The goal of Siksika Elders Lodge’s is to help elderly and people with disabilities meet their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs in a family-friendly, home-like, supportive environment. We provide our residents with resources and supports that help facilitate independence, as their abilities allow, and ensure that privacy and security are maintained ongoing.
Quality of care
Siksika Elders’ Lodge provides a blend of home care, designated supportive living, and long-term care, dependent on the residents’ needs and available staffing levels.
Accommodation at Siksika Elders’ Lodge includes around-the-clock personal care, assistance with medications, personal supervision, and assistance as needed with general care (dressing, eating, moving, etc.), 3 meals and 2 snacks per day, linens and non-personal laundry, and housekeeping.
Consultation services with medical practitioners, dietitians, therapists, home care staff, etc. are provided as needed, as well as medical transportation and approved care services and programs, including recreation, cultural activities, pastoral care, social work, and social activities
Eligible Applicants & Application Process:
Those who are eligible to apply for admission to the Siksika Elders Lodge include:
- Adult Siksika Nation members or spouses
- Other Treaty 7 or First Nations members
Interested applicants can request an application form from Siksika Home Care (call 403-734-5695) or from a primary care provider. Siksika Home Care or a primary care provider will also submit information regarding your current and potential future needs for care. The Siksika Elder’s Lodge admission team will then meet to review the applications and select residents based on care needs and available supports.
To be successfully admitted to Siksika Elder’s Lodge, applicants must:
- Demonstrate an assessed need for more care than their current situation can provide;
- Be free from chemical or substance dependency;
- Demonstrate ability to pay monthly fees; and
- Be accepted by the SEL Admissions Team after a full review of application paperwork and community assessment.