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Senior living costs Alberta

Review a spectrum of monthly rates per type of care

The cost of senior living will vary widely, depending on the exact location and type of care you are looking for. On this page, we survey costs associated with variant types of senior living. You'll also find a short list of some of the most affordable Alberta seniors' communities that list with comfortlife.ca. Links below on the right point to related pages where we list some costs associated with more extended care including care for Alzheimer's and dementia or long-term care.

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Independent living costs in Alberta

Independent living, the most popular type of living arrangement is essentially what people are thinking of when they use the phrase "senior living." Here, you may not require much (if any) professional assistance and care. You may be looking at these costs for a variety of reasons.

  • Perhaps you are just curious or simply tired of living alone.
  • This arrangement is also ideal if for couples where one spouse has increasing health needs and they want to remain together under one roof (e.g. learn more about continuing care in Calgary.)
City Suite style Sq footage Cost/mo (starting)
Calgary 1 br 685 sq ft $3,500
  2 br 925 sq ft $4,500
Edmonton 1 br 700 sq ft $2,950 (estimate only)
  2 br 900 sq ft $3,900 (estimate only)
Lloydminster studio 360 sq ft $2,130

Affordable retirement homes in Alberta

Everyone's interested in managing costs when it comes to senior care. It's very important that you focus on finding a community that suits your whole needs, of course; many people's main focus when they search for a community is one close to where they currently live or close to children and grandchildren. Below we provide a list of some communities that list the lowest cost monthly rates (from communities that choose to list with comfortlife.ca). Bear in mind that prices below are based on an individual move-in; costs for an additional companion are higher (although lower per person).

Community name           City Price (from) Suite size & style
Trinity Lodge Calgary Calgary $2,545 265 sq ft studio
Prince of Peace Calgary $2,685 336 sq ft studio
Dr. James Hemstock Lloydminster $2,131 365 sq ft studio
Lodge at Valley Ridge Calgary $2,940 375 sq ft studio
Lake Bonavista Village Calgary $3,320 440 sq ft studio

Home care costs Alberta

For seniors who want to remain at home as long as possible but require some personal assistance, you can manage costs temporarily by hiring home care services. There comes a tipping point where it becomes more cost-efficient to move into supportive living in a retirement community, of course.

Below are some typical rates people pay for in-home-care, based on different levels of needs (as pulled from Comfort Life's listings).

Home care service Rates
Basic support and personal care $25 - $30 per hour
Therapy visits or nursing $50-$60 per hour
Adult day programs $65 per hour



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