Nearly $4.3 billion in funding will strengthen the delivery of continuing care programs and services for Albertans.
In order to meet the continuing care demands of the province, the government of Alberta is investing $570 million more in the continuing care system through Budget 2023, a 15 per cent increase over the previous year.
To start reforming the continuing care system to meet the expanding demands of an older population, budget 2023 allocates $1 billion over three years.
“Alberta seniors and persons with disabilities deserve high-quality care in their homes and communities, close to their family and friends. This significant investment in Budget 2023 for the continuing care system will support care and services for Albertans to increase their independence and quality of life,” stated Jason Copping, Minister of Health.
With these focused investments, high-quality care will be advanced while care will be provided in the community, workforce capacity is increased, and there is more choice and innovation. It benefits residents and improves the neighbourhoods where they live to increase possibilities for Albertans who wish to age in place.
According to the province, The $4.3 billion in operational funding for Alberta’s continuing care system breaks down as follows:
$2 billion for community care, an increase of $301 million or 17.7 per cent from 2022-23
$1.4 billion for continuing care homes, an increase of
$120 million or 9.4 per cent from 2022-23
$893 million for home care, an increase of $149 million or 20 per cent from 2022-23
The need for continuing care will significantly increase over the next 10 years.
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