For Immediate Release
June 7, 2017
RQHR Forms New Partnership to
Enable More Seniors to Enter Assisted
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has entered into a partnership with Eden Care Communities and Mutchmor Lodge to improve access to
assisted living facilities and enable clients to
live more independent lives.
"Given Saskatchewan's large senior population,
as well as the number of younger adults that require 24/7
support, it's critical that we constantly evaluate how we provide better access to care while anticipating the
future needs of our system," said Gretta Lynn Ell, Executive Director of Continuing Care, Programming and
Utilization. "Assisted living
is a safe, appropriate environment that can enable many clients to maintain their independence while receiving
the supports they need."
Over the coming
months, residents currently living in long term care will be assessed through a comprehensive process,
and approximately 30 of those who qualify will transfer to assisted
living. For those individuals, a subsidy will be provided
to ensure the cost of the new living
situation will not exceed what they are currently paying.
with light personal and nursing care needs
may have been prematurely placed in long term care
facilities for reasons such as limited support systems. Subsidized assisted living helps to address
financial and support needs.
"Our Memory Lane Supported-Independent
Living Program offers flexible, convenient
and innovative support and assistance in a home environment to individuals, enabling
them to live as autonomously as possible, an integral part of creating a life
worth living," said Alan Stephen, CEO
Eden Care Communities.
"At Mutchmor Lodge we are looking forward to our new
partnership with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health
Region to provide assisted living accommodations for their referred clients. We have been providing
assisted living accommodations to the people of Regina and surrounding area for over 50 years and welcome this
new opportunity," Bill Stoddart, Board Chair for
Mutchmor Lodge said. "Our administration,
staff and residents are excited to welcome these
new clients to our family."
"This move is really about enabling clients to receive the right
care, at the right time, in the right
environment," Ell said. "We will
work closely with clients, their families, and
the assisted living facilities to ensure that the transition to these
facilities is as smooth and supportive as possible."
For more information, contact:
Anne Lindemann Communications Consultant