Services Expanded At Muskeg Lake Elders Care Home

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 12:59



The province is providing $1.5 million over two years for a pilot project at the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.


Through the project, extra care will be delivered to 15 beds in the 30-bed Muskeg Lake Elders Care Home.


It will go to seniors who need help with things like bathing and feeding themselves.


The Health Ministry will deliver the money in conjunction with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region.


They will evaluate the project after two years, in conjunction with the care home, by examining cultural appropriateness, administrative processes, quality of care, and compliance with legislation and the agreement.


Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Chief Gil Ledoux says the project is badly needed.


He says it’s just a start, considering all the elders in Saskatchewan who need care.


Ledoux says it is hoped the federal government will eventually get involved in the project, as well.