New home for extended-care residents in Liwego’ati Building

Extended-care patient transfer this morning from Stanton Territorial Hospital to Łıwegǫ̀atì Building, a short way across the Campus of Care. (James O'Connor/CKLB)

It’s moving day for 10 extended-care residents, who will exit Stanton Territorial Hospital and enter the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building, the completely renovated old hospital facility, (pronounced kle-wa-goon-tea).

There are 16 beds at present, with extra capacity on reserve for NWT clients who need these services in the future, the Health and Social Services Authority stated in a release.

The move from Stanton will take place during the morning hours, and by the afternoon, family, and friends of those extended care residents will be invited to start visiting.

A reminder to friends and family, there are no formal visiting hours as this space is considered the resident’s home.

The exterior doors of the Łıwegǫ̀atìi Building open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. If you are visiting a family member after-hours, you can ring the doorbell and security will provide you with access.

The Extended Care Unit offers services to adults requiring long-term residential, and respite care in a home-like environment that is safe, comfortable and supportive.

The first floor of the Łıwegǫ̀atì Building remains a service centre for NWT residents requiring primary care and/or outpatient rehabilitation services.

Extended care facilities, prior to being furnished, on the second-floor of the Łıwegǫ̀atì building on the Stanton Campus of Care. (Image courtesy of NTHSSA)