Designated Supportive Living (DSL)
DSL is for those seniors (and other adults who qualify) whose needs exceed what can be managed by Integrated Home Care. To qualify, seniors must have a permanent address in Alberta, and have applied for an Alberta Personal Health Care number from Alberta Health.
Long-Term Care (LTC)
LTC is for those seniors whose needs exceed what can be managed by Designated Supportive Living. Our facilities are designated specifically for those with complex or unpredictable medical needs and include 24-hour assessment, care and treatment that may require a registered nurse. To qualify, applicants must have either lived in Alberta for a minimum of 1 year and in Canada for at least 10 years, OR lived in Alberta for 3 consecutive years at any time in their life.
Government Support for Designated Supportive Living And Long-Term Care
All of our designated supportive living and long-term care suites are government subsidized, where the costs of care and accommodation are partially funded by Alberta Health Services and partially funded by the resident. To qualify for residency, seniors must complete an assessment with Alberta Health Services and, if qualified, are then placed on a wait list for available space. The rates paid by residents are set by AHS province-wide and subsidies may be available for eligible residents. Learn more about how you can benefit from the Senior’s Financial Assistance Program offered by the Government of Alberta.
Please contact AHS Calgary zone central intake at 403-943-1920. The Community Care Access line is open 7 days a week.