Foyer Lacombe - St. Albert
Covenant Care

Foyer Lacombe is situated, along with the St. Albert Catholic Parish Church and the Star of the North Retreat Centre, on Mission Hill in St. Albert. The building overlooks a scenic view of grass and trees. It is connected by a hallway to the New Foyer independent living suites, which are managed and operated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).

Location & Contact

1 St. Vital Ave.
St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1 
Phone: 780.544.2100
Fax: 780.544.2101

Continuing Care & Hospice Care

What is continuing care?
Continuing care includes long-term care facilities like Foyer Lacombe and auxiliary hospitals. Care and accommodation services are provided for people with complex health needs who are unable to remain at home or in a supportive living setting. Health care services are publicly funded and are based on AHS care plans and include care, medications, medical-surgical supplies and medically necessary transportation.

What is hospice care?
Hospice care provides health care and other services to residents who are near the end of their lives. Its purpose is not to hasten or prolong death but to enhance the quality of the resident’s remaining life by providing peace and comfort.

How does my loved one get into Foyer Lacombe?
Alberta Health Services (AHS) Transition Services coordinates Foyer Lacombe admissions. Your loved one can list Foyer Lacombe as his or her preferred location and AHS will assess him or her for eligibility.

Who will take care of my loved one at Foyer Lacombe?
Our dedicated staff works together as an interdisciplinary team and includes RN’s, LPN’s, Care Partners, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Chaplain, Dietician, Recreation Therapist and a Clinical Leader. They share information and ideas to provide a high standard of care and to assist you in areas of care that improve quality of life. You may not need the services of all team members, but it is reassuring to know that these services are available if you need them. 

Nutrition & Accommodations

What are the rooms like?
Foyer Lacombe has 10 private long term care suites, 1 semi-private suite and 10 suites that are dedicated to Hospice Care.

All rooms include:

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Window coverings
  • Large closets
  • An electric bed
  • 3-drawer bedside table

Do I need to bring furniture or other items?
Residents can bring:

  • Bedside lamp
  • Easy chair(s)
  • Table or floor lamp
  • Duvet or Comforter
  • Pictures and mementos
  • Clothes hangers

We also encourage our residents to bring other personal or decorative items to personalize their suites and make them feel at home.

How do I know if my furniture is appropriate?
It is very important to us that Foyer Lacombe is safe for our residents and care teams. We ask that our residents and their families work with their care teams to ensure their suites are furnished in a way that allows staff to easily and safely care for the resident. Prior to bringing any additional furnishings to the facility, it is requested you please check in with the Clinical Leader so arrangements can be made for the Maintenance Person to inspect these items.

Please note that floor mats and throw rugs are not allowed as they pose a significant tripping hazard.

What kinds of meals will my loved one get?
Our food is prepared on site following the Canada Food Guide and is approved by a registered dietician. We are happy to accommodate special diets and a dietician is available to consult with the resident and his or her family if needed.

While breakfast, lunch and dinner are normally served at scheduled times, we can be flexible with your loved one’s meal schedule. In addition to the regular menu, special meals are planned to celebrate holidays and special events.

Visiting

When can I visit?
Family and friends are always welcome at Foyer Lacombe and can visit 24 hours a day. Foyer Lacombe is a secure building, so family and friends will be asked to sign in at the entrance.

Can pets visit too?
We welcome family pets as long as they don’t pose a threat to residents, visitors, or staff. We also ask that pets have up-to-date vaccinations and be supervised by someone other than the resident.

Is there parking?
Yes—there is free visitor parking available.

Costs

How much does it cost?
Fees are set by Alberta Health (Government of Alberta) and you are required to pay this set fee on a monthly basis. The monthly fee includes all non-medical services (such as meals, housekeeping and spiritual care) and building costs (maintenance, utilities, etc.). These fees do not cover the cost of care, which is funded by Alberta Health. Please visit the Alberta Health website (http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/continuing-care-accommodation-charges.html) for details on current facility living fees. [E1] 

Residents or their designated financial responsible party will be billed monthly by Covenant Care using pre-authorized debit. Residents or their designates are responsible for any additional costs and charges incurred as outlined in the Financial Responsibility Agreement that is signed on day of admission.

Are there any other costs and charges?
Depending on your loved one’s needs, there may be additional costs such as:

  • Medications not covered under the Blue Cross formulary (i.e., herbal supplements)
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, foot care and dental work
  • Compression stockings
  • Personal care supplies
  • Transportation to and from appointments that is not medically ordered
  • Special recreational outings
  • Telephone, cable television and Internet
  • Laundry care and dry cleaning
  • Labeling of clothes

Services

Where will my loved one get his or her medications?
Safeway Pharmacy has been selected to provide expert contracted pharmacy services to Foyer Lacombe. All medications are ordered by your physician, and the Safeway Pharmacy will work very closely with you, your family, your service team and your physician to focus on optimum medications to meet your needs.

A clinical pharmacist will make regular visits to the facility to answer any questions you may have including dosing, side effects or requested changes.

Do I have to pay for medications?
Alberta Blue Cross Seniors Plan and/or private insurers can cover the cost of your loved one’s medication, but he or she will have to pay the amounts not covered by insurance.

How can Foyer Lacombe meet my loved one’s spiritual needs?
We are committed to providing spiritual care to all our residents if they want it and we include spiritual care in each resident’s care plan. Our spiritual care team includes a Chaplain, faith leaders from the community and trained volunteers. The Chaplain will visit new residents shortly after they arrive at Foyer Lacombe to welcome them and determine if they would like access to spiritual care.

An onsite chapel is also available for residents, families, visitors and staff to quietly pray or meditate. Specific dates and times of worship services and special events in the chapel will be posted.

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