AHS Awards Seasons Wetaskiwin Temporary Continuing Care Capacity

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Seasons Retirement Communities has some exciting news to share about important changes happening at Seasons Wetaskiwin Retirement Community!

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is working to increase acute care capacity within the Central Zone. One way to do this is by implementing temporary capacity within continuing care settings to support patient movement within facilities and across the continuum of care.

These temporary Continuing Care Home Type B Level 4 (formerly known as Supportive Living 4 or SL4) spaces support transitioning patients who no longer need acute care services into a more appropriate level of care. Moving these patients enables AHS to free up spaces for post-operative patients after surgery. It is also more suited to the patient’s needs, helping maintain their independence and quality of life.

“Having the option to move patients who no longer need acute care into a level of care more suited to their needs will allow us to free up beds for local patients who need emergency medical care. It will also support those waiting in their own home to be admitted to a continuing care bed,” said Lori Sparrow, Senior Operating Officer of Community and Seniors Health for AHS Central Zone.

Seasons Wetaskiwin has added ten temporary spaces to support patients who no longer need acute care services. Seasons and AHS have worked to ensure the necessary resources, including nursing staff, home care, and Allied Health staff, as well as equipment, are in place to support the opening of these spaces. The temporary spaces will be operational for 12 months and are expected to help maintain capacity in acute care sites throughout the AHS Central Zone.

Patients and their families will be supported in moving into the temporary spaces and receive the same level of care as any other continuing care client.

Residents remaining in the temporary spaces after the 12 months will be relocated to alternative continuing care spaces.

“Seasons Retirement Communities would like to thank AHS for their continued support and partnership. Our ongoing collaboration benefits Seasons Wetaskiwin’s residents, local seniors, and staff,” shared Nicole Almost, Regional VP, Resident & Guest Services.

Nothing has changed for Seasons’ current residents, and their services and care are not impacted by this announcement.

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