Advance care planning
Step-by-step guide to discuss and
document your healthcare wishes:
• Visit myhealth.alberta.ca; search:
advance care planning.
Continuing Care: Planning Ahead
Resources to plan for long-termhealthcare, and supports for financialmanagement, healthy living and more:• Visit ahs.ca/continuingcare.
Office of the Public Guardian andTrustee
Personal and non-financial advancecare planning options for those who areunable or may become unable to makedecisions for themselves:• Visit alberta.ca; search: public guardian• Phone 1-877-427-4525.
Alberta Caregivers Association
Resources, programs and links to supportgroups and organizations for caregivers.
Caregivers can call for one-on-onesupport and advice from an advisor:• Visit caregiversalberta.ca• Phone 1-877-453-5088.
Alberta Caregiver College
A virtual college with online courses,lectures and other tools to help family
HELPFUL GUIDES AND
Directory of Seniors’ Centre in
A directory of more than 300seniors centres, clubs and nonprofit organizations across Albertaand their services:
• Visit seniors.alberta.ca; search:directory
• Phone 1-877-644-9992.
Family and Community
Listing of local programs andsupports for families and individuals:
• Visit fcssaa.org; search: programcontact list.
Seniors Programs and
Services Information Guide
The Government of Alberta’s guideto seniors programs and supports,including financial assistance,housing, health and recreation,leisure and more:
• Visit seniors.alberta.ca; search:information guide.
Community Care AccessAlberta Health Services’ ContinuingCare helps people of all ages getthe care they need close to home.Talk with a registered nurse abouthome care, supportive living, long-term care and caregiver supports.Phone:
• 1-855-371-4122 in North Zone
• 780-496-1300 in EdmontonZone
• 1-855-371-4122 in Central Zone
• 403-943-1920 in Calgary Zone• 1-866-388-6380 in South Zone.
caregivers learn how to care for theirloved ones. The courses were developedby the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospitaland AHS:
• Visit caregivercollege.ca.
Long-term care centres and otherfacilities across Alberta offer respite carefor family caregivers. A home care casemanager will complete your application:• Phone 811.
ElderCare Edmonton caregiver supportprogram
Weekly support groups for caregiversto share experiences and strategies tocope. Staff also help caregivers navigatethe healthcare system and find resourcessuch as financial assistance and respiteservices:• Visit eldercareedmonton.ca• Phone 780-444-2273 (CARE).
Family Caregiver Centre
Education programs and a library ofresources including books, videos andarticles at the Bridgeland Seniors HealthCentre in Calgary. The centre also helpscaregivers connect to healthcare andcommunity services.
• Visit ahs.ca; search: Bridgeland Seniors
• Phone 403-955-1674.
Alberta 55 Plus
Volunteer organization that highlights