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You may have lots of questions, so we’ve prepared the below to help you find the answers. However, those answers may vary depending on where you live. To ensure we give you the most relevant and accurate information possible, don't hesitate to contact us at anytime.

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Frequently asked questions about Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan offers a variety of retirement communities that cater to different lifestyles and preferences. Urban areas like Saskatoon and Regina provide numerous amenities, cultural activities, and health services, making them attractive for those seeking a vibrant community life. For a quieter, more scenic setting, smaller towns and rural areas offer close-knit senior communities and proximity to nature, ideal for those looking to enjoy peaceful surroundings and outdoor activities.

In Saskatchewan, seniors benefit from the Seniors Income Plan (SIP), Canadian Pension Plan Old Age Security, and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, enhancing their financial support. They receive comprehensive health coverage, including physician services and hospital care, and reduced prescription costs under the Seniors’ Drug Plan. Additionally, seniors can apply for financial help with the costs of licensed personal care homes, and access dementia support and mental health services.

There is no set retirement age in the province. The standard retirement age in Saskatchewan is 65, but you can opt to start receiving retirement benefits as early as 60 or delay until 70. Generally, starting benefits earlier results in lower monthly payments, while delaying benefits increases your monthly amount.

Retirement residences costs in Saskatchewan can vary widely based on location and the size of the suite. At Aspira retirement living, we offer diverse options tailored to various budgets and needs. Studio suites start at around $2,700 but typically average $4,000, while one-bedroom suites range from $3,500 to $5,000. For those needing more space, two-bedroom suites are available between $5,500 and $8,000, although not all facilities offer two-bedroom options.

In Saskatchewan, seniors have comprehensive health coverage through the province's health insurance plan, which includes physician services and hospital care. Prescription medication costs are significantly reduced for seniors under the Seniors’ Drug Plan for those 65 and older. Additionally, seniors may qualify for financial assistance to help with the costs of living in a licensed personal care home, ensuring support with long-term care needs.

To find the best retirement residence in Saskatchewan, start by identifying your specific needs regarding medical care, amenities, and lifestyle. It is important to consider where family members are living and factor that into your choice. Research potential retirement homes online to review their services, facilities, and resident feedback. Visit your top choices in person to experience the environment, meet the staff, and speak with current residents to ensure a good fit. If you need help finding a retirement residence in Saskatchewan, contact us and one of our team members will help you find the best retirement community for you.