Individual tenants pay a monthly fee based on 70% of your after-tax income, with a set minimum and maximum amount. The cost covers monthly rental accommodation, hospitality services (e.g. meals, housekeeping) and personal care. Couples living together pay up to 70% of their combined after tax income. 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 told about all fees before you move in. You make these payments to the assisted living operator each month, along with a small BC Hydro surcharge.
Visit the assisted living page for more information.