The 6 Best Nursing Homes in Calgary

Best Nursing Homes in Calgary

By Grayson Bennett

When we have an elderly loved one, all we want is for them to be shown the same love and care that we would give them if we had a way to take care of them ourselves. It can be scary to entrust your loved ones to strangers but that’s all about to change.

This article is all about the best nursing homes in Calgary; their services, amenities, how to contact them, and where they are. If that’s what you’re looking for then read on!

How Much Do Nursing Homes in Calgary Cost?

As it is all around Canada, all personal and nursing care that long-term care homes provide are funded by the government. These include the on-site staff, medication, the care itself, access to any and all amenities in the home, meals, room furnishings, and so much more.

The only things you’ll be needing to take care of financially are the accommodation charges and the payment for any special requests you may ask for. Some of these special requests or additional services can include memory care, speech therapy, and physical therapy.

Accommodation rates are standardized all across Alberta meaning no matter what center you go to, you’ll pay the same accommodation rates which are as follows:

ServiceAverage Cost Per DayAverage Per Month
Standard$57.65$1,754
Private$70.10$2,132
Semi-private$60.65$1,845

The Best Nursing Homes in Calgary

Now that we’re done talking about money, let’s talk love and care! Onto the list of the best nursing homes in Calgary.

Take note that we selected these nursing homes based on the following criteria:

Services offered, asides from the medical services, we also looked at the personal services that would help make your loved one’s stay at the home much easier
Amenities offered, of course, we want to make sure your loved one isn’t just well taken care of but is also given the chance to do more than sit in a room with a bunch of other people in the home
Programs offered, these include social, recreational, and medical programs such as dementia care
Medical professionals, we looked at the medical professionals such as RNs, LNPs, doctors, and the kinds of therapists they have on-site

1. Revera Mount Royal Long Term Care Home

Revera Mount Royal Long Term Care Home's Homepage
SERVICESRestorative & rehabilitation, Recreational & leisure, Memory care, and Multi-sensory therapy, Independent living, Independent supportive living, Assisted living, Respite stay, Short term stay,
WEBSITEhttps://reveraliving.com/en/live-with-us/alberta/calgary/mount-royal
ADDRESS1813 9 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3C2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-244-8994
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24/7

Revera Mount Royal Long Term Care Home is a nursing home that seeks to provide personalized and evolving long-term care. 

If you want to be sure they’re in good hands medically, you’ll be glad to know that they have 24/7 on-call registered nurses and physicians, dieticians & nutritionists. They also have regular physician visits, nurse practitioners, an interdisciplinary healthcare team, a pharmacist, a physiotherapist, and an occupational therapist.

A few of the programs they offer are for restorative & rehabilitation, recreational & leisure, memory care, and multi-sensory therapy. They also offer end-of-life care and Special Care Units.

For activities, they have things like music therapy, art & creative classes, garden & horticultural activities, recreational outings, religious services, and so much more. We believe these are important in making sure your loved one stays active physically and mentally as they go about their days.

You might also find it nice that they have a family portal wherein you can get news and updates about your loved one. You can also send them important documents, photos, and videos on this portal.

For convenience, there’s also housekeeping and laundry service provided. They also have on-site hairdressing & barber services, dental services, and foot care.

If your loved one feels like going out, there’s no problem because it’s surrounded by tons of different shopping centers and tourist attractions. It’s also pretty close to hospitals, banks, and bakeries.

They also have a quiz you can take to determine whether a nursing home is a right choice for your loved one. Sadly, they don’t cater to young adults with disabilities as of now.

