Caregiver Resources

Caregiving 

General Resources

Home Care 201-310 Idylwyld Dr N Saskatoon Phone: Please call 306.655-4346

Volunteer Services: 306.655.4323

Transportation: 306.655.4306

Meals on Wheels: 306.655.4318

Saskatoon Caregiver Information Support Centre: 1.306.652.4411

2020 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK (Saskatoon Council on Aging)

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan – 306.683.6322

(call for office hours)
Oliver Lodge, 1405 Faulkner Crescent, Saskatoon
Our Dementia Helpline remains open at 1-877-949-4141 as does our provincial office at 1-800-263-3367 and our regional offices are accepting client phone calls as well. Please continue to use our phone services.

Alzheimer Resources for Caregivers:All resources listed are sanctioned by Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimers Society Sk –Resources, Events, Programs & Services to empower people to learn about and live well with dementia.
Alzheimer Society Sk Support GroupsSupport groups for people to exchange and access current information, learn and share practical tips for coping with change, express feelings, and find a sense of hope.
Fountain of HealthResource provided by Dr. Paul Blackburn, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Vancouver BC.  Includes 5 pillars of wellbeing , clinician tools, and student wellness.
Alzconnected.orgIncludes current/active message forum board for caregivers – The Alzheimer’s Assoc. unites caregivers, and provides support to those facing alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease.
Hilarity with CharityNational non-profit organization whose mission is to care for families facing the disease, educate young people about living a brain-healthy life, and activate the nx generation of Alzheimer’s advocates. 
Cognicity Brain HealthBrain health company working alongside WBHI, changing the way the world looks at brain health and aging.  Engaging older adults in conversations about brain health and working to improve the quality of life of individuals living with dementia and supporting research efforts to prevent, treat and cure dementia.
Women’s Brain Health Initiative (includes Mind Over Matter Magazine)(WBHI):  Canadian & US charitable foundation established in 2012 solely dedicated to protecting the brain health of women.  Information is of value for all but focussed primarily on women as they represent 70% of people with Alzheimers, yet the majority of current research has traditionally focused on men.

Sherbrook Community Centre – MindFull Cafe – 306.655.3742 

Provides the opportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting for people with dementia, family, care partners 


Respite 

Community Day Programs

The purpose of Community Day Programs is to meet social, recreational and respite needs of individuals who, because of health-related difficulties, are unable to access these services independently in the community. Contact Saskatoon Health Region Client Patient Access Services (CPAS) 306.655.4346 for referred community day programs. 

No CPAS referral required:

Century Club – Saskatoon Council on Aging – 306.652.2255
Adults 90+, free 

Seniors Neighborhood Hub Clubs- Saskatoon Council on Aging – 306.652.2255
Monthly programs except July and August
Free

Live Smart – Luther Care Communities – 306.664.0345
Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Luther Special Care Home, 1212 Osler Street.
Fee – $9.10 per person
Taxi if needed -$10.00 round trip

TEMT (Travel Eat Meet Talk) Luther Care Communities – 306.664.0345
Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Luther Special Care Home, 1212 Osler Street
Fee – $9.10 per person 
Taxi if needed -$10.00 round trip

Rainbow 50 Plus – 306.664.8724
St. Thomas Wesley United Church 808 20th Street West
Program – Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fee – $1.00

Young at Heart – 306.664.0345
Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Luther Special Care Home, 1212 Osler Street.
Fee – $9.10 per person
Taxi if needed -$10.00 round trip

Planned Respite Care

provides relief for the caregiver and reduced risk of family breakdown.Bookings are through CPAS in advance of requested dates. Access to all the Special Care Homes is through Client Patient Access Services (CPAS) which is responsible for the administration of the admission criteria. Call 306.655.4346. 

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. 

Concerns or questions about your or your loved one’s care?

If you have any concerns or questions about your or your loved one’s care experience, or if you need help navigating through the many services offered in Saskatoon Health Region, please contact Client Representative Services at: 

Saskatoon Health Region Client Representatives – 306.655.0250 or 1.866.655.5066


Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups 
WHO: people providing emotional or practical support to an adult family member or friend.
WHAT: Support and share information relevant to your experience as a caregiver. No cost.

For more information about the group, including how to join, call 306-655-3400

Provided through the Saskatoon Health Region, theThe groups are aimed at people who are providing emotional support and/or practical assistance to a disabled or chronically ill adult family member or friend.
Monthly drop-in or 6 session groups available at various times throughout the year
Registration required; No cost to attend

Grief and Bereavement Resources

Palliative Care – Saskatchewan Health Authority 

1-833-445-0080 (toll free)

Bereavement Resource Directory by the Saskatoon Council on Aging

Saskatoon Bereavement Resource Directory – produced by Edwards Family Centre