Programs and services

Mahjong_0895Carewest programs and services cover a range of care including long-term care, rehabilitation and recovery services, and community programs. Our goal is to meet the needs of the community through quality care while effectively and efficiently responding to an ever-changing health care system.

Click here to see a list of our chart of services and programs, by site.

Or, see below for our programs and services for our streams of business: Long-Term Care, Supportive Living Level 4, Alternate Level of Care, Subacute Rehabilitation and Recovery Services, Day Programs and Community Programs.

Long-term care

Long-term care centres are designed specifically for individuals with complex medical and functional needs who require 24-hour, on-site Registered Nurse assessment and/or treatment. Programs are supported by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals whose goal is to support quality of life in safe, comfortable and supportive environments.

  • Chronic Complex Care – for adults who require specialized treatment, such as hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, as well as people who need specialized respiratory support and who also require the full-time support of a continuing care centre.
  • EQuaL (Enabling Quality of Living) – for adults aged 18 to 64 who have disabilities related to a disease or condition, such as multiple sclerosis or a brain injury, who require the full-time support of a continuing care centre.
  • Seniors’ Care – for frail seniors aged 65 and older, who require the full-time support of a continuing care centre. Carewest offers a mix of secured and unsecured units.
  • Mental Health Care – a program providing comprehensive care for adults with complex behaviours due to underlying mental illness, neurocognitive disorders such as dementia or brain injury. Carewest offers a mix of secured and unsecured units.
Supportive Living Level 4

Offers assisted-living for adults who may need extra support such as 24-hour health monitoring, personal care and medication assistance. SL4 is for individuals who have complex medical needs that are predictable and safely managed with onsite professional nursing (LPN level) and the direction of a home care case manager.

Alternate Level of Care

Short-stay beds for clients who may no longer require the resources of acute or sub-acute care but who do require care and support while they await an appropriate living option.

Subacute Rehabilitation and Recovery Services

A variety of programs for adults following an acute-care stay, who have stabilized and need additional assessment, rehabilitation and treatment before returning to the community. Programs are supported by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals.

  • Geriatric Mental Health Program –a short-stay program for seniors who have primary psychiatric disorders who require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to be able to return to the community. This is a voluntary program for those who are struggling with mental health conditions and who need more time for rehabilitation, improvement in their mental health and overall functioning. See brochure.
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Program – for adults following an acute phase of musculoskeletal injury or who have had a bone or joint surgical procedure and require care and rehabilitation before returning to the community. See brochure.
  • Rehabilitation and Community Transition Program (RCTP) – a short-stay restorative care program that supports medically stable adults who do not need an acute-care level of service, but may require additional assessment, recuperation, and therapy before returning to the community. See brochure.
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Program  – for adults who have had a neurological injury, such as a stroke, and require additional assessment, recuperation and rehabilitation before returning to the community. See brochure.
Day Programs

Programs to enable residents of Calgary to remain independent in their homes and maintain a quality of life for as long as possible.

    • Wellness Day Programs – available to adults over the age of 65 who are living in the community and who would benefit from a social, leisure and health-promotion program and whose families would benefit from respite services. See brochure.
    • Dementia Day Program – available to older adults who live at home with dementia, affecting their ability to socialize and interact in community activities and whose families would benefit from respite services. See brochure.
    • Younger Adult Day Support (YADS) Program – for adults 18 to 65 with chronic illnesses, brain injury or physical disabilities, who would benefit from a social, leisure and health-promotion program and whose families would benefit from respite care. See brochure.
Community Programs

Programs to enable residents of Calgary to remain independent in their homes and maintain a quality of life for as long as possible.

  • Comprehensive Community Care (C3) Program – a unique, long-term maintenance and support program for seniors who live in Calgary. Integrated and coordinated care is provided by a 24-hour health care team through a medical health clinic, day program, home support, transportation, access to respite beds and emergency response telephone system. See brochure.
  • Day Hospital – a community-based program for seniors who are experiencing a mix of physical, mental, emotional and social concerns. The emphasis is on assessment and treatment within a short-term, goal-based program. The program consists of education, support, and a variety of therapies. See Day Hospital brochure. Need to make a referral? Print Day Hospital Referral form here.
  • Living with Dementia – operating out of the Day Hospital one day a week, Living with Dementia supports adults living in the community with a diagnosis of dementia and their caregivers. The program provides individuals with an environment to participate in meaningful activities while their primary caregiver receives education, support and referrals to appropriate community programs and respite services. Living with Dementia also links caregivers with ongoing support groups following completion of the series of program offerings. See Living with Dementia brochure. Need to make a referral? Print the Living with Dementia Referral form here.
  • Respite Services – this service offers short-term, continuing-care residential stays up to two weeks to provide support for adults with chronic illness and to provide respite for families so they may have a break from care giving.
  • Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic – an outpatient clinic funded by Veterans Affairs Canada that supports former and current Canadian Forces members, and members of the RCMP suffering from an Operational Stress Injury who require specialized assessment and treatment. See brochure. Or, to see more about the program, click here.
  • Adult Regional Seating Clinic – a specialized community service where individual needs of clients are assessed and special equipment prescribed and fabricated to make clients safer, more comfortable and independent in their wheelchairs. See brochure.

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