Alberta has a unique approach to accommodation fees that isn’t found anywhere else in Canada. According to Alberta’s Facility-Based Continuing Care Review:

  • The rate set for accommodation fees in Alberta is relatively ‘flat’, meaning that all residents — from the least affluent* to the most affluent resident — pay approximately the same amount. 

  • All other provinces in Canada link the accommodation charge to the resident’s income. Higher income residents pay considerably more than lower-income residents. Below is an example of accommodation fees in three Western provinces.

* Lower-income Albertans may be eligible for the Alberta Seniors Benefit to offset the cost of accommodation fees.

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