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CapitalCare 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 community.

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.

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Mission, Vision and Values
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History

Our Mission
We are leaders in innovative and compassionate care, supporting the health and respecting the dignity of the people we serve.

Our Vision
We are a community of excellence in continuing care: teaching, researching and learning to enhance quality of life.

We Value

  • 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 visit

  • responsible use of resources, providing choices within these limits
     

Our 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 and options.
  • Provide leadership to the continuing care community in the areas of assessment, research, customer service, and innovative service delivery options.

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History

CapitalCare Dickinsfield - Then and Now

CapitalCare 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


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In 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 Group.

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.

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