The Kelsey Trail Health Region's home care program helps people remain at home for as long as possible. It also prevents unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitates earlier discharge.
Services are provided on the basis of assessed need and are intended to help people who need acute, palliative and supportive care to remain independent at home.
Home care services include case management and assessment, nursing, personal care, home management, meals, respite and minor home maintenance. Volunteer services vary in each community but may include visiting, assistance with meals on wheels program and assistance with transportation to medical appointments. Home care fees are established based on income.
Home Care Offices in the Kelsey Trail Health Region:
- Carrot River Area Home Care - Phone: 306-768-2020
- Hudson Bay Area Home Care - Phone: 306-865-5602
- Kelvington Area Home Care - Phone: 306-327-5520
- Melfort Area Home Care (Includes St. Brieux) - Phone: 306-752-1780
- Naicam Area Home Care - Phone: 306-874-2276
- Nipawin Area Home Care (Includes Cumberland House, Arborfield and Smeaton) - Phone: 306-862-7250
- Porcupine Plain Area Home Care - Phone: 306-278-6270
- Rose Valley Area Home Care - Phone: 306-322-2115
- Tisdale Area Home Care - Phone: 306-873-3645
Palliative Care is the combination of active and compassionate therapies intended to comfort and support individuals and families when the cure of the illness or prolongation of life is no longer the aim. Compassionate caring with quality life, rather than quantity of life, is the major goal. Palliative care strives to meet physical, psychological, social and spiritual expectations and needs, while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices. Palliative care provides needed support, maintains hope and considers death a natural occurrence.