There is a standard residential charge for which all Residents are responsible.
Each Resident and/or designated responsible party is required to complete an “Application for Reduced Residential/Authorized Charge” upon admission. The effective rate will be determined on an individual basis on August 1st of each year.
Residential charges are determined by Manitoba Health and are presently based on the individual’s previous year’s income. To determine these charges, a copy of the last Revenue Canada Notice of Assessment is required. Accommodation payments are due upon admission and on the first day of the recent month (e.g. July 1st for July) and are payable in advance on or before the first day of each month at the Business Office. An annual summary of residential charges will be available to family members for income tax purposes. Notification of increases will be given to Residents prior to implementation.
Arrangements for method of payment should be made with the Business Office at the Personal Care Home upon admission—post-dated cheques are preferred.
The Business Office is not open on weekends or during the following recognized statutory holidays: New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, First Monday in August, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Business office hours of operation (Monday – Friday) may vary across the region depending on the Personal Care Home.
For more information go to
Manitoba’s Personal Care Services page.
Resident Trust Account:
A Resident trust fund is established to assist the Resident in handling day-to-day financial affairs. A record of expenses and monies received from the Resident is kept. The balance is held in trust for the Resident. A monthly minimum balance of $50 should be kept in this account. This trust fund is not to exceed a maximum balance of $400. Further details of the operation of this fund will be explained upon request.
Income Tax and Guaranteed Income Supplement:
Residents and/or family members are responsible for ensuring that annual Income Tax Returns are filed.
Note: Residents may be entitled to a Guaranteed Income Supplement benefit if they are receiving the Old Age Security pension and meet the annual income requirements. Guaranteed Income Supplement Forms need to be completed annually. It is the responsibility of the Resident/family to apply for the Guaranteed Income Supplement and to notify the pension office of admission to the Personal Care Home in order to apply for an increase in Guaranteed Income Supplement. For an application form call 1-800-277-9914.
Any credit balances owing Residents from expenses or accommodations accounts will take approximately one month for processing following discharge, transfer, or death.
Cash / Valuables:
The Personal Care Home assumes no responsibility for lost, broken or stolen possessions including valuables such as jewelry, expensive ornaments, or money that is kept in the Resident’s room. Residents are encouraged to keep no more than $20.00 in their room. In some cases, small items such as jewelry may be placed in safekeeping with the Business Office.