Monthly Archives: February 2013

Facility and Residence Definitions

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What is the difference between Independent Living, Assisted Living, Supported Living Level 3 and 4 (SL3/SL4) and Long Term Care Facilities? There are many different levels of care available and depending upon the support you will need. Having an understanding … MORE

The Right Care in the Right Place designated Supportive Living Level 3 (SL3) – Alberta Health Services 2011

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What is Supportive Living Level 3 (SL3)? There may come a time when living at home is no longer a safe option for you. Perhaps your needs have changed significantly, and you require a greater level of care than can … MORE

The Right Care in the Right Place designated Supportive Living Level 4 (SL4) – Alberta Health Services 2011

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What is designated Supportive Living Level 4 (SL4)? SL4 is a setting that provides you with a home where you can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing health and personal care supports are on site when you … MORE

Checklist for Visiting Supportive Living Homes

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Visiting a Supportive Living Home is an essential step in determining the best fit for seniors needing some level of assistance in order to maintain their current level of independence. The following checklist will help guide y1ou through each visit … MORE

The Right Care in the Right Place Long-term Care – Alberta Health Services 2011

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What are Long-term facilities? Long-term care facilities are designed specifically for individuals with complex unpredictable medical needs who require 24 hour on-site Registered Nurse assessment and/or treatment. In addition to Registered Nurse service, professional nursing services may be provided by … MORE

Skilled Long-term Facilities: A Visiting Checklist

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Visiting and assessing different long term care facilities can be very overwhelming. It is very important to know what you are looking for and to ask the right questions so that you are able to make informative and confident decisions … MORE

Home Care Services Alberta Health Service 2011

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What is Home Care? Home Care is a health service that supports your wellness and independence. The goal is to help you remain safe and independent in your own home or care setting for as long as possible. Alberta’s Home … MORE

Hospice Information – Alberta Health Services 2011

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Hospices have a team of professional caregivers to meet one’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This team is there to help people live as fully and comfortably as possible as the end of life approaches. Costs Associated with Hospice Care … MORE

Palliative /End of Life Care Consultation Support – Alberta Health Services 2011

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Alberta Health Services offers information and support for palliative/ end of life care. Palliative care can be provided in home, hospital or hospice facilities depending on the needs and desires of the individual and AHS offers physical, psychological and emotional … MORE

Calgary Area Family Information – Alberta Health Services 2011

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Hospices are available to patients within the Calgary Zone who require end of life care which cannot be met in their home. People admitted to hospice have a life threatening illness where cure is no longer possible and goals of … MORE