Saskatchewan Senior Housing

SaskatchewanSenior housing choices in Saskatchewan range from private senior housing such as Assisted/Enriched Living (Retirement Living), Personal Care Homes to public senior housing such as subsidised rental housing for seniors, Saskatchewan Assisted Living Services (SALS), and Special-Care Homes (Nursing Homes). Senior care services are available for people who can no longer live independently, or need assistance to do so.

Retirement Homes in Saskatchewan (also referred to as Independent Living, Senior Homes, or Enriched Living) are retirement communities built for seniors. These seniors’ communities usually consist of individual suites where rent may include meals, laundry and housekeeping services. Some retirement living complexes also provide amenity space for social/recreational activities, and scheduled transportation to local community shopping centres, etc.

In Saskatchewan, Personal Care homes are privately owned and operated and are licensed and monitored by Saskatchewan Health. The type of care provided in personal care homes varies greatly.  Usually they accommodate individuals with lighter care needs; however some personal care homes do provide care to persons with heavier care needs (such as palliative care). Check with the specific personal care home licensee to find out what type of care they can provide to residents in their home, and what kind of training the staff have to provide the care.

Saskatchewan’s Home Care Program helps people remain at home for as long as possible. Primary home care services usually include personal care, respite and home management, meal service, case management and care coordination, nursing. Additional home care services may also include home maintenance, visiting, security calls, transportation, and therapies. Senior’s Home care program in Saskatchewan is provided by Regional health Authorities.

Saskatchewan Assisted Living Services (SALS) is a program designed for senior citizen who requires assistance in order to maintain their independence. It is a set of services offered to seniors at certain government-subsidized rental senior housing communities throughout the province. SALS may include meals, laundry and housekeeping, personal response system for unscheduled needs, social/recreational activities. Services are available at no charge and on a cost-recovery, fee-for-service basis.

Saskatchewan’s Special-Care Homes (also referred to as Nursing Homes) are facilities that offer long-term care services to seniors with heavy care needs that cannot be met through home/community based services.

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