Resources Related to Continuing Care


Alberta’s continuing care system provides health, personal care and accommodation services:

Respite Care

Alberta Health Services offers this program which gives caregivers a short period of rest and relief from their responsibilities. The individual or client may remain in their home or may be temporarily admitted to a respite bed in a Continuing Care facility that has this accommodation. The length of stay may be up to six weeks per year with consideration for extenuating circumstances. The respite bed may be booked through the Manager of the Continuing Care Unit.

Let’s Talk About Aging: Aging Well in Alberta 

Released by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, this report to aging well in Alberta is a resource to help understand the challenges and realities of being an older adult in Alberta today, as well as providing resources of how to create Age-Friendly Communities.

From National Shame to a New Ecology of Care

Position paper developed at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides an overview of long-term care, and a call for radical reformation: a new ecology of care in Canada.