Resources for Seniors and their Families

Resources for Seniors and their Families

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Understanding seniors' housing terminology can be confusing at times.  This document provides definitions for the housing options available to seniors in Alberta.

CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education)

CORE is an initiative put together by the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Blue Cross and the Government of Canada. It is a knowledge hub for Community-Based Seniors Serving organizations and allied agencies and individuals in Alberta and features information and resources on a variety of aging subject areas.
 
Published by Comfort Life, this is a general overview of how Canadians typically cover the costs of seniors' housing and care.
A comparison of costs related to at-home-care vs. living in a seniors community

This infographic provides a great guide for putting a plan in place to age well.

Note:  Where this source uses "Residential" and "Assisted Living" - Alberta uses the tems "Independent Living" and "Supportive Living."

This is the official website for the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Seniors & Housing.
This is the official website of the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Health - Continuing Care.
Alberta Health monitors all supportive living and long-term care accommodations for compliance to the Accommodation Standards, minimally on an annual basis. The purpose of the Accommodation Standards is to ensure accommodations maintain a high quality of accommodation services (e.g. meals, building maintenance, security and housekeeping) that promote the safety, security and quality of life of Albertans living in those accommodations.
This is the official site for the Alberta Council on Aging.  Their mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors and encourage their participation in all aspects of community by educating seniors and the public and by advising government.
 

Seniors Associations:

Kerby Centre

This is your go-to resource for Calgary and area seniors and housing information.
 
This is your go-to resource for Edmonton and area seniors and housing information.