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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?
Sending joy to those less fortunate
December 14, 2020
Care home residents in Melfort packed 34 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Safety determines family presence in long-term care homes
August 17, 2020
Although family presence in Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) long-term care homes has been expanded, restrictions will be re-assessed in situations where the health and safety of residents is at risk.
Families share why their presence matters
August 06, 2020
A few residents shared why outdoor and virtual visitation has been special since some restrictions on family presence were lifted to enable residents of long-term care homes to visit with more family and loved ones.
Camping out at home: Staff bring the lake to long-term care home
August 05, 2020
staff at Jubilee Home in Lloydminster decided to bring the lake and campground to their residents by creating mobile, indoor camping cart filled with the best things about camping and visits to the lake.
Surprise parade brings joy to nursing home residents
July 31, 2020
Yorkton and District Nursing Home residents got a happy surprise when they learned on the morning of June 26 that a parade had been organized just for them.
Daughter grateful for loving support of home care team
July 10, 2020
“It is because of the wonderful organization of healthcare professionals that Mom has been able to remain in her home until now - thank you to everyone,” reads a thank-you note sent to the Regina Primary Health Care team.
Balancing safety and connection in long-term care
July 07, 2020
Much of the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused on keeping the most vulnerable among us safe from this virus – especially our patients in acute care and our long-term care residents.
Crafter creates unconventional quilt
June 11, 2020
A long-term care resident in Langenburg has put his own unique spin on quilting.
Centenarians form Wise Women Wisdom Club
June 10, 2020
Membership in the Wise Women Wisdom Club at Langenburg Centennial Care Home is restricted to residents that have the distinction of being 100 years or older.
Donations to virtual visitation help patients, residents, clients stay connected
June 03, 2020
Donatations of technology are helping patients, clients and residents connect with loved ones while visitor restrictions are in place due to COVID-19.
Shingles: painful, but preventable
March 03, 2020
Shingles is a painful skin rash that usually appears in a strip or small area on one side of the face or body. It is caused by a reactivation, or awakening, of the chickenpox virus.
A Therapeutic “Purr”pose: Candy
February 24, 2020
From the time she twitches her whiskers in the morning, Candy has a job to do.
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.
Navigating the potholes of aging
January 20, 2020
Navigating the potholes associated with aging can present challenges, but with the right information, the journey can be relatively smooth.
Yorkton team building culture of safety
January 13, 2020
An initiative on the Skinner Memory Care Unit at Yorkton and District Nursing Home has resulted in safer care for patients, residents and staff.
Residents in Leader have new way to show gratitude
December 13, 2019
Long-term care residents in the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility had a new way to show their gratitude at Thanksgiving.
Equestrian Therapy helps long term care residents
December 05, 2019
when recreation therapists at the South West Integrated Health Facility (SWIHF) were looking at new therapy programs for their long-term care residents earlier this year, equestrian therapy was a natural fit.
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.
Geriatric day hospital improves patient health
November 18, 2019
"They gave me my life back, they really did,” said Keith Martin of the Geriatric Evaluation and Management program.
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.
Saskatoon’s Community Health Centre at Market Mall improves patient care
October 17, 2019
The Community Health Centre at Market Mall opened almost a year ago to support individuals 50+ with complex health care needs and chronic conditions.
Rosetown recognized for age friendliness
July 31, 2019
Rosetown is officially an age-friendly community, recognized by an international initiative that strives to create safe, supportive and inclusive environments in which seniors can thrive.
Tomatoes and marigolds a welcome sight
June 26, 2019
EM Services clients have set up a vegetable garden outside Saskatoon City Hospital.
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.
Cloudy with a chance of penicillin: Treating urinary tract infections in long-term care
March 07, 2019
Urinary tract infections are the most common health-care associated infection in long-term care residents.
Donation helps dementia patients in Canora
January 31, 2019
Cheryl Williams of Melville is always on the lookout for a new idea that will enhance her mother’s quality of life.
New Community Health Centre Launched In Saskatoon
November 29, 2018
A new community health centre in Saskatoon is providing a comprehensive suite of services for seniors and older adults who have complex care needs.
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.
Community celebrates new integrated health care facility In Leader
October 26, 2018
Theopening of the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility was celebrated in Leader October 26.
Knock, knock, knock: Seniors House Calls at your service
September 20, 2018
A Regina-area service that provides urgent health care to older adults in their homes is reducing patient and family stress and improving access to urgent health care services.
Grade 6 students learn life lessons in unusual environment
July 12, 2018
A partnership between Sherbrooke Community Centre and the Saskatoon Public School Division is enriching the lives of students and residents.
Community health centre development begins in Saskatoon
May 18, 2018
The centre will be located in Saskatoon's Market Mall, an area with a high concentration of older adults.
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