Shepherd’s Care Foundation is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization providing quality care and accommodations to more than 1,800 seniors throughout Edmonton and Barrhead.  Our seven campuses provide living options for a full spectrum of care, including independent living, supportive living, supportive living with dementia, long-term care and complex care. 

Our Mission

Living life in a caring, Christian environment.

Our Vision

To provide quality care and quality accommodations within an efficient and effective organization.

 

Our Values 

 Faith

Person-Centered Care

Dignity

Innovation

Accountability

Stewardship

Person-Centred Care

People are at the core of our business, which is why we practice Person-Centred Caring (PCC). We take to heart the Biblical principle of loving our neighbours as we love ourselves.

Person-Centred Caring is rooted in three core components: autonomy, choice and flexibility. Our role as care providers is to ensure each resident has the autonomy to direct their days and the ability to choose activities they want and enjoy. We are flexible in responding to requests and finding solutions to any resident challenges or needs.

We follow the Resident Rights and Responsibilities, developed in partnership with our residents, and the Behaviour Standards, developed by our staff, as guiding documents to providing Person-Centred Care.

Accreditation

CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)  accreditation is a public symbol of our commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. 

2008: Shepherd’s Care Foundation becomes  the first organization in Canada to receive accreditation through CARF International  as an aging services network. 

2011:  CARF accreditation was awarded to Shepherd’s Care Foundation for its assisted living programs.

2014: Shepherd’s Care Foundation again received accreditation for Aging Services Network and Assisted Living.

2017: Shepherd’s Care received CARF accreditation for person-centered long-term care,  supportive  living and independent senior living programs. 

Commitment to Quality

At Shepherd’s Care, we continually strive to improve what we do in every area of the organization. This focus on achieving excellence and giving our best to God is what sets us apart from other organizations. Through our Living Excellence initiative we are able to create a team of individuals who are committed to this journey of quality.

Quality Initiatives

  • Surveying residents, staff and families to identify areas of improvement
  • An evidence based strategic planning cycle driving business planning and priorities
  • Participating in research studies that lead to improvements in seniors care
  • Internal committees devoted to quality, like our Best Practice Committee 

Christian Care at Shepherd’s Care

Our Christian values and beliefs are the core of Shepherd’s Care Foundation. The Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Department plays an integral role in extending Christian care and support to our residents and their families. 

Our Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Department offers a variety of services, including:

  • Pastoral care visits
  • Prayer support
  • Weekly services, Bible studies, hymn sings and communion services
  • Crisis and grief counselling and support
  • Quarterly memorial services
  • Funeral services or ceremonies
  • Volunteer opportunities

 Services are also put on by other Christian denominations during the week. For more information, please visit the calendar of events for each community.

As is foundational with Shepherd’s Care, the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Department strives to do everything with excellence. Building relationships is fundamental to our Pastors’ and Chaplains’ role, and we do so throughout our local communities, including community churches.

For more information, please view our brochure or contact Randy Tonn, VP of Mission Effectiveness, at 780-461-3757.

We would love to provide prayer support. Please email us with prayer requests.  

The Foundation

In 1970, Edmonton had very few seniors’ homes and there was an obvious gap in services for the older population. A group of individuals were concerned about the well-being of their aging parents. They saw an opportunity and felt a call to make a difference not only for their parents, but also for Edmontonians. What started as an idea over coffee has grown into six locations in Edmonton and one in Barrhead, serving over 1,800 seniors. The Foundation is grounded in Christian beliefs and values. Membership consists of 50 individuals appointed from four sponsoring churches:

Hope City Church (Edmonton)

Southside Pentecostal Assembly (Edmonton)

Bethel Pentecostal Assembly (Barrhead)

Eaglemont Christian Church (Beaumont)

Fourteen of these members are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Foundation to serve on the Board of Directors.For more information about joining the Foundation, please see our Get Involved page.