The statistics are in for housing, continuing care, and transportation for seniors in Alberta, and we want to share those results with you.

Housing

The number of facilities and capacity in Alberta as of March 31, 2010 are listed below.

 

Zone
Facilities
Capacity
Northern
22
1,443
Edmonton
19
1,561
Central
43
2,807
 Calgary
23
1,890
 Southern
36
2,075

 

Continuing Care

As of March 31, 2014 Roman Sus from Health Facilities Planning Branch said there were 14,370 long-term beds in service in Alberta.
There were 8,497 designated supportive living beds in Alberta. Designated supportive living beds are operated or contracted by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and can charge residents accommodation charges up to the amounts stipulated in Section 3 of the Nursing Homes Regulation AR 258/85.
There were also 20,138 private (non-publicly funded) supportive living beds in the province. These supportive living facilities do not have service agreements with AHS, and AHS does not place residents in these facilities. The accommodationcharges are usually significantly higher.
Long-term care is for those whom require 24-hour nursing care. In 2008, there were 14,500 people in long-term care in Alberta at any one time.

Health Care

As of 2013-2014, Roman Sus said patients in acute care hospitals that were assessed as requiring Alternate Level of Care (ALC) spent an average of 29 days in the acute care hospital waiting for placement in a continuing care facility.
1 in 11 of Canada’s seniors has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It is projected to increase by 50% in the next 5 years. According to the Alzheimer Society in 2009, Alberta has the highest number of early onset dementia (17,000).

Transportation

The number of seniors who have a valid driver’s license, sorted by age groups and gender as of March 31, 2014
Age Groups
Male
Female
Total
 55-64 years old
238,089
214,372
452,461
 65-69 years old
75,125
68,929
144,054
 70-74 years old
49,789
45,420
95,209
 75-79 years old
33,225
29,870
63,095
 80 years and over
32,068
24,715
56,783

The number of seniors who don’t have access to public transportation or taxi services make up 6% of the senior population in Alberta.

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