There are 17 Special Care Homes (Nursing Homes) within the boundaries of Saskatoon Health Region.
The Special Care Home Directory (PDF) lists all the homes within the Saskatoon Health Region.
Access to all the Special Care Homes is through Client Patient Access Services (CPAS), who assess for the admission criteria.
Permanent Admission - may be appropriate for those people whose needs cannot be managed in the community.
CPAS works with the Special Care Homes to ensure that those with the greatest need are admitted to an appropriate accommodation in a timely manner.
Cost - provincially determined and adjusted quarterly according to increases in OAS/GIS/SIP. The monthly rate varies based on the client's monthly income.
Planned Respite Care - provides relief for the caregiver and reduced risk of family breakdown.
- Bookings are through CPAS in advance of requested dates.
- Cost - Contact your Client Care Coordinator for current rates.
Unplanned Respite Care - provides short term (up to 7 days) respite.
- Appropriate if there is a sudden, unexpected change in the support system and the client requires 24 - hour supervision (i.e., primary caregiver hospitalized or unexpectedly called out of town).
- Cost - Contact your Client Care Coordinator for current rates. The client covers all costs for transportation to and from the facility and for medications.