Respite care Calgary

A look at short term stays for senior care

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The following Calgary senior care communities offer respite care stays. Caregiving families can get short term relief from stress or take time for other things, thanks to these care providers. The communities below offer excellent care in an environment that combines a home-like feel with the availability of medical and care staff. Below the listings, learn more about other short term stays and care options. Read more

The best respite care options: Calgary retirement homes

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Garrison Green by United Active Living  

3028 Don Ethell Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 0C9

At Garrison Green by UAL, we offer memory care, independent and assisted living. Enjoy spacious suites, in-suite laundry, fitness studio, art studio, a la carte dining, underground parking and so much more!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park  

22 Shawnee Hill S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 0P8

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Lake Bonavista Village  

11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2J7G8

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Trinity Lodge  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The Lodge at Valley Ridge  

11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B5V5

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Communities listed below are outside of Calgary

Prince of Peace  

300 Prince of Peace Way, Rocky View County, Alberta, T1X 1G2

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care


Who qualifies for respite care? 

Respite care is ideal for caregiving families who want time away from caregiving responsibilities. Retirement homes listed above spell off caregivers, offering professional clinical care in a clean environment that's also notably comfortable. There are a number of noteworthy advantages in this for caregiving families:

  • You can be certain your loved one has professional care and attention around the clock.
  • Retirement home care staff will be better-trained than family members, especially in dealing with the effects of dementia, for example. Through observation and discussion with staff, you can acquire professional caregiving techniques and tricks.
  • This also gives people a window into life inside Calgary’s senior care communities. You can try out or preview senior care options around you, for future considerations.


Other short stays at Calgary retirement communities


Closely related to respite care stays, and sometimes referred to interchangeably, convalescent care stays are another form of short term senior care. A convalescent care stay in a retirement home is an ideal solution for anyone 55 and older, who is recovering from surgery, or otherwise post-operative. In the same vein as respite care above, this offers professionally trained nursing staff in an environment peopled by friendly peers, with meals and social opportunities on hand. 

Trial stays 

Seniors who want a look at nearby retirement communities from inside can take a one or two week trial run at a Calgary retirement community. This gives you a taste of what it’s like to have someone take care of laundry, meal prep and other things you’d rather live without. More importantly, you get a sense of the community’s life, its daily rhythms, and the camaraderie of peers. Learn more, and find Calgary communities listed, in our fuller look at trial-stays.

Guest stays

Family members and others can also take guest stays at many of the communities listed above. This is an ideal solution for people visiting from out of town. Residents of retirement homes are encouraged to invite friends and family to stay in communities’ guest suites. This is a great way to spend time together, make your own trial stay, and take part firsthand in the oft-astonishing accoutrements and amenities available in the high quality retirement communities listed above.

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