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Alberta is reviewing our continuing care system to address and improve the quality of life for residents and better support staff and operators now and into the future. The comprehensive review will include:
- home care
- supportive living
- facility based continuing care including designated supportive living and long-term 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. The review is a major undertaking that will be completed in phases over the next few years. Progress updates and opportunities to be involved will be communicated on this page.
Who is listening
Ministry of Health
There are no active engagements at this time. Albertans will have future opportunities 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.
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- outdated legislation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
- quality of care and life for seniors and persons with disabilities
- prevention and management of transmittable illnesses
- Improving quality of life for continuing care residents (May 31, 2021)
- Continuing care legislation to be reviewed (February 7, 2020)
Last updated: May 31, 2021