Membership New/Emerging Issues Submission Form
ASCHA’s advocacy efforts need to be flexible and fast moving in order to address new and/or emerging member issues in a timely manner. Members have requested a process to formally raise issues that have not been identified priorities by the membership but that could have an impact on the industry in the future. This process will allow members to formally raise new and/or emerging issues and their recommendations to ASCHA.
To submit your New/Emerging issues use ASCHA’s new form click here
“PERSON-CENTERED HOUSING” is the philosophy of honouring the individual’s needs, desires and choices to maintain and enjoy a wholesome, vibrant lifestyle in a congregate living setting.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2013
A role for all sectors in seniors housing
The new Parkland Institute report released last week regarding the quality of residential elder care in Alberta acknowledges that the findings are not new and do not reflect the most recent funding changes. “The truth is, the private, public and voluntary sectors are all funded the same number of hours of care per resident and are all accountable for those staffing hours. It will take all sectors to continue to build the vibrant, caring seniors communities that Alberta seniors want and deserve” expresses Doug Mills, ASCHA President. Read More ...
Call for Presenters
Do you or your organization provide incredibly innovative educational sessions, workshops, presentations or activities related to seniors housing, supportive living, homecare or long term care? Will your approach enable professionals to think outside the box and see beyond the horizon of what is possible? We are currently accepting Presentation Outlines for the 2014 ASCHA/ACCA Convention and Tradeshow – Explore the Possibilities…Imagine the Success. This will be the first-ever joint event between the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) and the Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA), and the largest seniors housing and continuing care event in Western Canada. For anyone involved in seniors housing and the care industries, this is the ‘must attend’ event of the year! For the online submission form, which includes the official Call for Presenters, please click here
To assist our members in getting back into the swing of things this fall, we are pleased to provide a summarized overview of what is happening in the seniors housing industry and the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA). The second edition is now available in the Member Only Area.…. Read more…
ASCHA/RDC Site Manager and Activity Coordinator Certificate Programs
In Canada online certificate programs are becoming increasingly popular, and offer a good opportunity to students who are short on time, money, or both. And it’s no wonder! This is a great way to upgrade specialized skills without having to go through a formal classroom.
Alberta Seniors Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) in collaboration with Red Deer College (RDC) is pleased to present revised and revitalized versions of Site Manager and Activity Coordinator Certificate Programs. Read more...
Every year, one student enrolled in the ASCHA/RDC Site Manager or Activity Coordinator Certificate program is awarded the Laura Crawford Scholarship of $900 to use toward the cost of this continuing education.
Applications are accepted from current and future students. Submission Deadline is January 31, 2014.
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In an effort to increase understanding of the industry, the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) has developed a Common Terminology document that outlines the mainstream housing types within the seniors’ housing industry. ASCHA’s goal has always been to ensure effective communication between the residents and their families, our members, the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the public and all other stakeholders involved in seniors’ Housing in Alberta. We are confident that by implementing the use of Common Terminology, we will arrive at a greater understanding regarding the different elements of the Continuing Care System and we will all be able to speak clearly to the public and each other with one voice.