Villa Caritas is an acute mental health facility that specializes in caring for seniors with complex mental and medical health issues. Our mission is to assess, stabilize, and treat patients and transition them back to the most appropriate care setting in the community. Villa Caritas is not a permanent residence for patients.
Our staff work to improve the mental health of seniors to maximize function and capability in all areas of their lives. We encourage families to be involved in their loved ones’ care for optimum long-term outcomes. With an aging population, Villa’s role in the care of seniors in the Edmonton Zone is increasingly vital.
Villa Caritas is a part of Covenant Health's Geriatric Psychiatry Program, which provides follow up and support to seniors with mental illness living in the community. The program encapsulates the values of Covenant Health by promoting a patient-centered approach that involves patients in all aspects of their treatment and recovery. We consider collaboration between the patient, family and support system and the care team to be an integral part of the program.
Programs & Services
Acute Geriatric Assessment & Stabilization Unit (cognitive stream)
Acute Geriatric Assessment & Stabilization Unit (mood & thought disorders)
Complex Intervention and Tertiary Rehabilitation Unit (cognitive stream)
Complex Intervention and Tertiary Rehabilitation Unit (mood & thought disorders)
Community Geriatric Psychiatry Program (outpatient program)
Geriatric Psychiatry Transitional Unit
Patient & Visitor Information
Location: inside the front lobby
- Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Weekends and holidays, 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Please visit the front desk for after-hours contact information.
Hospital visiting hours are between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, but these hours may be extended in exceptional circumstances, such as when a patient is in their last stage of life. This will be determined with the clinical team.
Visitors are welcome to visit patients on the units. During the assessment period, the patient may be off the unit for tests or programs, so we recommend visitors call ahead when planning a visit. We ask that children be supervised by an adult.
The Garden Cafeteria is located on the lower level of the Misericordia Community Hospital and offers a variety of lunch, supper, drink and snack options for patients and visitors. It is open from 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
There is also a Tim Hortons kiosk located in the main floor lobby of the Misericordia Community Hospital which is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Vending machines are located in the Villa Caritas main lobby for after-hours snacks and beverages.
The chapel is located on the main floor and is available for quiet reflection and prayer. Service times are posted at the door.
Location: Misericordia Community Hospital main floor
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The flower shop has a variety of flowers and arrangements for all occasions that are scent-friendly and appropriate for the hospital environment.
Location: Misericordia Community Hosptial lobby
- Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Weekends, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The gift shop offers a selection of magazines, snacks, gifts and toiletries for patients and visitors. The Associates of Caritas, a non-profit society, operates the gift and flower shops and donates proceeds to patient comfort and care initiatives in the hospital.
Interpretive services are available to help patients and families communicate with care providers when language barriers exist. Please speak to your care provider to access these services.
Family pets are allowed to visit Villa Caritas if the care team has approved the visit. Families who wish to bring pets for visits will asked to complete paperwork and provide copies of the pet’s current vet records. Please keep pets on a leash at all times.
Public washrooms are located in the main foyer, and keys for these will be provided by staff at the information desk. Each nursing unit also has one designated public washroom.
Since Covenant Health is a smoke-free organization, patients and visitors cannot smoke on the property. However, we do have options for patients who smoke that can keep them comfortable during their stays. Please ask a member of your care team about nicotine replacement therapy.
To report someone smoking on hospital property, please contact Protective Services at 780.342.6540. Our Community Peace Officers will be on site to help us maintain a smoke-free environment.
Cleaning Your Hands
For the safety of our patients, we encourage you to clean your hands when you arrive at Villa Caritas. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Protective Services/ Lost & Found
Protective Services is on duty from 7 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. to keep our staff, patients and visitors safe. The Misericordia Community Hospital security staff provide after-hours security support to Villa Caritas.
Please send your valuables home (such as jewelry and unnecessary cash) for safe keeping during your stay. If you are unable to send them home, we can lock your valuables away until your discharge.
If you have lost any items, please ask your care team or contact Protective Services.
There is designated visitor and handicapped parking in the Villa Caritas main parking lot.