St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital
St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital is a care centre for people with complex medical issues. We offer compassionate, 24-hour nursing that meets your needs as a whole person. We also provide palliative care and services such as our community day program.
We offer interpretive services for residents and families who prefer to communicate in a language other than English. You may request services in person, through live video or over the phone.
To arrange for an interpreter, speak to a member of your care team.
We offer quality, compassionate care to 188 residents, with 88 beds in semiprivate rooms.
Long-term care is available once you have been assessed by a case manager. You can choose to be placed with us, but you may have to wait for an opening.
We provide holistic, comfort-based palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions and their families. People are admitted to our hospice through the regional Palliative Care program.
Residents who already live with us are supported throughout their life journey in in long-term care.”
Regional palliative care program
We have 14 private hospice rooms and offer care tailored to your wishes and needs.
- medical care
- spiritual care
- education and resources
- support for your family
Learn more about palliative care through the Palliative Institute.
Your family and pets are welcome to visit anytime.
Your healthcare provider may contact the Palliative Care Program at AHS to have you admitted.
Our team offers spiritual care services to our residents and families, regardless of faith, background or tradition. We honour each person’s wishes and unique journey.
Our chaplain is on-site to respond to a wide range of needs. They may:
- support you with end-of-life concerns, including ceremonies, memorial planning and decision-making
- help you explore meaning and purpose in life
- support you during grief and loss
- explore ethical concerns facing residents and staff
- provide religious care (prayer, requests for sacraments or visits from faith leaders)
- help you explore your understanding of God or the Divine
- arrange a quiet space for you in the chapel
Our chaplains work part-time and hours may vary. Please check with your care team or front desk for current hours.
Ask a member of your care team to connect you with our chaplain.
Amenities for residents
Basic cable is available in your room for a small fee. You are welcome to arrange for extra services with the cable provider.
We offer laundry services. Speak to your resident care manager for information. There are also coin-operated washers and dryers on-site.
A full-service hair salon is located on the main floor.
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We have an automated external defibrillator (AED) on-site.
We have a bus for use for recreational activities. It can easily transport residents who use walkers, wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
Resident and Family Council
We have a resident and family council that is chaired by a family member. It meets every two months. Every other month, we offer an educational session based on requests from our families. The council is a way to share information, talk about concerns and work together to improve the quality of life at our centre.
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We have 100 private and 44 semiprivate rooms. We also have a 14-bed palliative unit.
For every resident, we provide:
- a bed
- a bedside table
- a small wardrobe
- a comfortable chair
Our private rooms are about 16.5 square metres (178 square feet) in size, with minor variations.
Our semiprivate rooms can include two residents. The rooms are separated by a divider, a desk and a bookshelf. Each side of the room is about 34.5 square metres (382 square feet) in size, with minor variations. Each resident has their own window.
Residents share an entry and bathroom.
We have a shared dining room on each of our second and third floors. Both floors also have a room decorated like a living room.
Each unit includes a family room for visiting and a TV lounge. There is one family room on our Butterfly wing and two on our other continuing care units.
Our building includes a conservatory on the main floor with a gas fireplace and an auditorium.
Chapel and multifaith faith
Our chapel is open 24 hours a day for quiet meditation. We host weekly Roman Catholic masses and other regularly scheduled ecumenical services.
We also have a multifaith/quiet room called the Oasis that you can use for meditation or contemplation. Learn more about spiritual care at St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital.
The family room on our palliative unit includes a fireplace for warmth and relaxation.
We have an outdoor space that leads into a courtyard with a gazebo and garden. The Chapel Garden has paved pathways where residents can safely walk and enjoy fresh air.
Our main floor is home to birds, and floors two and three each have fish for you, your family and visitors to enjoy.
We are located between Ermineskin and Steinhauer parks. Residents with rooms on that side of the building can enjoy watching the parks and activity. There are also walking paths near our centre and children’s playgrounds within walking distance.
We are close to a number of churches, including Southside Church of the Nazarene across the street and Southside Pentecostal Assembly down the block.
We are within walking distance from grocery stores and fast food. We are also a short drive away from South Edmonton Common, one of the largest retail centres in Canada.
There is an Edmonton Transit stop just down the block from our site. You can also walk to the Century Park LRT station from our building.
We have partnered for over 25 years with our local public school, Steinhauer Elementary. Students from the school sang O Canada when our site was opened and dedicated.
Our local parish, St. Thomas Moore, supports us with a weekly Catholic mass.
Through the Covenant Foundation, we work with London Drugs’ Stockings Stuffers for Seniors program. It pairs local stores with care homes to provide residents with holiday gifts from people in the community.
St. Joseph’s has a strong volunteer program. Volunteers can do a wide range of things at our site.
Designated family support persons are welcome at any time of day, but our front door is locked overnight. Use the phone at the entrance if you wish to visit during those hours.
Stop the spread of germs
- For the safety of our patients and residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
- If you’re sick, wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on our property, including the parking lot.
We know that even slight scents in the air can trigger severe reactions in some people.
To help us maintain a healthy environment, do not wear or bring scented products into the care centre.
We offer paid visitor parking on the west side of the parking lot. You can buy parking through the dispenser located inside our front entrance.
|Full day (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
We have vending machines with snacks that you or your family or visitors can buy.
General resourcesResident and family handbook Recreation calendar Your role in safe care Guide to clean hands Request health information or health records St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital Legacy Story
Long-term care resourcesAlzheimer's Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Canadian Mental Health Association Getting a case manager Learn about long-term care Levels of care Support for caregivers
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