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Welcome to our new fall programs!
We are excited to share our new fall, day and evening programs!
With limited resources in our great city, we are excited to be introducing a much-needed service to both our community seniors and adults with disabilities.
Quarterly, we will offer specific programs during day and evening hours to our community members. Our programs will run on a 12-week rotation.
Our new programs during day hours will be offered to participants that do not attend our center full time, mirroring the evening structure model.
Although not currently PDD approved, we are government approved through Alberta Community and Social Services (“the Ministry”), monitored with AHS health inspector and are fully licensed and insured.
Our staff and volunteers maintain all required, current certifications and venerable sector clearances (criminal record checks).
We do currently run a van at our center which too, is commercially licensed, federally inspected, and insured. Although our van maintains the capacity to carry 15 individuals, 13 individuals is our cap to ensure maximum transportation comfort for our participants. Our full time enrolled participants will always have priority with seats.
Fee assistance:
Loving Hands will ensure that every member wanting to attend our programs is provided the opportunity. As a result, there are payment options. Unfortunately, we do not currently provide subsidies.
Application/ enrollment forms must be completed and submitted
Non-sufficient funds policy:
A charge of $45.00 applies for NSF cheques. The issuer will be given 24 hours to make payment by money order, e-transfer, certified cheque or cash; otherwise registration will be forfeited.
Cancellation policy:
To cancel registration, you must call 403 809 6868 or 403 923 0508
A 15% fee will apply to all cancellations.
Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the start of a program will forfeit a refund.
Refunds will be provided only when vacancies can be filled, and the office is notified of the cancellation.

If a program is cancelled due to low attendance ( less than 5 registered participants), you may transfer to another program if space is available or receive a full refund. We will make every effort to contact you prior to the start date of the program if cancellation is necessary.
Supervision policy:
If a participant requires assistance before, during and / or after a program, please ensure ap-
propriate support staff is present to assist. Loving Hands Partners In Care Inc is not liable for personal injuries and/ or lost, stolen or damaged personal property. Participation in Loving Hands programs is at the attendee’s own risk. Client transportation, pick up/drop off at all programs is the responsibility of the caregivers and/or family members to arrange in advance.
Transportation costs:
For a fee, transportation within Airdrie to and from programs can be arranged. Please call for more information.
Transportation to and from activities during program hours will be covered by program costs.

Our Day Programs

Each morning we will begin our day with a 30-minute stretching/exercise program. Our first 15 minutes will consist of easy stretches. We will have fun with fitness by utilizing balls, light weights, noodles and balloons, stretch bands, parachutes, just to name a few!
Monday Morning Art Classes
September 10th – November 26th
Fee: $120.00
10:00 – 12:00
Weekly, we will explore the wonderful world of painting/sculpting/drawing and having fun with colors!
Monday Afternoon Drum Aerobics
September 10th– November 26th
Fee: $ 85.00
1:00 – 2:30
Drumsticks, pounded on gym floors, clinked overhead and bounced on exercise balls. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of rhythm and sound!
Tuesday Morning Music Therapy
September 4th – November 20th
Fee: $ 85.00
10:00 – 12:00
Music therapy a great way to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group! We’ll listen to melodies, play an instrument, sing along and let the music guide us!

Tuesday afternoon Bingo!
September 4th– November 20th
Fee: $ 60.00
1:00 - 2:30
An action-packed afternoon of Bingo! Each card will cost an additional $3.00 each with the entire pot going to lucky winners! We will also have some great prizes!

Wednesday Morning Out And About With Friends
September 5th – November 21st
Fee: $ 120.00 (plus the cost of activity)
10:00 -2:00 (times may vary depending on activity)
Activities will take place at community venues and include: include movies, pizza parties, dancing, swimming, bowling and much more. Participants will be responsible for additional, individual activity costs each week. Please note, we may visit local pubs during this activity!
Thursday Morning Christmas Crafting
September 6th – November 22nd
Fee: $ 140.00
10:00 – 12:00
Weekly, we will complete a Christmas craft of painting, candy making, Christmas ornaments and much more to add to our gift baskets to gift to a friend or family member! At the end of the 12 weeks, our baskets will be overfilled with an array of gifts and Christmas treasures to give to that special someone!
Thursday Afternoon Bowling
September 6th – November 22nd
Fee: $ 40.00 (Plus cost of activity)
1:00 – 2:00
Come join us for some great company and some fun competition at our very own Shamrock Bowling lanes, and a stop at our community coffee shops for a run-down of our scores!
Friday Morning Baking with Friends!
September 7th – November 23rd
Fee: $ 120.00
10:00 -12:00
Join us for his hands-on course introduces you to the basic steps of baking sweet treats! Each week, our participants will not only engage in hands on baking, but enjoy, and even take some samples home!

