Admission to DSL is determined by the Alberta Health Services Placement Process based on health, residential, and personal care needs. Criteria for eligibility include:
- meets the criteria for the Home Care Program;
- requires residential-based observation and supervision for safety and security 24-hours per day;
- requires frequent assistance with personal care supports; and,
- is the most appropriate housing and care setting available.
Fees & Services
The resident pays the set accommodation fee set by the Government of Alberta and is responsible for:
- personal care supplies;
- personal laundry; and,
- equipment (e.g., walkers, wheelchairs, bed alarms, etc.).
There is no charge for professional health or personal care services. The fee includes:
- full meals and snacks;
- weekly housekeeping and regular maintenance;
- laundry facilities;
- emergency response;
- 24-hour safety and security monitoring; and,
- social, leisure, and spiritual opportunities.
The provincial and federal governments provide income support programs to assist low-to-moderate income residents. Additional information on these programs is available by calling Alberta Supports toll free at 1-877-644-9992 or visiting www.programs.alberta.ca.
A variety of professional care services/supports are delivered by the Alberta Health Services Home Care Team based on the residents needs. The Health Care Team monitors and adjusts each residents Care Plan, and if care needs can no longer be met in DSL, the Case Coordinator will work with the resident and family to find a more appropriate care setting.
Based on the residents needs, several personal care supports are delivered by on-site staff. These supports may include assistance with bathing, dressing, medication assistance, etc.