Sprucewood Place in Edmonton, Alberta
|Phone: 780-471-5465||Fax: 780-451-2267|
|Address: 11418 -97 Street||Edmonton, Alberta, T5G 1X5|
From the outside, Sprucewood Place looks like an average city apartment building. Inside is a special place where residents with life challenges get the supports they need to flourish. Sprucewood Place joined the Park Place Seniors Living family in 2015. Park Place's mission is to "enrich the lives of seniors (and the people we serve) through innovation and creativity” - a goal that meshed perfectly with the goals of the Sprucewood Place team.
Sprucewood Place is home to 5 private pay residents plus 93 residents with physical and mental health needs who receive subsidized care and services through the Designated Supportive Living program. The building is located in a residential area north of downtown Edmonton. Thus residents have access to public transit and other city amenities.
The Sprucewood Place team strives to create a community where residents are involved in decisions that matter to them and are able to make choices in how they want their day to unfold. The team holds regular meetings with residents and provides ongoing opportunities to gather feedback in order to improve care and services.
People wishing to move into Sprucewood Place go through AHS (Alberta Health Services) Home Care and are assessed to determine the individual's needs and if Sprucewood Place is a good choice. Following the assessment, clients who qualify for publicly-funded Supportive Living are placed on a wait list and offered a suite based on their individual priority health needs and suite availability.
Residents receive assistance as required for activities of daily living, medications, and personal care. A range of support services are also provided which include meals, housekeeping, and laundry services.
Just as in any other apartment, a resident’s suite is his or her home. Residents can provide their own furnishings and are encouraged to add personal touches such as pictures or decorative items.
Residents enjoy the following amenities and services:
- Private spacious suites and an ensuite bathroom with shower;
- Dining area with 3 meals and 3 snacks per day prepared by a Red Seal Chef;
- Comfortable lounges and activity areas;
- Access to laundry rooms;
- Linens and towels washed weekly and optional personal laundry services; and
- Access to public transportation (ETS / DATS)
Fun, creativity, and social activities are added to residents' lives through:
- Crafts and games;
- Social teas;
- Live music entertainment and on-site performances;
- Daily exercise
- Birthday celebrations and seasonal festivities;
- Movies, karaoke, community outings, seasonal festivities and entertainment; and
- Easy access to community amenities such as shopping and food venues.
Sprucewood Place's professional and support staff work together to meet the care and housing needs of all residents. The interdisciplinary team consists of:
- Director of Care (DOC) who is also a Registered Nurse;
- Resident Care Managers (RCM);
- Professional nursing care with Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) 24 hours per day;
- Personal care with Health Care Aides 24 hours a day;
- Alberta Health Services Home Care Case Manager and, depending on individual needs, coordinated professional care with rehabilitation therapy, mental health etc.;
- Visiting Physicians and Psychiatrists; and
- Supportive services including administration, housekeeping, food services, maintenance, and recreation.
Residents' families, friends and other informal caregivers can also be important members of the care team. Based on the wishes and needs of the resident, this important people are welcome to join the care team.
COST OF CARE
In a supportive living setting like Sprucewood Place, the cost of care is subsidized however residents are responsible for paying a monthly Accommodation Fee set by Alberta Health (Government of Alberta) to cover non-medical costs such as meals, housekeeping, utilities and building maintenance. Residents are also required to pay for any additional costs such as internet, telephone, personal laundry, toiletries, medication, medical and surgical supplies for chronic wounds, equipment and incontinence products (cost share with Alberta Aids to Daily Living). A damage deposit is required on move in.