Our Members: Our Greatest Strength!                                                          

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 2015 Annual Report, please click below.



Community Events & Initiatives:


The Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) is recruiting new Board Members for the term June 2016 to 2018, particularly from the Calgary Region. Interested personnel please contact Vivien Lai, President, at vivien.w.lai@shaw.ca.



The Continuing Care and Community Living EXPO 2016 is happening in Edmonton on May 6! The EXPO is open to anyone with interest in continuing care and independent living. EXPO partners include Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health and community, academic and technology collaborators. Stop by the ACCA Booth and say hi to Director of Member Services, Rob Carstensen! For complete details, click here.



10th Annual Sage Awards presented by Servus Credit Union will be awarded at a Luncheon Celebration May 11, 2016 at The Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton, AB. Contact JoLynn Parenteau for more information at jlparenteau@MySage.ca



Join communities around the world to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD) on June 15. Alberta Seniors and Housing produces awareness-raising materials each year that can help you in planning your own WEADD event. Visit the website today for materials that can help increase understanding around this important issue by clicking here.    


ACCA pleased to be a partner of Canadian Dementia Care Conference!

In the coming years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with dementia is set to dramatically increase. Insight Information's National Conference on Dementia Care has been developed to be a catalyst for dialogue, innovation and collaboration and ACCA is pleased to be a Partner of the event! Happening June 11 - 12 in Toronto, ON, we encourage our members and all those invested in the area to attend and connect with leaders in dementia care.


Alberta Budget: Good News Story for Seniors

The Alberta Continuing Care Association is encouraged by the Budget and is hopeful the announced investments and Government's direction towards a more person-centred vision of care will support the industry's ability to sustain quality services. Click here to read a Media Release issued April 15, 2016 in response to the Budget.


Am I Safe?

The Canadian Home Care Association recently released a publication on Safety at Home. The publication is a guide for health care providers to have conversations about safety with their clients and clients' families. Click here for the publication!


Strategy Needed for Care of Our Seniors

ACCA CEO Tammy Leach contributed to an article that appeared in the January 25 edition of the Calgary Metro highlighting the need for broad public discussion around our expectations and priorities to ensure our seniors and vulnerable adults receive excellent care when and where they need it. To view the article, please click here.


ACCA responds to misleading Edmonton Journal opinion article

The Alberta Continuing Care Association has issued a Media Release in response to the Noel Somerville/Sandra Azocar opinion piece entitled Shift continuing care to public sector, published in the Edmonton Journal on December 8. The article was also referenced by Canadians for Sustainable Medicare here.  To view the Somerville/Azocar article, click here. For ACCA's response, please click here.


IQ 2015: A Glimpse!...

ACCA is poring through the many wonderful photos and feedback from IQ 2015: Person-Centred Care: Walk the Talk! We will make photos available and be choosing a date and location for IQ 2016 very soon!  



Members Giving Back to the Community!

Corporate Member Liberty Security's 2015 Liberty Classic charity golf tournament was a huge success, thanks to the generous support of their sponsors, donors, and volunteers. "We were able to surpass last year's goal and raise $56,254 for both our charities - The Stollery's Neurosurgery Kids Fund & The Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's. We want to thank both our charities for their passion, dedication and hard work. We know this money will help save the lives of many more people in need."


We also are pleased to share Extendicare's Food Bank Drive Initiative. The first food drive was held in February and the second was in October. To date, Extendicare has provided over 1,400 lbs of food and $1,500 cash donations to local food banks across the communities in which Extendicare homes are located.


Minister Hoffman Asserts "Public" Means "Publicly Accessible"

The ACCA is pleased to share with you this excerpt taken from the 29th Legislature First Session' Standing Committee on Families and Communities (November 16, 2015 session) wherein Honourable Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors Sarah Hoffman states, when asked to clarify the term "public": "I mean publicly accessible, that they're going to be needs-based, not means-based..." For the complete Session, click here.


ACCA In the News!

The Alberta Continuing Care Association sent an Opinion Piece to Alberta's various major news publications. "NDP commitments to continuing care have helped but more must be done" appeared in the Sunday Nov. 22 edition of the Edmonton Sun, the Monday Nov. 23 edition of the Calgary Sun, and the Nov. 25 edition of the Edmonton Journal.

Click here to view the article as it appears in the Calgary Sun.


IQ 2015 Conference A Great Success - Thank You!

IQ 2015: Person-Centred Care: Walk the Talk! was an overwhelming success with more delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers than ever before! ACCA would like to thank everyone who helped make the event such a success and also extend a warm congratulations to all of our Awards of Excellence nominees and winners. Photos from the Conference will be shared soon, and planning for IQ 2016 has already begun! Visit www.accaiq.com where presentation handouts are available in case you were unable to attend!



Long Term Care and Dementia Spaces Get Green-Lit

The Alberta Continuing Care Association is thrilled to learn that 25 of the 31 previously committed to supportive living projects for long-term care and dementia care spaces across Alberta have been approved. Please click here for Alberta government's announcement and click here for ACCA's media release which includes a list of the approved projects.


Welcome All Seniors Care!


We are thrilled to welcome All Seniors Care Living Centres as our newest voting member! Offering a compassionate and family-like atmosphere which encourages an active and healthy lifestyle while providing the utmost in comfort, safety, and well-being, we encourage you to learn more about All Seniors Care by visiting www.allseniorscare.com or our Membership Section here.




Welcome Periosmart Mobile Hygiene & Denture Services!

We are pleased to welcome Periosmart Mobile Hygiene & Denture Services as our newest corporate member! Please click here to view the periosmart brochure explaining their many services!




The following news is industry-relevant and does not express the views of the ACCA or our members.

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"Collaborative partnership brings new solutions to home care"; Source: Canadian Home Care Association via Newswire
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