Friday afternoon Scrapbooking
September 7th – November 23rd
Fee: $ 120.00
10:00 -12:00
Discover the wonderful world of scrapbooking! Participants will complete a scrapbook, personalized for themselves or someone they love!

Our Evening Programs

Christmas Craft Basket Class
September 4th – November 20th
Fee $140.00
6:00 – 8:00
Weekly, we will complete a Christmas craft (painting, candy making, Christmas ornaments and much more), to add to our gift baskets to gift to a friend or family member! At the end of the 12 weeks, our baskets will be overfilled with an array of gifts and Christmas treasures to give to that special someone!
Bingo Night
September 6th – November 22nd
Fee: $60.00
6:00 – 7:00
Each card will cost $5.00 The proceeds from the purchased card will go directly to lucky winners, with additional prizes to be won. The higher the numbers, the bigger the winnings!
Friday Night Around Town
September 7th – November 23rd
Fee: $ 80.00 (plus the cost of activity)
7:00 – 9:00 (times may vary depending on activity)
Activities will take place at community venues and include: include movie nights, pizza parties, dancing, swimming, bowling and much more. Participants will be responsible for additional, individual activity costs each week. Please note, we may visit local pubs during this activity!

As participation , demand, and interest levels increase, so too will the selection of varied programs during evening hours!

 

 

Here are some facts about  isolation to help you stay informed:

  1. Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults.
  2. Feelings of loneliness can negatively affect both physical and mental health.
  3. Regardless of the facts of a person’s isolation, seniors and adults with disabilities  who feel lonely and isolated are more likely to report also having poor physical and/or mental health.
  4. Connecting seniors and adults with disabilities  with social resources, such as adult  centre is one way to combat subjective feelings of isolation.
  5. Perceived loneliness contributes to cognitive decline and risk of dementia.
  6. Social isolation makes seniors  and adults with disabilities more vulnerable to elder abuse.
  7. Social isolation in seniors and adults with disabilities  is linked to long-term illness.
  8. Loneliness in seniors and adults with disabilities  is a major risk factor for depression.
  9. Loneliness causes high blood pressure.
  10. Socially isolated seniors and adults with disabilities are more pessimistic about the future.

What is an adult Day Program?

Normally, adult day program is used to relieve the parent/ caregiver or his or her duties for the day while ensuring that the care recipient will still receive the proper care in a safe, friendly environment. Our center is open Monday to Friday from 9-4 (flexible times can be discussed) Our three main purposes focus primarily on social interaction, provide activities, both structured and flexible, and provide service as required.

Who qualifies for this program?

A person enrolled in an adult day care center who is functionally impaired. We define functionally impaired adults as… chronically impaired disabled persons sixteen years of age or older.

Why would one use this service?

Our center enables our members the ability to remain in their own home or in the home of a family member, guardian, or other care giver, and avoid premature institutionalization. Generally, a care recipient can benefit from adult day care because:
• It allows him or her to stay in his or her community while the caregiver goes to work
• It gives him or her a break from the caregiver
• It provides needed social interaction
• It provides greater structure to his or her daily activities

What types of programs are offered?

A monthly activity calendar will be posted 2 weeks prior to the following scheduled month. This will be available on site, and posted on our website and our Facebook page.
• Assistance with eating, taking medicines
• Educational programs or mental stimulation
• Exercise programs
• Podiatry care
• Assistance with preparation of meals and snacks
• Social activities
• Crafts
• Exercises
• Games
• Gardening
• Holiday parties
• Music & pet therapy
• Relaxation techniques

Are you licensed to run a program?

Loving Hands Partners In Care Inc, falls under the “venerable persons” sector.Loving Hands Partners in Care Inc. successfully qualified as an approved PDD service provider through the Alberta Community and Social Services (“the Ministry”) in December of 2017.
Loving Hands Partners In Care Inc, is fully licensed through the city, inspected through Alberta Health Services, and carry and maintain the required liability insurance. All staff must hold, in good standing, a police check under the “venerable Sector” guidelines, as well as First Aid /CPR, and all other mandated certifications.

Are people with higher needs separated from other participants or included in general activities?

This will depend on the individual need of the participant. Our program will be specific to the needs of the individual when applicable. Please note all participants with moderate impairment will require specific staff /participant ratio as required. We reserve the right to disqualify participants with physical abuse issues.

