Programs and Services

Continuing Care, Alberta Health

  • Home Support and Accommodations

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.

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.

1. Home living - Home care can provide in-home professional support services such as nursing and rehabilitation, and personal support services like homemaking, bathing or grooming assistance. Home care services are publicly-funded and provided through Alberta Health Services.

2. Supportive living - 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.

3. Facility living - 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:

Phone: 1-888-342-2471 (Toll-free) or 780-342-2000 (Local)

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