The wait list for nursing homes in the province has almost doubled over the last 10 years.
The proportion of Albertans age 65 and over will reach 18.8 per cent by 2040.
According to projections, seniors will account for 18.8 per cent of Alberta's population by 2040.
Canadians aged 65 or older will comprise nearly 24 per cent of the population by 2040.
The region has the largest share of seniors as a portion of the population in the country.
Policymakers in Canada should learn how other countries with older populations are mitigating demographic challenges.