Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass

   
105 6th Avenue NE, Slave Lake, Alberta, T0G 2A2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Guest stays available, Adult day programs onsite, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$1,650
Suites:
52 suites (Studio, 1-bed)

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About Sweetgrass

A member of Optima Living

Sweetgrass is modern, bright and spacious with an intimate cottage layout located in Slave Lake, AB. We enjoy a fun, loving atmosphere, with music playing in the cottages and lots of laughter. Our grounds are lovely, with a beautifully trimmed lawn, shrubs, and raised flower beds. A pathway and small bridge connect Sweetgrass with Vanderwell Lodge next door, and visitors are always welcome. Our beautiful two-storey community opened in summer 2015.

We are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourage 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 Sweetgrass

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Interview videos

Inspiring Leaders - Optima Living: Karim Kassam
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  • 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 $1,650

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $2,120

Includes

  • Diabetes
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $2,120

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 200 - 270 $2,120 - $2,318 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 200 - 270 $2,120 - $2,318 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 380 $2,120 - $2,318 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 625 $2,120 - $2,318 (Rent) +$600 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,120 - $2,318
  • Size: 200sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,120 - $2,318
  • Size: 200sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,120 - $2,318
  • Size: 380sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,120 - $2,318
  • Size: 625sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$600
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Our chefs focus on offering residents a variety of dining choices, including local favourites, familiar dishes, and specialty meals. The focus for every dish is for residents to have homemade options and the chefs use fresh fruits and vegetables when possible. Three meals a day are provided for residents with additional snacks throughout the day.

Meal service : Room Service (extra fee), Table service

Seating type : Assigned seating , Open seating

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Chapel
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Mail box
Parking (outdoor)
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bingo
Card Games
Entertainment
Gardening
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Paula Bird

As General Manager of Sweetgrass, I would like to welcome all residents and families to our community. I come from Nisichiwayasihk (Nelson House), Manitoba, and am from the Cree tribe. 

I have worked in the health industry for 30 years. I have worked in several roles, including a medic with the Canadian Armed Forces, a mental health counsellor primarily in the area of addictions, and as a Community Health Representative with the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program and the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative. I have also sat on the national board as a Director of Health in First Nations communities. I have been involved in senior care over the last two years, managing Sweetgrass. 

I love celebrating my Cree heritage and actively participate in traditional Cree/Ojibway ceremonies. I am a proud mother of five and have eight grandchildren.

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Adult day programs onsite
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

We are within close walking distance to shopping, restaurants, convenience stores and local places of interest in Slave Lake. Sweetgrass is directly located next to Vanderwell Lodge, which enables a thriving recreation program between the two buildings.

Sweetgrass is located at 105 6th Avenue NE, Slave Lake, Alberta, T0G 2A2.


What's nearby:

Community Christian Center
St. Peter Celestin Catholic Church
Slave Lake Wesleyan Church
Slave Lake Alliance Church
Slave Lake Healthcare Centre
Slave Lake Eye Care
Rexall
Slave Lake Airport
Vanderwell Lodge

Compare Sweetgrass with nearby communities

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