Assisted living in Alberta is both private pay and government funded (in "Designated Assisted Living").
Costs to residents are market driven and, in the case of “Designated Assisted Living” are subsidized by government programs. nbsp; Assisted Living may be privately or publicly delivered. For access to a publicly funded Assisted Living building,  you will need to contact Alberta Health in your community. This is the 'single entry point' system for accessing publicly funded Assisted Living and Long term Care. For privately delivered Assisted Living, you may apply directly to the provider. In many instances, providers offer both private pay and funded units.
Assisted Living Residences in Alberta are required to be licensed and are regulated.
In Alberta, assisted living falls under “supportive living” and is licensed pursuant to the Social Care Facilities Licensing Act which requires compliance with the Supportive Living Accommodation Standards, that are divided into nine parts: physical, environment, hospitality services, safety services, personal services, coordination and referral services, residential services, human resources, management, and administration.