Amidst our supported living rooms, The Lighthouse has nine rooms on the first floor of the Empire Hotel Tower that have been set aside for residents with mental health issues in partnership with the Saskatoon Health Region. As opposed to a traditional care or group home, our nine long term mental health rooms provide a higher degree of independence for our residents, while helping to manage basic daily living activities such as preparing meals, taking care of medications, and obtaining basic needs.
In addition to the supports offered to all of our residents, the mental health rooms have additional staff and supports to ensure any additional needs are being met.
Each of the nine mental health rooms features it’s own bathroom and comes equipped with a bed, dresser, chair, and television with Shaw cable. Most of our residents find ways to make it their own home with things like a sofa, DVD player, stereo, mini-fridge, coffee maker or a microwave.
Laundry services are provided free of charge for all residents of The Lighthouse and the residents of the mental health wing are no exception. They have special access to their own washer and dryer along with any assistance they need.
For residents living in our support living facility, they have access to three nutritious meals and a snack each day. They are prepared and served in the common dining area. If they miss a meal or would prefer to eat in their room, saved meals and takeout options are there for them.
All of our residents have access to common areas that features a big screen television, sofas, chairs, and internet enabled computers. In addition to computer access in the common areas, residents of the Complex Needs Wing have computer access in the wing’s interview room.
Through the generous support of the YMCA, we are able to give out Y-passes to residents so they can access the gym, pool and weight room at the Y free of charge.
Each Wednesday night our Physical Needs Room is open for residents to come in and grab clothing and household supplies that have been donated. Money is tight for many of our supported living and residents of the emergency shelter and your donations go a long way in helping our residents to look and feel good about themselves, look appropriate for job interviews and replace worn out clothing.
For more information on the Complex Needs Wing, call 306.653.0538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Current news about programming and information about the wing can be found on it’s section of the blog. For a lighter side of the Complex Needs Wing, check out the photos from Friday Funday, the weekly recreational outings residents take part in.