Fees are based on your income
Some of the Home and Community Care services are provided free of charge. Others includes a fee, which is determined according to your income.
Services provided free of charge
Services where charges do apply Assisted Living There is a monthly fee based on 70% of your after-tax income, with a set minimum and maximum amount. There are pre-established rates for clients on income assistance and disability benefits. You may be required to pay other fees for services not covered in the monthly rate based on your personal choices, including telephone, cable, hydro, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care supplies and insurance costs. Some facilities also require a damage deposit upon move-in. You will be notified of all fees before you move in. Visit the Assisted Living page for more information about this service. Adult Day Services Centres usually charge a daily fee to assist with the cost of craft supplies, transportation and meals. Visit the Adult Day Services page for more information about this service.
Convalescent Care You will be charged a daily rate. If you are unable to afford this fee, your financial situation can be assessed to see if you qualify for a temporary rate reduction. Visit the Convalescent Care page for more information about this service.
Residential Care Publicly subsidized residential care costs a monthly fee based on 80 per cent of your after-tax income, with set minimum and maximum rates. You may be required to pay other fees for services not covered in the monthly rate. For example, there may be additional fees for things like optional activities and hairdressing services. Facility staff will inform you of these fees prior to moving in.
Visit the Residential Care page for more information about this service.
For example, you may be entitled to benefits through other sources (e.g. Extended Health Benefits, Veterans Affairs Canada, etc.), or you may have unusual expenses and be eligible for a temporary rate reduction.
It is important to work with your health care professional to obtain an accurate assessment of your unique situation. Costs may change over time
Contact the Home and Community Care access telephone number in your community for current costs.