Programs Offered at Santa Maria

Specialized Dementia Care

This program is designed for individuals with the behavioral symptoms of dementia, who require a safe, and secure living environment.

On the specialized dementia unit the team provides:

  • a specialized environment for individual safety, security, and support;
  • care plans to manage dementia symptoms and behaviors;
  • holistic assessments;
  • nursing care;
  • medication supervision through administration and monitoring;
  • therapeutic activity and sensory stimulation;
  • client and caregiver teaching and support;
  • recreation and socialization opportunities;
  • nutrition, laundry and housekeeping services;
  • and pastoral care (optional).

Cost for accommodation in a Dementia Care Unit is based on the provincial income tested fee as set bySaskatchewan Health. Additional costs not covered by the accommodation fee include: transportation, clothing, personal grooming items, medications and medical supplies, incontinence supplies, supplies for oxygen therapy, mobility aids, dental, vision and prosthetic devices, telephone and cable services, and costs for ID bracelets and marking personal belongings.

Information on this service is available 24 a day, seven days a week. For more information contact SWADD in Regina at 306-766-7200, or outside Regina at 1-800-667-1242.

Respite Care

The purpose of respite care is to provide temporary 24 hour relief to caregivers at home. Respite services are available to support an individual's ability to live longer in the community by ensuring family/other caregivers are supported.

These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be accessed in blocks of time up to 2 weeks. Access to respite care services are based on the need for temporary relief, the availability of facility resources, and a care plan that includes returning to the community.

The respite care team provides:

  • assessment and referral services;
  • nursing care;
  • client and caregiver teaching and support;
  • self-care, health promotion, and prevention of illness or injury;
  • recreation and socialization opportunities;
  • nutrition, laundry and housekeeping services;
  • and medical services in collaboration with a family physician

Respite care costs are based on the fee structure, similar to the home care monthly income subsidy. Additional costs for transportation, clothing, personal grooming items, medications and medical supplies, incontinence supplies, supplies for oxygen therapy, mobility equipment, dental, vision and prosthetic devices are not covered by the accommodation fee.

Information on this service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information contact SWADD in Regina at 306-766-7200, or outside Regina at 1-800-667-1242.

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