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Fort McMurray remains under a mandatory evacuation order. A provincial state of emergency has been declared (more information). 

Updates from Alberta Health Services will be posted on our Wildfire Resources page. Updates from the Alberta government will be posted on their emergency page.

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Continuing Care
Continuing Care Choices

What is Home Care?

  • Home Care is publicly funded personal and health care services for clients of all ages living in a private residence or other private residential setting, such as suites in a retirement residence
  • Home Care helps people remain well, safe and independent in their home for as long as possible
  • Home Care philosophy promotes client independence, and supplements care and supports provided by families and community services
  • In addition, Clients may choose other services on a fee-for-service basis such as housekeeping, transportation or grocery delivery

Who is Home Care For?

  • Anyone living in Alberta with a valid health care card can receive Home Care services, as long as their needs can be met safely in their place of residence
  • Home Care provides help with activities of daily living that the client cannot do themselves or cannot get help with from another source; these are often activities that are considered necessary for the client to safely maintain their health.

Who Provides Care in Home Care?

  • AHS provides health care services or contracts other home care providers to provide care
  • Health care services are provided by a team of skilled individuals who support the client to continue living in the community
  • The client and family are active partners of the care team
  • See Home Care in My Zone for more information and translated brochures

Home Care does not provide all services a client may need, but can help arrange other supports provided in your community. A case manager works directly with the client and is responsible for assessing the client’s needs, and ensuring the overall coordination of care and services.

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