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 the ACCA 2016 Annual Report, please click below.

To view our the ACCA 2015 Annual Report, please click below.



In the Community:


Medical Cannabis at Work Conference: Medical marijuana is a rapidly changing topic and has great implications for workplaces. Managing medical marijuana in the workplace is complex and requires specialized knowledge of medical cannabis, workplace policy and case law. Happening March 10 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, this conference brings together a team of workplace experts to ensure you have the tools to mitigate risk in your organization. Click here for details.


Am I Safe?

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



Have you checked out the Alberta Health Care Aide (HCA) directory? The directory will help HCAs gain recognition as an important player in providing direct quality person-centred care to Albertans. Visit www.AlbertaHCAdirectory.com



The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are pleased to release Better Home Care: A National Action Plan reflecting the needs of individuals and their caregivers. Click here to download the final report.


Member Profile:

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Thank you to the many volunteers who help provide quality care to seniors and others requiring continuing care in Alberta! Here is a throwback to Ms. Isabel Joly, receiving her ACCA Award of Excellence for Volunteer of the Year at our IQ 2016 conference. Hon. Minister Hoffman and John Ginter of SCA, and our Award Sponsor, are pictured with Isabel. We encourage you to nominate the great volunteers you work with for a 2017 ACCA Award of Excellence! Visit www.accaiq.com for details!


What Is Meant by "Accommodation Charges"?

Below are the new maximum charges that residents in LTC or DSL are responsible for paying. But what exactly is covered by "Accommodation Charges"? Click here for an article by ACCA "Home is Where the Heart Is..." that outlines these fees.


2017 LTC and DSL Accommodation Charges

Albertans residing in designated supportive living and long-term care are responsible for paying an accommodation charge. The Nursing Homes Operation Regulation prescribes the maximum amount operators can charge LTC residents, based on room type; these same maximums apply to DSL units. The maximum accommodation charge will be increased on July 1, 2017 based on the Alberta Price Index, for the period from March 1 2016 to February 28 2017 (and rounded to the nearest $0.05). During this period the Alberta CPI was 2.2%.

The new maximum charges are as follows:



ACCA Issues Media Release in Response to Disappointing AB Budget

Please click here for our response to the provincial Budget announced March 16, 2017. The Budget is disappointing news again for our seniors and those requiring Continuing Care.


Long-Term Care Advocates, including ACCA, Call on Trudeau Government to Invest in Seniors' Care.

Canada needs to modernize long-term care infrastructure so that we are able to provide the complex care needed by our aging seniors, says the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC), of which ACCA is a member. The Association, which represents approximately 150,000 of residents living in long-term care and long-term care operators across Canada, descended on Parliament Hill on February 2 to call on the Trudeau government to make improvements to the care provided to seniors in long-term care, when they can no longer live at home. Click here for the press release.


ACCA 2017 Membership Meetings Sponsored in Less Than 24 Hours!

The ACCA is thrilled to announce Rexall Health Solutions as exclusive sponsor of our 2017 Membership Meetings! Membership Meetings are a great opportunity to join peers in networking and in sharing knowledge. "Having Rexall Health Solutions as exclusive sponsor and corporate partner of the Membership Meetings will allow us to really enhance the meetings going forward. We want members to see great value in coming together for these sessions," said Tammy Leach, CEO.


St. Michael's Long Term Care Centre - Kitchen Expansion Project

Congratulations St. Michael's Long Term Care Centre on your official groundbreaking of your 1,600 square foot expansion to the kitchen! Guests braved sub-zero temperatures to celebrate, with Members of Parliament Ziad Aboultaif, Edmonton Manning, and Kerry Diotte, Edmonton Griesbach, bringing greetings and congratulatory remarks on behalf of the federal government. MLA Chris Nielsen, Edmonton-Decore, brought congratulations on behalf of the Alberta Government and Hon Health Minister Hoffman.


ACCA full agrees with Minister Hoffman that the "kitchen is the heart of the home" and MP Kerry Diotte that "the kitchen symbolizes warmth and family". The additional 1,600 sq. ft. will allow St. Michael's culinary team to continue to provide high quality homemade meals to the seniors it serves!




Congratulations ACCA Members!

Canterbury Foundation's 2nd Annual Promise of Home Fall Fundraising Gala helped raise over $50,000 which is 25% of their goal to raise $200,000 over two years to develop and expand their Community Outreach Program. Congratulations!


St. Michael's Extended Care Society hosted their 10th Annual Blue Angel Dinner and raised $120,000 that will assist in their provision of enhanced care, programs and services. Wonderful!


ACCA Hosts 1st Annual Wine & Cheese Member Appreciation Reception

Thank you to all of our valued Members, Voting, Associate and Corporate, for having joined us at our 35th Annual General Meeting on November 17th, followed by our 1st Annual Wine & Cheese Appreciation Reception.  Our Members Truly Are Our Greatest Strength! We would also like to thank MLA Karen McPherson for having provided Welcoming Greetings.




ACCA Responds to Misleading Parkland Institute Report

The ACCA issued this response to The Parkland Institute's report, "Losing Ground: Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis".


ACCA Board Chair - New President of Covenant Care & Covenant Living!

Congratulations to Mr. Truman Severson on being selected as the new President for Covenant Care and Covenant Living, effective July 18, 2016. Truman brings over 20 years of leadership in health and the non-profit sector to help Covenant Care and Covenant Living evolve towards a robust service model that supports innovation and the organization's mission to provide the highest quality of resident-centred care and client-centred services. Click here for complete details