Long Term Care

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Heartland’s Long Term Care Philosophy

“Long Term Care facilities shall provide an environment of “Person-Centred Care” focusing on the value of the individual and preserving quality of life. “Person-Centred Care” focuses on the individual and addresses their physical, emotional social and spiritual needs. “Quality of Life” is an overall feeling that life is going well.”

Heartland has 481 Long Term Care (LTC) beds located throughout the region in 14 communities. Long Term Care is residential care for heavy-needs clients. Heartland provides long-term care beds, as well as beds for palliative and convalescent care, and respite care and day/night care. The latter program provides temporary care to relieve family or other support caregivers.

Accessing Long-Term Care

The single point of entry to apply to long-term care is the local Client Care Coordinator. She will provide guidance to the individual and their family about the application process. The Regional Coordinating Committee then determines which residents have the highest risk and/or the greatest need for long-term care services. Placement into long-term care is based upon a rating system, which identifies applicants with the greatest need and least support as priorities for placement. Every effort is made to match the special needs of each client with the long-term care facility, services, location and environment.

Health Care Directives

A Health Care Directive (or Advanced Care Directive) tells others how you would like to be treated if you lose ability to make your own decisions about health care and choices of medical treatment.  Health Care Directives are prepared in advance, looking ahead to a time when you may no longer be able to make these decisions for yourself.

The following information is available to you as part of the Heartland process.

C01-28.01 Fm Health Care Directives – Optional Form

C01-28.02 Exh Health Care Directives – Client Letter Exhibit

C01-28.03 Exh Health Care Directives – Information Sheet for Planning Exhibit

Health Care Directives Pamphlet 2013

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your local Client Care Coordinator (Home Care) – contact information is on the pamphlet.


Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

Well Wishes
To send your Well Wishes to a patient or resident in a Heartland Health Region facility please complete the information below.