What is the Best Fit for My Needs?
Independent Living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, our communities offer apartment-style living.
In general, the Independent Living is friendlier for older adults, often being more inclusive, with easier navigation and no maintenance or yard work to worry about.
While residents live independently, our communities offer amenities, activities, and services.
Also an added benefit is seniors have the opportunity to connect with peers and participate in community activities, such as arts and crafts, holiday gatherings, continuing education classes, or movie nights. There is also on-site fitness centers, other clubs and interest groups.
Additional services offered in independent living may include beauty salons, daily meals, and basic housekeeping and private care and services.
- Is it challenging for me to maintain my current home and now I’m looking to downsize?
- Is it difficult for me to connect with my community, family and friends?
- Can I live safely alone without requiring nursing care?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then Independent Living may be the best fit for you. By clicking on the link below, you’ll be connected to our Independent Living expert for more information.
Homecare is a health support program for individuals who want to continue living independently in their home while receiving scheduled nursing support. Homecare is a good option for those requiring nursing care after hospitalization, daily safety checks or minimal assistance with basic daily activities.
- Do I live independently in my own home?
- Do I require some nursing assistance with medication reminders, meal preparation and showering?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then the Homecare program may be the best fit for you. By clicking on the link below, you’ll be connected to the Alberta Health Services Homecare website for more information.
Designated Supportive Living is a type of living arrangement in which personal care services such as meals, housekeeping and assistance with activities of daily living are available as needed.
Also an important aspect of the supportive living model is to provide security, comfort and meaningful activities for residents.
Unlike nursing homes, residents in Supportive Living reside in their own suites within a residential setting. Assistance with activities of daily living may include help with bathing, dressing, toileting, incontinence care, medication assistance and helping with daily living decisions.
- Do I require everyday assistance with activities of daily living, including preparing meals, showering, getting dressed and remembering to take my medications?
- Do I have a chronic illness or disability that affects my ability to care for myself and where professional nursing support is required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
- Are you or your family concerned regarding your safety living independently?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then the Supportive Living program may be the best fit for you. By clicking on the link below, you’ll be connected to Alberta Health Services Supportive Living website for more information.