Costs for home & community care
Some home and community care services are provided free of charge. Other services include a fee, which is determined by your income.
Costs may vary depending upon your individual situation.
For example, you may be entitled to benefits through other sources (e.g. extended health benefits, Veterans Affairs Canada) or you may have unusual expenses and be eligible for a temporary rate reduction.
It is important to work with your health care professional to get an accurate assessment of your unique situation. Call the Home and community care access line in your community for current costs.
Services that are free
These services are provided for free:
- Home care nursing
- Caregiver support
- Case management
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Community nutrition
- Health services for community living (for adults with developmental disabilities)
- Personal care for eligible palliative clients
Services that may have costs
These services may charge a fee:
- Acquired brain injury services
- Home support: There may be a daily charge, depending on your income
Services with costs
These services charge a fee:
- Adult day programs: Centres usually charge a daily fee to assist with the cost of craft supplies, transportation and meals.
- Assisted living
- Convalescent care: There is a daily rate for convalescent care. If you are unable to afford this fee, your financial situation can be assessed to see if you qualify for a temporary rate reduction.
- Hospice palliative care
- Long-term care
More information about fees and payments
Fees & payments
Read about your payment options if you received an invoice for uninsured health care costs.