Choices in Community Living

“It’s our aim to create places where Residents, their families and staff are treated with respect and dignity, and are inspired to live their best lives.”

Choices in Community Living is an Alberta-based, family-run organization which manages housing for persons requiring Supported Living (also known as Assisted Living). CICL works with Alberta Health Services to provide affordable Designated Supportive Living (Levels 4 and 4D).

Mission

To provide excellent care in comfortable, joyful environments

Vision

Inspirational
Assisted
Living

Values

Respect
Responsibility
Enthusiasm

Supportive living merges the concepts of independent living and 24-hour support. It offers a home for people who value their autonomy and privacy, but also require assistance with daily living activities or supervision. Shared responsibility, choice and managed risk are the key concepts on which Supportive Living is founded. Dignity, independence, privacy, individuality, confidentiality and providing home amenities are hallmarks. Wherever possible, Supportive Living allows residents the opportunity to direct their own lives to the maximum extent of their abilities.

Designated Supportive Living is a term used by Alberta Health Services which indicates that there is subsidy and placement of persons requiring Supportive Living services into “designated” units. Residents of Choices in Community Living Lodges are placed through Alberta Health Services Continuing Care. Personal care is coordinated with Alberta Health Services on-site Case Managers. If you are interested in placement into a Choices in Community Living please contact your area’s Continuing Care branch.

Our Lodges

Legacy Lodge logo
Lethbridge, AB

Legacy Lodge (est. 2010) is situated in the community of Legacy Ridge, in North Lethbridge, Alberta – a residential neighbourhood for families within close proximity to services and restaurants. Featuring an attractively landscaped courtyard, this 3-storey building offers a peaceful view and each suite features large windows designed to capture the panorama. On a clear day, the mountains can be seen from the 3rd floor. Within elegantly decorated and bright central dining and lounge areas on each floor, Residents can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, relaxation and fun.

Each of the 104 well-appointed suites are designed to meet the safety and comfort needs of the Residents. Suites are spacious and bright, wheelchair accessible and barrier-free, and air conditioned. Each suite features a large washroom, kitchenette and living area, and a security system connecting Residents directly to care staff for emergencies, 24 hours a day. For more information please see www.legacylodge.ca or call 403.942.8400 for details.

Legacy Lodge
335 Lettice Perry Rd. N
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1H 5V7
info@legacylodge.ca 

West Park Lodge logo
Red Deer, AB

The WestPark Lodge was established in 1996, and is situated in the lovely residential WestPark community of Red Deer, Alberta. Formally the WestPark Nursing Home which was built in 1965, Phil & Evelyne Gaudet renovated the space in 1995 when it became the first private Assisted Living residence in Alberta. This marked the beginning of Choices in Community Living.

Still a family-run Supportive/Assisted Living facility, the WestPark Lodge is home to 36 Residents and over 50 staff. At only one-storey high and retaining some of its 60s charm, the WestPark Lodge is a beloved Red Deer institution, which has earned a reputation for wonderful care and dedicated staff. The WestPark Lodge is small-capacity, has only private suites, many large windows, and is comfortable yet unpretentious.

The WestPark Lodge
4514 51 Street Cres
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 1B3

Our Team

Phil Gaudet

President

Phil is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. Phil is former President and CEO of the Good Samaritan Society of Edmonton, a position he held from 1988-2008. Under his leadership, the Good Samaritan Society grew from a $30 million to $300 million asset organization, becoming the leading and premier provider of long term care for seniors in western Canada. Phil enjoys helping others, playing music and gathering with friends and family.

Nicole Gaudet

Vice-President

A business graduate of Concordia University in Edmonton, Nicole returned from volunteer work in India and Nepal to lend her time and talents to Choices in Community Living Inc., in 2006. In 2015 she received her MSc in Aging from the University of Alberta where her interest in Material Culture, Design and Dementia Studies led her to the Netherlands to make a film about DeHoweyk the “dementia village”. Nicole is accountable for leadership and direction of senior staff, establishment of operational objectives and monitoring organizational effectiveness. Nicole’s passion for dementia care and energizing staff are what make her most happy at work. To view Nicole’s film, see the link below:

Jeff Bell

Director of Operations

Throughout his career as a health care manager, Jeff has understood the importance of supporting staff to care for seniors in respectful, holistic and meaningful ways. Beginning his career in nursing, Jeff quickly earned respect for his unique and friendly management style. With over 20 years in operational management and project commissioning, Jeff has a wide variety of knowledge in labor relations, team building, organizational management and financial management. Having worked closely with Alberta Health Services for many years, Jeff has been a part of the development of policy and service tools for Designated Supportive Living partners. Since joining Choices in Community Living in 2011, and becoming a partner in 2017, Jeff is responsible for strategic planning, operational oversight, and mentoring of site leaders. His love of the outdoors is only matched by his love of craft beer, and his beautiful family.

Lily Bérubé

Executive Administrative Coordinator

As Executive Administrative Coordinator, Lily brings her outstanding organizational and personal initiative skills to the organization from her numerous years of successful experience in the fields of education, community outreach, and volunteer management. Lily provides administrative support to the corporate office and is responsible for quality assurance and risk management processes, including development and implementation of operational and personnel policies and procedures, legislative compliance, and the development of standardized processes and templates for reporting to the Board and external organizations. Lily believes in striving to be happy and enjoying life.

Barb Bartman

Director of Finance

An accomplished CPA with over 20 years of experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, Barb utilizes her extensive knowledge to enhance Choices in Community Living’s financial management systems and policies. Barb is responsible for financial operations, master budgeting, audit review, and public and board reporting. Having joined Choices in Community Living in 2011, Barb’s oversight of finance operations enables the organization to responsibly enhance care and operational models to serve our Residents. Barb loves running, being lakeside with a cold beverage, with her husband and two adorable children.

Barb Michalyk

Payroll & Benefits Accounting Administrator

With over 30 years of accounting experience in banking and bookkeeping, Barb complements the Choices in Community Living team with a wide range of accounting and management skills gained from her extensive experience. Barb is responsible for Payroll and Benefits Coordination, and assists in the processing of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Since joining the CICL team in 2011, Barb has helped develop and implement accounting procedures and processes to ensure our financial reporting is both accurate and timely. Barb loves working collaboratively with the team and enjoys being a part of enhancing the lives of those that live in our Lodges. A lover of gardening, flowers and plants, she is known for bringing family and friends together and hosting barbecues or gatherings around the fire pit.

Rocky

our cuddly office cat!

Kitty likes treats

Resources

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

Provides programs and services to all Albertans as well as specific services to Seniors, including Home Care, Supportive Living, and Long-Term Care.

AHS link

ALBERTA SENIORS DIRECTORY

Provides information on services and products for seniors including government services, housing, transportation, personal safety information, seniors’ services, activities, health and well being, elder abuse prevention and more.

Directory Link

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