Levels of Care

Entering care or helping a loved one enter care can be an overwhelming process and therefore we want to help you navigate the health care system during this difficult time to ensure a smoother transition.

South Country Village believes in “aging in place” where our residents can have a home with us in an independent living setting and from there transition into assisted or supported living and then finally into long term care. Our residents have access to transitioning into different areas of our facility as their level of care changes which allows for a smoother transition and decreases unnecessary stress and trauma as they are familiar with the facility, staff and surroundings.

In order to access a funded long-term care or DSL4 bed at South Country Village, you or your loved one first need to contact home care through AHS. Home Care will assign a case manager that will come to your home and will determine what level of care you or your loved one requires. Once you are assessed by home care you will identify the top three facilities in which you would like to reside in. We strongly encourage that you have an assessment complete by home care prior to booking a tour with us to ensure your tour is customized to your care needs

If you require a lower level of care such as Assisted Living or Supportive Living Level 1,2 or 3, or Independent Living you do not need to access Home Care for assessment. You can simply contact South Country Village and complete a one-page application form followed by a tour and meeting with a Resident Care Coordinator or our Independent Living Manager. After your tour for it would be determined what level of care you would actually require (Assisted Living and Supportive Living Level 1, 2 & 3).

What is Assisted Living or Supportive Living Level 1,2,3?

  • Assisted Living provides you with a home where you can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing your health and personal care supports are on-site when you need them
  • Can include meals, housekeeping, linen and recreational services
  • Personal care supports for scheduled needs
  • The resident supplies all room furnishings, and is responsible for the cost of medications, medical supplies, personal supportive equipment and incontinence products (cost may be shared with Alberta Aids to Daily Living), cable, phone, internet, personal laundry, hair salon fees, toiletries, and outings

?What is Designated Supportive Living (DSL4)

  • Designated Supportive Living is a setting that provides you privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing your health and personal care supports are on site when you need them
  • Provides for accommodation, meals, housekeeping, linen and recreational services
  • Provides a higher level of personal care supports and health care services onsite for scheduled and unscheduled care needs according to the plan of care
  • All suites are furnished with a bed, nightstand and closet. Resident are responsible for the cost of medications, medical supplies, personal medical equipment and incontinence products (cost may be shared with Alberta Aids to Daily Living), cable, phone and internet, personal laundry, hair salon fees, toiletries, and outings

hat is Long Term Care?

  • Long term care is designed specifically for individuals with complex, unpredictable medical needs who require 24-hour onsite Registered Nurse assessment and/or treatment
  • Rooms in long term care facilities are already furnished with a bed, dresser and closet. South Country Village has both private and semi-private suites. We encourage residents to bring personal items from home to make your space your own
  • Recreation staff offer many enjoyable recreation and leisure activities to help promote your wellness and independence
  • All direct and consultative healthcare services are provided on site, including physician visits
  • A monthly Accommodation fee will be charged to the resident, as well as any additional care or support service costs that are not provided by South Country Village.

What is Palliative Care?

  • Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for residents and families facing the problems associated with a life-limiting and/or life-threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, comprehensive interdisciplinary assessments and appropriate interventions.
  • Palliative and End of Life care can be provided on-site with the support of our interdisciplinary care team