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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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Retirement communities in Alberta

Garrison Green by United Active Living  

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

At Garrison Green by United Active Living, we offer memory care, independent, and assisted living. Enjoy spacious suites, in-suite laundry, fitness studio, art studio, flexible dining, underground parking and much more!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Chartwell Fountains of Mission Retirement Residence  

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

Enjoy an exceptional retirement lifestyle centred on convenience, culture and the comfort of family.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

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

Chartwell Heritage Valley Retirement Residence  

944 James Mowatt Trail SW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6W 2B2

The lifestyle at Chartwell Heritage Valley is ideal for active & independent individuals. Spend your time exactly how you choose in an airy atmosphere with natural light. Flexible private support services also available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Chartwell Wescott Retirement Residence  

3841 Allan Drive SW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6W 4B8

An upscale retirement community with art studio, pool, yoga room and more. Located in Ambleside (Windermere) in south Edmonton with convenient access to coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and shopping.

Lifestyle Options: Independent 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, Memory Care

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

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

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, Memory Care

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, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Trinity Lodge - Verve Senior Living  

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 - Verve Senior Living  

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

Verve Aspen Woods  

10 Aspenshire Dr., SW Calgary, Alberta, T3H 0T2

Located in one of Calgary’s most desirable neighbourhoods, with the Rocky Mountains outside and beautifully appointed amenities within, Verve Aspen Woods offers the perfect setting for your active enjoyment of life.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Trico LivingWell  

7670 4A St SW #100, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 4S3

Trico LivingWell is designed to empower older adults to live their best lives by facilitating inclusivity and togetherness through a holistic health, empathetic and personalized approach to aging.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Dr. Hemstock Retirement Residence and Hearthstone Place Verve Senior Living  

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

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

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

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

Riverwalk Retirement Residence - Verve Senior Living  

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

Lake Bonavista Village - Verve Senior Living  

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

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

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.

City Suite style Sq footage Cost/mo (starting)
Calgary 1 br 685 sq ft $3,500
  2 br 763 sq ft $4,775
Edmonton 1 br 450 sq ft $2,450 (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 $2,200 265 sq ft studio
Prince of Peace Calgary $3,070 330 sq ft studio
Dr. James Hemstock Lloydminster $2,814 426 sq ft studio
Lodge at Valley Ridge Calgary $3,290 334 sq ft studio
Lake Bonavista Village Calgary $3,866 404 sq ft studio

A survey of home care costs

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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