Pros

  • Has a family portal
  • Online assessment
  • Offers end-of-life care
  • Has on-site personal care services
  • Lots of accessible off site amenities
  • Offers wide range of medical services
  • Offers a wide range of social and recreational activities

Cons

  • No mention if caters to different kinds of faith
  • Doesn’t cater to young adults with disabilities

Customer Reviews

Takes care of every need, steps up, provides safety, devoted

“Cared for my dad in his final 5 years of retirement! Staff were always ready and willing to take care of his every need so family could focus on the visits. The staff stepped up and gave residents safty during the pandemic and are true heroes! Thank u for your care and devotion to the eldery and disabled” -Lisa

Cozy and clean facility, great staff, does best to meet resident’s needs

“The facility is older but cozy and very clean.  It’s situated in a very beautiful part of the city and all the rooms are bright and well appointed.  I’ve been told that the food is good and have seen nothing but great care from the staff.  They have a lovely outside space surrounded by beautiful mature trees.  Each floor has a common room where family can visit with residents of the building.  Having someone in this situation is not ideal for anyone but I feel the staff are doing their best to meet the needs of the residents and their families.” -Laurie

2. Carewest Sarcee

Carewest Sarcee's Homepage
SERVICESSpiritual care services, Long-term care, Rehabilitation & recovery service, Palliative care, Young adult care
WEBSITEhttp://carewest.ca/
ADDRESS3504 Sarcee Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3E 4T4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-686-8100
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24/7

With 14 homes all around Canada, Carewest is the biggest public care provider of its kind. The home we’ll be focusing on in particular is the Carewest Colonel Belcher one.

They provide care to adults of all ages. The kind of care they offer includes long-term care, rehabilitation & recovery service, as well as community services & programs.

Their Colonel Belcher branch has 175 rooms in total and provides long-term care, secured dementia care, secured mental health care, and respite care. Included in the long-term care are spiritual care service, Carewest’s Supportive Pathways philosophy, and a Palliative Care Team.

This also includes 24-hour on-site registered nurse assessments & treatments. The LTC is best for adults who require specialized treatments and adults & seniors who require full-time support.

The Colonel Belcher branch also has Adult Day Programs that include things such as caregiver respite, socialization & peer support, recreational activities, physical exercise, monthly blood pressure tests, cognitive stimulation, and more. These are meant to help keep your loved one happy, healthy, and engaged.

Pros

  • Offers respite stay
  • Has Adult Day Program
  • Has on-site personal care services
  • Offers wide range of medical services
  • Caters to young adults with disabilities
  • Offers a wide range of social and recreational activities

Cons

  • No family portal
  • No online assessment
  • Not many accessible off-site amenities

Customer Reviews

Well-kept center, great facility

“incredible.  My grandfather has been in the facility for a month now, and we are so incredibly happy with the care he is receiving and the amenities available.  The center is imacculately kept, the staff are friendly, the other members are happy.  Great facility.” -Katy

Caring long-term care centre

“a great caring long term care centre some workers lead with there hearts to care for other peoples loved ones” -Katie

3. Bethany Calgary

Bethany Calgary's Homepage
SERVICESYoung adult care, Long-term care, Specialized dementia care, Independent living, Supportive living
WEBSITEhttps://bethanyseniors.com/communities/bethany-calgary/
ADDRESS916 18a St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1C6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-284-6000
OPERATING HOURSSun-Tues 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed-Sat 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bethany Calgary is a very accessible nursing home located in Calgary. With churches, shopping centers, bus stops, and drug stores nearby your loved one won’t run out of things to do.

In the center, there are also exercise & therapy areas, outdoor patios & gardens, areas for visiting and activities, a tropical atrium with live vegetation, and more. 

There’s also internet access, a library, a cafeteria, a chapel, an auditorium for social activities. Furthermore, there’s also a kitchen for cooking and baking activities which makes it perfect if your loved one is interested in that.

It’s designed in a way that there are 8 different communities for all kinds of resident care and accommodation needs. Asides from the usual care given to the elderly, they are also able to cater to all those with special needs through their programs for younger adults with disabilities and individuals with complex dementia.

They provide different kinds of care options including long-term care, specialized dementia care, and community service. They also provide support for either independent living or supportive living.

Round-the-clock nurses and personal care will be provided for your loved one. 

