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A Change in Living Arrangements?
Determining whether or not an elderly loved one may require a change in living arrangements can be difficult for a variety of reasons. The following is list of signs or indicators that a change in living arrangements of an elderly loved one might be appropriate...
Tips on Choosing Independent Living in Alberta
Finding an appropriate Independent Living residence takes time and research, but you're already headed in the right direction with The Care Guide. Generally, Independent Living options, which include residences operated under the government’s Senior Citizens' Self-Contained Program, provide apartment-style accommodation for seniors who are able to live autonomously...
Tips on Choosing Supportive Housing in Alberta
Finding an appropriate Supportive Housing residence takes time and research, but you're already headed in the right direction with The Care Guide. Generally, Supportive Housing, which includes residences operated under the government’s Senior Citizens Lodge Program, refers to housing geared to persons who require support services to live independently in the community...
Tips on Choosing Assisted Living in Alberta
Finding an appropriate Assisted Living residence can be a very time-consuming and rather daunting task, but you're already off to a great start with The Care Guide. You can do additional research using TheCareGuide.com. When making a decision to choose an Assisted Living retirement residence, you should keep the following in mind...
Tips on Choosing Long-Term Care in Alberta
Admission to the continuing care system in Alberta, which includes long term care centres, is based on a functional assessment of the individual's need, using the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI). The Single Point of Entry (SPE) process, which is currently in use, was developed to provide a single point of access to individuals seeking facility or community-based long-term care...
Tips on Accessing Home Care Services in Alberta
Community-based care programs, such as home care, help people to maintain independent lifestyles in their own homes for as long as possible. Home care offers professional support services like nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work and rehabilitation, and personal support services like homemaking and care-giving practices, including assistance with meal preparation and bathing.
Alberta Health Services
In Alberta, Alberta Health Services is responsible for the services delivered through hospitals, community health centres, continuing care facilities, public health programs, and home care. They deliver health services across the Province and work with communities to deliver health services to local residents.
Housing and Care Options in Alberta
A comprehensive list, complete with full provider type descriptions, of the various levels of care available to residents in the province of Alberta. Also includes links to The Care Guide's tips on choosing the right type of care to suite your or your loved one's care needs.
Home Support Services in British Columbia
Home Support Services are services, which help to support the client’s independence in their own home. These services are non-medical in nature such as meal preparation/delivery, homemaking, home maintenance, transportation, security checks and friendly visiting, among others.
Home Care Services in British Columbia
Home Care Services include personal care, skilled nursing and specialized therapies delivered to the client in their own home. These services can be provided temporarily or an ongoing basis. Services can include assessing needs, planning and providing care, or teaching clients to care for themselves. Visiting health professionals include nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists and dieticians.
Alzheimer Care in British Columbia
Alzheimer care providers offer specialized care and supportive programs for persons with Alzheimer Disease or other forms of memory loss or cognitive impairment. Providers may be facility or community-based.
Assisted Living in British Columbia
Assisted Living Residences provide accommodation and varying levels of care and supportive services in a home-like, residential setting. Services typically include meals, social and recreational programs, 24-hour emergency response, laundry and housekeeping services, supervision or administration of medications and varying degrees of assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and routines.