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When you make a gift as a grateful client or family member, you have the opportunity to express your gratitude and share messages of thanks to staff who made a difference to you. Your gift will make a difference to care today – and into the future for others!



Carewest programs and services cover a range of care including long-term care, rehabilitation and recovery services, and community programs. They strive to meet the needs of the community through quality care while effectively and efficiently responding to an ever-changing healthcare system.

At Carewest, they support all clients in maintaining their quality of life as they transition through their healthcare journey. As the public provider of continuing care specialized services in Calgary they focus on:

  • Programs to enable community living;
  • Rehabilitation services to enable return to the community, and;
  • Residential and support care services for complex medical and mental health needs.

Spotlight Specialties

  • Chronic Complex Care
  • EQuaL (Enabling Quality of Living)
  • Seniors’ Care
  • Mental Health Care for adults with complex behaviours
  • Supportive living
  • Alternative level care from acute hospital
  • Geriatric Mental Health Program
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Program
  • Rehabilitation and Community Transition Program (RCTP)
  • Neuro Rehabilitation Program

Quick Facts

61 Years In Operation

14 Locations

3,277 Staff and Physicians

1,016 Long-term care residents

285 Transitioning rehab and recovery patients from acute care

40 Supportive living residents (level 4)

45 Alternative level of care residents that require care and support while they await an appropriate living

8 Community beds for respite care

180 Active clients in the Comprehensive Community Care (C3) program*

49 Clients under 65 who participate in Young Adult Day (YADS) program, who may suffer from chronic illness or physical disabilities

697 People in training in the Supportive Pathways Program, providing knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia

400+ Veterans and RCMP members supported by the Operational Stress Injury (OSI) clinic

Support Carewest

Enhancing Wellness

COVID-19 restrictions left many in long-term care facilities facing an isolating reality of limited social interactions and reduced quality of life programs. Your donations help keep residents socially and cognitively engaged.

"[VR technology] has provided an opportunity for our residents to explore virtual worlds and engage with technology on a level that they previously thought impossible."




Building healthy relationships with clients and staff

Nursing has been a profession that’s been passed down in Carol Anne Friesen’s family. Having strong female role models in her mother, grandma and aunt who were all nurses, she found a natural gravitation that pulled her towards becoming a nurse as well.

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When art helps you to rise

The Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre is decorated with floral paintings which, at first glance, don’t give away the artist’s identity.

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Building a better quality of life

At 34, Allan loves sports, enjoys getting outdoors, going bowling, playing basketball and going to outings around the city. He is like many peers his age – except, six years ago at the age of 28, Allan was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury following an incident that caused Allan’s brain to be deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time.

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Carewest staff go the extra mile for grateful car accident survivor and his family

In October of 2020, 20 year old Julian was in a horrific car accident while on his way home from celebrating a friend’s birthday. For the first week in his long recovery, Julian received care at Foothills Medical Centre, before being transferred to Carewest Glenmore for specialized care of the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit (MSK).

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Finding unique ways to share holiday cheer

Like many companies, Tourmaline Oil Corp. had to cancel their holiday party in December 2021.

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Recent donation brings new, immersive experiences to Carewest residents

Dozens, and soon to be hundreds, of residents from over five Carewest facilities will have the opportunity to engage in captivating new experiences through virtual reality technology. Virtual Reality (VR) provides rich and immersive experiences for residents.

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