is the largest public continuing care organization in Canada.
Operating in Edmonton and area since 1963, over 2700 staff members provide
care and services for more than 1,400 elderly and disabled adults
living in 11 care centres, as well as over 300 clients living in the
We are leaders in innovative and compassionate care, supporting the
health and respecting the dignity of the people we serve. Together
with staff, families, volunteers and our partners in the community,
we envision a community of excellence in continuing care;
teaching, researching and learning to enhance quality of life.
CapitalCare is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services.
Overview of the
types of care we provide.
We are leaders in innovative and compassionate care, supporting
the health and respecting the dignity of the people we serve.
We are a community of excellence in continuing care: teaching,
researching and learning to enhance quality of life.
the people we serve as our most important focus
our staff, families and volunteers as our most important
resources in fulfilling our mission
partnerships in the community
professional ethics in guiding our decision-making
open and honest communication
collaborative and cooperative teamwork
lifelong learning, innovation and continuous improvement
a safe, respectful environment within which to work, live and
responsible use of resources, providing choices within these
core mandates are to:
Provide quality continuing care to our residents and clients.
Provide a care environment that respects the dignity of the individual
and promotes independence and choice.
Provide specialized programs and services that are responsive
to the needs of selected high risk target groups both in our centres
and in the community.
Provide leadership in developing programs and services for the
"difficult to serve" continuing care population.
Educate families and communities about continuing care services
Provide leadership to the continuing care community
in the areas of assessment, research, customer service, and innovative
service delivery options.
CapitalCare Dickinsfield - Then and Now
Dickinsfield continues to reinvent itself to keep up with
modern times and the increasing complexity of continuing care.
When the Dickinsfield Extended Care Centre opened in 1979, it
was a state-of-the-art building that set a new standard for
long term care facilities.
Read more about the CapitalCare
Dickinfield Then and Now here
View our timeline on
1963, the Edmonton and Rural Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home
District No. 24 was established. Over the years, this organization's
role involved operating the public continuing care facilities and
the coordination and planning of Central Assessment and Placement
Services (CAPS) and the Long Term Care Psychiatric Consulting Services
for 25 long term care facilities in the greater Edmonton area.
In 1991, the Edmonton and Rural Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home
District No. 24 changed its operational name to The CAPITAL CARE
During 1995, Capital Care Group Inc. (incorporated under the Business
Corporations Act of Alberta and operating as The CAPITAL CARE Group)
became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Capital Health Authority.
In the decade following, the organization underwent significant
changes: a move away from the medical model and towards a social
model of care, development of western Canada's only continuing care
research unit, and the development of specialized services and
programs to meet the needs of a diverse population.
In 2007 The CAPITAL CARE Group and The CAPITAL
CARE Foundation took on new names and a new look, becoming
CapitalCare and the
CapitalCare Foundation. The new logo with two
joined letter Cs shows how caregivers and the community can work
together to improve the quality of life of the people we serve.