Maximum Accommodation Charge Adjustment for Type A and B Continuing Care Homes and Alternate Level of Care

May 01, 2024 Announcements

Alberta Health has notified AHS that, effective August 1, 2024, the annual adjustment to the maximum accommodation charges will take effect. This year’s Alberta Consumer Price Index (CPI) is 4.2 percent; however, as per the Continuing Care (Ministerial) Regulation, Continuing Care Home operators of type A and type B (previously known as long term care and designated supportive living, respectively), may increase residents’ daily maximum accommodation charges by a maximum of 3.8 percent. The maximum daily rate for a shared room also applies to Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients.

Table 1. Maximum Accommodation Charges for residents of Type A and B Continuing Care Homes and ALC patients (based on the maximum annual increase of 3.8%)

 August 1, 2024

Accommodation Type



Avg. Monthly


Shared room





Private room





One-bedroom suite





Multi-bedroom suite





Maximum charge if two persons in the Accommodation



Avg. Monthly


Private room





One-bedroom suite





Multi-bedroom suite





Planned Increases for Persons Paying Less than Normal Rates

Effective August 1, 2024, persons paying nonstandard rates can also receive up to the maximum annual increase of 3.8 percent.

This also applies to the relatively small subset of residents (less than 400 in total) who have lived in designated supportive living (type B) for over 10 years, and who are continuing to be grandfathered until March 31, 2025 under the Continuing Care (Ministerial) Regulation and new Ministerial Order.

Resident Affordability Subsidy

So as operators do not incur a loss of revenue, Alberta Health will continue to provide AHS with flow-through funding for the Resident Affordability Subsidy. Starting August 1, operators will receive a 0.4 percent increase to the existing subsidy of 2.3 percent, to cover the difference between the 3.8 percent maximum permitted resident charge and the actual 4.2 percent CPI. Therefore, the total Resident Affordability Subsidy as of August 1 will be 2.7 percent. Operators with one- or multi-bedroom suites utilized for type A and B continuing care home residents will receive a subsidy according to the maximum allowable charge for those suite types in Table 1. Additionally, operators with two persons in a type A or B continuing care home room or suite will be subsidized according to the maximum allowable charges for two persons in Table 1.

Please note that AHS is currently modifying the accommodation subsidy process slightly to include one- or multi-bedroom suites and reporting of two person occupancy. Details regarding these will be shared in July 2024. Please contact Fahd Mirza ( and Rochelle Loewen ( if you have any questions.

Advance Notice Period

This memo is between AHS and your organization and does not negate any notice periods or obligations that your organization has with clients as per your admission agreements. This is an approved maximum accommodation charge increase and an increase (if any) is at the discretion of your organization.

Resident Questions and Concerns

If residents or family members have any questions or concerns regarding this accommodation increase, they should consult the unit or site manager at their facility or call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-644-9992 or 780-644-9992 (in the Edmonton area) for information on income support programs such as the Alberta Seniors Benefit program.