St. Michael’s Health Centre
St. Michael’s Health Centre is a continuing care community. We provide care for those who have complex needs in a warm, homelike setting. We also offer rehabilitation if you are recovering from a stroke, surgery or accident.
We offer interpretive services for patients, residents and families who prefer to communicate in a language other than English. You may request services in person, through live video or over the phone.
To arrange for an interpreter, speak to a member of your care team.
We offer long-term care to residents who have health needs requiring 24-hour nursing. We also provide complex long-term care. This level of care is for people who need 24-hour nursing for complex illnesses or physical challenges.
We have 108 long-term care beds which include 12 secure memory care beds, 24 mental health beds, 4 community transition beds and 4 complex medical beds.
Long-term care is available once you have been assessed by a case manager. You can choose to be placed with us, but you may have to wait for an opening.
Our occupational therapy program is combined with physical therapy. We offer services that promote our patients’ and residents’ independence. We work with you to create a holistic treatment plan that meets your needs.
We look at your needs for equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers. And we help you keep mobile and carry out your daily activities.
Our centre provides holistic, comfort-based palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions and their families. We offer care tailored to your wishes and needs.
- spiritual care
- education and resources
- support for your family
Learn more about palliative care through the Palliative Institute.
Your family and pets are welcome to visit anytime. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at 403.382.6414 to arrange pet visits.
Your healthcare provider may contact us to have you admitted.
We offer recreation and leisure activities to enhance our residents’ health and well-being. We support choice and independence. And we help you stay involved in the community and follow your interests. We also invite your loved ones to take part in your activities.
Many of the activities are free of charge. There are costs for special events and outings. These charges may include:
- transportation fees
- admission to special events
- meals or snacks away from the centre
- personal shopping
- special meals ordered in
Speech language pathology
We offer assessment and treatment for adults who have communication, voice and swallowing disorders.
You do not need a doctor’s referral to use these services. The fees are covered through Alberta Health.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Supportive living for dementia
Our centre offers 48 secure spaces in private rooms for people living with dementia who need support with health and personal care. Each room has its own bathroom. We will talk with you about furnishings and personal effects during the pre-admission meeting.
Amenities for residents
You have access to on-site laundry services.
Our chapel is open for all residents, patients and their families to use. Learn more about our spiritual care team.
- great rooms on each unit for socializing
- a garden room
- meeting areas for activities
- resident-fiendly computers on each floor
Our monthly recreation calendar includes activities like card games, reminiscing, exercises and art therapy. We offer outings at an extra cost.
Our hair salon is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only.
We have four courtyards on the east side of the building, three courtyards on the west side and the Legion courtyard in the front area of the building.
We are home to several animals, including birds and fish.
- We offer speech therapy three days a week to patients in our Post-Acute Rehabilitation program.
- A podiatrist and foot care professional visit the site for a fee.
- A denturist, a glasses specialist and a hearing aid specialist visit semi-annually for checkups.
Brenda Jamieson, registered nurse St. Mary’s Health Care Centre
August 23, 2023
Lethbridge students in need benefit from school lunches prepared by residents and patients at St. Therese Villa, St. Michael’s Health Centre and Martha’s House.
June 3, 2019
The Seniors Day Programs in Lethbridge help seniors and residents with geriatric conditions keep active, live at home longer and provide respite to caregivers.
April 15, 2019
Resident rooms contain:
- Own bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
- Call system in room and bathrooms
- Two sets of lighting in each room, for resident choice in brightness
We have 17 dining areas that can seat eight to 12 residents each. Each house contains its own kitchenette and fridges for your use.
Visitors of all ages are welcome. We believe visits enrich the quality of life of our residents.
The following guidelines will help you make your visit as pleasant as possible:
- Please respect all visitors, staff and residents.
- For their own safety, children should be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Please check with our volunteer coordinator at 403.382.6414 if you would like to bring a pet during your visit.
- You are welcome to use the outdoor areas for visits.
- Visiting hours are flexible; however, in some circumstances, they may be restricted due to the residents’ condition.
- To maintain confidentiality, please don’t enter administrative areas.
- Check with a nurse before bringing in food, drinks, candy or cigarettes.
- The attending physician must approve medications brought into the centre.
- If you need supplies for caregiving, please obtain them from the care staff.
- Vending machines (soda and snacks) are available on the nursing floors.
Stop the spread of germs
- For the safety of our patients and 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, wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.
We offer free visitor parking, including accessible parking stalls, in the south lot between our building and Martha’s House. Pink visitor parking is timed for two hours.
Please let our admin staff know if you intend to leave your car in the lot for an extended amount of time.
You can find more visitor parking north of the green fountain, next to Accessible Parking off 9th avenue.
See the unit clerk for a parking pass. The pass must be placed on your dashboard. It is the property of St. Michael’s and must be returned when your loved one is discharged.
General resourcesResident and family handbook Your role in safe care Guide to clean hands Request health information or health records St. Michael's Health Centre Legacy Story
Long-term care and supportive living resourcesAlzheimer's Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Canadian Mental Health Association Getting a case manager Learn about long-term care Learn about supportive living Levels of care Support for caregivers
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