When it comes to Seniors Housing Terminology
We heard you Alberta. Seniors housing terminology needs to be clarified, reduced and simplified. It’s time to cut the clutter! Join the conversation and share your experiences with navigating seniors housing terminology.
What We Heard
This summer, ASCHA surveyed over 1,000 Albertans to better understand the difficulties in navigating the seniors housing system. One of the major issues brought to light by the study was that seniors housing terminology is complicated, difficult to understand and overwhelming within the industry and government. ASCHA heard our members, and stakeholder's feedback on some of the difficulties but we did not know how difficult it was for Albertans looking for seniors housing options.
This study was not only informative but highlighted the need to stop and reflect on the issues Albertan's face in seeking seniors housing and supports. If the terminology isn’t even clear, within the industry, then how can Albertans know what to search for and the questions to ask?
THE FOLLOWING CHART PROVIDES A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
Keep Talking Alberta
We want to keep this conversation going. This study is the beginning of a framework for Albertans to speak out about their seniors housing journey and for government and industry to take notice of these stories to Cut the Clutter and commit to clarifying, reducing and simplifying seniors housing terms. ASCHA is committed to bring your voice forward to recommend better language, categories and easier navigation.
We invite you to take part in our survey, which tests three distinct categories of seniors housing options. These categories use simpler, plain language: Take Survey Here
What You Can Do
To help Cut the Clutter and shine a light on simplifying seniors housing terminology, follow us on social media and share your story using #Cuttheclutter
You can also get involved by reading our "What We Heard" terminology report and sharing it with your community and local municipality members to help advocate for seniors housing, support and change.
You can also respond to our public survey, and weigh-in on proposed, easier-to-understand categories of seniors housing options - Survey
As individuals, the issues we face can be frustrating but as a collective, we can reshape how seniors housing is talked about and positively impact seniors housing journey's in the future.
Join the conversation using #Cuttheclutter
Related Links and More Information:
Seniors housing terminology baffles most (Edmonton Prime Time)