Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
FCSS provides a variety of services, depending on the location, to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. Many of these services are geared to seniors, as well as to those with a life-limiting illness, regardless of age.
For a list of specific regional supports contact the FCSS nearest you.
Camrose and District Support Serviceshttp://www.camrosefcss.ca/
East Central Region FCSS Contact List (by community)http://www.fcssaa.org/sites/default/files/East%20Central%20Program%20Contact%20List%2C%20June%20%2717.pdfLiving at Home Resources:
AHS Home Care (choose location on right side menu)http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=1000297&service=7501
AHS Palliative Care (choose location on right side menu)http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=1000297&service=5307Wainwright FCSS Living at Home Program
The Living at Home Program helps maintain basic home cleaning, prepare meals and/or grocery shopping, assisting seniors to remain living independently.
The program serves seniors residing in Chauvin, Edgerton and Irma, rural areas of the MD of Wainwright and within the Town of Wainwright.
The program is delivered by L@H Assistants who are reliable and responsible individuals who have been carefully screened and hired for their caring attitude towards people as well as their practical experience.
Service is provided on the basis of need. The fee is up to $17 per hour based on income. For more information on this rate, please contact the Wainwright & District FCS
office.Community Resources Available for Your Support:Tofield Handi-Van Society
An accessible affordable transportation option for Tofield and Area.
Regular Shuttle Service with-in Tofield-Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am-2:30 pm.
Coupon Book available…$20 for 5 shuttle coupons. Private bookings are available at $1.00 per km and the hourly wage of the driver. The Handi-Van seats 18, or 14 with 4 wheelchairs. Please call for more information or to book the shuttle: 780-662-3269Viking Handi-Van Society
Residents in the Viking and Kinsella area can obtain service of the Viking Handi-Van. The bus seats 12 people, plus has room for 3 wheelchairs.
The current rate is; $50 booking fee, $1.00 per kilometer, plus $40 per hour, which includes the driver. A shuttle service for seniors and residents with disabilities in Viking runs one day per week at a rate of $5 per person. This shuttle service also includes transportation to and from Kinsella. For more information contact: Kerri Davis (780) 385-1757Camrose Caregivers Support Group
- US (Understanding Support)
Meeting Place: Camrose United Church
A support group that provides "Understanding Support" for people who are or have been the caregiver for a loved one with chronic illness. US supports you through issues that cause stress and burn-out; offer help/suggestions for coping with day-to-day care-giving. Meets 1st. & 3rd. Wednesday @ 1:30 p.m. at the Camrose United Church.
Regular Meeting: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 1:30 p.m.Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group
Contact: Tena Lansing (Crossroads Day Program Manager)
Phone: (780) 679-3046
Phone Alt: (780)679-3045
Address: 4612-53 St. Camrose, AB T4V 1Y6
Meeting Place: Rosehaven Care Centre-2nd Floor Multipurpose Room Description: If you are caring for a loved one who has memory loss and you are their primary caregiver, this group will provide support and resource ideas.
Regular Meeting: 3rd Thursday of every month 1:30 pmRose City Handivan Society
Contact: Dale Debnam (Coordinator)
Address: 5415 - 49 Ave. Camrose, AB T4V 0N6
Description: Specialized transportation for people with: mobility aids (wheelchairs/walker); senior citizens with physical disability, cognitive and/or developmental disability who cannot use typical transportation.Service Options for Seniors
Phone: 780-672-4131, toll free: 1-866-672-4131
Address: #102, 4909A-48 St, Camrose, T4V 1L7
Description: Located in Camrose, SOS provides information to Seniors and their support networks in the Central Alberta Region.
This website is intended to assist family members of seniors, and seniors in accessing information from a variety of sources on programs and services offered.