There is often a lot of confusion about the services that residents pay for and those paid for by the provincial government.
Alberta Health Services, through funds provided by the Government of Alberta, is responsible for funding health care.
To qualify for publicly funded care you must have residency status in the Province of Alberta which requires:
All accommodation fees for continuing care are set by the Government of Alberta and are based on the room type. Rates will increase on the 1st of July each year and pricing is set by the Government of Alberta. A current list of the continuing care accommodation rates is available through Alberta Health Services.
Financial assistance for eligible residents is available through Alberta Seniors.
|Accommodation Rates||Monthly comfort allowance|
|Alberta (as of July 1, 2014)||$1,509 – $1,839||$315|
|British Columbia||$971 – $3,093||$325|
|Saskatchewan||$1,035 – $1,970||$286|
|Manitoba||$1,031 – $2,409||$300|
|Ontario||$1,707 – $2,362||$134|
|Quebec||$1,093 – $1,758||$197|
AgeCare Columbia Retirement Community is pleased to offer comprehensive care services and accommodation that can be fully paid for by the resident. This service is designed to serve potential residents who don’t meet eligibility for funded care but wish to access outstanding quality long-term care services and accommodation without having to go through Alberta Health Services’ assessment and placement process.