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    News Release 
For Immediate Release June 7, 2017  

RQHR Forms New Partnership to Enable More Seniors to Enter Assisted  Living  The

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.  

Residents 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
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region
(306) 766-0889
Anne.Lindemann@rqhealth.  ca