About Sherwood Care
Sherwood Care was built in 1969 and is located in the heart of Sherwood Park, Alberta. The facility was designed for the elderly who were mobile, but in need of some form of assistance in their daily lives. Today, residents are older and require a much higher level of care and health intervention.
Continually upgrading and beautifying our facility enables Sherwood Care to meet the medical, physical, spiritual and mental health needs of our resident focused community.
Our residents particularly enjoy the series of lush and beautiful gardens on our property. The gardens provide extended space for residents to enjoy the outdoors, and bring some of God’s beauty a little closer for them. In fact it provides a bit of God’s beauty to the whole community, and won a 2011 “Communities in Bloom” award.
We are often asked “what makes Sherwood Care so different, so successful”? How can an older facility keep up with the huge advances in technical knowledge and service delivery; attract the attention of Government officials; provide the best in personalized Christ like care? The answer is complex but simple: it is the direct result of the Lord’s guidance and richest blessings and phenomenal people – 200 of what we believe are some of the most dedicated staff in the province, six excellent physicians, 100+ volunteers who provide many hours of dedication, and 100 wonderful residents!
These are the core members of our Resident Centered Care Community, all part of God’s Family and creation. Some are entrusted to our care, some are our caregivers and some are their supporters, but all teaching us so much about life – our past, our present, and our future.
Staff and Volunteers
How do I access Long-Term Care?
In order to access any living option, including long-term care, you need to undergo an assessment. You can access Alberta Health Services if you:
- live in Alberta;
- have an Alberta Health Care Number; or
- have applied for and are eligible to receive Alberta Health care coverage
To book an assessment or for more information, contact your local Home Care Program, talk to your family doctor or Community Care Access at 780-496-1300.
How do I get my loved one into Sherwood Care?
Once your loved one has been assessed by Alberta Health Services and it has been determined that they need Long-Term Care services, you will be asked to provide your top 3 choices for a long-term care facility. Every effort will be made by Alberta Health Services to accommodate your wishes for location, but a temporary move may be necessary until your loved one reaches their site of choice.
We are fortunate to have so many caring, dedicated people come to our facility on a regular basis to help us with those little extras that can make life special for our residents.
These special people volunteer their time and their talents to make every day special for every resident who lives here. Through our volunteers, our residents are able to maintain an important link with the community. And in the case of our volunteer Meals-on-Wheels drivers, they also help take the special joy we have here back out into the community.