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COVID-19 positive resident recovers, is first in line to get vaccinated
January 22, 2021
Seventy-nine year-old Robert Jesse—known as Bob to most—lives at Oliver Lodge Special Care Home in Saskatoon.
COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care: what happens and the work being done to prevent them
January 06, 2021
What exactly happens during an outbreak in a long-term care home and how it will impact your loved one and you?
Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre offers residents special Christmas portrait
January 05, 2021
Staff at the Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre knew they needed to do something special to raise spirits during the Christmas season this year and they came up with some fresh ideas, including a resident Christmas portrait session in early December.
Online event helps veterans keep flame alive
November 10, 2020
Residents of the Veterans Unit at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre (WRC) in Regina are observing Remembrance Day a little differently this year.
October fun in Esterhazy
October 26, 2020
There are some special Kitchen Witches at Esterhazy Centennial Special Care home that make October a spooktacular month for residents and other staff at the home.
Classic car parade entertains Parkridge residents
August 24, 2020
Parkridge Centre, a long-term care home for more than 200 residents in Saskatoon, hosted its annual Car Show on August 17.
What to expect when visiting long-term and acute care sites
July 22, 2020
Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is reminding family and support people to take care when spending time with their loved ones.
Crafter creates unconventional quilt
June 11, 2020
A long-term care resident in Langenburg has put his own unique spin on quilting.
Balcarres staff focused on minimizing disruptions
June 01, 2020
Recreation staff at Balcarres Integrated Care Centre are ensuring residents experience minimal disruptions to their daily routines despite COVID-19.
Pineview Pursuit – A COVID-19 Coping Strategy
May 28, 2020
The residents at Pineview Terrace, a long-term care home in Prince Albert, were struggling to keep busy, so staff created the Pineview Pursuit challenge for them.
Mothers celebrated with unique parades
May 19, 2020
Mother’s Day parades took place in several communities this year, a unique and creative solution to help maintain connections between residents and families during the pandemic.
Triple digits in the time of COVID-19
May 15, 2020
Turning 100 is a milestone, even more so while the world is in a collective quarantine.
Remote presence robotics keeping Parkridge residents at home
May 13, 2020
Even before staying home became the new way to stay healthy, virtual care was making a difference to resident care at Parkridge Centre Special Care Home in Saskatoon.
Olson closes in on supercentenarian status
February 13, 2020
Porcupine Plain’s Cliff Olson is just one year away from holding the somewhat rare designation of supercentenarian.
Resident cat “purr”fect addition to Parkland Place
January 21, 2020
Several failed attempts to redirect a stray away from Parkland Place in Melfort ended up with a rescue that saved a kitten and has liberated residents.
Melfort resident oldest person in province
November 20, 2019
There were more candles than cake as Melfort resident Reita Fennel officially turned 112 years old today and claimed the title of being Saskatchewan’s oldest resident and Canada’s second oldest resident.
Veteran receives Métis Nations’ highest honour
November 12, 2019
Ninety-five year old George McKay, a former resident of Cumberland House, was presented with the Order of the Métis Nation in July in recognition of his service in the Second World War.
Horses therapeutic for long term care residents
October 31, 2019
Long-term care residents in Carrot River and Nipawin recently enjoyed therapeutic interaction with horses.
Art therapy pilot program enriching lives
October 11, 2019
A successful partnership with the Art Gallery of Swift Current for the delivery of art therapy to long term residents in that community has led to expansion of the program to facilities in Herbert, Maple Creek, Shaunavon and Eastend.
Community connections vital in long term care
September 20, 2019
Long term care residents are enjoying active involvement in the community with the help of staff, family, auxiliary, community volunteers and partners.
Residents participate in calendar fundraisers
September 18, 2019
Long term care residents in Porcupine Plain are putting their own unique spin on the pin-up calendar for another year.
Courtyard creates safe, accessible outdoor space
September 04, 2019
Five years after Newmarket Place opened its doors in Tisdale, the long term care home’s central courtyard has been completed.
Remembering Jack’s Smile
May 30, 2019
You wouldn’t think proper dental care would have an effect on creating art, but there was a definite tie between the two for one long-term care resident in Saskatchewan.
SHA comes together to keep patients safe during Biggar wildfire
May 02, 2019
It was near midnight on Monday, April 22, when a text message sparking the need for an urgent conference call with SHA staff.
Swift Current home to The Golden Gloves
April 04, 2019
They call themselves The Golden Gloves. Ten long-term care residents have begun strapping on boxing gloves to improve coordination, strength and stability, and have a great time to boot.
Writing group taps into residents’ creative spirit
April 04, 2019
A group of residents at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina have formed a creative writing group.
Variations in a collaboration of kindness
January 17, 2019
On November 22, 2018 residents and staff of Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility in Weyburn were treated to a delightful performance by a local community choir called Variations.
Therapy dogs bring joy to Yorkton long term care residents
January 17, 2019
Deb McInnes and her therapy dogs Zach and Willow have been visiting Yorkton and District Nursing Home every Friday for four years.
Patients encouraged to trade PJs for day clothes
November 29, 2018
If you look good, you feel good. It’s an old adage with some real truth to it, which is why health practitioners all over the world are using it as a technique to help their patients heal.
Whiteboards help communication in Davidson
November 08, 2018
Whiteboards have been installed in all patient and resident rooms at the Davidson Health Centre thanks to a group of dedicated patient advisors.
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