One thing we want to highlight is the importance they give to their residents’ spiritual lives with the support given by their on-site Spiritual Care Practitioners. They represent a wide range of faith traditions and partner with interfaith practitioners to make sure all of those with different faiths are also supported.

We like that they have foot care services, audiologist services, dental services, and hairdressing services so almost everything your loved one will need is on-site. 

They also provide music therapy, professional therapy, recreational and social programs, and supervised outings to make sure they have fun while getting the support they need.

Pros

  • Lots of on-site amenities
  • Best for all kinds of faith
  • Lots of accessible off-site amenities
  • Offers different kinds of communities
  • Lots of on-site personal care services
  • Offers wide range of medical services
  • Caters to young adults with disabilities
  • Offers a wide range of social and recreational activities

Cons

  • No family portal
  • No respite stay
  • No online assessment

Customer Reviews

Clean and helpful staff

“I like Bethany the staff is very help full and clean.  they Work hard to  help the residents Specially morning time I like them the way how they treat their residents I’m glad to work with you guys I want say thank you to Savannah group 8 and Janet group 9 and all 3  south  god bless you all 🌺🌹🌺🌹🌺❤️🌹🌺🌺🌹🌺🌺🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍” -Luwam

Impressive staff, clean facility

“I am very impressed with the staff and how compassionate they are with my grandma. I met with Cynthia, the care manager, what a sweet lady and such a great listener. She answered all my questions putting my mind at ease. The place is very clean and staff are very helpful. Thank you for taking care of my grandma.” -FT

4. Wentworth Manor

Wentworth Manor's Homepage
SERVICESRestorative and rehabilitation,  Mild to moderate dementia care, Young adult care
WEBSITEhttps://www.wentworthmanor.ca/
ADDRESS5717 14 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3M2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-242-5005
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24/7

Wentworth Manor is a well-known long-term care facility in SW, Calgary that seeks to provide seniors with comfortable stays.

They provide individualized care plans which we think is vital in making sure that your loved one is well-taken care of. Their trained health care staff and licensed practical nurses are there 24/7 as well.

They also have attending physicians and registered nurses on-site during business hours and they’re on-call during off-hours. A rehabilitation therapist and rehabilitation equipment are also provided for assessments.

They also offer dementia care for young adults and seniors with mild to moderate dementia. Sadly, they don’t seem to be able to manage those with severe cases of dementia as of now.

A registered dietician is in charge of all meals served in the home. Recreational activities are conducted by professionals who make sure to assess clients beforehand so they can provide options for various activities.

Another thing that’s pretty great about this facility is it’s located within walking distance from Aspen Landing Shopping Centre which is home to over 60 shops and services. This makes it a perfect place for those with loved ones who love strolling around shipping centers.

For accommodation, they provide either studio or one-bedroom suites that are all private. Housekeeping, maintenance, and laundry services are also provided.

Pros

  • Lots of on-site amenities
  • Lots of accessible off-site amenities
  • Lots of on-site personal care services
  • Offers wide range of medical services
  • Caters to young adults with disabilities
  • Offers a wide range of social and recreational activities

Cons

  • No respite stay
  • No online assessment
  • Not suitable for those with severe cases of dementia

Customer Reviews

Very well-maintained, kind & thorough care staff

“This is a very well maintained seniors living facility with very kind and thorough care staff. They have been wonderful at communicating through covid, maintained high standards of care, and facilitated outdoor and virtual visits during lock downs. My grandmother is 99 and has done very well physically and psychologically while living here the past 2 years. She says the meals are very good.” -Caroline

Professional, well-run, clean & pleasant staff

“Moved my mother-in-law from retirement concepts (millrise) to Wentworth several months ago.  To say the difference is night and day is an understatement.  Wentworth is professional, well run, clean, and surrounded by pleasant staff.  Hats off to the The Brenda Strafford Foundation Family for doing such a great job!” -Jim

5. AgeCare Glenmore

AgeCare Glenmore's Homepage
SERVICESMemory care, Young adult care, Restorative and rehabilitation
WEBSITEhttps://www.agecare.ca/community/agecare-glenmore/care/
ADDRESS1729 90 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2V 4S1
CONTACT DETAILS+1 (403) 253-8806
OPERATING HOURSMon-Fri 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Formerly known as the Beverly Centre Glenmore, AgeCare Glenmore has been serving the elderly community since 1998 by offering a long-term care home that’s meant to feel like home.

