We are reviewing our continuing care system to address and improve the quality of life for clients across the continuing care system. This includes looking at better ways to support families and caregivers, health care providers and operators, and others within the system now and into the future. The comprehensive review will include:
- home and community care
- supportive living
- facility-based continuing care including designated supportive living and long-term care
- palliative and end-of-life care
With more than 33,000 supportive living spaces (including almost 12,000 designated supportive living spaces), 15,000 long-term care spaces and 127,000 Albertans receiving home care each year, continuing care impacts the lives of many Albertans.
Who is listening
Ministry of Health
There are no active engagements at this time. Albertans will have opportunities in the future to share ideas on ways to improve our continuing care system.
Albertans shared their feedback on facility-based continuing care in Alberta. The final report was released May 31, 2021. Government is implementing several recommendations immediately and developing an action plan for the rest.
Albertans shared their feedback on our palliative and end-of-life care system. A final report was released on November 18, 2021.
The review focuses on creating a sustainable continuing care system that improves the quality of life for seniors and persons with disabilities by examining and addressing:
- outdated legislation
- barriers to changes and improvements within facility-based continuing care
- best practices and innovative approaches
- changing needs of clients, residents, families and staff
- delivery of person-centred continuing care
- prevention and management of transmittable illnesses
- initiatives to advance quality palliative and end-of-life care
- expanding home and community care
- Funding palliative and end-of-life care in Alberta (November 18, 2021)
- Expanding Indigenous continuing care (August 19, 2021)
- 6,000 new beds for Alberta’s seniors (July 9, 2021)
- Improving quality of life for continuing care residents (May 31, 2021)
- Continuing care legislation to be reviewed (February 7, 2020)
Last updated: November 18, 2021