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Programs & Services

Comprehensive Community Care

Services target medically complex seniors who are at risk of losing their ability to manage independently in the community and who have a history of increased utilization of the health care system.

The Carewest Comprehensive Community Care (C3) Program operates within two Calgary locations: Beddington C3 in northwest Calgary, and Sarcee C3 in the southwest. The C3 program is uniquely modelled to support vulnerable, older persons residing in the community by providing timely, comprehensive medical care that is integrated seamlessly across a wide spectrum of services. In addition to the emotional, social, and recreational support provided by a traditional adult day program, C3's services also includes the provision of home care services, social work, occupational and physiotherapy, mental health support, and primary care provided by a family physician with additional training and certification in care of the elderly. Nursing and physician telephone support (via the on-call nurse) is available 24 / 7, 365 days a year. Clients who experience acute medical decompensation can be managed effectively at home, in the clinic, or our overnight treatment bed located at our Sarcee location, potentially avoiding unnecessary visits to emergency departments and hospital.

Services may include:

  • assistance arranging bus service to the day centre 2 days a week
  • a recreation program / social program
  • a rehabilitation program
  • primary medical care provided by family physicans with extra training in Care of the Elderly
  • pharmacy services
  • lunch
  • short-term admissions for treatment
  • lab services

Contact Details

Calgary Zone and Area

403-943-1920 (Intake - Community Care Access)
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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Closed weekends and statutory holidays.

Service Providers May Include
doctors, home support workers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), recreation therapists (RTs), registered nurses (RNs), social workers
  • within C3 Beddington / C3 Sarcee Catchment area
  • aged 65 or older
  • assessed and approved for placement in LTC / SL (on waiting list), OR
  • has minimum of 6 medications and / or requires compliance packaging or currently has compliance packaging
  • meets the following RAI-HC criteria: Minimum of 3 on the MAPLe scale & Minimum of 3 on the DIVERT scale, AND

Requires therapies and / or day program as indicated by coding as limited assistance or more on at least 3 ADLs in Section H2 (ADL Self Performance) of the RAI-HC:

  • mobility: Transfers (Section H2b) and Locomotion (Section H2c and H2d)
  • dressing (Section H2e and H2f)
  • eating (Section H2g)
  • toileting (Section H2h)
  • bathing (Section H2j)
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

A referral is required through Homecare. Once your referral is reviewed, you will be contacted to set up a provisional trial. AHS Home Care continues during this time. After the trial period (approximately 1 week), you are either admitted to the program or will continue with you current Home care services.

A client is not appropriate for C3 if:

  • cognition impedes participation in program
  • requires a transfer of 2PA (manual transfer) or mechanical lift
  • unwilling to attend day program or therapies on site
  • unwilling to transfer to Carewest physicians and pharmacy


There is a minimum monthly fee for the C3 program.

Medications costs are determined by our pharmacy and will be processed monthly.

Subsidy may be available to help cover the monthly fee for the C3 program based on eligibility. Coverage for medications will be dependent on Alberta Blue Cross and any additional benefits the client may have.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services



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