Personal Care Homes
Personal care homes are homes specifically designed and adapted to provide personal care and support for older adults. The level of care provided will vary from home to home, however most will offer support to levels 1 and 2. Personal Care Homes offer assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, am/pm care and medication management; as well as lodging and meals. In Saskatchewan, personal care homes are privately run, however they are monitored by the Ministry of Health and require licensing. Visiting the personal care homes that you are interested in, is always recommended because each personal care home is privately run and operated differently. They will differ in, set-up, amenities, services, size, and the activities offered.
What's The Difference Between A Personal Care Home and A Nursing Home or LTC
Personal care homes and nursing homes (otherwise known as long term care facilities), differ in that nursing homes (or long term care facilities) are funded by the health authority and require a professional assessment in order to qualify.