Aven Cottages - Territorial Dementia Facility (Yellowknife) - AVENS – A Community for Seniors

Aven Cottages - Territorial Dementia Facility


Philosophy of Care

Aven Cottages - Territorial Dementia Facility were specifically designed to care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Opened in March 2010, the staff use a holistic approach to meeting the needs of residents. The Philosophy of Care Principles is based on the Supportive Pathways model which includes:

  • Respect, Dignity and Self-worth
  • Privacy and Independence
  • Control, Choice and Autonomy
  • Social Interaction
  • Safety and Security
  • Residential Home-Like Environment
  • Trained and Supportive Staff, and
  • Resident Focused Care.

Number of Beds

  • 25 beds
  • 3 respite beds

Services Available

  • Adult Day Program for 5 clients/day
  • Non-smoking facility
  • Hair Salon and gift shop in building (opening fall 2010)
  • Private rooms with cable television and telephone at resident's cost
  • Nursing and personal care including medication administration and foot care
  • Visiting Physicians
  • Housekeeping & laundry services
  • Visiting Denturist services, Optometry services, and Ophthalmology services
  • Recreation Therapy Programming
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • Home cooked meals and Dietician support
  • Active volunteer program
  • Respite Program (3 Beds)

Contact Information

Aven Cottages – Territorial Dementia Facility

Inquires about Respite Care and Long Term Care to:

Director of Care.
Telephone: (867) 920-2443 ext. 110

Inquires about Adult Day Program to:

Recreation Therapy & Community Liaison Supervisor
Telephone: (867) 2443 ext. 140

Aven Cottages – Territorial Dementia Facility
# 1- 5710 50 Ave
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1G1
Phone: 1-867-920-2443