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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