Alberta's continuing care system
There are 3 types of living support under Alberta's continuing care system:
- Home living
- Supportive living
- Facility living
Home living is for people who live in their own home, apartment, condominium or in another independent living option. They are responsible for arranging any home care and support services they require.
Home care can provide in-home professional support services such as nursing and rehabilitation, and personal support services like homemaking, bathing or grooming assistance.
More information on having your care needs assessed and receiving home care is available by contacting Alberta Health Services. Home care services are publicly-funded and provided through Alberta Health Services.
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.
- Search the supportive living and long-term care facility public reporting website†for details about facility compliance with provincial accommodation standards and verified complaints†
- Read the Supportive Living Guide
- Read more on supportive living†
For more information on accommodation service providers, including housing registries, contact:
- Alberta Senior Citizensí Housing Association (ASCHA), 780-439-6473 (Edmonton)
- Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE), 780-423-5510
- Kerby Centre, 403-265-0661 (Calgary)
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 on having your care needs assessed and moving into a long-term care facility, contact Alberta Health Services.