The monthly accommodation fee charged to residents covers the costs of living in a continuing care facility. This helps offset the operator’s costs of providing:
A room to live in (rent)
Meals if included in the monthly fee
Utilities (power, water, heat)
Facility cleaning and maintenance
Property and carbon taxes
Recreational and leisure programming
Portion of technology infrastructure (wifi enabled environment)
Learn more about the funding model in Alberta.
Why quality of life isn’t the same as quality of care
Quality of life means so much more than high quality care. But measuring quality of life can be a challenging task.
What is continuing care?
Continuing care is a broad term that covers any kind of services or facilities that help people live more comfortably and safely as they age or lose function.
Alberta’s continuing care system is complex, and it takes some time to understand how to access care services. Preparing ahead of time can ensure individuals and families are ready to navigate the system if and when care is ever needed.