This is a report about how the government can improve its systems to deliver care and programs to Alberta’s seniors.
Objective and Scope
We examined the systems used to deliver services in long-term care facilities, the Seniors Lodge Program and the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program.
We concluded that the systems require significant improvement. Our key findings are that:
- standards for the provision of nursing and personal care and housing services in long-term care facilities and standards for the Seniors Lodge Program are not current,
- standards are needed for services delivered in assisted living and other supportive living facilities,
- systems to monitor compliance with standards for both long-term care facilities and lodges are not adequate, and
- the Departments require further information to assess the effectiveness of the services and programs