About Chateau St. Michael’s

The transition from a family home to a residence that offers necessary medical and housekeeping assistance is difficult. At the Chateau, we work to make the transition as easy as possible. We offer a range of accommodations for aging in place, with many improvements now underway, in order to provide a place to call home.

A beautiful place to call home

With heritage character and a park-like setting, Chateau is a one-of-a-kind community. This cherished landmark was built by Catholic Nuns in 1912, and has a long heritage of serving seniors in Moose Jaw’s scenic Wakamow Valley.

Unlike many new buildings, Chateau has expansive spaces that are ideal for walkers and wheelchairs. Sunlight streams in through large windows, creating a bright and relaxing environment.

Outside, there are more than 10 acres of manicured lawns, giant shade trees and perennial gardens, connected by meandering walking trails that accommodate wheelchairs. It’s a tranquil place to enjoy the beauty of nature and watch the white tail deer that often graze nearby.

Integrated services for aging in place

Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable and respectful living environment, with care plans customized to every resident’s individual needs. Many services for residents are right here at Chateau, from nursing and pharmacy services to professional hair stylists and a full slate of recreation programs.

For those requiring minimal assistance, Chateau has 43 Independent Living suites with conveniences like weekly housekeeping and linen services, three meals a day, 24-hour call pendants and more, all included in the basic rent.

For those needing more assistance, Chateau has 50 Intermediate Care rooms providing professional 24-hour care. Professional nursing staff lead a team of certified care aides and support staff delivering Level 1, 2 and 3 care services, with 24-hour access to pharmaceutical services.

Living at Chateau, people can transition through these different types of care with ease as their needs change.

Rooms for couple care

Many spouses want to continue living together if one or both requires a higher level of care. Chateau’s new couple care rooms are the ideal solution. Couple rates are available for both the Independent Living suites and the Intermediate Care rooms.

New management making many new improvements

Since June 2018, Chateau has been managed by Shelter Canadian Properties Limited, one of Canada’s most respected and experienced property managers. Shelter is now building on Chateau’s legacy of care by investing in high-quality staff and accommodation, including progressive approaches to aging in place.

Among the improvements underway are:

  • More full-time nurses, care and support staff, including a full-time director of care
  • Care aide certification, with ongoing training and mentoring
  • 24-hour coverage by duty managers, who can be reached at any time of day or night
  • New menu emphasizing home-style meals
  • Phased-in renovations bringing more style, convenience, as well as private and couple’s care rooms to Chateau
  • Two new tub rooms providing a spa-like experience for Intermediate Care

Our management team:
professional, dedicated, focused on care

Gail Abdai

Director of Care
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Carrie Guenette

Facility Manager
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Krista Bakken

Program Director
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Brandi Cournoyer

Administration Manager
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Connie Kuntz-Piercey

Head of Housekeeping Services

Della Hoffman

Head of Laundry

Carey Schoffer

Maintenance

Darla Fleming

LPN Shift Supervisor

Aldrin Vasquez

LPN Shift Supervisor