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.

Premiers say provinces need better health deal to cover costs for seniors’ care

January 17, 2012
Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

VICTORIA - The premiers are refusing to take no for an answer from Prime Minister Stephen Harper when it comes to improving health transfer payments to the provinces and territories.

Harper said Monday there's no more money for the provinces, but that didn't stop the premiers — who say they've heard the no-money mantra from past prime ministers — lobbying for more negotiations and ultimately more cash.

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Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care - Report

January 9, 2012

The Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care (an ad hoc, all party group of MPs, dedicated to improving care for elderly, dying and vulnerable Canadians) released a report in November 2011 entitled Not to Be Forgotten - Care of Vulnerable Canadians.

The report focuses on palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention, elder abuse and a disability perspective on health care and inclusive community living.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

January 5, 2012

Did you know that January is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month? Click here to read Canada's Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq's message.

Province adds beds, services for seniors and disabled

December 21, 2011
Edmonton Journal

Edmonton is among six Alberta cities and towns that will receive more than 500 additional supportive living and long-term care spaces by July 2014, the provincial government announced on Monday.

A total of 511 supportive living spaces and 30 long-term care beds will be set up in Edmonton, Calgary, Villeneuve, Strathmore, Olds and Okotoks, said Alberta Seniors Minister George Vander-Burg.

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