Long Term Care Residence

Father Lacombe Care Centre is an accredited not-for-profit long term care residence. It opened in 1965 providing a safe environment for those no longer able to care for themselves. Residents coming into long term care are referred by Alberta Health Services after being assessed by a healthcare professional.

Fish Creek forms the beautiful backdrop for Father Lacombe Care Centre located in the cozy neighborhood of Midnapore. The doors opened in 1965 and today we are home to 114 residents who are no longer safe or able to remain in their own homes. There are 36 single rooms and 39 double rooms, all equipped with a toilet and sink, hospital bed, a wardrobe, dresser and night stand. Families are encouraged to bring in a favorite chair, artwork for the walls, family photos and a colorful bedspread.

From the moment you walk in the front door, you are greeted by a wide open space used for lots of social gatherings, recreational programs and physical activities. Pull up a chair and be mesmerized by the centrally located fish tank in the lobby.

Located behind the great room is the chapel that is open 24/7 for residents, family members, staff and volunteers to join in a religious service or to just take some time to meditate and reflect.

Off to the right of the chapel is the central dining room where several residents choose to take their meals in the brightly light room. Other residents may choose to eat in their neighborhoods on one of the more intimate dining rooms.

Other areas found in the core of the building include the business office, the board room, private dining room ideal for family gatherings, a tuck shop that offers a walk down memory lane and a hairdressing/ barber shop.

The east and west neighborhoods branch out from the core area with resident rooms, a dining room and the sun rooms. Access to secured courtyards are off the sun rooms and offer places to sit, umbrellas for shade, wandering paths and lots of vegetation and raised gardens. Occasionally we receive a visit from the variety of birds, small creatures and deer that live in Fish Creek.

Professional Services

Our team of professionals offer a wide range of services to assist residents in maintaining independence, comfort, safety and quality of life.  These professionals include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Health Care Aides (HCA)
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Pastoral Care Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Hospitality Services (Housekeeping and Food Services)
  • Adult Day Program – Community Outreach Program
  • Education Coordinator
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Registered Dietitian

The following services are available on site by appointment and at a cost to the resident:

  • Dentist
  • Podiatrist
  • Audiologist Services
  • Hair Salon (available 5 days / week)

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