Programs & Services

Home Care Services

Home Care Services plays an important role in the Region's seamless system of client care from hospital to home.

About Home Care
Services Available
Do I Qualify?
Home Care Treatment Centre
Your Rights and Responsibilities

About Home Care

Home Care provides health and support services for people with health needs who wish to remain in their homes. It offers the care and support necessary for people to live as independently as they can.

Those who may be interested in receiving Home Care are:

  • people who have just left hospital and need short-term help before they are fully recovered
  • people with long-term limitations who can manage in their own home with help
  • people who have terminal illnesses and who wish to remain at home for as long as possible
  • people being cared for by families, requiring relief from time to time

Services Available

Nursing Service

Nursing Services provides specialized care that assists clients in meeting their medical and personal needs. Nurses may provide:

  • medication administration
  • dressing changes
  • ongoing emotional support
  • diabetic care
  • I. V. therapy
  • instructions on care to individuals and their families.

Palliative Care

Palliative care provides personal and compassionate supportive care to the terminally ill assisting them to remain in the comfort of their homes during illness.

Home Service

Home services provides personal care assistance and some general housekeeping.

Meal Service

Meals on Wheels is a full meal delivered by a volunteer. The number of meals per week is based on your need and the availability in your community.

Frozen meals are available in some areas.

You qualify for Home Care Service if:

  • you and the Home Care service provider in your areas agree that you need a health and/or support service that can be provided in your home
  • the program has the resources to meet your needs
  • depending on your needs, people on Home Care may receive either health or support services or both. Sometimes Home Care cannot provide the kind of care that is needed. In these cases, the will recommend other options where you can get the care or service you really need

Is there an age limit?

No. Services are provided based on need, not age.

What does it cost?

Fees for Home Care services are established by the Saskatchewan Department of Health and are reviewed annually. Fees and subsidies will be discussed during your assessment.

How can I be referred?

Anyone can make a referral to Home Care for services.

Referrals should be directed to the service in your area:

  • Balcarres and area: (306) 334-6272
  • Broadview - Whitewood: (306) 696-2500
  • Fort Qu'Appelle and area: (306)332-3306 or (306) 332-3307
  • Grenfell - Wolseley and area: (306) 697-4045
  • Indian Head and area: (306) 695-4018
  • Lestock and area: (306) 274-2034
  • Moosomin - Rocanville: (306) 435-3888
  • Regina and area: (306) 766-7200

Home Care Treatment Centre

The Home Care Treatment Center in south Regina provides all Home Care nursing services for mobile clients. These services include wound dressing changes and assessments, suture and staple removal, catheter monitoring and changes, medication management including prepour and preload, injection therapy and IV therapy, both administration and maintenance.

The Centre gives clients of the Region the option of booking an appointment, rather than waiting at home for a Home Care Nurse. Clients, who are mobile, are referred by their physicians.

The Home Care Treatment Centre is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and is located at 1311 Broadway Avenue.

Your Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to:

  • be properly informed about your Home Care plan
  • know what is recorded in your assessment and to have the information kept confidential
  • decide if others, such as your family doctor, may be contacted to discuss your needs
  • decline Home Care services
  • appeal Home Care decisions to the Home Care Director: (306) 766-7200

You have the responsibility to:

  • cooperate and participate in identifying your Home Care needs
  • do your part in helping to maintain your own independence
  • notify the Program promptly if you no longer need service or if you wish to cancel service for any reason