Why Seniors are Choosing United Active Living for a Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle
“There’s a reason I got a couple of my friends to move in, too!”
– Mike, United Active Living Resident
Just as leisure travel accommodations offer various options – from à la carte hotel stays to all-inclusive-style accommodations – senior communities in Calgary offer a spectrum of inclusions reflected in the cost.
The cost varies depending on several factors such as: suite size, location, community amenities, service quality, program offerings, and level of care needed.
Most senior living retirement communities will generally include meals, in-suite utilities, light housekeeping, and access to wellness programming.
At this stage of life, older adults may also become more socially isolated, which can result in negative impacts to mental, physical, and emotional health.
Living in a retirement community supported by an engaging team, interesting programs, and dynamic experiences can reduce social isolation and its impacts.
1. The Cost of Independent Living at United Active Living
Independent living residences are ideal for active and mobile older adults who wish to live a maintenance-free lifestyle.
The base cost for a private one-bedroom suite in an independent retirement community in Calgary ranges from $3,150 – $7,500 a month.
Independent living at United Active Living starts at $4,300 per month. A second occupant, such as a spouse, can be included for an additional $700 per month.
✤Residents have flexibility in designing their own living experience based on location, floor plan, and additional services desired.
✤United Active Living suites feature the comforts of home, including:
✤United also offers a full range of amenities and programming:
Older adults can access amenities just steps from their front door along with age-appropriate programs, outings, and experiences.
2. The Cost of Assisted Living at United Active Living
Residents living in an assisted living community are generally healthy but may need assistance with medication management, have mobility requirements and/or are unable to cook, drive, or manage daily tasks completely on their own.
The cost of assisted living for seniors in Calgary typically ranges from $3,150 – $7,500 a month for a one-bedroom suite. Supplemental care costs are most often added to the base cost and range from $30 to $60 per hour.
At United, supplemental health and wellness options such as one-on-one sessions with in-house licensed Kinesiologists or health care professionals can be accessed at a cost of between $42 and $50 per hour payable in 15-minute increments.
The flexibility of services addresses each resident’s unique and evolving needs, and focuses on providing options for residents to age-in-place for as long as possible.
✤United Active Living’s “United Cares” services offer flexibility for accessing health and wellness care.
✤Services range from personal care to private fitness sessions.
✤Residents can access alternative care such as AHS Home Care in combination with United’s services.
✤At United Active Living, those requiring assisted living enjoy:
3. The Cost of Memory Care at United Active Living
Memory care is a specialized form of assisted living designed for seniors living with dementia and other memory-related conditions.
The cost for supplemental private memory care services in Calgary averages between $500 – $6,000 per month depending on the level of care needed. This cost is typically in addition to the base cost of $3,150 – $7,500 per month for a one-bedroom suite in a private senior community.
United Active Living offers memory care services called “United Minds” that enable residents to continue living with their spouse and integrate into the larger community.
The cost of United Minds services is added to the base cost of living in the community incrementally, ranging from $500 to $1,500 per month, per resident with services tailored to the needs and desires of each person.
✤There are no restricted floors or living areas at United and residents have unrestricted access to the community and its offerings to foster social connection.
✤Residents may access additional provisions like WanderGuard pendant technology and programming from trained professionals who specialize in memory care.
✤The aim of United Minds is to prolong independence and encourage a lifestyle tailored to the individual’s interests, hobbies, and personal goals.
Maintenance-free Living and Customized Services
United Active Living offers a maintenance-free lifestyle with amenities, supports, and services that promote independence, individuality, and community connection.
✤As your needs change, our services change with you.
✤You’ll have less reliance on loved ones to manage daily living tasks.
✤There is more certainty around costs, as you pay only for what you need.
With a community of people who value meaningful experiences and social connection, this means even more time to enjoy the moments that matter most.
If you’re interested in learning more about life at United Active Living, reach out to our Active Living Advisors today.
Here’s a cameo of our care options:
Independent living is an ideal option for people who want to maintain an independent lifestyle, with optional care services available should they be needed one day. The focus is on convenience and an active life. Learn more…
Assisted living is an ideal option for seniors who no longer want to, or are no longer able to, live alone but do not need intensive full-time medical care. We provide our residents with customized personal care plans that accommodate their unique health and wellness needs. Learn more…
Memory Care & Dementia
Living with dementia does not mean you have to stop being who you are. United Minds is an innovative program you won’t find anywhere else designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment where seniors with dementia and other cognition challenges can enjoy a positive life experience. Learn more…