Caring for people in the
WRITTEN BY KATHRYN TODD
When most Albertans need healthcare
services, they tend to think they’ll have
to go to a doctor’s office or hospital for
Healthcare services, however, are
also delivered across the community: in
families’ homes, seniors’ lodges, church
basements and more.
Overwhelming, people want to be
cared for as close to home as possible.
And that’s where Alberta’s health system
is caring for more people all the time.
Our special 56-page section, called
Care in the Community for Life, is
dedicated to showing you how and
where care in the community is being
offered. Our coverage looks at the care,
support and resources offered by friends
and families, co-workers and caregivers,
community groups and, of course,
Alberta Health Services. All are partners
in the province’s health system with a
wealth of knowledge and experience
to share with Albertans at all ages and
phases of life.
This care goes beyond helping people
just when they’re sick or ill. It includes
helping them learn more about the
foundations of health (see 25 Ways to
Stay Healthy and Well on page 10) and
to understand how aging affects their
It also include helping people navigate
healthcare, social and community
services. You’ll also find explanations
about the types of care available to you
and your family in our story Care of
Kinds on page 16. And you’ll find a
Directory of Services with more than 100
entries starting on page 46.
Our goal is to help you find the care
you need in your community––when
you need it.
Dr. Kathryn Todd is the Vice President for
Research, Innovation & Analytics and Community,
Seniors, Addiction & Mental Health