Supportive Living is a home-like setting where people can maintain control over their lives while also receiving the support they need. Buildings are specifically designed with common areas and features to allow individuals to age in place and include private space with a safe, secure and barrier free environment.
Supportive living promotes residents independence and aging in place through the provision of services such as 24-hour monitoring, emergency response, security, meals, housekeeping and life-enrichment activities. Publicly funded personal care and health services are provided to supportive living residents based on assessed unmet needs.
Supportive living includes comprehensive services such as the availability of 24-hour nursing care (levels 3 or 4). Supportive Living 4-Dementia is also available for those individuals living with moderate to severe dementia or cognitive impairment. Albertans accessing supportive living services generally reside in lodges, retirement communities or supportive living centers.