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Report and Recommendations – A Place to Call Home – A Continuing Care Symposium for Younger Adults with Disabilities



A Place to Call Home – A Continuing Care Symposium for Younger Adults with Disabilities
was held on May 5, 2016 in response to a specific recommendation from the Continuing Care Resolution Team (CCRT)’s final report. This recommendation identified an opportunity to implement innovative care models for special populations, including younger adults, by increasing capacity in continuing care, creating flexibility to support care in place and considering technological innovations and housing/care models.

"Our goal is to ensure each and every younger adult has a place they can call home.”
- Dr. Verna Yiu CEO, Alberta Health Services

During the Symposium, younger adults with disabilities, their families, continuing care and housing providers, community organizations and health system leaders developed key principles, priorities for action and recommendations, with a vision of enhancing the quality of life and care. A Place to Call Home Report and Recommendations reflects the information presented and discussed at the Symposium, as well as the priorities for action and recommendations for next steps.