Below is an alphabetical list of organizations, associations and government departments involved in the continuing care sector. Looking for a specific organization? Click on the appropriate letter, use 'Control + F' on your keyboard or type the name in the search function in the right top right side of the website. 

 

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A Place for Mom: A Place for Mom was founded more than 14 years ago to help families navigate the maze of senior housing options. Since then, A Place for Mom has grown to become the largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada. Although our company name focuses on "mom," we help dad too! As well as uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters - anyone who is faced with finding the best senior living options for their loved ones.

 

Accreditation Canada: Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independant organization that provides health organizations with an external peer review to assess the quality of their services based on standards of excellence.  Accreditation Canada is accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care and has been fostering quality in health services across Canada and internationally since 1958.

 

Advance Care Planning: It's not easy to think about the care you would like to receive at the end of life - but it is important.  Making your wishes known ensures that you, and those who care about you, can make the right decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.

 

Alberta Association on Gerontology: AAG is a province-wide interdisciplinary organization that seeks to enhance the lives of the aging population through support of persons involved in and concerned with gerontology.

 

Alberta Caregivers Association: The Alberta Caregivers Association (ACGA) is Alberta's only grassroots organization exclusively dedicated to helping caregivers maintain their own well-being. ACGA offers information, education, support, networking, advocacy and community development to make caregivers' lives less difficult.

 

Alberta Council on Aging: ACA is a voluntary organization whose membership is comprised of groups, individuals and agencies in the province of Alberta. It seeks to increase the understanding of the impacts of aging on both individuals and society. ACA works for changes, both social and individual, in order to enhance the participation of Seniors as active members of society.

 

Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association: The central purpose of AGNA is to bring together nurses who are interested in gerontology and whose intent is to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of older adults.

 

Alberta Health Services: Alberta's provincial health authority. AHS assessment services for continuing care:

  • Calgary ZoneCommunity Care Access - Access Transition Services Coordinators act as navigators to the community services and resources by linking callers to appropriate resources. Transition Services coordinates client movement between different levels of care, including arranging for Home Care services after discharged from hospital and completing assessments for clients requiring admission to a Supportive Living environment.
  • Central Zone: Continuing Care Placement Coordination - The Continuing Care Placement Coordinator receives and processes completed applications submitted by Home Care case coordinators, and manages waitlists for placement in continuing care centres and entry to supportive living homes.
  • Edmonton Zone: Community Care Access - Community Care Access is committed to enhancing the quality of life, independence, health and well-being of the community through offering a single point of access for community and home care services.
  • North Zone: Case Management Coordination - Referrals for assessments are sent by a physician, nurse, patient, or family to an area case management coordinator.  The client is referred to the most appropriate resource.
  • South ZonePatient Placement - Placement is responsible for the review of applications for Designated Living Options (formerly known as Continuing Care, Extended Care, Nursing Home and Designated Assisted Living). Persons who meet the criteria are placed on a wait list and placement into facilities in Medicine Hat is coordinated through this office.

 

Alberta Health: AH sets policy and direction to lead, achieve and sustain a responsive, integrated and accountable health system.

 

Alberta Human Services - Employment & Immigration: Employment & Immigration offers a diverse range of service to Albertans:

 

Alberta Seniors and Community Supports: ASCS is responsible for developing and delivering programs and services to a wide range of Albertans, such as seniors servicesdisability supports and community support programs and strategic planning. 

 

Alzheimer Society, Alberta & Northwest Territories: Exists to heighten awareness about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, provide support services and support research.

 

Alzheimer Society of Calgary: The regional arm of a provincial and national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improved well-being of people living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.

 

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BC Care Providers Association: Based in Vancouver, BCCPA's 150 + members provide residential care, assisted living and home support to over 10,000 BC seniors each day. The membership is comprised of non-profit (approx. 35%) and privately operated (approx. 65%) providers who deliver contracted services for the BC's five health authorities.

 

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Canadian Alliance for Long Term Care: CALTC is a national organization comprised of provincial associations and long term care providers that deliver publicly-funded health care services for seniors across Canada. CALTC members also represent care providers delivering home support services and care for younger disabled adults.

 

Canadian Association for Community Living: CACL is a national federation of over 40,000 individual members, 400 local associations, and 13 Provincial/Territorial Associations for community living.  CACL is working to advance the inclusion and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

 

Canadian Association on Gerontology: CAG is a national, multidisciplinary scientific and educational association established to provide leadership in matters related to the aging population.

 

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta: CARNA is the professional and regulatory body for Alberta's more than 33,000 registered nurses, including nurses in direct care, education, research and administration as well as nurse practitioners. It's mandate is to protect the public by ensuring that Albertans receive effective, safe and ethical care by registered nurses.

