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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between Self-Contained Housing and Golden Hills Lodge?

Self-Contained Housing units have kitchens for you to do your own cooking and you do your own cleaning.  The rent is based on 30% of the annual gross household income, up to the maximum rent.
In a Lodge, you have a bed/sitting room.  Meals and weekly housekeeping are provided and there is 24 hour non-medical staff available.  The rent depends on your annual income.  The income is compared to the current threshold amount and the rent is either subsidized or not subsidized.

Can I apply before I am 65?
You may apply for self-contained housing when you are 60 years old.  You must be 65 years old to apply for Lodge accommodations.

Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed in self-contained housing or the Lodge.

Do you have medical staff?
We do not have medical staff at any of our locations.  Individuals requiring medical supervision are not eligible for self-contained housing or Lodge accommodations.  Seniors living at Kneehill Housing Corporation must be functionally independent.  Many of our residents receive Home Care from Alberta Health Services.

What is functional independence?
Functional Independence is the physical, mental and emotional ability to look after your own personal needs, with or without the assistance of community based services, and be able to interact socially with other tenants.
Examples of functional independence include:
  • Able to maintain your room in a tidy condition
  • Manage personal medications
  • Live amicably with fellow residents and staff
  • Maintain appropriate personal hygiene
  • Willing to follow the residential lease agreement
  • Able to get from your room to the dining room for meals (when living at the Lodge)
Could I use a wheelchair or scooter?
The Lodge cannot accommodate wheelchairs on a 'day to day' basis.  In the manors, wheelchairs are only permitted in designated handicapped accessible units.  Scooters are used outside only.
Self-Contained Housing units have kitchens for you to do your own cooking and you do your
own cleaning. The rent is based on 30% of the annual gross household income, up to the
maximum rent.
In a Lodge, you have a bed/sitting room. Meals and weekly housekeeping are provided and
there is 24 hour non-medical staff available. The rent depends on your annual income. The
income is compared to the current threshold amount and the rent is either subsidized or not
subsidized.
Can I apply before I am 65? You may apply for self-contained housing when you are 60 years
old. You must be 65 years old to apply for Lodge accommodations.
Are pets allowed? No pets are allowed in self-contained housing or the Lodge.
Do you have medical staff? We do not have medical staff at any of our locations. Individuals
requiring medical supervision are not eligible for self-contained housing or Lodge
accommodations. Seniors living at Kneehill Housing Corporation must be functionally
independent. Many of our residents receive Home Care from Alberta Health Services.
What is functional independence?
Functional Independence is the physical, mental and emotional ability to look after your own
personal needs, with or without the assistance of community based services, and be able to
interact socially with other tenants.
Examples of functional independence include:
 Able to maintain your room in a tidy condition
 Manage personal medications
 Live amicably with fellow residents and staff
 Maintain appropriate personal hygiene
 Willing to follow the residential lease agreement
 Able to get from your room to the dining room for meals (when living at the Lodge)
Could I use a wheelchair or scooter? The Lodge cannot accommodate wheelchairs on a “day to
day” basis. In the manors, wheelchairs are only permitted in designated handicapped
accessible units. Scooters are used outside only.