the monthly rent is weekly laundering of tenant’s linens and towels, as well as weekly housekeeping of suites. Washing machines are located on each floor for tenant’s personal use for a monthly charge of $9. Personal laundry services are available for a cost of $ 39 per month.

Special recreation opportunities

Social and recreational opportunities are available daily. There is a monthly calendar of events distributed to each resident and daily activities are posted.

Emergency response (24) capacity

Staff are available to tenants on an unscheduled basis 24/7. In assisted living there is a Telecare system (pendant or wrist) that is answered directly by staff.

Accessibility

Tenants must be able to move around in their own suite, with or without mobility aides. Tenants will be assisted to the dining room if required.

Motorized scooter policy

Indoor and outdoor scooter storage is available.

Pet policy

Pets are permitted in consultation with the Client Service Manager. Resident must be able to care for their own pet.

Smoking policy

Smoking is not permitted inside the building. There are designated outdoor smoking areas.

Safety & security features

Smoke detectors are in all rooms and the building is fully equipped with sprinklers. Access to building is through a single door which is locked at night. Once locked, visitors must ring staff to gain access.

Visiting

Visiting hours are flexible. Visitors must ring staff to gain access once the main doors are locked at night.

Parking (tenant & visitor)

Tenant parking is available at a cost of $15 per month. There is visitor parking both on site and street.

Neighbourhood/community amenities

Close to shopping and support services.

Facility-specific restrictions

Unavailable

Exit criteria

Cannot accommodate tenants in Assisted Living who are unable to make decisions on their own behalf, or who require 24-hour professional care. Tenants will be supported to find appropriate alternate accommodation (e.g., within the campus of care at Christenson Village or off site).

Tour information

Tours are available to those who have been pre-authorized for assisted living by a community case manager. Once authorized, tours can be arranged by contacting facility reception. 

Last updated April 2016

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