Medicine Hat – South Ridge Village
550 Spruce Way S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4P1
Ph: (403) 528-5050
Fax: (403) 504-2520
70 Continuing Care Suites
42 Supportive Living Suites
Three 10-Bed Dementia Care Cottages
Day Program for 25 Individuals/Day
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 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:
- Creation of a familiar, home-like environment
- Combining privacy of accommodation with the security of around-the-clock staffing
- Use of familiar household routines for resident activities
- Staff serve as role models to engage residents in activities
Admissions are coordinated by the Alberta Health Services Placement Coordinator in Medicine Hat (403) 528-8000.
The Supportive Living program at 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 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.