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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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Summary Profile

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

Maya Angelou once said, “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” It feels like it is a rather apt reminder as we continue to navigate the pandemic. While we remember to wash our hands, protect ourselves, and respect others, there are also ways in which we can focus on bringing hope and laughter to our community. Let us live with hope and zest for life even while enduring the challenges set before us. We must continue to stay focused on best practises, express gratitude to the caregivers and frontline workers, and above all continue to live in hope and look for ways to “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

Alberta remains under a state of public health emergency. New Public Health restrictions came into effect starting September 16th to reduce the spread and protect our health care system. Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program will require patrons or clients to be vaccinated or to show a recent negative test result. Recently, British Columbia announced that it will mandate that all healthcare workers be vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 31st, 2021. British Columbia also announced a Vaccination Passport System, and starting October 12th, all visitors to long-term care and assisted-living facilities will need to show proof they have received at least one dose.

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Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

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The progressive leadership at Golden Sands starts with Optima Living’s founders, Farid Damji and Karim Kassam, two gentlemen who believe strongly in creating a home for seniors that truly feels like a place where they are cherished. This means a place that residents feel a deep connection with, and where people’s individuality is honoured.

With that in mind, leadership in this community, from the general manager through every staff member, seeks to know and understand each senior closely and personally. Move into this community, and you’ll grow that connection with staff. You’ll also find personal connections to other seniors in the community who share your background and know many of the same people as you.

You’ll love the opportunity to join in daily activities together, garden, etc. There’s also a full continuum of care, so the community can attend to people and couples with varying needs. This is a supportive community, waiting to make area seniors’ lives better.

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Interview videos

Co-Founder, Optima Living: Karim Kassam
  • In this Perspective:
  • As co-founder of Optima Senior Living and vice president of the British Columbia Seniors’ Living Association, Karim Kassam exemplifies senior living thought leadership. In our interview with Mr. Kassam, he speaks about how the company was founded on personal principles that are deeply felt by both himself and his co-founder Farid Damji, and he 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)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $2,132

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $2,132

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 332 - 427 $1,865 - $2,445 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • 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) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 814 $1,865 - $2,445 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $1,865 - $2,445
  • Size: 332sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • 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: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • 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: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • 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 Nurses24 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Social Feed

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Golden Sands is a seniors’ living community in the warm community of Lac La Biche, AB. We are located in the heart of the city with nearby amenities, services, and activities.

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


What's nearby:

Evangelical Free Church of Lac La Biche
St. Chatherine's Parish
Community Health Services
Bold Center
Portage Pool
Lac La Biche Museum
Lakeland Provincial Park

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