Breathing is what unites and inspires us to fund essential support programs, services and medical equipment to improve lung health for individuals, their families and primary support system.
Caring Breaths is designed to be complimentary to other established financial assistance programs in the province of Saskatchewan. Before submitting your financial reimbursement request to Caring Breaths, ensure that your expenses can’t be covered by other funding programs or insurance providers. Caring Breath’s is a reimbursement program, requiring all applications to include a copy of the expense receipts in which they are requesting reimbursement for. All requests are assessed on a case by case basis.
Who can request funding from the Caring Breaths program?
- Individuals with lung disease, or their primary caregiver(s).
- Individuals who have worked with a certified radon mitigation professional to lower the radon levels in their primary residents. To be considered for radon mitigation reimbursement, individuals must have first had their home tested for radon with a long-term radon test that has been approved by Health Canada. Mitigation work must be completed by a certified Canadian-National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) radon reduction expert. Post mitigation radon levels must be below Health Canada’s recommended guideline of 200 Bq/m3.
- Individuals must be Saskatchewan residents.
- Expenses must be incurred within the past 12 months.
- A maximum of $1000.00 can be provided to an individual per calendar year.
The following information is required with your Caring Breaths request:
- Contact information
- Expense receipts support documentation:
- Medical: Health care provider support letter (Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social worker, Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Therapist, Certified Respiratory Educator, Respiratory Therapist or Pharmacist etc.)
- Radon Mitigation: Results of long-term radon test prior to mitigation
- Income verification question answered
- Other financial support requests
What expenses does the Caring Breaths program Cover?
Pre-lung transplant, lung transplant recipients, and their primary caregivers: + Expand
People living with lung disease and their primary caregivers: + Expand
Radon Reduction: + Expand
Caring Breaths Application Form
3. Support Documentation
Medical: Health Care Provider Support Letter
Attach a copy of the documentation from a health care provider stating that you or someone you are caring for requires the above request. Some examples of health care providers that can provide a letter of support includes but is not limited to; Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social workers, Physiotherapists, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Therapists, Certified Respiratory Educators, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists etc.
Who is the letter of support for?
Please include the following information in your letter of support:
- Identify your role in care.
- Provide the rationale for the applicant to apply for the Caring Breath’s program.
- Provide the rationale why the applicant would benefit from the Caring Breath’s program.
Radon Mitigation: Results of Long-Term Radon Test Prior to Mitigation
Provide a copy of your long-term (minimum three months) Health Canada approved radon test results that prompted mitigation work.