GNWT HSS

Long Term Care Centre (Inuvik)

Individuals are admitted when they are no longer able to remain safely in their own communities or when they are believed to be at risk. The LTC facility provides 24-hour availability of professional care and high levels of personal care. Services include meals, laundry services, housekeeping, social and recreational programs, medication administration, and assistance with activities of daily living. The facility is staffed with a range of professionals from registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, resident care attendants, as well as personnel in laundry, kitchen, recreation, maintenance and administration.

Each resident has their own room and are encouraged to be as independent as they can be. This method is aligned with the care philosophy of Supportive Pathways which was originally designed to enable front line staff to care for persons with dementia. Key elements in this approach include creating a home like environment and having well trained and motivated staff who adopt a common attitude that follows the path of least resistance. The philosophy has since grown to encompass all those who provide care for elderly persons.

Admission

If you, a family member or loved-one is looking for information on admission to our Long-Term Care facility, they must apply through the Territorial Admissions Committee (TAC).  

Click here to visit the TAC website and learn more about the admissions process.

Legal Guardianship

If you are concerned that your family member or loved-one is no longer able to make decisions about their personal health-care, you may want to make a family-member or close friend can become legal guardian.  Or, you may need the Public Guardian to act as legal guardian if there are no family members or close friends who are able to act as legal guardian.  

Click here to visit the Office of the Public Guardian website and learn more about legal guardianship in the NWT.

Philosophy of Care

Our philosophy is to provide balanced modern and traditional care, which is client-focused and adaptable to the region’s diverse needs as determined by the culture of our individual communities. Families are encouraged to become involved with their family member to promote an environment conducive to a healthy, balanced, happy individual.

Number of Beds

  • 22 beds
  • 3 respite beds

Our respite beds provide for temporary admissions for persons living in the community, allowing relief for family care-givers. Respite admissions can range from 1 day to a few weeks.

Services Available

The inpatient program provides care for residents who have substantial physical and/or mental functional disability that require daily treatment or supervision by nursing staff or other trained staff, such as rehabilitation or nutritional services.

A chapel is included in this component for the use of the residents and all other patients, family or visitors from the whole IRH. 

Team Leader, Long-Term Care
Phone: 867-777-8171