Recent ACCA News & Articles


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.

Strategy Needed for Care of Our Seniors
ACCA CEO Tammy Leach contributed to an article that appeared in the January 25, 2016 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 ACCA 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, 2015. The ACCA response was also referenced by Canadians for Sustainable Medicare here. To view the Somerville/Azocar article, click here. For ACCA's response, please click here.
 
"NDP commitments to continuing care have helped but more must be done"
This ACCA Opinion Piece appeared in the November 22 edition of the Edmonton Sun, the November 23 edition of the Calgary Sun and the November 25 edition of the Edmonton Journal. Click here to view the article as it appears in the Calgary Sun.
 
"ACCA Media Release in Response to Provincial Government's Budget"
The ACCA issued a media release in response to the Alberta Government's Budget tabled on October 27, 2015. Click here to read the release.

HQCA Survey Results of 2014/2015 Long Term Care Family Experience Survey
The ACCA issued a media release in response to the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Survey Results of the 2014/2015 Long Term Care Family Experience Survey. The survey results may be accessed here. Click here for the media release.

CIHI Release of LTC Performance Indicators In Line with ACCA Objectives
The ACCA issued this media release in response to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) release of Long Term Care Indicators. The data will provide value in identifying where the greatest needs exist and an opportunity to improve the care provided to our seniors and vulnerable adults requiring long term care.

"Quality of Care Should Be Focus Regardless of Ownership Type"
In response to questions raised by advocacy group PIA (Public Interest Alberta) about the profit margins in privately owned operators seniors' facilities in Alberta, ACCA issued this media release.

Alberta 2015 Election Results
The ACCA issued this media release in response to the 2015 Alberta Election results. We congratulate Premier Rachel Notley on her historic election as Premier of Alberta.

HQCA Survey Results of Supportive Living Residents & Family Experience Reports
The ACCA issued this media release in response to the Health Quality Council of Alberta's survey results, which can be found clicking here; January 2015.

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