In all continuing care settings, the resident is responsible to pay for the cost of accommodation. 

In many continuing care settings, public health care will cover some or all of the cost of care services.

There are four types of private versus public funding and delivery:

  • Services can be either publicly funded (through taxes) or privately funded (paid by the user).

  • Facilities (where services are delivered) can be either publicly owned (government/AHS) or privately owned (by a private company).