The Good Samaritan Society - Prairie Ridge 85-bed assisted living facility is a unique arrangement of supportive living and geriatric mental health suites, innovative for a facility in rural Alberta. The main floor consists of a 12-bed dementia cottage and 30 mental health beds, in 3 cottages, organized around a central treatment area operated by AHS. The bright and airy second floor provides 38 enhanced living beds and 5 community support beds accessing common dining, chapel, lounges and other amenity spaces. The mental health cottage incorporates a distinctive plan layout that ensures a visually open, but spatially diverse, and safe environment for residents, quite different from the circular dementia cottage model. During the design process, FWBA Architects assisted GSS in securing appropriate land in the community and with several community and AHS consultations.
"The Good Samaritan Society engaged FWBA Architects as Prime Consultant for assisted living facilities in both Raymond and Taber. We also experienced their work while the Good Samaritan Society participated as an advisor with a large facility they were designing for another provider. They are creative, collaborative and flexible designers who think carefully about the nuances of housing for seniors. FWBA ensured the best use of land/financial resources and most importantly, listened and attended to our needs from project concept to completion. Both the Good Samaritan Society facilities have been a success and are beautiful inviting homes for residents and their families."
- Laurie Macdonald, Director, Support Services, Broadmead Care
Former Project Manager - Interior Development & Commissions Specialist for the Good Samaritan Society