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Home Care

Home care helps people who need acute, end-of-life, rehabilitation, maintenance, and long-term supportive care to remain independent at home.

Home care services include:

  • Assessment;
  • Case management and care coordination;
  • Nursing;
  • Homemaking that includes personal care, respite and home management; and
  • Meal service.

Additional services may include:

  • Home maintenance;
  • Volunteer programs, such as visiting, security calls and transportation; and
  • Therapies.

Who provides home care services?

The Saskatchewan Health Authority provides home care services directly to clients based on assessed need. The health authority is responsible for billing home care clients for some services. Individual client fees or charges are based on the client's income and the number of services delivered to the client. Clients have the opportunity to apply for a subsidy.

Professional services such as nursing assessment/care coordination, therapy, or volunteer services are provided without charge to home care clients.

The Home Care Policy manual ensures consistency of home care services and home care standards throughout Saskatchewan. 

Individualized funding

Individualized funding is a service option of the regular home care program that can give you increased choice and flexibility in home care. You, or your guardian, receive funding to arrange and manage your own support services. Funding is based on assessed need and is used for supportive home care services, such as personal care or home management.

Professional health services, like registered nursing or therapies, are not included in individualized funding. If required, these services are available to you through home care.

Visit the Individualized Funding page for more information.

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