Considering A Move To A Care Home

Every person and family living situation is unique. For that reason, there simply isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to dementia care.

You need to consider what’s right for you and your family.

It’s common to have questions about next steps, including:  

  • Is there a "right time" to consider seniors' housing?
  • What types of options are available? 
  • Does the government provide assistance? 
  • What is the process?
  • What are the costs involved? Is financial assistance available? 
  • Is there a wait? If so, how long?
  • How do I choose the best one to fit our needs?
  • Who should I speak with? 


Key connections and a great place to start: 

Unison at the Kerby Centre

Alberta Health Services Home Care

  • AHS can provide you with information and support in this decision-making process, along with your family members. They can help reduce common feelings of being overwhelmed. Contact a Home Care Coordinator. 

Transition Services (Alberta Health Services)

  • A transition services nurse will provide an assessment to determine what level of care your person requires. They can answer questions about the transition process and help you to narrow down your search.
  • Call (403) 943-1685
Further Information
Video: Behavioural changes and dementia
Video: Dementia FAQs with Dr. Eric Smith, local expert