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The Good Samaritan Society has over 60 years of experience in providing complex/continuing care, assisted living and other specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.  We are one of the largest not-for-profit, voluntary care providers in Alberta and British Columbia.


The mission of the Good Samaritan Society is to extend Christian Hospitality through a continuum of care to those in need or at risk, regardless of race or religious belief.

The Good Samaritan Society will grow in strength, excellence and creativity in caring for others.

Reflecting Christian Hospitality, the values of The Good Samaritan Society are:
    Healthy Relationships
    Hospitable Environments
    Servant Leadership


We are committed to and constantly strive to provide a quality of care that will enable the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged to experience an optimum quality of life.  The Good Samaritan Society has played a key role in the development of new and innovative programs - ones that are considered industry standards throughout Canada.  The Society was created in 1949 and build it first facility, a long-term care hospital in 1955.  Capital development since then in the greater Edmonton area includes five continuing care centers, four assisted living facilities, and apartment building for independent seniors, and many purpose-built or service-provided homes.  In 2001, The Good Samaritan Society decided to expand outside of the greater Edmonton area into smaller communities in Alberta and British Columbia.

A volunteer Board of Directors governs The Society as a not-for-profit health and social services organization.  Registered in Alberta and British Columbia, The Society is owned by members who qualify for membership status.  The populations we serve include the independent elderly, frail elderly, mentally challenged, physically challenged, and chronically ill.  Our key service areas include independent living; assisted living; complex/continuing care; programs for persons with development disabilities; TeleCare personal emergency response services; rehabilitative services; community care programs and day programs.

We are guided in our delivery of services through our commitment to Christian hospitality.  This directs us to create environments that are inviting, hospitable, promote wellness, and allow the guest to be, belong, and become.  Our services are offered with respect, dignity, trust and choice.  In 1990 The Good Samaritan Board of Directors recommended that The Society adopt a number of strategies to meet the service demands, cultural changes, and economic trends that it had forecast.  One of the the major outcomes was the development of assisted living.  The first assisted living facility in Canada, Wedman House, officially opened April 1994.

The Good Samaritan Society has also developed a unique cottage program for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.  In addition, The Society is a leader in the development of community programs, such as day programs and shared living that seeks to assist people in their own homes and communities.

The parable of the good Samaritan challenges us to continue to be mindful of those whose needs are easy to pass by.  In a spirit of compassion, we work in supportive partnerships and open our hearts to others by affirming their goodness and potential.  We provide safe, comfortable communities inspiring involvement, where people experience a sense of caring, belonging and purpose.  We lead through giving of ourselves in service to others, by acting with courage in a trustworthy and ethical manner.


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