AgeCare Columbia, Lethbridge

Resident Care & Services

At AgeCare Columbia, we know how important it is to create meaningful relationships and experiences for residents. This is why we provide high-quality, person-centred care where our residents are recognized, valued and celebrated for themselves.

A Caring and Compassionate Team

We strive to offer our residents a quality of life that exceeds their expectations. Our team of dedicated health professionals offer high levels of support in residents’ daily routine, including morning and evening assistance, help with meals, bathing support, medication management, and much more.

Hospitality & Support Services

Our hospitality team works diligently to ensure our communities are clean and comfortable. Rooms will be cleaned weekly, and washrooms daily or as needed throughout the day.
Complimentary bedding, linens, and towels are provided and laundered by AgeCare. Families and loved ones have access to a washer and dryer for personal items such as clothing.
Other services obtained through community partners include pharmacy, laboratory services, dentistry, denturists, optometry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, foot care, hospital, and diagnostic services.


Long-Term Care

A home-like setting for individuals with complex, unpredictable medical needs who are unable to remain at home or in a Supportive Living setting. A Registered Nurse Care Leader oversees all elements of resident care. They lead an interdisciplinary team that include Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Heath Care Aides (HCAs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Physio Therapists (PTs), Recreational Therapists (RTs), and Social Workers.

Retirement Living
Private suites with kitchenettes for independent seniors who are in need of some additional personal supports such as emergency response, meals, housekeeping, laundry, recreation, and social activities.
Supportive Living

(SL3 or SL4): A home-like setting for individuals who are unable to thrive in their own home. They require personal supports such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, recreation and social activities. An Alberta Health Services (AHS) Case Manager oversees all resident care and care plans. Supportive Living is appropriate for people whose health care needs are predictable and can be scheduled. In SL3 Health Care Aides (HCAs) are on-site 24 hours a day to provide support, scheduled personal care, and medication assistance. The HCAs report to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN), who are on-site periodically, but not all the time. In SL4 a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)and Health Care Aides(HCAs)are on-site 24 hours a day to provide support, scheduled personal care, and manage medications.

The Dining Experience

AgeCare residents often list the food as their favourite part of living here. Our Red Seal Executive Chefs and Dietitians plan menus with taste, nutrition, presentation and safety in mind – and meals are served in the comfort of a welcoming dining room. It is one of the many social gathering places in the community.

Meals are prepared fresh daily and include homemade soups, baked goods, and home-style options. They can be enjoyed in the dining room or served in the resident’s suite – it’s your choice.

  • Banquet-style dining in our dining room
  • A choice of delicious, nutritionally-balanced, chef-prepared meals served 3 times per day with beverages and snacks
  • Vegetarian meal options
  • A secondary kitchen that can accommodate a range of dietary needs and customs
  • Guests are welcome to join for any meal.
  • Food textures to match chewing and swallowing abilities
  • Meals that support food preferences and dietary needs
  • Mealtime assistance to help residents dine safely and comfortably
  • Special event and holiday menus
Red Seal Chef

Visiting with Your Loved One

Guests are welcome to visit at any time, day or night, and visitors are encouraged to drop in.

Visits may take place in the residents’ room or in one of our lounges. Family and guests are welcome to utilize the amenities and participate in any of our programs or events with their loved one.


    Visiting family and friends are welcome to bring their own food or arrange for the kitchen to provide meals. Meal tickets can be purchased at a reasonable rate – please visit reception for more details.

    Sagewood Resident Christmas Party 2013

    Adult Day Program

    We all benefit greatly from staying active, being intellectually stimulated and socially connected. The Adult Day Support Program at AgeCare Columbia Retirement Community provides health, social and recreational support for seniors and needed respite for caregivers.

    The Adult Day Program at AgeCare Columbia is managed by VON (Victorian Order of Nurses). This is a funded program so you must be an Alberta Health Services Care client in order to attend this funded Adult Day Program.

    For more information on how you can join the Adult Day Program, please call VON Southern Alberta at 403-529-1222.

    The Adult Day Program provides 6 hours a day of:

    • Warm welcoming fun environment supported by trained care staff
    • Enjoying the company of others with similar interests and health care needs
    • Nutritious meals and snacks
    • Recreation programming
    • Activities and exercise program to improve health
    • Basic personal care
    • Monitoring of blood pressure and weight
    • Assistance with medication
    • Family caregiver respite, support and information

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