St. Joseph's offers a number of specialized programs in addition to our high-quality, mission-focused, continuing care program.
Through innovative thinking and collaborative planning, supportable risk is recognized as a means to continually improve, adapt, and expand programs to meet the needs of those we serve.
Continuing Care Program
Individuals who have been assessed as candidates to receive this level of care gain admission to St. Joseph's by having thier care needs assessed by contacting Alberta Health Services, Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-5465 (1-866-408-LINK).
Our team of professional and support staff provide a full range of services and programs to meet individual needs, promote independence and support health and well-being to the greatest extent possible. Although many people call St. Joseph's home, others may have the opportunity to improve their overall health and return to community living.
As a centre of expertise for Huntington Disease, St. Joseph's specializes in meeting the unique needs of clients with Huntington Disease. Providing trained staff and an environment that supports independence for Huntington Disease clients. In December of 1996 we were pleased to welcome the Huntington's Resource Centre to St. Joseph's Hospital. Located on the second floor, the presence of the Resource Centre is able to bridge the transition between community and continuing care here at St. Joseph's.
As part of the Edmonton Regional Palliative Care Program, St. Joseph's has fourteen dedicated Palliative Care beds. St. Joseph's customized program incorporates our strong mission and values into services that are compassionate and ethically based, while meeting the holistic needs of palliative care patients and their families. Palliative Care is a unique program that enables terminally ill patients to access care in a supportive environment that focuses on maintaining quality of life and personal comfort.
Community Day Support Program
Our Community Day Support Program offers nursing services, occupational, physical, and recreation therapy in a bright, cheerful environment. Operating Monday through Friday, the program is open to adults with chronic illness or cognitive impairment. Services also include nutritional counseling and personal care, including the opportunity to visit the hairdresser. The cost to attend this program is $8.00 per visit. For further information,
Residents requiring Peritoneal Dialysis and unable to reside at home receive treatment at St. Joseph's in our seven-bed program. Working in collaboration with the Northern Alberta Renal Program at the University of Alberta Hospital, Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, and Placement Services, St. Joseph's is able to provide specialized care within an environment that promotes independence for the client as well as family involvement.