Dementia Resources Alberta
This website has been developed to help Alberta residents understand and navigate the health care system for dementia. It provides the following dementia care resources:
- An overall Where do we go from here? document based on the current structure of the Alberta health care system and input from caregivers for people with dementia.
- A Useful Website Links document.
- A Blog that discusses resources, current dementia-related news, events and relevant issues. Blog posts include the above two documents as well as excerpts from them to address particular topics. They can be searched by Category, Tag or Date. Text can also be searched using the “Search Posts” field. Exact matches to the text can be found by enclosing the text in quotes, “ …. “.
The above discuss a wide variety of topics including:
- Description of the Alberta health care system as it relates to dementia.
- Roles played by various governmental and non-governmental organizations.
- Important preparations before dementia diagnosis: Will, Power of Attorney (POA) and Personal Directive (PD).
- Dementia diagnosis.
- Seeking help and advice.
- Description of the various care categories: Home Care, Supportive Living and Long-term Care.
- Living in one’s own home: Alberta Home Care and day programs.
- Selecting and living in Supportive Living and Long-term Care facilities.
- Assessment and placement process for “Designated” government-subsidized facilities.
- Moving between care categories and facilities.
- Client’s rights and complaints process.
- Discussion of the most relevant Alberta Health regulations and Alberta Health Services (AHS) policies and procedures that are designed to protect AHS clients.
- Subsidies and tax credits.