 

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety: CCOHS promotes the total well-being - physical, psychosocial and mental health - of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.

 

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange: CDRAKE is a network of people dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with dementia and their family. Focusing on the national sharing of dementia resources and knowledge through in-person and virtual exchange to support relationships among industry, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, persons with dementia and care partners. CDRAKE brings together the best and brightest in dementia care.

 

Canadian Coalition of Adult Day Services: Originally formed as Adult Day Program Managers' Association of Alberta in 1988 to promote and enhance the role of Adult Day Support Programs in Alberta by facilitating information sharing, networking and education through identification of common goals, objectives and shared experiences at an operational level.

 

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation: For more than a decade, CHSRF has brought researchers and decision-makers together to create and apply knowledge to improve health services for Canadians. CHSRF is an independant, not-for-profit corporation, established with endowed funds from the federal government and its agencies, and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act.

 

Canadian Home Care Association: A national voice, promoting excellence in home care through leadership, awareness and knowledge to shape strategic directions.

 

Canadian Nurses Association: CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. The CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada's publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

 

Canadian Society of Nutrition ManagementThe best resource for Nutrition Managers in Canada, CSNM provides members clear, simple and proven ways to stay on top of their professional development, make contacts within the broader community and find rewarding job opportunities. 

 

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta: The CLPNA is the regulatory (licensing) organization for the province's nearly 9,000 Licensed Practical Nurses.

 

Continuing Care Placement Coordination: Home Care Case Coordinators submit applications to the Continuing Care Placement Coordinator for processing. The Continuing Care Placement Coordinator also manages waitlists for placement in continuing care centres and entry to supportive living spaces.

 

Continuing Care Safety Association (Alberta): The CCSA provides health & safety training and consultation services to continuing care industry members across the province.

 

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Education Resource Centre (Alberta): A provincial health care library and information resource centre providing services to all zones, organizations and agencies that provide supportive living, home living, and facility-based continuing care services in Alberta. 

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Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba: Based in Winnipeg, LTCAM is a not-for-profit corporation with over 70 members, representing more than 4,700 suites and beds. Originally founded by a few nursing homes, LTCAM's membership has increased by over 150% over the past few years and has become much more diverse. Today, LTCAM members include not-for-profit, private and public retirement residences, supportive housing and personal care homes spanning seven of the eleven regional health authorities in Manitoba. LTCAM's primary objective is to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff at the residences who serve them throughout the long term care continuum.

 

 

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Multiple Sclerosis Society - Alberta & Northwest Territories: A provincial voluntary organization that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families.

 

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New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes: NBANH has more than 60 members that provide residential care, assisted living and home support to over 4,000 New Brunswick seniors each day. The membership is comprised of private care providers who deliver contracted services for New Brunswick's two regional health authorities.

 

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Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors: OANHSS is the Ontario provincial association representing not-for-profit providers of long term care, services and housing for seniors. Members include municipal and charitable long term care homes, non-profit nursing homes, seniors' housing projects and community service agencies. Member organizations operate over 27,000 long term care beds and over 5,000 seniors' housing units across the province.

 

Ontario Long Term Care Association: Based in Toronto, OLTCA has 430 member long term care homes operating in communities throughout Ontario, providing care and accommodation services to nearly 50,000 residents. This represents approximately 70% of the province's total long term care homes and 66% of the long term care residents. OLTCA advocates for practical solutions that advance the capacity of long term care to meet the changing needs of residents. The membership is comprised of not-for-profit, charitable, municipal and private sector care providers delivering contracted services for the Ontario's fourteen health authorities.

 

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Persons with Developmental Disabilities Community Boards: The PDD boards are agents of the Crown as established by the PDD Community Governance Act.  Each of the six community boards is responsible for the delivery of supports to adults with developmental disabilities.  These services assist persons with developmental disabilities to live, work and participate in their communities. 

 

Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities: Champions improvments in the lives of Albertans with disabilities by listening to the concerns of the disability community and communicating those concerns to government. The council does this by focusing on policy development, advocacy and evaluation of policies and programs that affect Albertans with disabilities.

 

Protection for Persons in Care Office: PPC responds to reports of abuse of adults receiving care or support services from publicly funded service providers, such as: hospitals, seniors' lodges, nursing homes, mental health facilities, shelters and other supportive living settings.

 

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Seniors Advisory Council of Alberta: The goal of the advisory council is to ensure the Government of Alberta is well informed on issues impacting seniors. The council consults with seniors and seniors' organizations across the province, identifies and comments on issues of importance to seniors, develops recommendations, and provides advice to the Minister regarding the needs of seniors.

 

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Worker's Compensation Board (Alberta): The WCB - Alberta is an independant organization that manages workers' compensation insurance based on legislation.

 

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