If the 80s were about expanding nursing support to specialized populations, then the 90s were about expanding nursing care and services to the community.
In 1993, Dickinsfield led the way by introducing the Young Adult Day Support (YADS) program. This program enabled participants between the ages of 18 and 55 to come to the centre for social and rehabilitative activities, while still living at home and maintaining their independence.
In 1996, CapitalCare (known then as The Capital Care Group) took the concept of caring for young adults to the next level by opening the Young Adult Duplexes - care housing in the community - as a satellite of
Dickinsfield. Fourteen residents from the YAU who could live with more independence were moved to the Duplexes, located in a residential neighborhood on Edmonton’s north side.
That same year, Dickinsfield began operating CapitalCare’s first CHOICE (Comprehensive Home Option of Integrated Care) program, a day program designed to help seniors stay in their own home longer. Participants travel by bus to the CHOICE centre where they can socialize with other seniors, participate in activities and get support for their medical needs.
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Feast on the Field 2019
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As the first facility in Alberta to combine auxiliary hospital and nursing home levels of care in home-like settings, Dickinsfield led the way with establishing specialized units and programs to accommodate entirely new populations of people needing long-term care. Read More.