Long Term Care (LTC) provides care and services for those who are no longer able to live independently or who require onsite nursing care, 24-hour supervision, or personal support.
Rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, and closet, and have a private bathroom. Residents are encouraged to bring items from home to make the space personal. LTC offers individualized care that includes recreation and leisure activities to help promote wellness and independence.
Health care needs are met within each LTC facility – in addition to onsite nursing and personal care, residents have access to a physician or Nurse Practitioner, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and dietitian, as needed.
LTC follows the Supportive Pathways model of care, providing individualized care for residents that recognizes their personal preferences and abilities, in a supportive, home-like environment. Staff are trained in Supportive Pathways to ensure they have the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to provide care that meets resident needs, and provides the highest quality of life possible.
Long Term Care residents in the NWT:
- Are treated as individuals, with dignity and respect;
- Are with people who know their life stories, and understand their cultural and religious practices.
- Live in an environment designed for them which:
- is safe, and
- supports them to pursue interests and activities to the best of their ability and according to their preference, and has access to the out of doors.