The Alberta government will increase its funding for continuing care programs by $200 million under the new provincial budget. That will bring the government’s funding to $3.5 billion, a six per cent increase.
The spending breaks down as $1.6 billion for designated supportive living settings; $1.2 billion for long-term care settings; and $736 million for home care.
In addition to that amount, the government will spend $500 million to create more continuing care spaces.
The $500 million in spending includes $246 million to finish construction of the Gene Zwozdesky Centre in Edmonton; $115 million to complete the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre in Calgary; and more than $154 million to upgrade or develop new long-term care and designated supportive living spaces elsewhere in the province, including Indigenous communities. For full article please click here.