Lethbridge – Park Meadows Village
1511 – 15 Avenue N.
Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2
Ph: (403) 328-9404
Fax: (403) 328-8208
40 Designated Supportive Living Suites
Four 10-Bed Dementia Care Cottages
Three 12-Bed Dementia Care Cottages
5 Community Support Beds
Park Meadows Village offers seniors a high level quality of care with features that include:
- Fully wheelchair-accessible
- Common areas include TV and activity rooms, lounges, dining room, private family dining room and laundry room
- Outdoor areas include a landscaped courtyard
Park Meadows Village’s Designated Supportive Living 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, assisted living workers, food services, therapy services and community care nurses work together with the residents to help them decide the best choices.
Each studio suite is approximately 400 square feet, has a locking door, combination living/sleeping area, a kitchenette, and a three-piece bathroom. Resident's provide their own furnishings. The common areas are decorated to make them home-like and inviting.
There are five Community Support Beds at Park Meadows Village available for short stays for a period up to two months for clients requiring respite, palliative or convalescence care.
There are also a total of 7 dementia care cottages at Park Meadows Village that consist of four 10-bed and three 12-bed cottages with duplex designs that create a home-like setting for clients with dementia. Each half of the duplex has 5 or 6 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:
- 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 Alberta Health Services Regional Access Centre: (403) 388-6380 (Lethbridge) or (toll-free) 1-866-388-6380.