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Respite Care

Provided by: Saskatchewan Health Authority: Five Hills Health Region

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Service Description

Provides respite care services in home and at a number of facilities.

  • Respite in Home is available to families who cannot leave an individual unattended.
    • Continuing Care Aides provide “relief” for caregivers for short periods of time.
    • Prior notice is required to setup service.
    • Not to be used to allow a caregiver to go to work.
  • Respite Institutional Care is 24/7 care in a long term care facility for a planned and agreed upon length of time who usually reside at home and who depend on family members for intermittent or continuous care.
    • Respite may be approved for up to 30 days per year with no more than two weeks booked at one time.


- The care provider requires temporary relief from care giving.
- The client is not a resident of a personal care home, group home or approved home.
- The client has a permanent residence and family agrees that he/she will be able to
return to their residence at the end of the booked respite.
- The client may be waiting at home for their LTC facility of choice with their caregiver/s.
- The client can access respite as long as the caregivers are willing to take the client
home to continue waiting LTC placement at the end of the booked respite.
- The client does not require acute care services or frequent medical interventions.
- Clients/families must be prepared to comply with the policies of the respite service
facility including safety policies such as smoking regulations and use of mechanical lifts.

Application Process

All referrals for an assessment for respite services must be made through the Five Hills Access Centre Intake Coordinator, by calling 306-691-2090 or 1-866-211-5696.
The Intake Coordinator asks for some basic information including the person’s health
number and sets up an appointment time. This information is given to the Community
Care Coordinator who completes a home assessment.

Toll-Free: 1-866-211-5696

Business Line: 306-691-2090

Service Website




Coverage Area

Five Hills Health Region

Languages Offered


Five Hills Access Centre


Moose Jaw SK

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Provides a single entry point for accessing Home Care, Respite Care, Palliative Care, Convalescent Care and Long Term Care in the Five Hills Health Region.

Location Info

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Not applicable - no public physical address for program/service.

Toll-Free: 1-866-211-5696

Hotline: 8-1-1

HealthLine: 24/7Professional health advice or mental health support.

Business Line: 306-691-2090


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