Edmonton man taken to motel instead of long-term care: family

The family of an Edmonton man who suffered a stroke was “very frustrated” with the province after he was taken to a motel instead of a long-term care facility when he was released from hospital. After six months at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he recovered from a stroke that left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair, Blair Canniff, 62, was taken to a Travelodge Motel in Leduc, his stepdaughter told CTV News Edmonton. “It’s very, very, very frustrating,” Jeela Manniapik said on Tuesday. “And when AHS released Blair from the care of the hospital to Contentment Social Services,…

Kaiser Permanente, Town Hall Ventures launch Habitat Health

Photo: Morsa/Getty Images Kaiser Permanente and Town Hall Ventures are launching an organization called Habitat Health, which is designed to help older adults overcome the challenges of aging at home. Operating as a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Habitat Health is designed to help participants live independently in their homes, with comprehensive care the companies say will lead to better health outcomes. The company will serve older adults in partnership with local care partners, beginning first in California with Kaiser Permanente, and then nationally. Habitat Health plans to begin serving older adults in Sacramento and Los Angeles in…