Approved Private Service Homes
The purpose of the Approved Private Service Home (APSH) Program is to provide a supportive family living environment for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are 18 years of age or older and meet the eligibility requirements for services from the Community Living Service Delivery.
These homes enable residents to experience family living in a community setting with the opportunity to develop social, recreational, and living skills according to their unique abilities.
Approved Private-Service Home (APSH) Program proprietors often engage in the following:
- participation in a Person-Centred Planning process, which allows people with intellectual disabilities to realize their goals, dreams and aspirations;
- supporting people to make choices and to experience a meaningful life;
- helping people learn daily living skills;
- supporting the individual in their spiritual and cultural expression;
- providing and encouraging a healthy diet and lifestyle; and
- helping individuals experience community inclusion and participate in leisure and recreation activities.
Financial Compensation for the APSH proprietor
APSH proprietors are paid on a monthly basis by the Ministry of Social Services for providing support to the people in their home. The payment amount depends upon the assessed level of care and support the individual requires.
Residents of Saskatchewan who are over the age of 18 and who are prepared to complete the certification process are eligible to apply to become an APSH.
If all of the certification requirements are met, and there is a need for approved private-service homes in your area, your home may be certified.
3. How to apply
In order to become certified, you must:
- complete an application;
- take part in a home-study process, which will involve all members of your family who live in your home;
- complete a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector search (those living in the home who are age 18 and over);
- provide a list of references;
- live in the home you want to be certified (primary residence); and
- ensure the home meets provincial health and fire regulations.
To become an Approved Private Service Home proprietor, contact the Community Living office nearest you or call 306-787-3848.