Of the 23 residents of The Apartments, 13 are Supportive Housing Clients, funded by Southern Health.
The Supportive Housing Program offers a supervised living environment for residents with early stage dementia or other health issues, who need to be supported in the daily activities of life. The program is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing support, supervision, security and social stimulation. Seniors who are in danger of wandering can be fitted with a device that helps to keep residents within our secure building and the backyard.
Application to this program must be made through Home Care: Please contact your Regional Health Authority’s Home Care Case Coordinator for more information about assessment. Please call 204-324-6458, ext 1 (Case Coordinator) or see the Altona information on the Southern Regional Health Authority web site.
24/7 PROGRAM for the ten residents in this building not yet paneled or funded by Southern Health. Staff is funded though an extra fee for these residents.
These programs may be able to help those who can no longer live independently and who cannot yet be admitted to a care facility.
The Apartments (formerly Ebenezer) is home for those needing more support. This building is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, providing support, supervision, security, and social stimulation.
24/7 Package: Rent, 3 meals/day, 2 coffee breaks, activity costs, 24/7 supports
SH Package: minus support fee as this is covered by RHA funding
Suite sizes are approximate:
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All residents buy the entire meal package, which includes three meals a day and two coffee breaks. The meal plan costs $660 per person. Staff eat with residents to assist and support as needed.
Meals are served in The Apartments dining room:
Breakfast – 8:00am; Lunch – 11:30am; Supper – 4:45pm
Family members and guests are welcome to come for meals — please notify the kitchen at least one day in advance. Click here to see our Meals page.
NIGHT WATCH – Night Watch walks the halls hourly and can check on tenants in their rooms during the night on request.
WANDER GUARD – Seniors who are in danger of wandering can be fitted with a device that helps to keep residents within our secure building and backyard. There is a one-time non-refundable fee for the use of a Wander Guard bracelet.
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The Apartment upstairs activity room is always open to residents for visiting, puzzling and games, and a large screen TV. Coffee is served in the activity room daily at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. This room can be a living room for residents. It can also be reserved for family gatherings or other special events — call Life Enrichment to book (204-304-1368). There is no charge for the use of this room by residents.
MAIL – Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we pick up mail from the Altona Post Office. We deliver letters and parcels to residents on these days, usually during the noon meal.
MAILING ADDRESS – Box 900 Altona MB R0G 0B0
PARKING – Ample parking spaces available (with plug-ins) for $22/month.
LAUNDRY – There is a laundry room on each floor. There is no charge for the use of the washer and dryer.
HOUSEKEEPING & LAUNDRY – Services available.
SHOWER – There is a large shower on the second floor for use with wheelchairs or for other chairs and supports.
PUBLIC WASHROOMS – There are public washrooms on the main floor near the entrance and upstairs near the activity room.
EXTRA STORAGE – There is a room where each resident may have a locker or closet space for storing extra things.
COURTYARD – see General Information
STAFF – Some of our staff are able to converse in English, Low German, and High German, as well as some other languages.
RENT – Rent is payable in advance, on or before the first of the month. Rent can be paid by:
- automatic transfer (set-up by the tenant), or
- EASIEST FOR ALL: pre-authorized debit (automated withdrawal initiated by The Gardens on Tenth)
SMOKING – All buildings are smoke-free. We have designated smoking areas on the property.
PETS – All of our buildings are pet-free facilities.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS – Family gatherings can be accommodated at The Gardens on Tenth free of charge. There is room for your group in:
- The Gardens Multi-purpose Room
- The Apartments Activity Room, Lounge or Tea Room
- The Manor Dining Room
- The Units Dining Room
For more information, contact our Life Enrichment Staff (204-304-1368) or Grace (204-324-8945).
DRINK MACHINE – We have a drink machine available to all tenants and guests located in The Manor.
PHONES – Many tenants use MTS for their phone – call their Customer Service line at (204)225-5687 or go to the MTS Connect store at West Park Motors in Altona (248 Centre Ave East). If you mention that the phone needs to be hooked up quickly for safety reasons (i.e. Lifeline) hookup is much faster.
TELEVISION – Tenants will directly contact a satellite provider of their choosing. In The Gardens, Shaw Satellite is included in the monthly Service Package.
SALON – We have a salon on the second floor of The Gardens building. There are several hair stylists available onsite. Contact them for appointments:
- Shirley – (204)304-6149 – Thursday
- Norma – (204)304-1189 – Friday
- Ang Teichroeb – (204)319-0273
- Geri’s Place for Hair in Apartments basement — (204)304-1190
MANICURES/PEDICURES: Miranda Klippenstein – 204-324-5476
MASSAGE: check bulletin board for availability
FOOT CARE – Contact Foot Care specialists to make an appointment:
- Lisa Giesbrecht, Certified Foot Care RN – (204)324-5690 or (204)304-1444
- Lisa Mayhew, RN – (204)324-4855
PHARMACIST: Pembina Valley Pharmacy provides a Pharmacist in the 2nd floor Health/Salon room of The Gardens every Wednesday at 10:00 AM to consult regarding medications. Free delivery of prescriptions.
PFAHL’S HOME HEALTH: Residents are responsible for the maintenance of their wheelchairs or scooters. Pfahl’s Home Health (Altona Mall) does monthly service visits 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM in The Apartments. Call Pfahl’s to arrange to test new/used equipment so they can bring options.
TENANT ORIENTATION – Our Executive Director, Laurie Schellenberg, is available to answer questions for residents or their family or supporters. Our receptionist can provide all the necessary moving-in information new residents may require. Please call (204)324-8945.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP WITH EVERYDAY THINGS? Life Enrichment staff are available to give you a hand. Call Grace at (204)324-8945 or the staff at (204)304-1368.
GUEST SUITE – Our guest suite in The Gardens is available to tenants’ guests for $85 per night. They will be comfortable in a room with a queen sized bed, a kitchenette, coffee maker, and TV. Bookings are made by Reception. Check-in time is 4:00pm on the day of arrival, and check-out time is 1:00pm on the day of departure. We accept cash and cheques for payment, or charge to the tenants suite if the tenant wishes to pay for the room.
VOLUNTEERS – If you are interested in getting involved at The Gardens on Tenth, volunteer opportunities are readily available. Contact Grace at 204-324-8945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESTATE PLANNING/WILLS: Residents may want to include The Gardens on Tenth in their will.
TAXI SERVICES: Rides may be arranged through C.A.R.E. (Community Assistance Resources for Elderly). Please call C.A.R.E. directly to make arrangements: (204)324-1528.
- They offer a car and driver on a fee-for-service basis for individuals who do not use a wheelchair.
- The C.A.R.E. Handi-van is used to transport citizens who do use a wheelchair.