This article was originally published in the Winter 2013 issue of Coming of Age newsletter. The article provides an overview of housing options as well as a guide to locating and selecting housing for older adults.
Housing Guides and Directories
Long Term Care Homes
Long Term Care homes – also called nursing homes - provide care when your needs can no longer be met in the community. Special care homes are run by your health region or operated by a provider that has a contract with your health region.
For more information contact:
Client Patient Access Services (CPAS)
Saskatoon Health Region, 201 - 310 Idylwyld Dr. N. Saskatoon.
Central Intake Phone: 306.655.4346.
Government of Saskatchewan: Personal Care Homes Information
Personal care homes provide lodging, meals, and assistance with, or supervision of the activities of daily living. They are privately owned and operated businesses, licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Health.
Personal Care Home Registry (February 2016)
About Personal Care Homes - General Information - Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan 1-800-667-7766 (SK only) General Inquiries
Saskatoon Housing Authority
Saskatoon Housing Authority (SHA) - 306.668.2727
There are three types of housing provided: Social (Income-Based Rent), Affordable (Fixed Rent) and Life-Interest Lease. Although each program has specific eligibility criteria, housing is targeted to households whose income is too low to obtain accommodations in the private market without spending more than 30% of household income on housing costs.
24 Hrs. Emergency Maintenance Services: 306.668.2727
Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) - 306.979.6707
The Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership is a community-based non-profit organization that provides leadership to foster creative and affordable housing solutions in Saskatoon.
The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC ) - 1-800.667.7567
Programs include social and affordable rental housing, home renovations, repairs and energy retrofit programs, home adaptations programs, supports to independent living for seniors, and homeownership options.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program - City of Saskatoon Revenue Branch - 306.975.2400 or 1.800.667.9944
The program is available to low-income senior citizens who own a single family home, townhouse, or apartment condominium in Saskatoon.