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Senior living costs BC

Compare monthly rates for different types of care

For those investigating retirement care options in BC, we offer several different tables that list samples or survey retirement residence costs you can expect to pay. Below, you'll find a survey of starting costs you can expect to pay for an independent senior living suite community (the level of care most synonymous with the phrase senior living). We also list BC's most affordable communities and survey typical home care costs you will pay, if you want to remain in your own home. Links on the right below go to related pages, with information about more intensive care types.

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Independent senior living

People investigate independent living for a variety of reasons or under a variety of conditions including: 

  • Fatigue with living alone or upkeep on a traditional family home
  • Couples wanting to remain together under one roof, even though one spouse has growing personal care requirements. Many communities offer continuous care, an ideal fit for couples in this situation, where one spouse has care needs but the other is independent
  • After a family member has talked about senior care with him or her
  • After a private scare or concern

Whatever your reasons, here is a look at costs with links to pages that will offer much more details about what is available in your area. 

Senior living costs in BC

A survey of cities and towns across the province

City
Suite
Sq footage
Cost/mo (starting)
1 br
617 sq ft
$2,775
studio
350 sq ft
$2,640
1 br
420 sq ft
$3,160
Studio
400 sq ft
$1,954
 
1 br
539 sq ft
$2,475
Studio
380 sq ft
$3,700
 
2 br +
964 sq ft
$8,370
1 br
555 sq ft
$3,500
 
2 br
669 sq ft
$4,760

Managing costs

The majority of consumers are concerned about keeping costs down when it comes to anything, but perhaps especially when it comes to senior care. Below is a survey of costs from locations across the province, ranking the lowest cost senior care residences that list with our website. Figures below are reported by the communities themselves. To be certain, please follow the links then contact communities to find out specific details about what's included.

Most affordable independent senior living in BC

Community name

price

meals

meal credits

daily tidy

housekeeping

bathing

Arbourside Court

$1,954

3x/day

N/A

Extra fee

1x/week

Extra fee

Mulberry PARC

$2,695

3x/day

N/A

Extra fee

1x/week

N/A

Hawthorn Park Retirement Community

$2,690

1x/day

7x/week

Extra fee

1x/week

Extra fee

The Heritage, Kelowna

$1,879

Extra fee

N/A

Extra fee

1x/week

Extra fee

Sherwood House

$2,775

3x/day

N/A

N/A

1x/week

N/A

Home care costs for BC seniors

For BC seniors who want to remain in their own home, we surveyed senior care costs from private home care companies. Bear in mind that at a certain point it becomes more viable to move into a retirement community.

Home care service Rates
Basic support and personal care $25 - $30 per hour
Therapy visits or nursing $50-$60 per hour
Adult day programs $65 per hour



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