Youville Home

Covenant Health

Resources

Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
Introduction to Long Term Care (PDF)
Youville Home Legacy Story (PDF)
Room with a View (video)
Youville Home Fact Sheet - 2020/21
September Newsletter
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Facility Overview

Contact Information
Youville Home
9A St. Vital Ave
St. Albert AB   T8N 1K1

Phone: 780.460.6900
Fax: 780.459.4139

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 

As a combination of the original nursing home built in 1963 and a new facility that opened in 2006, Youville Home provides long-term care in a cozy, home-like atmosphere.

COVID-19 Outbreak Status

The Chief Medical Officer of Health has indicated that continuing care sites must update residents and families of their site’s outbreak status.

Youville Home is on outbreak prevention

Site Outbreak Definitions

  1. Outbreak prevention is:
    • No residents or staff showing any symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Alert is defined as:
    • At least one resident or staff member who exhibits one or more symptoms of COVID-19
    • Staff with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who did not work while symptomatic
  3.  A confirmed COVID-19 outbreak is defined as:
    • Any one individual (resident or staff) with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Staff must have worked while symptomatic.
    • Sites with two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases will be included in public reporting.

For information related to COVID-19, we encourage you to visit Alberta Health Services’ website.

If you have any questions about your site, please contact us directly. Contact information is on the left.

 

Programs & services

Long-term care

Spiritual care

Resident & visitor information

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Reception is available at 8:00 am by ringing the doorbell on the inside doors, otherwise you can call the phone number on the door to be given access.

Snack Items

Vending machines are located on Level 0.
Chocolate bars, chips, etc. are also available in the gift shop.

Room rentals

Until further notice, we will not be resuming room rentals, as those spaces are currently still required for Covid restrictions/functions for our staff.
We apologize for this inconvenience.

Mass/Chapel

  • Roman Catholic Mass (English): 10:00 a.m. on Sunday's, and Tuesday's to Friday's.
  • Ecumenical (Christian) Service: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday's

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to help residents from one Unit per day to attend Mass in Youville Chapel.

Residents from the whole building are welcome to attend Mass each day (including Sundays) if they are able to come to the Chapel on their own, or if there is someone (family or staff) to bring them there for 10:00 a.m. and return them back to their Unit at about 10:25 a.m.

Family members are welcome to come to Mass in Youville Chapel but must wear a mask.

Daisy Gift Shop

Open Tuesday's and Thursday's from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

There are order forms on the outside of the gift shop door to order items on the days there is no-one in the shop.

Hair salon

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Appointments can be made by the Unit Clerk at the nursing desks.

Monthly newsletter & calender

The newsletter and calendar tell residents and families what is going on within the facility and outline upcoming activities and programs.

Resident laundry

Please speak with the resident care manager on your unit for information about laundry.

Scent-free environment

Youville Home is a scent-free facility. The slightest scent can trigger severe reactions in our residents and many staff. To help us in maintain a healthy environment, please do not wear or bring scented products into our facility. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the facility and within 5 meters from any opening into the facility. There is a designated smoking area on the east side of our building for families and residents.

Transportation

Our reception desk sells Edmonton and St. Albert Handibus tickets, and we use our wheelchair accessible van for recreational outings.

Transportation to Medical Appointments
We provide transportation to resident medical appointments that have been ordered by a physician.  Transportation for all other resident appointments – dentist, etc. must be provided by the family. 

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
  • If you’re sick, do not visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. 
  • When visiting, a mask is required upon entering and while in the common areas. The mask may be removed in the resident’s room if the resident is comfortable with this.
  • If you are not vaccinated we recommend keeping your mask on at all times during your visit.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, discard the tissue and sanitize your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.

Parking

Youville Home has paid visitor parking with the parking kiosk inside the front entrance. There are 15 and 30 day compassionate passes also available.
Free street parking is also available.

Parking map

2020/21 Overview

Staff                                                                    526

Volunteers                                                        2

Continuing care beds                                     232

Our founders

St. Marguerite d’Youville (1701-1771) is called the Mother of Universal Charity because of her concern and care for all people. She founded the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (or the Grey Nuns), who have dedicated themselves to those in need.    

The Grey Nuns arrived in St. Albert in 1863, immediately establishing a hospital. Since their arrival more than 400 Grey Nuns have provided over 3000 combined years of service to the community. 

Today, approximately 233 residents live at Youville Home.

Covenant Health’s mission to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by serving with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages and caring for the whole person echos the vision and mission of the founders of Youville Home.

 

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