Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Public Consultation on OHS Regulation Review

February 2, 2012
Government of Alberta, Human Services

The OHS Regulation is due to expire on March 31, 2013. A review of the Regulation is now underway. Human Services is proposing a number of changes to the Regulation based on suggestions received from workers and employers. The next step is to give all Albertans an opportunity to provide their views about the proposed changes. All interested Albertans are invited to complete the survey and submit comments on the proposed changes until March 20, 2012.

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‘Smart-e-Pants’ aimed at preventing patient bedsores

February 2, 2012
Calgary Herald, Clara Ho

Researchers at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta have unveiled new technology that helps prevent potentially fatal pressure ulcers or bedsores in patients with limited mobility.

Smart-e-Pants look just like regular underpants only they are equipped with electro-conductive mesh and electrodes attached to the buttocks area, which are wired to a stimulator that emits a very tiny electrical stimulus.

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Province improves protection for vulnerable Albertans

January 30, 2012
Government of Alberta News Release

Calgary... The Alberta government is taking action to better protect individuals supported by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program. The changes come following an investigation into the November 2011 death of a Calgary PDD client who sustained scalding injuries from bath water.

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Critics warn province’s ‘aging in place’ plan road to private care

January 27, 2012
Edmonton Journal -  Karen Kleiss

EDMONTON - The Conservative government’s new plan for seniors housing will all but privatize health care for aging Albertans, seniors advocates and opposition parties say.

One day after the province announced an “aging in place” strategy, critics including Carol Wodak of Continuing Care Watch said the plan is “utterly devoid of crucial details, like who will pay (for services) and who will staff the facilities.

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