Respite Care

AVENS is pleased to be able to offer Respite Care Service to you and your family or caregiver. We currently have a total of four beds located in Aven Cottages and Aven Manor reserved for respite admissions.  The intention of the beds are to provide short term respite care for people living in the community.

The stay can be for a period of up to 28 days  at a time. This care can be provided several times per year depending on availability.

In order to meet the admission criteria for respite care at AVENS, you must:

  • Complete the respite application package and submit to AVENS as least 7 days prior to admission;
  • Have a family physician in Yellowknife who will be responsible for care during your stay; and
  • Agree to pay the  set fee per day as defined by the Department of Health & Social Services for the duration of your stay. Payment is required upon arrival to AVENS.

For more information and the respite information package please contact Sheila Humphrey, Director of Care, at (867) 920-2443 ext 110.

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