medical office assistant. Doctors with theteam recently began making house calls,giving another layer of support to olderadults who want to stay in their homes.
Alberta Aids to Daily Living isanother resource for Albertans witha long-term disability, chronic illnessor terminal illness. AADL helps youremain independent and living in yourcommunity by funding basic medicalequipment and supplies.
For more information, visit health.
alberta.ca and search: aids todaily living.
If you lose or gain weight
Adult day support
unintentionally, have difficulty shopping
or making meals, or have trouble
swallowing, a consultation with a
dietitian may help. For a referral to a
dietitian, talk with your family doctor.
For more information, call Health Link
Alberta Health Services also has a
trove of nutrition information on its
Healthy Eating Starts Here and Better
Choices, Better Health websites. Find
recipes, tips and nutritional information.
Visit HealthyEatingStartsHere.ca and
Adult day programs take place in seniorsresidences, hospitals and communitycentres. Programs can include medicalmonitoring and treatment, rehabilitation,recreational and social activities, andreferrals to other healthcare providers.
Day programs also provide respite
and support to people caring for loved
ones. You must be at least 65 and in the
home care program offered by AHS to be
For more information about programsin your area, call:
• North Zone: 855-371-4122
• Edmonton Zone: 780-496-1300
• Central Zone: 855-371-4122
• Calgary Zone: 403-943-1920
• South Zone: 866-388-6380.
Oral, hearing and
The provincial government has programsto offset or fully pay for older adults’healthcare costs.
For example, seniors living on a lowincome (single with an annual incomeless than $31,675, or a couple witha combined income of $63,350) canapply for Seniors Financial Assistanceprograms that include:
• The Dental Assistance for Seniors