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     Friday, September 19, 2014
Saskatchewan! Healthy people. A healthy province.

One in seven people in the province of Saskatchewan is currently 65 years of age or older. Demographic projections indicate that by the year 2020, approximately one in six Saskatchewan residents will be 65 years of age or older. At the same time, almost one in six Saskatchewan residents will be 14 years of age and younger.

Residents 65 and older who qualify for this program can have prescription drug costs capped at $20 per prescription.  Apply today!

Information on Prostate Cancer and other HealthLine Online cancer information.

Services to help people live independently, such as home care, personal care homes and long-term care.

Find a doctor in your health region.

Road and air ambulance services, emergency medical services (EMS) and the Poison Centre.

HealthLine is a confidential, 24-hour health information and support telephone line, staffed by Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Social Workers.

Find health information at your fingertips.

Details about free immunization programs to protect babies, children and adults from vaccine-preventable diseases; vaccine-specific fact sheets.

Services to promote, preserve and restore the mental health of Saskatchewan people.

Some tips for eating healthy and staying fit.

Who to contact with questions or concerns about services, treatment, how decisions were made, or access to care.

There are many short- or long-term medical conditions that can be protected against.

Health advice in HealthLine Online.

Every year, Saskatchewan celebrates the valuable contribution made by seniors.

Support for people with long term disabilities or illnesses.

Tobacco use poses serious risks to your health, and those around you.

Initiatives are under way to improve access to surgical and diagnostic procedures.

The birthdates of the oldest man and oldest woman in Saskatchewan's health services registry.

Related Documents

Report on implications for prevention. Released October 2002.

seniors-fall-injuries.pdf  ( 394.9 KB )

Research into the health status of seniors in Saskatchewan. Based on 1992-2003 data.

Final report on health care costs at the end of life, for the Ministry of Health and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. September 2008.

Information to aid in decision-making about housing.

seniors-housing.pdf  ( 5.8 MB )

A report on issues in continuing care. (2010 PDF - 55 pages)

Policy document published in May 2003.

Description of services provided by different government departments and agencies.

Related Links

Branch responsible for seniors' issues.

Nutrition advice.

Services and information from the Government of Canada.

Au services des personnes âgées - Gouvernement du Canada.

Programs offered through the Ministry of Social Services to assist low-income seniors with their basic needs.



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