medical office assistant. Doctors with the
team recently began making house calls,
giving another layer of support to older
adults who want to stay in their homes.
Alberta Aids to Daily Living is
another resource for Albertans with
a long-term disability, chronic illness
or terminal illness. AADL helps you
remain independent and living in your
community by funding basic medical
equipment and supplies.
For more information, visit health.
alberta.ca and search: aids to
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 seniors
residences, hospitals and community
centres. Programs can include medical
monitoring and treatment, rehabilitation,
recreational and social activities, and
referrals 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 programs
in 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 programs
to offset or fully pay for older adults’
For example, seniors living on a low
income (single with an annual income
less than $31,675, or a couple with
a combined income of $63,350) can
apply for Seniors Financial Assistance
programs that include:
• The Dental Assistance for Seniors