Assisted Living Residences in Saskatchewan are required to be licensed and are regulated.
In Saskatchewan, Assisted Living is provided in Personal Care Homes, many in small residential homes, or part of a larger residence that also offers independent living with supports.
Many terms are used, including enriched assisted living, retirement living, personal care or, simply assisted living.
Assisted living refers to the provision of housing and services that allow residents to age in place in a retirement home with light to medium supports before having to move to a nursing home or long term care home. In this way, services bridge the gap and are the in-between choice of independent supportive living and long term nursing care.
Individuals are able to direct their own care, in separate, self contained units. (They are cognitively capable and have the ability to make informed, voluntary decisions regarding their care needs and living arrangements or are living with a spouse / partner that is able to do so).
In addition to the basic security and safety, meals, social activities and housekeeping offered in an independent supportive living residence, assisted living services typically include personal assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, washing, hygiene, eating, gentle reminders, help with taking medication and wayfinding for those with mild Alzheimers disease or dementia. Nursing services are usually provided.
Care is often provided in a designated section of a Retirement Home.
Costs to residents are market driven. Affordable options exist.
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