Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism

Older Adults Moving Forward

Welcome to Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism

The Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism (SSM) is a non-profit, volunteer organization.  It acts as an umbrella to bring together Saskatchewan seniors’ organizations to contribute to a better quality of life for our province’s older adults.

Home Supports Initiative

People want to age in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. At SSM we believe that with the right planning and support these wants and needs can be satisfied.

This is possible! We need YOU! Please join with SSM and the 400+ individuals who have already said “Yes” to making Home Supports a reality.

We are compiling a list of persons who are committed to the Home Supports Initiative. We need your name, phone number and email address. We will not share your contact information with anyone but need it to confirm you are a real individual. More names will lend more power to our demands. SSM will communicate with supporters via email, our website and Facebook. 

Click on the link and use the email that appears to send your contact information to SSM Home Supports Initiative. HomeSupports@skseniorsmechanism.ca

When individuals are able to stay in their homes and communities as they age, not only do the older adults benefit, but families and communities benefit as well. On October 1st, SSM launched the Home Supports initiative in order to:

  • Raise awareness of the need to provide practical home supports that are accessible for all older adults who need them
  • Engage individuals, organizations and communities to grow a powerful movement to demand action
  • Maintain contact with and engage governments to raise their awareness of the needs, possibilities and positive return of investment
  • Collaborate with governments to make home support programs a reality

 

 

 

 

Real Options. Better Outcomes. Lower Costs.

Home Supports in Saskatchewan should include:

Practical supports such as help with housekeeping, yard care, minor home repairs and renovations

Services to address particular medical and/or personal care needs supplied from consistent, trusted home care workers

Home Supports are a win-win for everyone involved

Older adults who able to live independently with supports they might need are healthier, happier and able to continue to contribute to their communities — as volunteers, caregivers, mentors, entrepreneurs, employees, users of community facilities, taxpayers and voters.

Changes in the way we do things is what older adults want.

It’s also more cost effective. The recent Queen’s University study “Ageing Well” demonstrated that providing quality home support was one-third the cost of annual institutional care. Other countries’ experiences verify lower costs.

https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/aged-care/about-aged-care

Further information:

Home Supports Initiative for website

Support in other countries

If you wish to support SSM, please click donation button.  Any donation over $15.00 will receive a charitable receipt.




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Join the Home Supports Movement

We need YOU!

Join by sending an email with your name and phone number to SSM.

Click here:  HomeSupports@skseniorsmechanism.ca

 

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