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
- short-term admissions for treatment
- lab services