Will the center evaluate the person’s needs? How will this evaluation be accomplished? How often will it be repeated?

As this is not a medical facility, there are some restrictions to participation criteria. Please speak to our facilitator when eligibility is questionable.

Is staff trained?

All staff will have required certifications as required. All 1:1 assigned staff will have the required qualifications to care for this demographic.

How are emergency situations handled?

Each emergency is individual and unique:
• All staff will maintain current CPR/First Aid certification.
• Ongoing training will be maintained.
• A first Aid Kit will remain on site.
• 911 will be utilized as required.
• Required staffing ratio’s will be maintained.
• Facility & equipment will be maintained to all provincial health standards.

What types of health care professionals are on staff?

As we are not a medical facility, we will not have certified medical personal on site daily with the exception of an RN, certified through the VON for-foot care, monthly when we reach copacity. We will, in time, schedule a health care professionals for blood pressure clinics periodically. There will be on staff daily, qualified and experienced caregivers and a Certified Recreation Professional.

How do you ensure the safety of the participants
?

• Enrollment procedures.
• Facility, equipment requirements.
• General health and safety requirements, such as infection control, fire safety, and emergency operations.
• Program activities requirements.
• Record keeping requirements.
• Participants’ rights.
• Staff-participant ratios
• Personnel policies not related to staffing and training, such as conducting criminal background checks.
• Meal and food requirements related to food handling, preparation, and storage.
• Medication storage policies.

What are the hours of operation?

Monday to Friday 9-4 (flexibility is available)

Do you provide subsidies?

As this is such a new model, currently, no subsidy is available. We will continue to work with the federal and provincial government in this endeavor. PDD may provide support dollars to qualified individuals. Additionally, there may be funding dollars for qualified seniors.

Is transportation available?

Currently this service is not available. As we grow, this will be an option. There is a service in Airdrie called Seniors to Go (403) 702-6160. We also suggest our Access Airdrie: 403-948-8888

What is Access Airdrie?

ACCESS Airdrie is a shared ride curb to curb accessible public transit service available to residents with disabilities. An applicant is eligible for ACCESS Airdrie if they are a City of Airdrie resident and are unable to use conventional transit services due to a physical or functional limitation, defined as “any condition, either short term or long term”


Does one have to commit to a full-time model?

No. There are several options to choose from if you are wanting to participate in our program. We offer monthly rates, weekly rates, daily rates and even drop in opportunities. Currently we are promoting a “Loyalty Card”, which allows members the option of utilizing 10 programs (plus an additional drop in),for the cost of $100.00. Some restrictions may apply.

Do I have to sign a contract?

For the safety of all parties, we do require a liability agreement to be reviewed, approved and signed. Additionally, an application form is required and a participant information sheet. Participants are under no obligation to sign a long-term contract for participation.

Are lunches provided?

At the current time, lunches are not provided and bag lunches are required. As we grow, this model will evolve. We do provide snacks and beverages throughout the day. Additionally, we do have frozen dinners and soups on hand when required.

Do you access volunteers?

We do access and welcome volunteers within our Center. As expected, the safety certification requirements pertain to our volunteers

Can family members/ guardians drop in without notice?

All family members and guardians are welcome any time.


Because each of our members are unique and attend our center for various reasons,times and support levels, so too is our pricing. Please talk to our management team about pricing.

Emergency Fire and Ambulance Call 911

Calgary Distress Center (24 Hours) 403-266-1601

Health Link (24Hours) 1-866-408-5465

RCMP (non emergency) 403-945-7267

Poisson Control Center 403-944-1414

Protection for Persons In Care 1-888- 357-9339

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) https://www.alberta.ca/aish.aspx

Persons With Developmental Disabilities Calgary (PDD) http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/services-near-you/pdd-calgary.html

Alberta Aids to Daily Living Call 310 0000 then ask for 780-427-0731

Children's Link- your special needs connection ( adults and Children) http://childrenslink.ca/Portal/Project/PWSearchFull.aspx?search=government+services

Alberta Blue Cross 403-2340- 9666

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Call 310-0000 then 780-427-1432

Philips Life Line 1-800-lifeline (1-800-543-3546)

Geriatric Mental Health 403-948-3878

Community Links – Airdrie
http://www.nrvcl.ab.ca/index.php

Health Link Alberta
https://myhealth.alberta.ca
1-866-408-5465(LINK)

Alberta Health Services
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca

Government of Alberta
seniors services web portal:
http://www.seniors.gov.ab.ca

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
www.alzheimercalgary.ca