Care Centre

Rivercrest Care Centre

Overlooking the spectacular North Saskatchewan River, Rivercrest Care Centre has a longstanding history of providing safe, high-quality continuing care services in the City of Fort Saskatchewan. We are a contracted long term care service provider with Alberta Health Services, and are a short 15-minute drive from northeast Edmonton and Sherwood Park. Rivercrest is nestled within walking distance to the downtown core of Fort Saskatchewan which creates ease of access to shopping and professional offices – perfect for family outings.

In the 2020 Health Quality Council of Alberta survey, Rivercrest ranked in the top 20% of all care facilities in the Edmonton region; in 2017, the Health Quality Council of Alberta ranked Rivercrest 7th in the entire Edmonton region.

We understand and appreciate the value and importance of family participation and family needs, expectations and importance of their input. We view our role as a partnership in service provision, working with families and their expectations to develop and provide high quality professional long term care services in a safe, quality home-like environment for their loved ones. Our relationship is based on trust and transparency of services. We are committed to addressing the challenges inherent in such transitional decisions and we do our best to provide a loving home-like environment to our valued residents.

Rivercrest accommodations consist of a variety of semi-private and private rooms. With our flexibility of living environments, if you move to Rivercrest and wish to transfer to what you feel is a more preferential room, generally a reasonable turnaround option waitlist is available. Accommodation rates are set by Alberta Health and vary based only on whether the room is semi-private (2 residents to a room) or private. Rates include all meal services and professional support services including the provision of most medications prescribed by doctors, under the guidance of outside physician services and professional pharmacists.

Hospice – We also provide under contract with Alberta Health Services what has been a highly valued Hospice service community resource. We have 6 private rooms allocated to a small, private area in our site where we aim to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere for each of our clients. Our hospice clients have access to many of the same services as our continuing care residents such as recreation activities, rehabilitation programs, and meal services. There is also a dedicated family room and fold-out chairs in each room for visitors who wish to spend additional time with their loved ones.

Please call if you are interested in booking a tour during regular business hours. For further information, please Contact Us. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Resident and Family Centered Care

We undertake great effort to develop a genuine understanding of who our residents and their families are, and what is most important to them. The transition to long term care can be challenging, both for residents and their families, and we aim to make it as stress-free as possible.

Our individualized approach enables us to tailor our care and services to your loved ones to ensure their overall health and wellbeing. We take the time to get to know each individual, and their preferences, in order to further develop goals and appropriate activities.

We also maintain an open-door policy to ensure regular feedback from residents and family members to better inform our services and care plans. Our interdisciplinary approach is focused on strength in numbers, and we conduct regular meetings with all team members to maintain regular communication and proactive planning.

Services and Activities

24/7 Care and Support

Rivercrest provides the support required to carry on with dignity, with the same love and care a family member would provide along with medical professionals. This support includes 24/7 skilled nursing care and support.

Rehabilitation Equipment

To address mobility issues, we have dedicated exercise equipment to provide rehabilitation services.

Meal Preparation

We provide nutritious meals and snacks, and are able to accommodate dietary requirements with the assistance of a registered dietitian. By catering to the dietary needs of our residents, we aim to provide the basic comforts of a shared meal to make everyone feel at home.  Check out our Fall 2021 / Winter 2022 Menu.

Medication Supply and Monitoring

We provide medication prescribed by physicians through our pharmacy service provider, and our medical professionals provide medication monitoring and oversight to ensure our residents’ wellbeing.

Recreational Therapy

Our residents are encouraged to explore their personal interests, or try their hand at a new activity such as painting. It’s the little joys that make life more enjoyable.

Games and Events

Social connection is often what gives meaning to our lives, and we make every effort to provide opportunities for social activities and fun events to look forward to.  Check out our July 2024 Activities Calendar from Rivercrest.

24-hour skilled nursing care✔︎
Nutritious hot meals and snacks✔︎
Basic linen services✔︎
Recreational, social and therapy programs✔︎
Palliative care✔︎
Medications prescribed by doctors✔︎
Podiatry care✔︎
Personal laundry services on a scheduled basis✔︎
Dental hygienist services on a scheduled basis✔︎
Hairdressing services✔︎
Wheelchairs, Broda Chairs and Specialty Equipment✔︎


Rivercrest Care Centre is committed to creating an accessible environment for all people who live in, work in, and visit our centre. We strive to remove barriers that might prevent full participation in our community. For example, posters and pamphlets have been printed in large font to enhance visibility, and equipment has been installed throughout the centre to support those with limited mobility.

These are just a few of the improvements we’ve made, and we welcome any feedback that might help us continue to grow. Please Contact Us if you have suggestions about making Rivercrest Care Centre more accessible for all.

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