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.
List of seniors's communities in Alberta
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4202 54 Ave, Lloydminster,
Alberta, T9V 2Z3
At Dr. Hemstock Residence & Hearthstone Place, our highly-skilled group of health care professionals and qualified staff are here to do whatever we can to ensure that all your needs are taken care of.
11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary,
At The Lodge at Valley Ridge, you'll enjoy spacious suites, impressive cuisine, and exceptional services. We have recently renovated. We welcome the opportunity to show you our great community.
1111 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2V 4C9
Trinity Lodge Retirement Residence combines the elegance & style of a fine traditional hotel, with the security & warmth associated with senior living. Homecare staff is available 24/7 to give you support when needed.
11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary,
Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence is the perfect place for seniors to retire. You can choose from a variety of suite sizes in the main building or one of our unique cottages.
285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T1X 1M9
Prince of Peace a variety of suites styles with kitchenettes and incredible mountain views. It's the perfect residence for seniors who are active, require some assistance, or have memory care needs.
3520 31 St. NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2L 2A5
Welcome to the BRC, a beautiful assisted living facility located in the heart of Calgary's NW. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are safe and cared for with our friendly and passionate staff.
808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore,
Origin at Spring Creek is Bow Valley’s leading independent, assisted living, & memory care community. Nestled in the luxurious mountain town of Canmore, we empower our residents to remain happy, healthy & active.
9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, T5T 6C7
At Optima Living, we offer a tailored approach where the resident is the focus of all of our endeavours and we strive to fulfil all our residents’ needs so that they can live their best possible life!
7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 1Y7
Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opening March 2021, is Sherwood Park’s newest residence that will transform the way seniors live. Let us welcome you home.
253 Smith St NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3B 6K1
905 Prominence Way SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3H 6A8
Experience vibrant senior’s living at Prominence Way with a world of choices, beautiful architecture, gourmet dining, caring people, nursing staff and a comprehensive program of activities and services.
174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2T 6M2
Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.
4224 8th st west, claresholm,
Cottonwood Village was thoughtfully designed to deliver the best lifestyle rural Alberta has to offer. Located in Claresholm in the heart of the foothills. Let Us Welcome You Home
1595 Southview Drive SE, Medicine Hat,
Alberta, T1B 0A1
As a premier Park Place multi-level care residence, The Wellington provides Independent and Supportive Living options for seniors seeking to maintain your independence while enjoying access and services to amenities.
10402-111 Street, Grande Prairie,
Alberta, T8V 8G4
A premier retirement community located in the heart of Grande Prairie, Alberta focused on independent living. Emerald Gardens provides quality services to enhance your current lifestyle.
150 Evanspark Manor NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3P 0N4
A Catholic non-profit residence focusing on providing a lifestyle for independent seniors who appreciate the opportunity to live stress-free, with like-minded, active older adults.
75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 2B9
At Optima Living, we offer a tailored approach where the resident is the focus of all of our endeavors and we strive to fulfil all our residents’ needs so that they can live their best possible life!
#4 River Ridge Dr. N.W., Medicine Hat,
Alberta, T1A 8V1
A premier Park Place residence in the heart of Medicine Hat offering independent living, supportive living, and long term care options. With spectacular views and services, River Ridge is a warm place to call home.
301 7th Street SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 1Y6
4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3E 7J7
1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3B 5Y7
222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary,
Alberta, T2S 3E9
20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T3K 5T9
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").
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.
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).
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.