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Christenson Village details

Operator

Good Samaritan Society

Website

www.gss.org/locations/christenson-village

Building amenities

Amenities include seven dining rooms, a private dining room, a variety of lounge areas and activity rooms. There is a fully functioning physio room, resident scooter room, volunteer-run library and BBQ area. There is a chapel with pastoral services, a hair salon and a multimedia area. There are laundry facilities on each floor and an active recycling program.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Christenson Village is a Lutheran Social Services Organization.

Accreditation status

Accredited – Expiry 2019. Accreditation status- Commendation. Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their residents, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. 

Philosophy of care

Christenson Village extends Christian hospitality through a continuum of care to those in need or at risk, regardless of race or religious belief. We provide a safe, comfortable community where people experience a sense of caring, belonging and purpose. We work in supportive partnerships and open our hearts to others by affirming their goodness and potential. We lead through giving of ourselves in service to others, by acting with courage in a trustworthy and ethical manner.

Type of accommodation

Christenson Village is a 140 bed site with 60 Assisted Living one-bedroom suites for independent residents which include a full kitchen with stove and refrigerator, and a full washroom with walk-in shower. There are 50 Complex Care bachelor suites with self-contained washrooms. The 3 Dementia Complex Care Cottage contains two large common living areas with kitchens, and 10 Resident Suites in each cottage. 

Cost

Residents pay 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Minimum and maximum rates apply. There may be other costs not included in the resident contribution. Visit our Costs page for more information.

Special recreation opportunities

Daily recreation includes exercises, osteofit, internal and external entertainment, gardening, spiritual services and multimedia programs. We are a dog therapy training center and have our own resident bus for outings.

Accessibility

All areas of our building are wheelchair accessible. All hallways have railings and width parameters to support this.

Motorized scooter policy

Power units are allowed within the facility after an assessment of safe power unit management has been completed by occupational therapy. Reassessment will occur annually or earlier if indicated. Limitations will be placed if necessary.

Pet policy

Our detailed pet policy examines facility pet suitability and concentrates on areas such as hand hygiene, suitability of animals, health screening, collars and leashes, regional or provincial pet guidelines, precautions for infectious diseases, visiting animals, bites and scratches, disruptive pet behavior and any pet restrictions.

Smoking policy

There is a no smoking policy within our buildings. Staff are not allowed to smoke anywhere on the property. Resident smoking is limited to an outdoor designated area.

Safety & security features

The front entrance is secure, and all side entrances, including cottage doors, use a coded key pad system. All unit doors use a mag-lock system for safety and security. Complex care use a pull-cord system for resident safety, and assisted living residents use a Telecare system. All visitors must sign in and out of the building upon entering and leaving.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

There is easy access to shopping malls and we’re minutes from scenic Lower Gibson’s. We are close to the Gibson’s Recreation Center, and central to regular Handi-Dart service.

Facility-specific restrictions

No facility specific restrictions.

Information last updated June 2016

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