Chaplain/Spiritual Care

The Chaplaincy Department is not only part and parcel of the holistic care approach that we practice at South Country Village, but is in fact, at the center of that care and foundational in all that we do for our residents, as well as for their families and extends to our staff members as well.
Our values are rooted deeply in our Christian faith, and as a result, we offer weekly and bi-Weekly non-denominational Church services and Bible Studies, as well as spiritual counsel and a listening ear to any and all that request it. In addition, we provide specialized services- such as conducting funerals for our bereaved, dedications and other special services as requested.
At South Country Village, we take our motto, “Caring Is Our Calling” seriously, and so our Chaplaincy staff are dedicated to working closely with all our departments, in order to provide the best holistic care (physical, mental and spiritual) as possible.

Recreation Therapy

South Country Village believes in high quality Therapeutic Recreation programming. They have four Recreation Therapists and one assistant on staff. When our loved one joins the South Country Village family a thorough assessment is completed on all clients that move into their Continuing Care type A and B Beds. They provide programming in all four domains which are physical, cognitive, social and emotional well being. The recreation department continue to strive to be a part of the Medicine Hat community by participating in city events such as the stampede, parks and partnering with many of the local school and community groups. Independent and assisted living residents on site have the opportunity to participate in the Adult Day participation programs. (See Adult Day Program)
The recreation team at SCV believes in keeping up with current trends and education. The Recreation Therapists are all active members of Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association. They participate in many learning opportunities in gerontology and
dementia care.

Adult Day Program

SCV has a on site Adult Day Program which provides support to individuals so that they may remain independent in their community as long as possible. This is for SCV and non-SCV adults. We have worked hard to design an environment that’s both relaxing and stimulating. The area accommodates the following: recreation space, crafts, full-service kitchen for baking and cooking activities, library, quiet area and games area. The team provides well balanced programs with an opportunity to build a healthy relationship with others. Meal service can be provided if the client requests it.
No referral is needed, the Recreation Therapist of the program will arrange a pre- admission interview and assessment to determine if the program can meet the needs of the individual.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Department Overview
Welcome to our Occupational Therapy (OT) department, where we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our residents. In our care facility, our OT team plays a pivotal role in promoting independence, functional mobility, and overall well-being among our residents. Here at South Country Village, we have a contracted OT as well as an OTA covering our Type A beds (Formerly known as long-term care). (Type B beds at this facility are covered by community OT)
What is OT?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping individuals across the lifespan participate in meaningful activities or occupations. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to engage in activities of daily living (ADLs), work, leisure, and social participation to promote health, wellbeing, and independence.
Occupational therapists work with individuals who may be experiencing physical, cognitive, developmental, or emotional challenges that hinder their ability to participate fully in daily activities. They assess each person’s strengths, limitations, and environmental factors to develop personalized intervention plans aimed at promoting
independence and improving overall quality of life.
What can OT offer in the continuing care setting?
Occupational Therapy has a broad scope that encompasses a wide range of areas and populations. Some vital roles OT plays in this setting are:
1. Comprehensive Assessments: Our skilled occupational therapist conducts thorough assessments upon admission and as needed, to identify each resident’s unique strengths, challenges, and goals (if applicable). This includes their seating and mobility.
2. Individualized Treatment Plans: Based on assessment findings (if appropriate), personalized treatment plans are developed to address needs and optimize functional abilities.
3. Family and Caregiver Education: We provide support and education to families and caregivers to ensure continuity of care and promote residents’; safety and success while in our care.

Collaborative Approach: We work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team members at our facility, including physicians, nurses, and recreational therapists, to provide holistic care and address the diverse needs of our residents.
Commitment to Excellence: Our OT department is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, compassion, and clinical expertise. We continuously strive for excellence in our practice to achieve optimal outcomes and enhance the overall quality of life for our residents.
Contact Us: For more information about our Occupational Therapy services, please e-mail us at
We look forward to supporting you and/or your loved one on the journey to greater independence and                well-being.
Our Team:
Allison – Occupational Therapist
Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, hours subject to change without notice
Kaylei- Occupational Therapy Assistant
Hours: Monday-Thursday 0730-1530; Friday’s 0730-1130

Guest Suites

As a service to families and friends of our residents we offer several guest suites available for a nominal fee. They can be booked on a first-come first served basis by contacting the receptionist at the main office at (403) 526-2002 ext 220.