What is Personal Care?

Personal Care Homes provide accommodation, meals and assistance with, or supervision of, the activities of daily living. They are privately owned and operated businesses, licensed and monitored by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

While Personal Care Homes usually accommodate individuals with lighter care needs, some do provide care to those with greater care needs. The number of residents also varies from home to home.

Personal Care Homes should not be confused with special care homes (i.e. long-term care homes/nursing homes), which are part of the publicly-funded health system and serve residents typically with heavier care needs. As a private business, Personal Care Homes set their own fees. The provincial government offers a Personal Care Home Benefit to eligible lower-income seniors living in Personal Care Homes. To find out more, visit the Ministry of Health website.