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Personal care homes provide lodging, meals and assistance with or supervision of the activities of daily living. They are privately owned and operated businesses, licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Health.
While personal care homes usually accommodate individuals with lighter care needs, some do provide care to those with greater care needs. The number of residents also varies from home to home.
As a private business, personal care homes set their own fees. A Personal Care Home Benefit is available to eligible lower-income seniors living in personal care homes.
A personal care home cares for its residents and helps residents access the services of a health care professional (such as nurses and doctors) when required.
It is important to check with a personal care home directly to learn the type of care they can provide and what kind of training their staff has to provide that care.
There are a number of resources to help you choose a personal care home:
Personal care homes are licensed under The Personal Care Homes Act. Personal care homes must operate according to the requirements under the Act, Personal Care Homes Regulations and Licensees' Handbook.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for licensing and monitoring personal care homes to ensure that the residents who live in these homes receive safe and appropriate care in a safe and appropriate environment. Personal care homes are regularly inspected by a team of personal care home consultants who work at the Ministry of Health.
A personal care home licence can be amended, suspended or cancelled if the licensee does not operate according to the requirements under The Personal Care Homes Act.
Personal Care Home Act and Regulations
Learn more about The Personal Care Homes Act, The Personal Care Home Regulations, and The Personal Care Home Reporting Regulations that govern Personal Care Homes in Saskatchewan.
The Licensees' Handbook contains important information about Personal Care Home Operator responsibilities (including care, management and administration of the home).
Specialized Care Pamphlet
The Specialized Care Pamphlet describes responsibilities both for nurse professionals and Personal Care Home Licensees when a resident in a personal care home requires a specialized procedure.
If you are comfortable doing so, discuss the concern with the licensee or manager of the personal care home. The licensee or manager may be able to assist with answering your questions or resolving your concerns.
If your concern is not addressed, please use the Complaint Reporting Form. This complaint will be forwarded to a personal care home consultant for review.
A team of personal care home consultants conduct regular inspections and investigate complaints.
The Personal Care Home Benefit provides monthly financial assistance to seniors with low incomes to help with the cost of living in a licensed personal care home.
Learn more about the licensing process and information required to become a personal care home licensee/operator by visiting the Become a Personal Care Home Licensee page.
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