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Assisted living costs BC

We survey fees from across the province

The costs for assisted living in the province of British Columbia will vary widely. The biggest factor affecting costs might be location. It's well-known that Vancouver has some of the most expensive real estate in the country, while costs in places like Kelowna and elsewhere are quite a bit lower, of course. Other important factors are the amount of care you require and the quality of the assisted living facilities.

Survey of private assisted living costs in BC

City Starting cost/month What's included
Vancouver, BC $4070 Meals, basic housekeeping, with specific care options extra
Victoria, BC $4510 Meals, housekeeping, bathing, dressing assistance & more
Burnaby, BC $3800 Meals, basic housekeeping, specific assistance options extra
Kamloops, BC $3220 Meals, basic services, with personal care options priced individually
Kelowna, BC $2700 Meals and housekeeping, all personal care extra
New Westminster, BC $3150 Meals and housekeeping, all personal care extra
Penticton, BC $2500 Meals, resident reminders, all personal care extra fee
Richmond, BC $4200 Meals and housekeeping, all personal care extra

These are just some examples from homes that have listed with Comfortlife.ca. To get all the details, please consult directly with our BC assisted living communities. Costs may be adjusted depending on your individual care needs or other factors. We also offer a closer look at assisted living costs in Vancouver.

Cost of subsidized assisted living in BC

Eligibility for subsidized assisted living communities in BC requires the completion of an application through your regional health authority’s home and community care office. To find out if you qualify for publicly subsidized assisted living, or to apply, contact the home and community care office in your community. If you already have a home and community care case manager, call him/her to request an assessment.

If you are eligible for one of these communities, your costs will be a set monthly fee of 70 per cent of your after-tax income. This fee will cover the rent of your assisted living apartment, hospitality services and personal assistance care services (covering ADLs like bathing, feeding, etc.) up to a maximum amount. You will also need to consult with communities to learn about any additional fees you might pay for services such as extra meals. The fee will be paid to the assisted living operator, along with a monthly surcharge for BC Hydro. Otherwise, all your basic services and needs are covered, except for items like your telephone or television. Learn more.

What's the average cost of assisted living in BC?

The average cost of senior assisted living across the province of BC, according to one estimate, is $2700 per month. Actual costs that residents will pay will vary widely, depending on the care options required, the actual location of the facility (Vancouver, of course, will be more expensive than some interior cities and towns) and the quality of the residence. Private care homes will offer more services and a lower staff-to-residents ratio (as seen above), and will be priced accordingly.

List of assisted living communities in BC

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.
OPAL by Element

OPAL by Element

438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y2J4
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4 Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.
Thornebridge Gardens

Thornebridge Gardens

649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2
Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!
Hawthorn Park Retirement Community

Hawthorn Park Retirement Community

867 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices & can customize the services you need, as you need them. We offer three lifestyle opportunities; supportive living, assisted living & complex care.
The Village Langley

The Village Langley

3920 198th Street, Langley, British Columbia, V3A 1C8
We believe that the desire to achieve well-being, purpose and fulfillment does not diminish with a dementia diagnosis. We focus on the possibilities of each Villager with support to live life with laughter, love and joy.
The Concorde Retirement Residence

The Concorde Retirement Residence

3235 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 6G5
The Concorde has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with comfortable dining & excellent views of the mountains, along with extensive program activities; The Concorde is perfect for an active living & entertaining lifestyle.
The Heritage

The Heritage

3630 Brown rd, west kelowna, British Columbia, V4T7Y9
The Heritage Retirement Residence encompasses an active living & entertaining lifestyle with supportive & assisted living measures, Our highly skilled registered health care team will provide assistance when you need it.
Courtyard Gardens

Courtyard Gardens

7051 Moffat Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.
Granville Gardens

Granville Gardens

1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3
Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.
Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community

Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community

8888-202 Street, Langley, British Columbia, V1M 4A7
Chartwell Willow Retirement Community

Chartwell Willow Retirement Community

12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 6H5
Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community

Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community

1222 King George Blvd., Surrey, British Columbia, V4A 9W6



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