Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Zone - CHOICE


Description
Provides services for older adults who have complex health issues and want to remain living in their own homes. The goal of the program is to keep clients healthy, at home, and out of the hospital system.

Provides services for older adults who have many health issues and are living in their own homes. Services may include:

  • access to a day centre
  • checking and treating health issues by CHOICE physician
  • filling prescriptions for medicines by CHOICE pharmacy
  • rehabilitation
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • help with everday activities based on assessed need (services are provided through AHS Home Care Contracted providers)

This service also offers special programs for people in the later stages of dementia or who have long-term mental health issues.

Clients may have up to 5 assessment visits before joining the program.

Key Provider: activity convener, health care aides, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physicians, physiotherapists (PTs), recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, therapy aides
Eligibility
Yes, For adults 60 years and older:
  • with complex, long-term health issues who live in their own homes
  • willing to change their family doctor and pharmacist to CHOICE healthcare providers
  • can attend the day centre regularly using transportation provided
Under 60 years:
  • functionally frail, physically disabled, cognitively impaired, or who have challenging behaviours
Call for more information on eligibility.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral RequiredReferral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Telephone
780-496-1300 (Community Care Access)
Telephone
780-944-8662 (Facility)
Fax
780-944-8677
Web Site
http://www.capitalcare.net/Page159.aspx
Email
info@capitalcare.net
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: Yes,

There is a program fee for non-health-related services; medicine costs are billed through Alberta Blue Cross or other plans; and clients cover co-pay amounts for medications.

Fee Reduction: Yes,

Call for more information.

Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Entrance.Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Updated On
November 15, 2018
Address
10404 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5G 3A2
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