Alberta Seniors

Facility Living Information for Alberta Seniors

Home and Community Care

Facility Living Care

In Alberta, nursing homes are referred to as facility living.
Eligible residents pay an accommodation fee, and Alberta Health Services subsidizes medical and health services.
For a detailed and comprehensive description of the long-term care system, please visit

Supporting Living

Supportive Living refers to a retirement home level of care for which your health needs must qualify.

Home Living

Alberta seniors requiring home care, which is publicly subsidized and known in Alberta as Home Living, must contact Alberta Health Services to request an assessment. Home living services range from professional services, such as nursing, to personal assistance, such as bathing.

Elder Abuse

Family Violence Information Line.

If you require more information about elder abuse, including referrals and advice, contact the Family Violence Information Line at 310-1818.

Safeguards for Vulnerable Adults Information and Reporting Line

If your loved one resides in a residence that receives public funds or support services and you suspect abuse, or if you have a complaint about a supportive living or long-term care facility, or if you question the decisions of your co-decision or decision maker, call toll-free 1-888-357-9339.


Alberta Seniors Benefit Program
Alberta seniors over the age of 65 may be eligible to receive monthly benefits depending on their income. This income does not replace federal government assistance programs.

Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
Alberta seniors may qualify to receive financial assistance to cover some of the cost of appliances, minor home modifications, and certain medical costs.

Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors
If the education portion of your property taxes have increased, you may be able to receive a rebate on this portion of your property taxes.

Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors
This program provides low-moderate income seniors with financial assistance to cover some of the costs of basic dental and optical services.

Government Website

Alberta residents looking for more information on the province’s programs and services for seniors can visit the government of Alberta website