Resource Guide for Family Caregivers
Costs of residential care facilities and supportive living residences

People living in subsidized residential care facilities pay a daily rate based on their income. (Current fee schedules should be reviewed with you and your family member during the assessment for residential care eligibility.)

People may also be required to pay other fees not covered by the Ministry of Health Services, such as differing rates for private or semi- private rooms, incontinence products, activity fees, drugs, companion services and hair dressing. Residential care staff are responsible for advising families about these additional fees.

For people living in assisted living residences, the total monthly cost for an individual or couple is calculated by the Supportive Living Coordinator. In the majority of settings, tenants are charged 70 per cent of their after tax income as monthly rent. There are no additional charges for assistance with daily living as needs increase. Most settings include all utilities except telephone or cable. Approved tenants pay the predetermined monthly ―rent‖ to the building operators as in traditional housing settings. Applicants are encouraged to apply for SAFER1 (See Section 13 for more information) which is then added in to further reduce the health region’s portion of subsidy.