Home & Community Care

Palliative & End-of-Life Care

Alberta Continuing Care Act Effective April 1, 2024

References to continuing care (including home care, designated supportive living, long term care and hospice) may not reflect the updated language or terms found in the new Alberta Continuing Care Act effective April 1, 2024. Refer to the Continuing Care Glossary for definitions.

Many people with a life limiting-illness or nearing end-of-life choose to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Home and community care teams provide professional and personal health care services to adults and their families and/or caregivers.

Supports may include complex symptom assessment and management, coordination of care and services, specialized direct care, psychosocial support, and planning for preferred place of death. Services and care are provided by specialized interprofessional teams (e.g. rehabilitation, social work), and contracted service agencies (for personal care). Other supports that may be available include volunteers and community day programs. 

In Alberta, there are two types of home and community care programs:

Integrated Home & Community Care Programs – home and community care staff provide care for general home care patients and palliative and end-of-life care patients.

Specialized Palliative Home & Community Care Programs – home and community care staff provide care specific to palliative and end-of-life care patients. 


Zone Information

North Zone | Edmonton Zone | Central Zone | Calgary Zone | South Zone

The information below is zone specific, find your zone by viewing the AHS Zone Map.

North Zone

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Central Zone

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Calgary Zone

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South Zone

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Learn More

To find out more about your care options and what types of palliative and end-of-life care services are in your area, visit Palliative and End-of-Life Care.