The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) provides funding for homes. The amount paid by residents for their accommodation is called a "co-payment".

The MOHLTC sets accomodation co-payment rates. The following table shows resident co-payment rates effective July 1, 2015. The co-payment rates change from time to time (at a minimum, annually). For the most up-to-date rates, contact the staff at your local Community Care Access Centre.

Long-Stay Program Type of Accomodation Co-Payment Daily Amount Co-Payment Monthly Amount
Basic Accomodation Shared room. Shared washroom. $ 58.35 $ 1774.81
Preferred Accomodation Private room. $ 83.35 $ 2535.23

Please Note:

A Ministry of Health 'Income Test' must be completed for all applicants requesting a rate reduction in Basic Accommodation. The applicable rate will be established based on the applicant's Assessed Income Tax Return from the previous year.

TRUST ACCOUNTS:

Chester Village offers residents the opportunity to deposit money in a trust account that may be set up at the Client Service Centre. Arrangements may be made to have all Government cheques deposited into the resident’s personal account. If you choose to have your Government cheque deposited into your trust account, Chester Village will ensure that each resident receives the following:

Comfort Allowance guaranteed to residents receiving OAS/GIS/GAINS.

Government financial assistance programs available to residents aged 60 years and over.

Trust accounts can be accessed Monday to Friday between 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arrangements may be made to have payments directly withdrawn from a residents trust account to cover expenses including hairdressing, Cable or Telephone.