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Alberta Retirement Communities

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Edmonton and Calgary are great places to retire

Senior care homes are changing everywhere. New residences in cities like Edmonton and Calgary appeal to seniors' changing needs, with increased outdoor activities and many more care options. There are high quality seniors homes throughout the province. 

Alberta is home to approximately 25,000 retirement housing units offering a range of retirement community types including the following typical levels of care: 

Retirement homes in Alberta's major centres

An ideal place for all retirement, from active adult living to assisted living, Edmonton, Canada's fifth largest city, was designated the "Cultural Capital of Canada" in 2007. A number of Edmonton's best retirement homes are found near its extensive river valley trail system that offers the opportunity for exercise and plenty of fresh air. There is plenty to do in Edmonton, with a professional hockey team in town (the NHL's Oilers), the Edmonton Folk Fest (one of the premier folk music events in the world) and much more that will appeal to retirees and their families.

Calgary's retirement homes offer superior care in a world-class city. Calgary is considered Canada’s energy capital and western Canada’s business capital. It's home to the Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampede (aka "the Greatest Show on Earth").


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Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence

Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence

222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 3E9
Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence

Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence

4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7J7
The Manor Village at Signature Park

The Manor Village at Signature Park

1858 Sirocco Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3P7
This retirement home in Calgary, Alberta offers superb seniors' apartments, with amenities including a library and activities room in a luxury living environment.
Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence

Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence

20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3K 5T9
Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence

Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence

1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 5Y7
Chartwell Country Cottage Retirement Residence

Chartwell Country Cottage Retirement Residence

75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 2B9
Chartwell Wild Rose Retirement Residence

Chartwell Wild Rose Retirement Residence

9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 6C7
The Manor Village at Rocky Ridge

The Manor Village at Rocky Ridge

50 Rocky Vista Gardens, Calgary, Alberta, T3G 5Y7
The Manor Village at Rocky Ridge includes Exquisite Suites with luxury amenities, as well as Supportive Living Lifestyle for an active lifestyle without household maintenance.
Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

301 7th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1Y6

Your choices in Alberta retirement care

When choosing the best retirement community for yourself or a senior family member, most people begin by considering the level of care required, and too often people have waited until a crisis then found themselves forced to make too hasty a decision. Level of care is really only part of the picture. The addition of certain helpful amenities and services improves the feeling of well-being your senior family member might have.

Once you've determined what your needs really are and what the costs really are (and you may be surprised as others have been), go back and look at your budget and consider finding new ways to stretch it to afford the best care. Your funds may not be as limited as you think. The fact is that many people assume it is best to own a retirement unit or home but that may not be the truth for everyone; fully consider the benefits of renting vs. owning, as you look deeper at costs.

Learn more about the costs of living at home. Download our free eBook The Cost of Living at Home for tips, advice and must-have information for anyone considering home care.

How much does it cost to retire in Alberta?

The cost of retiring in Alberta will vary depending on your needs and the level of care you require. Monthly rent for senior housing in Alberta is approximately $2,567 per month (CMCH's Senior Housing Report, 2012).  

Learn more about the Costs of Retiring in Alberta.

Your senior housing advocate: ASCHA

The Alberta Senior Citizens' Housing Association (ASCHA) represents all residences and communities across Alberta. It also acts as an advocate for senior housing in the province, along with providing services to its members. Resources on the ASCHA website will help you learn more about senior care in Alberta. 

Note: just as everywhere else, "nursing homes" in Alberta is not a commonly used term within the industry as it conjures up different negative images. The use of the phrase “nursing homes” is out of common usage among professionals. For people who do require close care, facilities offering this are now called long-term care communities.

 

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