Senior Living Resources

Just beginning to look at retirement and senior living options? Origin Active Lifestyle Communities can help. We’ve put together some items you need to know when starting this journey.


Types of Senior Care

Senior residents gardening, independent living

What is Independent Living?

Independent living is designed for seniors who can live on their own but want a maintenance-free and convenient lifestyle in a fun and friendly environment.

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Why assisted living at Origin

What is Assisted Living?

Every person is different and assisted living is customized to fit every community member’s needs. Assisted living encourages independence while providing care when and where it is requested.

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Why memory care at Origin

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is a type of long-term care for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Memory care team members are specially-trained to provide a high level of care.

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Why respite care at Origin

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is a type of temporary care designed to assist family caregivers in caring for their loved one.

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Funded versus nonfunded

Funded vs. Non-Funded

In Alberta, seniors may qualify for Designated Supportive Living (DSL) from Alberta Health Services (AHS). Supportive living provides accommodations for seniors in a home-like setting that encourages independence.

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Cost of Living Calculator

Want to compare your monthly living expenses to that of an Origin retirement community? Use our cost of living calculator to see how we compare to your current expenses.

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