Level of Care

Designated Supportive Living 3 (DSL3)

  • Designated Supportive Living 3 is a setting that provides you with a home where you can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing your health and personal care supports are on site when you need them
  • Provides accommodation, meals, housekeeping, linen and recreational services
  • Provides a higher level of personal care supports, compared to home care, onsite for scheduled and unscheduled care needs according to the plan of care
  • Health care services are provided on a scheduled basis but can be accessed as needed
  • Accommodation fees and amenities vary from location to location but typically cover rent, meals, housekeeping, linen and towels change, building amenities and recreation programming

The individual provides or pays for room furnishings, medication, medical and surgical supplies for chronic wounds, personal medical equipment and incontinence products (cost may be shared with Alberta Aids to Daily Living depending on finances), cable, phone and internet, personal laundry, hair salon fees, toiletries, and outings

Designated Supportive Living 4 (DSL4/4D)

DSL4 is a setting that provides you with a home where you can enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing your health and personal care supports are on site when you need them

  • Provides accommodation, meals, housekeeping, linen and recreational services
  • Provides a higher level of personal care supports and health care services onsite for scheduled and unscheduled care needs according to the plan of care
  • DSL4D provides specialized dementia care
  • Accommodation fees and amenities vary from location to location but typically cover rent, meals, housekeeping, linen and towels change, building amenities and some recreation programming

The individual provides or pays for room furnishings, medication, medical and surgical supplies for chronic wounds, personal medical equipment and incontinence products (cost may be shared with Alberta Aids to Daily Living depending on finances), cable, phone and internet, personal laundry, hair salon fees, toiletries, and outings

 

What is Long Term Care?

  • Long term care facilities are designed specifically for individuals with complex, unpredictable medical needs who require 24-hour onsite Registered Nurse assessment and/or treatment
  • Rooms in long term care facilities are already furnished with a bed, dresser and closet. You may move into a private room or share the room with another person. You are welcome and encouraged to bring small, special items from home to make your space your own.
  • Recreation staff offer many enjoyable recreation and leisure activities to help promote your wellness and independence
  • All direct and consultative healthcare services are provided on site, including physician visit

What is Palliative Care?

  • Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients and families facing the problems associated with a life-limiting and/or life-threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, comprehensive interdisciplinary assessments and appropriate interventions