Continuing care Accommodation charges

Residents in supportive living and long-term care pay an accommodation charge to cover the cost of accommodation-related services such as rooms, meals, housekeeping and routine building maintenance.

Alberta Health sets the maximum accommodation charge in designated supportive living and long-term care. In other types of supportive living settings, the accommodation charge is set by the operator.

In designated supportive living and long-term care, accommodation charges may be fully or partly covered for residents who are eligible for the Alberta Seniors Benefit or clients of the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program.

Current charges

Maximum accommodation charges for long-term care and designated supportive living are:

Effective July 1, 2016 (based on 3% increase from previous year)

Room Type Daily Adjustment Avg. Monthly Adjustment
Private room $64.10 $1.85/day $1,950 $57/month
Semi-private $55.45 $1.60/day $1,687 $49/month
Standard $52.65 $1.55/day $1,601 $47/month

Starting July 1, 2017, annual accommodation charge adjustments will be based solely on the Alberta Consumer Price Index.