Covenant Health
This week's reflection

This week's reflection

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus

Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness

The Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness exists to build Alberta’s capacity to support seniors better. It gives seniors a voice to define what ‘better’ looks like and engages families, care professionals, academics, and communities in shaping philosophies of care; advocating for seniors’ needs; and designing, testing and spreading innovative approaches to address these needs. As part of Covenant Health, the Network evaluates ideas across the full spectrum of supports and care for seniors from independent living to acute and continuing care services.

Since its establishment in 2013, the Network has:

  • Reached out to seniors, their families, and caregivers to identify priorities and to clearly articulate the characteristics of care that honours seniors.
  • Invested in 18 innovative projects with potential to transform seniors care in acute care, long term care, supportive living and community-based care.
  • Spearheaded shaping of ‘care that honours seniors’ across Covenant by increasing awareness of seniors’ needs; identifying and sharing best practices to enhance care; facilitating learning; and collaborating with seniors, families and professional caregivers.

Click here to learn more about the Network’s programs and outreach.