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Canada's Nursing Home Care Costs

Posted on Fri, January 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Many users have found that our provincial nursing home descriptions are very helpful in navigating the complex long-term care system.  It is often overwhelming to try and understand who to call or what to expect when you are in a crisis situation and you have little time to figure out your next steps.  Part of the description includes what you will pay each month, which is referred to as an `accommodation fee`.  Think of accommodation fees as the room and board costs – the residents pays for some of the nursing homes costs, while the province pays for the rest.  Currently, the following are the maximum nursing home monthly accommodations costs by province.

PROVINCE

MAXIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE ($)

Alberta

1785

British Columbia

3092

Manitoba

2407

New Brunswick

3255

Newfoundland/Labrador

2800

Nova Scotia

3160

Ontario

2361

Prince Edward Island

2438

Saskatchewan

1964

 

 

 

These rates are the maximum amount a resident will pay, typically for government run homes.  In some provinces, such as Ontario, residents pay the same fees regardless if it is public or private.   For example,  residents in a private room in both a public and private nursing home will pay the same:  $2361 per month. However in other provinces, such as Prince Edward Island, private nursing homes determine their own fees and consequently, rates will vary.    


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