Programs & Services

Long Term Care Services

What is long term care?
What types of long term care services are available?
How do I access long term care services?
Are there fees for long term care services?
Where are long term care services offered?
Who is responsible for delivering long term care services?

What is long term care?

The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region offers long term care services primarily to support individuals who are no longer able to live independently in the community. In addition, long term care provides alternate levels of care to support timely discharge from acute care, and community programming to support community based living for individuals with long term care needs. Services are available to adults, eighteen years of age and older, who require on-going support due to age, disability, injury from accidents, or long-term illness. In most cases this involves twenty-four hour care, seven days a week.

Within the Region, there are approximately 2,153 long term care and alternate levels of care beds located in 23 sites.

What types of long-term care services are available?

The Region provides the following long-term care services:

How do I access long term care services?

In Regina and area contact the System Wide Admissions and Discharge Department (SWADD) for admission into the long-term care program.

In Regina phone (306) 766-7200
Outside Regina (in areas that were formerly the Regina Health District) phone: 1-800-667-1242
In Broadview, Grenfell, Indian Head, Montmartre, Moosomin, Whitewood and Wolseley contact the Program Access Committee (PAC) at (306) 696-2500.

In Balcarres and area contact Balcarres Integrated Care Centre at (306) 334-2634.
In Fort Qu'Appelle and area contact the Echo Lodge at (306) 332-4300.
In Lestock contact St. Joseph's Integrated care Centre at (306) 274-2215.
In Raymore and area contact Silver Heights at (306) 746-5744.

An intake coordinator or social worker works with individuals and their families:

  • to assess care needs and program options,
  • to coordinate access and explain fees,
  • to coordinate placement into long-term care facilities.

Are there fees for long term care services?

Special care home accommodation rates for permanent placement are determined by Saskatchewan Health and based on income.

When inquiring about long term care services, ask the intake coordinator, or social worker about service fees and additional costs associated with long term care.

Some additional costs may include: transportation from home, hospital, or long term care facility; clothing; personal grooming items; medications and medical supplies; incontinence supplies; supplies for oxygen therapy; mobility equipment; dental, vision, and prosthetic devices; costs for marking personal belongings; as well as telephone and cable services.

Where are long term care services offered?

The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region directly operates 14 facilities and is responsible for funding, program development and access to 9 affiliated long term care facilities.

Most long term care services are offered in special care (nursing home) facilities operated by affiliated organizations. These facilities are owned and operated by municipalities, religiously affiliated organizations, and, private, for-profit organizations.

Who is responsible for delivering long term care services?

The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region coordinates community-based health services, including long term care and has affiliation agreements with special care homes to provide services. These standard agreements include guidelines for financial support, standards for quality care, and reporting systems. Special care home facilities are licensed under the provincial Housing and Special Care Homes Act. The homes are operated as separate public or private organizations responsible to their own Board of Directors.

Most long-term care beds are in special care homes. The Region has service agreements with 10 special care homes to provide services for clients who require more care and supervision than can be provided in their own homes.