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

Inquire about costs, directly from communities below

Wild Rose  

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!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Dr. James Hemstock  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Cottonwood Village  

4224 8th Street West, P.O. Box 2259, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0

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

Lifestyle Options: Independent 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

Golden Sands  

9210 91 Avenue, P.O. Box 1380, Lac La Biche, Alberta, T0A 2C0

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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

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

Sweetgrass  

105 6th Avenue NE, Slave Lake, Alberta, T0G 2A2

At Sweetgrass, we are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourage the involvement of family, neighbours and friends.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Country Cottage  

75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 2B9

Nestled in the hamlet of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Country Cottage offers a cozy atmosphere and small-town living. At Country Cottage, we focus on the personalized care, comfort and well-being of our residents.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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

Aster Gardens  

7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 1Y7

Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opened in March 2021, we are transforming Senior's living. You are going to love living here....Let Us Welcome You Home!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Origin at Spring Creek  

808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta, T1W0K3

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Garneau Hall Seniors Community  

10923 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2N9

Located in the heart of the Garneau district of Edmonton, Garneau Hall offers seniors a caring environment with the added comforts of home and the opportunity for an enriched new life.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living

Evanston Summit  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

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

Luxstone Senior Living  

2014 Luxstone Blvd SW, Airdrie, Alberta, T4B 0L6

Airdrie's independent retirement community. Canadian owned and operated offering seniors an independent lifestyle community just 20 minutes from North Calgary.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Boardwalk Retirement Community  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

River Ridge Seniors Village  

#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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Cambridge Manor  

253 Smith St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6K1

Renowned for award winning care and a ‘people-first’ approach to wellness. Enjoy a rich & full life with the comfort & peace of mind of a true aging-in-place experience.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Long-term care

Wentworth Manor  

5717 14 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3M2

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

The Wellington Retirement Residence  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Emerald Gardens Retirement Residence  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Prominence Way Retirement Community by Signature  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence  

222 25th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 3E9

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Calgary seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Memory Care, Assisted Living

Chartwell Colonel Belcher Retirement Residence  

1945 Veteran's Way NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 5Y7

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Calgary seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Chartwell Harbours Retirement Residence  

20 Country Village Cove NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3K 5T9

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Calgary seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Chartwell Royal Park Retirement Residence  

4315 Richardson Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 7J7

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Calgary seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

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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