Continuing care

Learn about continuing care services, accommodations and standards, how to access services, and find resources for operators and caregivers.

Services and information

Services to support the health of Albertans living in their own homes or in supportive living and long-term care accommodations.

Learn about the action plan for improving dementia diagnosis, care and supports.

Information for home care, supportive living and long-term care operators on how to get approved or licensed to provide services.

Support the addition of continuing care spaces in high need and Indigenous communities.

Eligible Indigenous communities and organizations can apply for funding to help determine their community’s continuing care needs.

Who to contact with concerns or complaints about continuing care services or accommodations, or to report abuse.

Learn about the standards that guide accommodation and health services in supportive living and long-term care.

Find out the cost of accommodation charges for designated supportive living and long-term care or waiting in hospital.

Find information on continuing care accommodations and resources for caregivers.

Learn how to access the continuing care supports you need, and about the assessment needed.

Residents of licensed care facilities, and their families, can establish a council to sustain and enhance the quality of life for residents.


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.

Any Albertan can receive continuing care services, no matter their age, diagnosis or the length of time they need support. Eligibility is based entirely on a professional assessment of a person’s unmet need for care.

Continuing care services include assistance with dressing, eating and bathing, meal preparation, respite, wound care, medication administration, and various other health care and support services.

These services and supports may be provided in different settings including individuals’ homes, community-based service locations and residential care facilities.