Among their staff are social workers, registered nurses, 24/7 licensed practical nurses, 24/7 health care aids, dietitians, and all kinds of therapists. These include occupational, physical, and recreation therapists which are important in maintaining and monitoring the overall health of your loved one.

They give great importance to offering memory care to clients who suffer from dementia by providing them with safe and comfortable environments.

A few amenities and services they have on-site are a hair salon/barbershop, foot care services, cable TV and telephone, tenant insurance. They also provide weekly housekeeping as well as personal laundry services & laundry of sheets and towels. 

Now, aside from the 3 daily nutritional meals provided by their dieticians, they have all-day tea and snacks as well as all-day coffee that they serve in their dining rooms. They also offer guest meals for visiting family members or friends.

They have tons of regular activities and spiritual services that they make sure to post on their website. We really think this was a good move so you can stay updated on the day-to-day happenings in the facility.

Pros

  • Lots of accessible off-site amenities
  • Lots of on-site personal care services
  • Offers wide range of medical services
  • Caters to young adults with disabilities
  • Regularly updates online activity schedule
  • Offers a wide range of social and recreational activities

Cons

  • No respite stay
  • No online assessment
  • Limited on-site facilities

Customer Reviews

Friendly staff, great good, clean facility

“My mom has been in this facility for about 9 months and she loves it. The staff is friendly, it’s is bright, there are so many places to visit, the gardens are great in the summer, my mom likes the gym and she says the food is great. My dad was in a different nursing home in the NE for 11 years and my mom was in another facility before AgeCare and this is by far the best. It’s clean and they have taken excellent Covid 19 measures.” -Diane

Exceptional care

“I made the decision to move my mother to Age Care Glenmore 14 months ago from out of province.  It was a tough decision but a good one.  Mom passed away recently but I am blessed our family was able to spend time with her as well as the exceptional and compassionate care she received from the entire staff at Glenmore. From the head nurse for the wing to all the people who assisted her in her time of need.  From the people who brought her drinks and cookies at night to the people who made her smile and sang to her……thank you from the bottom of my heart” -Clark

6. Aspen Care Calgary

SERVICEShttps://www.aspencarehealth.com/pages/nursing-services
WEBSITEhttps://www.aspencarehealth.com/
ADDRESS4104 15a Street SW Calgary, AB, Canada T2T4C9
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-990-3837 / [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24/7

Aspen Care Calgary is a mobile rapid testing company that is geared to accommodate and help specifically patients of COVID-19. Able to render services in areas such as Calgary, Vancouver, and the surrounding vicinity, they strive to render services personalized services specific to a client’s needs.

They are comprised of a multi-disciplinary staff that also includes licensed nurses and trained swabbers to help the Canadian community fight against the pandemic. While admittedly, these services are expensive, they make sure to exhaust all cost-cutting options available such as leveraging services.

Rates of their services are not readily shown on their website only during booking, but they do accommodate assessments by request via email. Furthermore, they also have various treatment modalities and lab tests available to treat other chronic illnesses and diseases.

Their website is user-friendly and features a straightforward booking system that contains all essential information such as the rates and duration. This, however, presents limited packages and transitional care plans.

Pros

  • Offers a wide range of specific nursing care services
  • HCA Licensed Nurses
  • Open 24/7

Cons

  • Lacks reviews online

FAQs about Nursing Homes in Calgary


That brings us to the end of our list of the best nursing homes in Calgary along with answers to what we thought would be a few burning questions in your mind. We hope you found this article helpful in your search for the best care for your loved one!

If you need any more assistance, please feel free to reach out to us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! You can also check out a few more articles we have for resources on elderly care in Calgary.

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