FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What will the monthly costs be?
  2. What are the accommodations like?
  3. What type of on-site staff will the house have?
  4. How will residents get their meals?
  5. Is there parking on site?
  6. Where is the house located?
  7. Does each room have its own telephone?
  8. Why is the Abbeyfield House designed to accommodate ten Residents?
  9. Where can I get more information about Abbeyfield?

What will the monthly costs be?
The Abbeyfield House Society of High River expects to charge residents approximately $1,750 a month for rent and living expenses. The $1,750 monthly rent offsets the operating costs of the house. Included in the rent are utilities, meals and maintenance. The only additional expenses residents will be responsible for are their own telephone bills, internet connection (if desired), and personal shopping needs.

What are the accommodations like?
Each resident will have his or her own bed/sitting room. Suite size varies from 330 to 350 square feet including a private bathroom. Each room has its own telephone line and cable outlet. The bathroom features a wheelchair accessible shower and a linen closet. Residents will be able to furnish their rooms with their personal belongings.

The design, which is based on the successful Abbeyfield House in Golden BC., features large shared living areas where residents can visit with one another, entertain guests, and take their meals. The common areas include a kitchen, living room, dining room & library. A central bathing area is available when home care assistance is required. The living room incorporates a fireplace.

What type of on-site staff will the house have?
The house will have a House Manager and Alternate Manager who will live in their own self-contained living quarters on the second floor. Among the many duties will be the preparation of lunch and dinner, doing the shopping, and maintaining the shared living areas.

The House Manager and Alternate Manager will act as the head of the household and facilitate social occasions. In this informal role the Manager will accommodate the needs of the Residents with the help of Abbeyfield volunteers.

How will residents get their meals?
The House Manager will prepare two meals daily for the residents; lunch and dinner. Residents will prepare their own breakfast using the kitchen facilities. This allows them the flexibility to rise when they choose in the morning. Morning & afternoon coffee and tea is also provided.

Is there parking on site?
High River Abbeyfield House has adequate above ground parking for residents, staff & visitors.

Where is the house located?
Abbeyfield House is located at 708 – 2nd Street, S.E., directly across from the Fitness Factory.

Does each room have its own telephone?
Yes, each room has separate telephone and television connections.

Why is the Abbeyfield House designed to accommodate ten Residents?
The design provides an environment that is conducive to fostering communication and friendship among the Residents. Limiting the house to 10 Residents allows the Society to build under the residential construction code and yet exceed the standards for seniors housing. Meanwhile, having 10 Residents provides enough revenue to meet necessary expenses.

Where can I get more information about Abbeyfield?
Contact the Abbeyfield House Society of High River at:
Box 12
708 – 2nd Street SE
High River, Alberta. T1V 0C6
or you can send us an email from our contact us page.