Shepherd’s Care Vanguard is nestled in the quiet community of Westwood in north Edmonton. Built in 2011, Vanguard is a beautiful 115-unit, multi-level, aging in place building. Adjacent to Christian ministry college, Vanguard College, residents experience the energetic environment of the College and students. We work with the College to offer multi-generational and student programming including Tuesday student lunches.

Our beautiful fenced courtyard has a barbeque area, seating and is wheelchair accessible, offering a safe area for residents to enjoy the outdoors. Vanguard is next to public parks and a community hall, as well as located on bus routes and just off major thoroughfares making it easily accessible.

Pastoral care services are available to all residents. Church services and bible studies are held on-site throughout the week. For more information, please visit our Spiritual Life page.

Location & Site Features

  • Full service dining room on each floor
  • Room rentals and catering available
  • Comfortable social rooms
  • Beautiful fenced courtyard with barbeque area,  seating and wheelchair accessible
  • Beauty salon
  • Tuck shop
  • On-site chapel
  • Private bus for resident outings
  • Close proximity to community parks
  • Located on bus routes

Care Options Available

Supportive Living (SL-4)

Supportive Living allows individuals to enjoy a home-like setting with the comfort of having health care services provided. It is a great option for individuals who may have medical needs that can be managed to maintain a semi-independent lifestyle.

We have 36 Supportive Living (SL-4) units at Shepherd’s Care Vanguard. Admission to Supportive Living is only through a health assessment by Alberta Health Services. Residents pay a government regulated accommodation charge, which covers room and board (three meals per day plus snacks), housekeeping, linen and bedding laundry and some building maintenance costs.

Each unit at Vanguard is private accommodation and are built with easy accessibility and barrier free washrooms.

Pastoral care is available to all residents, including weekly interdenominational church services in our on-site chapel, and hymn sings.

Care Services Provided

  • 24-hour Licensed Practical Nurse on site
  • Care attendants
  • On-call Registered Nurse
  • Foot care
  • On-site clinics
  • Access to recreational therapy
  • Access to pastoral care
  • Other health services coordinated through  Alberta Health Services

Services & Amenities Provided

  • Basic housekeeping
  • Personal linen and bedding washing
  • Three meals per day plus afternoon and evening refreshments
  • Some building maintenance costs
  • Private accommodation
  • Spacious walk in showers
  • Built in closets with drawers
  • Kitchenette, including mini fridge, microwave and small sink
  • Wheelchair accessible counters
  • Climate controlled heating and air conditioning
  • All utilities included
  • Access to Vanguard Café

For additional home care, companion care and transportation services, please see Shepherd’s Care at Home

Supportive Living with Dementia Care (SL4-D)

Supportive Living allows individuals to enjoy a home-like setting with the comfort of having health care services provided. It is a great option for individuals who may have medical needs that can be managed to maintain a semi-independent lifestyle. 

Vanguard offers 56 Supportive Living with Dementia Care (SL4-D) units. With the added support for each of our residents diagnosed with mid-stage dementia, we offer a safe and secure environment. Our staff are trained for dementia care and understand the needs of our residents.

Admission to the Supportive Living with Dementia Care units is only through assessment by Alberta Health Services (link). Residents pay a government regulated accommodation charge, which covers room and board (three meals per day plus snacks), housekeeping, linen and bedding laundry and some building maintenance costs. 

Each unit at Vanguard is private accommodation and are built with easy accessibility and barrier free washrooms.

Pastoral care is available to all residents, including weekly interdenominational church services in our on-site chapel, and hymn sings.

CARE SERVICES PROVIDED

  • 24-hour Licensed Practical Nurse on site
  • Care attendants
  • On-call Registered Nurse
  • Foot care
  • On-site clinics
  • Access to recreational therapy
  • Access to pastoral care
  • Other health services coordinated through Alberta Health Services

SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED

  • Basic housekeeping
  • Personal linen and bedding washing
  • Three meals per day plus afternoon and evening refreshments
  • Some building maintenance costs
  • Private accommodation
  • Spacious walk-in showers
  • Built-in closets with drawers
  • Kitchenette, including mini fridge, microwave and small sink
  • Wheelchair accessible counters
  • Climate controlled heating and air conditioning
  • All utilities included
  • Access to Vanguard Café

For additional home care, companion care and transportation services, please see Shepherd’s Care at Home

Independent Living

Independent Living is a perfect option for those who may be looking to downsize or move into a community of like-minded individuals while living an independent lifestyle. Care services can be coordinated and residents can access on-site amenities and programs.

Shepherd’s Care Vanguard offers 23 rental apartments. Rent includes one meal per day, utilities and access to on-site recreational and pastoral programming.

Shepherd’s Care staff deliver home care through a contract with Alberta Health Services, so friendly faces are providing care.

Pastoral care is available to all residents, including weekly interdenominational church services in our on-site chapel, and hymn sings.

CARE SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Home care services available by assessment by Alberta Health Services
  • Access to on-site services
  • Access to recreational therapy
  • Access to pastoral care services
  • On-site clinics

SERVICES AND AMENITIES PROVIDED

  • Basic housekeeping
  • Private accommodation
  • One meal per day included in rental plan
  • Spacious walk-in showers
  • Built-in closets with drawers
  • Full kitchen
  • Washer and dryer in each suite
  • Climate controlled heating and air conditioning
  • All utilities included
  • Access to Vanguard Café

For additional home care, companion care and transportation services, please see Shepherd’s Care at Home

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Our tours are available from Monday - Thursday from 9AM to 4PM