Calgary memory care

Professional care in a dedicated setting

Find Calgary memory care

At a certain point in the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias, it’s best for families to get professional care. Memory care communities in Calgary are designed and staffed with the needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers in mind. Retirement homes listed below offer dedicated care environments that will make your loved one’s life safer and easier. Below the listings, learn more about memory care, find helpful links, and more.  

List of Calgary memory care retirement homes

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Whitehorn Village Retirement Community by Origin

Whitehorn Village Retirement Community by Origin

5200 44 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y7L4
Our life enrichment calendar is full of activities to help you answer the question “What do I want to do today?” Attend our fitness classes, enjoy movies in our theatre, or share laughs over coffees in our bistro.
Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

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.
Swan Evergreen Village by Origin

Swan Evergreen Village by Origin

2635 Eversyde Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y5G9
Swan Evergreen Village is a leading Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community in Southwest Calgary. Our Passion for Caring guides our active lifestyle. quality dining and supporting care needs.
Riverwalk Retirement Residence

Riverwalk Retirement Residence

528 25 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, V2S 0L5
Riverwalk Retirement Residence is centrally located in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community of Calgary. We offer a continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.
The Manor Villages StayWell Manor

The Manor Villages StayWell Manor

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.
Wentworth Manor

Wentworth Manor

5717 14 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3M2
Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

301 7th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1Y6
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Calgary seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

What Calgary memory care communities offer

Dealing with middle- to late-stage dementia is one of the most difficult things families can go through. One way to make the best of things is to procure care from a community like those listed above, where the senior is surrounded by an environment tailored to their requirements, staffed by professionally-trained PSWs and care staff. 

Take a brief look at memory care features:

Specialized care settings are secured, often a separate unit, wing or floor, designed to manage elopement tendencies and create a safe space. Colour-coded hallways, circuitous hallway design, and circadian lighting are just a few aspects of design for memory care included in communities. Consult communities linked to above to learn what features they’ve included. 

Memory care communities in Calgary will offer smaller, more manageable groupings, often in discrete “neighbourhoods” in the building, or in household-like settings. Intimate environments make it easier for residents to feel familiar with those around them, including staff. This feature alleviates confusion, and the setting also naturally moderates factors like excessive noise which can lead to upset, disorientation, or the exacerbation of other negative symptoms of dementia.

Dedicated therapies in this setting help manage and temper symptoms. Therapies include programs like the Java Music Club, a research-based peer-support activity group program, with a calming effect. We offer more examples in the list of therapies in Alzheimer’s care communities. Communities listed above will inform you in detail about programs they offer. 

Care staff are professionally trained in techniques like gentle persuasion. They understand that negative behaviours are merely responsive. Training programs help them see the world through the eyes of those with dementia. When offering personal assistance with activities like bathing or feeding, care staff know how to be patient and to give their full attention.

Dedicated care plans are customized to meet the exact care needs of patients. 

Medical staff is onsite to help in case of an emergency.

Further information

We hope that you have gotten all the help you can from the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary. We understand that it’s terribly difficult to lose a loved one to dementia. Situating them in a professionally-run environment will offer you some solace. We wish you all the best as you navigate the decisions you have to make. 




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