Welcome to the Alberta Continuing Care Association

Founded under the Societies Act in 1981, the Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) is a voluntary, nonprofit organization representing owners and operators of continuing care facilities, as well as home care and support organizations throughout the province of Alberta. Continuing care includes long-term care and designated assisted living. Read more... 

Annual Report:

To view our the ACCA 2014 Annual Report, please click below.


 

Careers

The ACCA is hiring! Think you have what it takes as Director of Member Services, Sponsorships & Special Projects? Closing Date is December 5.
 

INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN CONTINUING CARE? CHECK OUT OUR CAREERS PAGE!


 

Community Events:

 

Registration now open for CapitalCare People & Progress Continuing Care Conference 2015 (Feb 5 & 6). Early bird rate available until Dec. 1. More...

 

 

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Ward of the 21st Century, is offering two courses geared for professionals interested in learning practical approaches for investigating and managing patient safety events. More...

 

 

New Corporate Members!

We are pleased to announce that Pharmacare Specialty Pharmacy and Godfrey Morrow Insurance & Financial Services LTD. are our newest Corporate Members. Please visit the Membership Page to learn more about these organizations or visit their websites by clicking their logos below!

 


 

 

 

 


Thank you!

Thank you to our Members for having joined us at our AGM held on November 12 in Edmonton. We would also like to thank special guest speaker, the Honourable Jeff Johnson, Minister of Seniors, pictured below with ACCA CEO Tammy Leach and ACCA Chair John Pray, who spoke of a Vision for Continuing Care in Alberta

 

We were also joined by guests Isabel Henderson and Nancy Guebert of the Alberta Health Services Continuing Care Resolution Team whose update caused much thought-provoking discussion. We know there needs to be immediate change and enhanced support of the continuing care industry in Alberta; but the ladies did provide a quote regarding the good work performed by operators that sometimes goes overlooked. "You can't judge the care by the number of chandeliers."



 
 
ACCA Revised Bylaws
Attached is a copy of the revised October 1, 2014 Bylaws, which now includes the October 10, 2014 Resolution (3.6.2 Calculation of Weighting) that was passed via email vote. A minimum of 32 in favour votes were required in order to pass the resolution. 

 

On October 20

The ACCA was present at the announcement made by the Honourable Premier Prentice and the Honourable Minister of Seniors Johnson at the new Wing Kei Greenview Facility on boosting continuing care spaces in our province. To watch a video clip of the announcement, go here
 
           
 
On October 2...

The ACCA was a proud sponsor of the Canterbury Foundation's 40th Anniversary Celebration and was there for the Opening and Dedication of Canterbury Court. The Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Bruce Hogle while MLA Mr. Steve Young and Councillor Michael Oshry, Ward 5, were also in attendance. Below is a photo of Mrs. Doreen Losie, President of Canterbury Manor Resident Association and Mrs. Merle Mitchell, President of Canterbury Court Resident Advisory Committee.
 

  

NEWS HEADLINES 

The following news is relevant to the industry and does not express the views or position of the ACCA or our members.
November 18
"Fort McMurray woman calls for AHS inquiry into continuing care centre" - CBC News. Click here
November 5
Though the risk to Canadians from Ebola Virus Disease is very low, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) have created an Ebola Virus Disease Guidance for LPNs document for information about LPN responsibilities, resources and support.
October 28
 "Mandel wins easily but hard work lies ahead" - Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal. Click here.
October 27
"Same old approach won't solve seniors-care crisis" - Opinion piece by Noel Somerville, appeared in the Edmonton Journal and can be read here.

 

 

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