Long-term Care and Dementia Spaces get Green Light

Twenty-five new supportive living projects will deliver needed long-term care and dementia care spaces across Alberta.

These projects were approved following a thorough review of the 2014-15 Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) program.

“Seniors helped build this province and we are committed to investing in long-term care and dementia care so they can live in dignity and access the supports they need. We are funding projects to meet the highest need: for long-term care beds and dementia spaces. Albertans expect us to spend tax dollars wisely and we are proud to be funding strong, financially viable projects that will support Alberta families.”

Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Seniors

Capital funding will be available for long-term care and dementia care spaces. Each project proponent will meet with government within the next few weeks to finalize agreements and determine the final scope of each project – specifically, the number of long-term care spaces and dementia care spaces each project will deliver.

Operating funding will be provided for supportive living spaces, dementia care, and long-term care spaces. Grant recipients are required to maintain the units at government-established rates for 30 years.

The 2014-15 ASLI projects were reviewed to ensure they are financially viable, are located in communities with the greatest need, and align with government priorities for supportive living and long-term care.

ASLI funds will cover up to 50 per cent of capital costs of the new spaces, with remaining amounts coming from the applicants.