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Points West Living Cold Lake offers 42 suites for Designated Supportive Living residents and an additional 10 suites for Independent Supportive Living.

Designated Supportive Living simply means it is operated in partnership with Alberta Health Services.

Independent Supportive Living is for adults and seniors who require some support and assistance, but who do not require the services of a designated supportive living or long-term care centre.

Accommodation may consist of apartment-style suites or shared options.

Overall, Supportive Living is a home setting for adults and seniors, offering supportive services in a private, yet congregate living setting. It is a non-institutional alternative for those who are no longer able to live in their own home, which focuses on health promotion, well-being, independence and maintaining functional abilities.

The community is specifically designed with common areas and features that allow individuals to “age in place.” The site provides varied housing options and levels of services, which are designed to respond to the individual needs of those who require assistance with certain activities of daily living, but do not need access to 24 hour on-site registered nursing provided in a continuing care centre.

When did the site open?

This beautiful two storey community opened in the Fall of 2013.

How many of the 52 suites will be available for Low Income Seniors and what will their rent be?

Please see the table below. All Rates are approximate.

Type Of Suite Number of Suites Rental Rates Per Month
Independent 1- Bedroom 2 $2,250-$2,350
Bariatric 2 $1,894.00
Dementia-DSL 22 $1894.00
1- Bedroom-DSL 2 $2069.00
Designated Supportive Living 24 $1894.00
Additional Person in Suite   $595.00

Is there a choice in room size, layout?

There are two styles of suites; the 1-Bedroom, and the Bachelor Style.  There is only one layout in each of these style of suites.

Are appliances included?

Yes, in the 1-Bedroom suites, there is a 24” range, a microwave, and an apartment-sized fridge.  In the Bachelor Style suites, there is a microwave and a bar size fridge.

What services does the rent cover?

The Rental Rates include weekly light housekeeping, basic cable, power and water, and three meals per day with snacks.  Weekly Linen and Laundry Services are available for approximately $75.00 per month extra, and basic Telephone is approximately $40.00 per month extra.

How often does the rent go up, and by how much?

Rental rates, if they change, would increase 1 time per year. Any increase for Designated Supportive Living suites is based on Alberta Health setting Long Term Care Room Rental Rates.

Tell us about the staffing. Who will be in charge of the building? Who will be caring for the tenants and what type of care will they provide? What are their qualifications? Where did they receive their training?

The site will have a Licensed Practical Nurse, registered with CLPNA, or an experienced Health Care Administrator managing the day-to-day operations, and will be supported by an On-Call Registered Nurse, and Physician.  There will be an on-call Pharmacy as well.  There will be Certified Health Care Aids trained at various Accredited Colleges within Alberta, providing most of the hands-on care to the residents such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, medication administration and other services within their scope of practice.  Licensed Practical Nurses will perform injections, wound dressings, and any other tasks that do not fall within an HCA’s scope of practice.

Will this site have its own bus service for Doctor's appointments, a bank run, shopping etc. and will there be a fee to use this service?

We plan to have a handi-bus available a few times per week that will take people to various scheduled appointments, banks, Dr.’s Appointments, and to extracurricular, off-site events.  Some small fees for services will apply in some cases depending on the circumstance.

What types of on-site Amenities will there be?

Hair Salon, Exercise Room, Multi-Purpose Room, Guest Room-1, Common Spaces, Ample Parking, Courtyards (secure and non-secure), Walking Paths and Gardens.

Who provides the food? Does it come in frozen? Where is it prepared and by whom? Is there a dietician involved in the planning of the meals and special diets?

Points West Living provides home-made meals. We offer residents a variety of choices, allowing them to enjoy local favourites, familiar foods and specialties. Fresh fruits and vegetables are used when possible. All food is prepared fresh daily, on-site by staff of Points West Living Cold Lake.  Staff are trained in food preparation and handling. The staff prepare food based on a 9-week menu cycle. Menus are based on The Canada Food Guide and are approved by a Dietary Technologist. Special diets are available and managed on site including:  low sodium, low calorie, celiac, thickened, minced, pureed, and diabetic.

If the menus are pre-planned, what about holidays, special events, or requests?

While there is a 9-week menu cycle, there is always flexibility within that cycle. All menus are reviewed monthly with special consideration given for holidays, special events and occasions, as well as residents' requests.

Will there be a Physician on call?

Yes. However, at this time, we do not have an on-call Physician secured for this site.

Who can reside at Points West Living?

Points West Living – Designated Supportive Living:
The Designated Supportive Living residents will be assessed by Alberta Health Services through Coordinated Access for Points West Living. Inquiries on the assessment and placement process can be obtained by contacting the Alberta Health Services at 1-855-371-4122

Points West Living – Independent Supportive Living:
The ISL suites are available to individuals wishing to have the services offered by Points West Living (safe environment, meals, housekeeping, recreation, 24/7 emergency staffing).  Please contact the office at 780-639-1260 or gm.coldlake@pointswestliving.com.

 

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