A Regina woman who relies on homecare is not happy with changes imposed by officials.

Nicole Bear says the moves, which came without warning, are causing disruption in her life and others with whom she has spoken.

While Bear was able to work out a solution to the changes affecting her care, she feels the system has let her down.

Bear has spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the spinal column.

She depends on a homecare worker for assistance with a morning bath, two times per week.

Recently, Bear was told the time for the bath would be afternoon.

However Bear has university classes in the afternoons.

"I'm completely feeling disrespected," Bear said. "Not listened to. Not valued."

She learned the change to afternoons was made because officials were cutting back on other services and moving the bath time suited their schedules for workers.

An official from the district acknowledged many clients have expressed concerns about the changes.

"I hope that we can meet everybody's needs," Dawn McNeil, from the Regina-Qu'Appelle Health Region, told CBC News." I don't know that we can make everybody totally happy."

McNeil said the changes were made because the region wants homecare staff to spend more time on the healthcare needs of clients, instead of house cleaning.

Bear's concerns come the same week that Opposition NDP MLAs quizzed the minister of health about cuts to homecare that were affecting a Regina senior with a breathing ailment.

With files from CBC's Dean Gutheil