Survey for Alberta Health open until January 29
Alberta Health is looking for ways to better support care facility operators and improve the lives of both continuing care residents and their families. To do this, the organization is seeking input from stakeholders in review of the facility-based continuing care system. The review will identify opportunities for improving the system (designated supportive living and long-term care). It will also consider how best to prevent and manage episodes of transmittable illnesses that affect residents such as influenzas, the annual flu season, and pandemics.
In addition to the Facility-Based Continuing Care Review, the Government of Alberta is also developing a new Continuing Care Act
intended to streamline and consolidate the many pieces of legislation that currently oversee the whole system, not just facility-based continuing care. Alberta Health will use findings from the review engagement to inform the new act, while also conducting small-scale targeted engagement with key stakeholders.
Municipalities are invited to complete the survey by January 29, 2021
. Note there are multiple versions of the survey available for different stakeholders. Municipalities with experience working directly with continuing care facilities may wish to complete the “organizations affiliated with facility-based care” option available at the bottom of the page. For those with less direct experience, there is also a public survey available.
Director of External Relations and Advocacy