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Lloydminster - FAQ

When did the site open?

This beautiful community was opened in May 2008.

How many units will be available for Low Income Seniors and what will their rent be?

60 suites are available for low to moderate income seniors.
Please see the table below.

Type Of Suite Number of Suites Rental Rates Per Month
Studios 60 $1951.00
Additional Person in Suite   $625.00
Additional DSL Person in Suite   $1951.00

 

Is there a choice in room size, layout?

There is one layout for Studio suites.

Are appliances included?

Yes, there is a microwave and a beverage size fridge provided.

What services does the rent cover?

The Rental Rates include weekly light housekeeping, basic cable, power, heat and water, and three meals per day and snacks; weekly linen services. Extras would include telephone and personal laundry.

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 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?

There will be Certified Health Care Aides (HCA) providing most of the hands-on personal   care such as bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, medication assistance and other services to the residents.  Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) will perform nursing care functions, such as injections, wound dressings, and any other tasks that do not fall within an HCA’s scope of practice.

The site will have an experienced Manager managing the day-to-day operations. Support to the Manager will be provided by Connecting Care (the Manager).   Other staff employed by Points West will assist with hospitality services, such as food services, housekeeping, and maintenance.

Prairie North Health Region will provide Health Care Professionals for case management. The Case Manager, as part of the health care team, in collaboration with Team (resident and family/ guardian, LPN, HCAs), will develop the plan of care to meet the individual resident’s needs and oversee the implementation and evaluation of the plan. On Call services by Registered Nurses will be provided by the Prairie North Health Region Home Care program

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?

There is currently no plan to purchase a bus.

What types of on-site Amenities will there be?

Hair Salon; Spa Tub Room; Multi-Purpose Room; Church; Guest Room-1; Cottage Living Rooms; Cottage Kitchens; Laundry Rooms; Ample Parking; Patios; 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 favorites, 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 Lloydminster.  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?

No. Supportive Living is considered community based, not medical facility based. Residents would maintain their Physician in the community and would continue accessing physician services in same manner as before moving to Points West Living.

Who can reside at Points West Living?

The 60 Designated Supportive Living residents will be assessed by Prairie North Health Region through Coordinated Access for Points West Living. Inquiries on the assessment and placement process can be obtained by contacting the Lloydminster Home Care Services at (306) 820-6200.

 

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