Home Care Request for Expression of Interest & Qualification (RFEOIQ)

Continuing Care

Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Alberta Health (AH) are working together to improve continuing care options for all Albertans. This includes expanding the number of continuing care beds in Alberta and also improving quality and access to home care.

On Thursday, June 2, 2022 AHS issued a Request for Expression of Interest and Qualification (RFEOIQ) to identify opportunities for innovative Home Care service delivery in Alberta.

The RFEOIQ allows contracted providers to submit proposals to AHS, which were then evaluated and considered for home care contracts in the future.

The RFEOIQ will help us to provide the same high-quality services for clients and identify new areas for innovation. This will result in enhanced, comprehensive and coordinated care for Home Care clients and their caregivers.

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, notices to extend existing contracts for six months were sent to contracted service providers to allow time to negotiate new contracts, and develop transition plans for clients and families.

Notices to extend existing contracts were also sent to providers in congregate private supportive living environments.

AHS has developed a new funding model separate from this RFEOIQ for owner/operators of congregate private supportive living environments who are interested in directly delivering care to residents in these types of settings.

No changes to Home Care are being made at this time and clients and families will continue to receive the best possible care no matter if they are receiving care from AHS or a contracted service provider. This is about looking into the future to ensure our clients continue to receive the same high-quality services for years to come. AHS will engage with clients and families as this process continues.

Work is still underway to evaluate proposals related to innovative solutions for specialized clients (for example, Pediatrics, ALC, Complex Care, Palliative Care, Wellness, Short Term clients, Equipment, Day and Night Programs). Results of these evaluations will be communicated as they become available.

Home Care is critical to the wellness of clients and their families, allowing individuals to stay in their homes, their communities and close to their loved ones and support networks. Home Care also ensures that acute and facility-based care supports remain available for those who require that level of care.

To learn more as the RFEOIQ process moves forward, please refer back to this page. Resources will be updated as new information becomes available. If you are a current client or family member of a client, please email questions to continuingcare@ahs.ca.