Edmonton Journal partners with Caregivers Alberta to offer live 'Insider's Guide' to Alberta's care system

Journalist Elise Stolte will interview Sandy Sereda executive director of Caregivers Alberta and other guests. Register to join us here on May 4 at noon

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Many Alberta seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age; many spouses and children want to help.

But one thing we learned through Groundwork II: Seniors & COVID-19 — an Edmonton Journal pilot project in engagement journalism — is that Alberta’s system to provide home care is not easy to access and understand.


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Plus, the experience of being a caregiver could be brutally isolating even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

But that’s not meant to discourage. Because of what we heard, the Edmonton Journal is partnering with Caregivers Alberta to offer the community an insiders’ guide to all this. Join us now, before you find yourself or a loved in the hospital and faced with big choice.

Learn what questions you should be asking, what options you have.

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Journalist Elise Stolte will interview Sandy Sereda executive director of Caregivers Alberta and other guests. We will also take your questions in this interactive online Q&A.

Register to join us here on May 4 at noon.

Also, check out the articles as they are published in our final Groundwork series: Cracks to Chasms.

Part 1: The shaky foundations of unpaid care that Canada’s health care system is built on

The four part series runs today through Saturday.

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This article is part of Groundwork, an Edmonton Journal pilot project in engagement journalism that saw more than 700 seniors, caregivers and family members contribute through surveys and emails this winter to help shape our coverage. This was meant to ensure our reporting was focused on issues that matter most to our community, building trust and opening the work of journalism to new voices and insight.

Read more at edmontonjournal.com/groundwork, help us evaluate the project.

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