Community Access for People
in Continuing Care

Friendship goes a long way...

We arrange companions for people who are under the age of 65 and for health reasons, live in long term care. This is one of the most rewarding jobs that I have ever had. The difference it makes in people's lives is so apparent and much needed. The people we support are always happy and appreciative to have a companion to socialize with, to get out into the community and participate in activities that they enjoy.

Some people have no family or friends to visit them. They are not able to get out of their room without assistance of facility staff. Without a companion they would never leave the facility. Sometimes the companion is the only other person that they talk to.

The difference a companion makes in people's lives is inspiring.

What is CAPCC? REDI has a contract with the Alberta government's Human Services department to provide companions through the Community Access for People in Continuing Care Initiative. This initiative provides supports to Albertans under the age of 65, living in continuing care centres who are socially and culturally isolated.