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:

  • Edmonton and area's public continuing care facilities
  • Central Assessment and Placement Services (CAPS)
  • Long-Term Care Psychiatric Consulting Services

In 1991, the Edmonton and Rural Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home District No. 24 changed its operational name to The CAPITAL CARE Group.
In 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 (now Alberta Health Services).

 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. CAPS is now called Community Care Access and is operated by Alberta Health Services along with Long-Term Care Psychiatric Consulting Services.

 In 2007 The CAPITAL CARE Group and The CAPITAL CARE Foundation took on new names and a new look, becoming CapitalCare and 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.   

On April 1, 2013 CapitalCare celebrated 50 years of caring!

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