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Continuing Care Standards – Alberta Health Services


Do you need to know about continuing care for your loved one? Alberta Health Services provides a public information document below for you and your loved ones. This is an information guide which will help answer preliminary and continuing questions.

Standards for Continuing Care in Alberta can be located at the following address:

1) http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/continuing-care-standards.html

2) Continuing Care Health Service Standards Information Guide ISBN 978-1-4601-2562-5 (Print) ISBN 978-1-4601-2563-2 (PDF)

“The Information Guide is subject to change and the Government of Alberta reserves the right to periodically update the information in the Information Guide” For further information about the CCHSS, contact:

Alberta Health 10025 Jasper Avenue NW PO Box 1360 Stn. Main Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N3

Email: continuingcare@gov.ab.ca

Main purpose of continuing care: “Alberta’s continuing care system provides Albertans with the health, personal care and accommodation services they need to support their independence and quality of life”

CCHSS Applicability to Specific Continuing Care Streams

The CCHSS apply to the three streams of continuing care:

There are 3 setting in which continuing care services provide clients, with different needs, with a broad range of health and personal care, accommodation and hospitality services. Read about these settings –

1. Home living, 2. Supportive living, 3. Facility living

Home living: Health services in your own home

Home living is for people who live in their own home, and they are responsible for arranging any home care and support services they require.

Home care can provide in-home professional support services such as nursing and rehabilitation, and personal support services like homemaking, bathing or grooming assistance.

More information on having your care needs assessed and receiving home care is available by contacting Alberta Health Services. Home care services are publicly-funded and provided through Alberta Health Services.

Supportive living: accommodation and health services

Supportive living combines accommodation services with other supports and care. It meets the needs of a wide-range of people, but not those with highly complex and serious health care needs.

In addition to providing a place to live, accommodation services in supportive living accommodations can include meals, housekeeping and social activities. Supportive living residents can also receive professional and personal support services through home care.

Residents pay an accommodation fee to cover the costs of providing accommodations and services like meals, housekeeping and building maintenance.

For more information on accommodation service providers, including housing registries, contact:

- Alberta Senior Communities & Housing Association (ASCHA) 780-439-6473 (Edmonton)

- Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE) 780-423-5510

- Kerby Centre, 403-265-0661 (Calgary)

- Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) 780-435-0699

Facility living: accommodations and health services

Facility living includes long-term care facilities like nursing homes and auxiliary hospitals. Care and accommodation services are provided for people with complex health needs who are unable to remain at home or in a supportive living setting.

Residents pay an accommodation fee to cover the costs of providing accommodations and services like meals, housekeeping and building maintenance. Health services in long-term care are publicly-funded and provided through Alberta Health Services.

For more information on having your care needs assessed and moving into a long-term care facility, contact Alberta Health Services.

  • Locate a facility and view details about compliance with provincial accommodation standards and verified complaints
  • Read more on long-term care accommodation fees

Continuing-Care-Standards-Guide-2016.pdf

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