Caring for people in the
WRITTEN BY KATHRYN TODD
When most Albertans need healthcareservices, they tend to think they’ll haveto go to a doctor’s office or hospital forthem.
Healthcare services, however, arealso delivered across the community: infamilies’ homes, seniors’ lodges, churchbasements and more.
Overwhelming, people want to becared for as close to home as possible.And that’s where Alberta’s health systemis caring for more people all the time.
Our special 56-page section, calledCare in the Community for Life, isdedicated to showing you how andwhere care in the community is beingoffered. Our coverage looks at the care,support and resources offered by friendsand families, co-workers and caregivers,community groups and, of course,
Alberta Health Services. All are partnersin the province’s health system with awealth of knowledge and experienceto share with Albertans at all ages andphases of life.
This care goes beyond helping peoplejust when they’re sick or ill. It includeshelping them learn more about thefoundations of health (see 25 Ways toStay Healthy and Well on page 10) andto understand how aging affects theirhealth.
It also include helping people navigatehealthcare, social and communityservices. You’ll also find explanationsabout the types of care available to youand your family in our story Care ofKinds on page 16. And you’ll find aDirectory of Services with more than 100entries starting on page 46.
Our goal is to help you find the careyou need in your community––whenyou need it.
Dr. Kathryn Todd is the Vice President forResearch, Innovation & Analytics and Community,Seniors, Addiction & Mental Health