Golden Sands

Golden Sands

   
9210 91 Avenue, P.O. Box 1380, Lac La Biche, Alberta, T0A 2C0
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Cost (from):
$1,865
Suites:
49 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)

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About Golden Sands

A member of Optima Living

Golden Sands is located in the southeast part of Lac La Biche, AB, surrounded by beautiful lakes and nestled in the Northern Boreal Forest of Alberta. Our two-storey building is designed in a cottage motif, with clusters of individual suites connected to separate cottage kitchens, each with its own cozy common room. We are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourages the involvement of family, neighbours and friends.

COVID-19 Information

We are seeing the dawn! We are regaining our social relationships and opening our economies with some semblance of normalcy. It’s exciting now to see how a successful vaccination campaign is beginning to restore what we had before this pandemic! At Optima Living communities across Western Canada, family visits and other social events are becoming more common. The health and safety of our residents and staff are still our top priorities, so our sanitation and PPE requirements for staff and visitors will continue.

Take care and be safe. We are getting through this together!

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Golden Sands

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Insider reviews & perspectives

Interview videos

Inspiring Leaders - Optima Living: Karim Kassam
  • In this Perspective:
  • As co-founder of Optima Senior Living and board member of the British Columbia Seniors’ Living Association, Karim Kassam exemplifies senior living thought leadership. In our interview with Kassim, he speaks about how the company was founded on personal principles that are deeply felt by both Mr. Kassam and his co-founder Farid Damji, and articulates how those principles have informed the growth of the company thus far, and continue to provide the basis for strategy.
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $1,865

Includes

  • Meals (1x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $2,035

Includes

  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $2,035

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 332 - 427 $1,865 - $2,445 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 604 - 700 $1,865 - $2,445 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 814 $1,865 - $2,445 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $1,865 - $2,445
  • Size: 332sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $1,865 - $2,445
  • Size: 604sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $1,865 - $2,445
  • Size: 814sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Seating type : Open seating

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Mail box
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Parking (outdoor)
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Entertainment
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Volunteering

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Iona Wolstenholme

As General Manager of Golden Sands, I would like to welcome all residents and families to our community. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, Golden Sands is in the heart of the Lakeland and nestled in the Northern Boreal Forest of Alberta. At Golden Sands, we have a great team that is passionate about providing the best person-centered care to our residents and support to our families.

I hold an ASCHA Site Manager certificate and have over 40 years of experience in administration and marketing. Having a daughter with Down syndrome and Autism, I am also a strong advocate for the senior and disabled communities. Currently, I serve as a board member with Lac La Biche Disabilities and Special Olympics Lac La Biche.

I have three grown daughters, and I love spending time with them. In my spare time, I enjoy mandala painting, reading, boating, archery, and dancing. My husband and I live on Lac La Biche Lake’s shores, on the beautiful white sands of Mission Beach, with one of our daughters.

Creating a home for our residents and working to provide them with a great quality of life has been my honour and pleasure. I am passionate about working with all residents and their families.

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers
Doctorvisiting 1x/week

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Golden Sands is located at 9210 91 Avenue, P.O. Box 1380, Lac La Biche, Alberta, T0A 2C0.


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