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Programs & Services


Adult Day Program Comprehensive

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.

A long term maintenance and support program that includes a focus on professional health services, a collaborative interdisciplinary approach and a 24 hour responsibility for client needs until death or until care centre placement.

Services may include:

  • bus service to the day centre 2 days a week
  • a recreation program/social program
  • a rehabilitation program
  • medical care
  • pharmacy services
  • lunch
  • respite care
  • short-term admissions for treatment
  • lab services

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, geriatric medical specialists, home support workers, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility

For older adults living in the vicinity of Carewest Sarcee or Carewest Beddington:

  • have chronic, complex medical problems that may become unstable
  • have many visits to emergency departments or hospital units
  • need more support to stay living in the community
  • may present with signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment but their behavior will not interfere with their ability to interact with other clients
  • family requires support to continue in caring for their relative
Referral Needed

All admissions are through Community Care Access.

Service Access

A referral is required through Homecare.  Once your referral is reviewed, you will  be contacted to set up a provisional trial with transportation provided to and from the program. Home Care continues during this time. After this 2 week trial, you are admitted to the program or referred to another program that will be appropriate for your needs.


Fees

You have to pay a small monthly fee, which covers all costs except for the Alberta Blue Cross part of your medicines.

Fees will be reduced or waived based on client's annual income. No one will be denied access based on inability to pay.


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