Programs Offered at William Booth Special Care Home

Adult Day Support

Adult Day Support Programs are designed to support individuals and their caregivers. These programs provide day support to enhance quality of life for clients who are living in the community. They promote physical, social, mental, and emotional health through structured and therapeutic programming andprovide respite to family caregivers.

The program offers opportunities for socialization and recreation, meal services and health monitoring. Services include:

  • assessment and care planning;
  • orientation to the program;
  • therapeutic activity and sensory stimulation;
  • recreation and socialization opportunities;
  • spiritual care (optional);
  • nutritional needs;
  • supervision and assistance with daily living needs;
  • some nursing care including colostomy and personal care;
  • and family and caregiver teaching and support

The cost for day support is a nominal daily fee that is established by Saskatchewan Health. These fees do not cover costs associated with transportation, clothing, personal grooming items, medications andmedical supplies, incontinence supplies, supplies for oxygen therapy, mobility equipment, dental and prosthetic devices, or sensory devices (i.e., glasses, hearing aids, etc.).

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.

Convalescent Care

The Convalescent Care Program assists individuals with recuperation and recovery after surgery, or serious illness. The average length of stay is between two to six weeks. Discharge from care may occur sooner depending on an individual's health status. Only those individuals returning to the community are admitted into the program. Admission to a convalescent care bed is based on program criteria, and access is coordinated by the intake coordinator in your area.

The team provides:

  • assessment and referral services;
  • nursing care;
  • physical therapy;
  • 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 the family physician.

Convalescent care costs are based on a fee schedule, similar to the fee schedule for home care. Additional costs for transportation, clothing, personal grooming items, medications and medical supplies, incontinence supplies, supplies for oxygen therapy, mobility equipment, dental and prosthetic devices, and sensory devices (glasses, hearing aids, etc.) 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.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is aimed at providing compassionate and holistic care (physical, spiritual, social and emotional support) to terminally ill individuals, their families and significant others when the focus is on quality rather than on cure, or prolongation of life.

In addition to community based services and the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit, the Region maintains palliative care beds at William Booth Special Care Home Grace Hospice. Admission into a palliative care bed is based on program criteria and is restricted only to patients who are in the final stage of illness. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The average length of stay is from three to five weeks.

Palliative care services provided by WBSCH include:

  • assessment
  • holistic care planning
  • nursing and personal care
  • spiritual care (optional)
  • client and caregiver teaching and support
  • volunteer support
  • recreation and socialization opportunities
  • nutrition, laundry and housekeeping services
  • medical services in collaboration with the family physician
  • access to additional services and support through the Palliative Care Coordinator.

Fees for a designated palliative care bed are based on provincial guidelines, with no charges for up to two months of stay. Additional costs, which are the patient’s responsibility, include clothing, personal grooming items, mobility equipment, dental and prosthetic devices, and sensory devices (glasses, hearing aids, etc.).

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.

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.

ADSP (Adult Day Support Program)

ADSP programs are designed as day support to enhance quality of life for clients who are living in the community. They promote physical, social, mental, and emotional health through structured and therapeutic programming and provide respite to family caregivers. There is a daily fee of $5.25 charged to the client (an amount set by Saskatchewan Health).

The Adult Day Support Team provides the client with:

  • a care conference which is held annually;
  • ongoing interdisciplinary assessment and care planning;
  • meaningful therapeutic activity and sensory stimulation;
  • opportunities for recreation and socialization;
  • spiritual care if desired by client/supporter;
  • support services, e.g. dietary, including special diets at
    mealtime;
  • supervision and assistance with activities of daily living,
    including procedures such as colostomy care (using supplies
    provided by client);
  • weekly baths that can be provided on a limited basis if
    identified as a required service by the SWADD Co-ordinator
    in consultation with the ADSP Co-ordinator;
  • some nursing care, e.g. minor dressing changes, BP monitoring,
    reminders/assistance to take medications;
  • consultation with medical services is available at some Adult
    Day Support Program sites, e.g. confirmation of orders, if needed, for medications.
  • diagnostic tests (blood work) in specific circumstances;
  • family and caregiver education and support case management
    through team conferencing;
  • and linkages to the community.

SWADD coordinates the service package that is supporting the client in the community.

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