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Grand Tent Event - September 13, 2015
This brand new event takes a spin on the classic carnival and a walk/run that raises funds for CapitalCare Foundation. Click here for more information.

Walk with Me Conference - March 10 & 11, 2016
Save the date for this national conference on aging, first time in Edmonton. Click here for more information.


CapitalCare Newsletter

 People and Progress Newsletter - Spring 2015
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  • CapitalCare receives top employer award
  • CapitalCare Norwood “the gold standard,” says health minister
  • CapitalCare continues to meet national care standards

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CapitalCare in the News

Feast on the Field - A spectacular success!
Edmonton Journal, August 13 -
Held on the turf at Commonwealth Stadium, Feast on the Field was a
fundraiser for
CapitalCare Foundation, which helps fund nursing homes in Edmonton. (Read More)

Saturday Letters: Care at Kipnes Centre second to none
Edmonton Journal, July 25 -
I’ve never seen better care or greater accommodation — comfortable,
attractive and spotlessly clean — anywhere in Alberta.

I speak with experience, having served as a member, vice-chairman and complaints co-ordinator for the
Alberta Health Facilities Review Committee for nine years. I have visited almost every long-term care
facility, hospital and seniors lodge in Alberta. None even closely compares (Read More)

Feast on the Field: A long table for the right reasons at Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton Journal, June 13 - Outdoor, field-to-fork suppers have been popular for several years now, and
it’s easy to see why. There is nothing quite like enjoying the bounty of the season, prepared by skilled
chefs, under a big, blue Alberta sky with yourfriends and family.
(Read More)

Recent Changes in Medicine and Behaviours
In his twenties, Vernon Lutness was in a band called The Swing Four. In his late sixties, before dementia
took hold, he played with another band called The Jammers.  
"He loved music and played several instruments by ear, including the guitar, piano and accordion. He
taught me to dance," remembers his sister, Joan Jones. She would like to think still gets pleasure from the
gift of music. And recent changes in his medications—and behaviour — suggest he just might.
Read more here

The Butterfly approach as it applies to culture change and person-centred care.
In 2009, when person-centre care champion, Dr. David Sheard, presented his revolutionary ideas on
improving dementia care to Canadian audiences, there were more skeptics than converts to the notion
that "Feelings Matter Most." After five years, Sheard returned to Canada to find a growing number of
continuing care operators more receptive to change as they struggle with challenging behaviours in
people with dementia. Click here

Kid Heroes: How These Kids Are Making a Difference with Alzheimer's Patients
A group of young volunteers show their compassion by spending time with
Alzheimer's patients at Capital Care Strathcona. Click
here to view the video.

CapitalCare's dining room renovation project is mentioned in the Tomato's Kitchen Design Awards. Congratulations to our partners at Dale Burnstad (Foodservice Planning) Consulting for winning the
Institution category.
Thanks to all our p
artners and donors, we renovated 19 dining rooms in three of our oldest centres.
Here's what residents said about the new dining rooms at CapitalCare Dickinsfield:

CapitalCare Norwood Resident, Inez Whitfield "Granny Gaga" meets her idol Lady Gaga
"Granny Gaga" met her idol Monday night after Lady Gaga performed in Edmonton. Self described as one of
Lady Gaga's biggest fans, 86-year-old Inez Whitfield was give special permission from home on Monday to
attend the concert, just weeks after an emergency appendectomy (Read More)

CapitalCare Lynnwood Members Auxiliary
Formed in 1967, the auxiliary members work hard volunteering their time to support the CapitalCare
Foundation and residents of CapitalCare in Edmonton. In 2005, they expanded and began running a gift
shop on-site at the continuing care centres
(Read More)
CapitalCare CHOICE Programs featured in Senior Care Canada
Adult day programs are growing in popularity across the country as governments recognize the advantages to supporting the frail elderly to age in place. One model for such delivery is the Comprehensive Home Options of Integrated Care for the Elderly (CHOICE) program in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more here...

CapitalCare Introduces Resident-Centred Concepts into the Dining Experience.
For most people, meals are an important part of the day; in residential care facilities,
the take on added significance. Not only do meal times mark the passage, they are often
the highlight.
(click here for complete story)


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