Welcome to Alberta’s go-to resource for reliable information about what residents and their family members experience with long term care in our province. The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) believes reporting about long term care, from things like the development of new pressure ulcers to family member experience with sharing concerns, are all important pieces of information that can lead to quality improvement and a better healthcare system in Alberta.

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Starting a conversation

Why do we talk about things like whether long term care residents are admitted to the hospital from the emergency department or if they return to the emergency department within seven days after their last visit? The healthcare system is complex and inter-related. What’s happening in emergency departments and acute care (hospitals), as well as other areas of the healthcare system, can impact residents’ and their family members’ experience in long term care.

This section of the FOCUS on Healthcare website features 25 interactive charts that present administrative data as well as family experience survey data. You can compare information about designated supportive living sites or zones, and look at data presented over time.

  • Why do some long term care sites have very different results compared to others?
  • Why are there sometimes big changes over time?
  • Are there successes we can celebrate, or opportunities to improve?

This website is about starting conversations between healthcare providers, decision-makers, and the public they serve.