ElderCare Edmonton

ElderCare Edmonton Society is a non-profit, community based organization serving our clients in Edmonton since 1980. We provide therapeutic recreation adult day programs and a caregiver support program. Focusing on a client centered approach, fostering independence in the community, we facilitate programs to improve the lives of seniors affected by social isolation, reduced cognitive function and reduced mobility.  Our Caregiver support program enables caregivers to interact with their peers, access resources and work in partnership within their community. 

To view our Program Monthly Calendar’s click the links below:

Daybreak Calendar

Connections Calendar

Vitality Calendar 

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement:
To strengthen seniors’ independence and quality of life, by supporting family caregivers, community inclusion and engagement.

To support senior’s quality of life in the community.

Caring and Empathy
Fiscal Responsibility
Individual Worth

Mission, Vision & Values
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Day Programs

Keeping elders an active part of our community

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Caregiver Support

We offer support groups, home visits, counselling, etc.

How to Access ElderCare

Community Served

In an effort to focus our resources we use the following admission criteria. If you or a loved one identify with any of the following:

  • Unable to access regular social opportunities
  • Living in the community or non-continuing care facilities
  • Able to function as part of a group
  • Require minimal assistance with personal care and eating
  • Require medication reminders or assistance with medication
  • Do not demonstrate behaviors which may be harmful to themselves or others

Please use the steps below as a guideline.

Step 1 : If you receive Homecare services, contact your Homecare case manager to request an assessment for day program services.

If you DO NOT receive Homecare services, please call ElderCare at (780) 434-4747. Staff will be happy to assist you in accessing a day program.

Alternatively, a self-referral can be made through Community Care Access intake line at (780) 496-1300.

Step 2 : All referrals must be made through Alberta Health Services. Admission is based on availability and program location.

Once your referral is received at ElderCare you will be contacted by one of our staff to schedule an intake visit to discuss location and availability.

Step 3 : A program manager will arrange to meet with you and/or your caregiver, either in your home or at the day program location. During this meeting we will discuss attendance, transportation, fees, additional care needs as well as all other services provided by ElderCare.

Step 4 : Welcome to the program!

Caregiver Support Program

As a caregiver or loved one do you identify with any of the following:

  • Provide care to an individual with emotional, mental, physical, or cognitive impairment
  • Are the sole support of an elder that is socially isolated.
  • You feel overwhelmed and alone
  • In need of community resources
  • Would benefit from group or individual counselling
  • Need support navigating the health care system, including information regarding respite care
  • In need of access to and assistance with financial subsidy applications

Please use the steps below as a guideline.

Step 1 : Access our Careline 780-444-CARE (2273) or call the ElderCare office at 780-434-4747 ext. 101.

If it is an emergency, please call 911.

Step 2 : Discuss your caregiving concerns with our social worker to determine how to address your needs.

Step 3 : Arrange to attend a 1-on-1 support session, or a support group meeting.

Weekly facilitated caregiver support group meetings:

Our caregiver support group meeting offers caregivers a supportive place to address the challenges of caring for an aging family member. Our Support Group is a place to share common experiences with other caregivers, to gain solutions, coping strategies, new skills, self-care and help in navigating the many systems in the caregiving journey.

Caregiver Support Groups are available at:

ElderCare Edmonton
17203-99 Ave Edmonton AB T5T 6S5

Upcoming Caregiver Support Meetings:

See Caregiver support page