Find out more about Glacier View Lodge by reading our Family Resource Manual.
We are committed to leading best practices to deliver resident-centered care. Glacier View Lodge provides a caring home for residents who have complex health needs. Recognized for excellence in dementia care, GVL offers professional nursing service, activation programming, nutritional services, spiritual care, housekeeping and laundry services.
Residents are admitted to one of three care units, based on the assessment by their Case Manager. Each resident has a furnished single room and bathroom. Each care unit has shared dining room, activity space, and access to gardens and walkways.
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Our vision is to create a “community of care where people care thrive”. In addition to providing nursing care, and a wide range of hospitality services, we offer a wide range of programs and opportunities intended to enhance social engagement and meaningful activity. We are fans of many leading philosophies of care, including the Moments of Joy philosophy, Eden Alternative Philosophy and Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to care.
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We contract the services of many different clinicians who offer services to our residents. These include, but are not limited to a Medical Director, Pharmacy, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Therapist, Music Therapist, Dental Hygienist and Foot Care Nurse.
We involve many different groups and individuals in our community. We welcome families to become active participants in our community. Individual volunteers provide a wide range of services from visitation, hostessing at meals, pet visitation, outing assistance and much more. Community groups support us with faith services, music, incorporation of children’s groups and more. Still others support our fundraising through the Auxiliary to Glacier View Lodge and the Fund Development Community, and all is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.
We welcome families and residents to have an active voice in the operation of Glacier View Lodge. Some of the ways that we gather input is through our Residents Council and Family Council.
Residents Council & Family Council
Residents Council is a monthly gathering of a group of residents who are able to speak on behalf of all who live at the Lodge. The group provides input into decision making and shares their thoughts on improvements that could enhance the lives of residents. The group also participates in some internal fundraising activities (Tuck Shop sales, operating the Beauty Salon, Bazaar, Bake sale, Plant sale…) to fund special programs and equipment.
The Family Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in our Adult Day Program room. This is a support group that incorporates a new topic for learning or discussion into each meeting. Welcome to all family members.
We also welcome both residents and family members to be part of our Quality Improvement team.