Thanks to your donations to Telemiracle, the Kinsmen Foundation has the opportunity to improve the quality of life and the independence of hundreds of people every year. Saskatchewan residents are able to access special needs equipment and medical assistance that wouldn’t otherwise be attainable.
Innovations like ceiling track systems, portable lifts and ramps, funded by the Kinsmen Foundation, are making it possible for people to live at home and still receive the care they need. And with equipment like specialized wheelchairs, electric scooters, vehicle conversions and communications devices, people are achieving a level of independence they didn’t think possible.
When people can’t access the level of care they need at home, they must often travel to health care facilities in other parts of the province or country. And while the medical procedures are covered by health care, the patients and their families must pay for their own travel, meals and accommodations. By easing the financial strain, the Kinsmen Foundation allows families to focus on what only they can provide – love and care.
Across our province, loving care homes have been established with a family atmosphere to provide comfort and care to people with special needs. The Kinsmen oundation provides funding for things like ceiling track systems, specialized tubs, lifts, specialty beds and personal care equipment to make those homes even better suited to provide quality care.
Helping Health Facilities
Every year, specialized medical equipment that is not fully funded by government is purchased in different communities to ensure healthcare facilities have everything they need. Over the past two years, Kinsmen Foundation grants included:
Combined with previous years’ contributions to Estevan, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Preeceville, and other communities, you can see that Telemiracle dollars reach out to every corner of the province.
Helping People Every Day
In the past year, 624 applications for funding were granted across the province. That’s more than one grant for each and every day of the year, and every dollar comes directly from donations to Kinsmen Telemiracle. Your donations do make a difference – you really are “helping people every day.”
See the page "Recipient Stories" to read about some of the Saskatchewan people who were helped this year.