COMPLEX CARE/CONTINUING CARE
Commonly referred to as long-term care, continuing or nursing homes, Complex Care is either private pay or subsidized residential care for seniors who can no longer live safely or independently at home due to complex health care needs. In Alberta, this level of care is sometimes called Continuing Care.
Just as improved health care has extended lifespans and improved lives, this level of care has undergone dramatic improvements and advancements. The individualized needs of residents are honoured in many care homes and many homes avoid the feeling of institutions by creating home-like cottages or neighbourhoods for residents. There are activities, entertainment, and opportunities to continue enjoying life despite age-related health issues.
An example is Park Place's Resident's Day philosophy of care, which has been recognized by Accreditation Canada as a leading practice in elder care.
All residential care facilities must provide care that meets government licensing standards, whether the care is private pay or government subsidized. Levels of staffing are regulated. The same licensing and service requirements apply to every operator of a government-funded complex care home, so there is no effective difference between homes operated by non-profit or for-profit owners.
Residential Care homes can also choose to obtain independent accreditation through Accreditation Canada, a national organization which conducts stringent reviews to ensure high standards are met and maintained. We are proud to report that all Park Place Seniors Living Complex Care residences are fully Accredited.
Complex Care includes the following services:
- 24-hour skilled nursing care;
- Personal care assistance and support;
- A Safe and secure living environment, with controlled access to prevent wandering by seniors with dementia;
- Nutritious meals;
- Basic linen and personal laundry services;
- Recreational activity, social and therapy programs; and
- Respite and palliative care
Both private pay and subsidized care is available. Many Park Place care homes offer both options. Park Place has care homes in Calgary, Campbell River, Coquitlam, Duncan, Edmonton, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Port Coquitlam, Salmon Arm and Surrey. For more information on individual Park Place complex care/continuing care residences, please click here.