Mountainview Lodge | Northern Health

Mountainview Lodge

Address

920 Lahakas Blvd S
Kitimat BC V8C 2S3
Canada

Phone

Access

Access to long-term care is through a Home Health assessment. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact the Home Health office nearest you.

Operator

Northern Health

Website

This facility does not have a website.

Building Description

Mountainview Lodge is a single level building attached by a hallway to the Kitimat General Hospital & Health Centre. The building is situated within walking distance of physicians’ offices.

Building Amenities

There is a hairdressing salon, laundry facilities, TV areas, and 2 dining areas. The main lobby has a kitchen area for activities. There are 2 tub rooms with adaptive equipment available and secure garden areas to enjoy planting activities and relaxing in under the gazebos.

Examples of additional services that are available on site: Foot care, hairdressing & barber services.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Persons living Mountainview Lodge are offered spiritual support through various religious and spiritual groups. Mass is offered weekly on Wednesday’s and various church organizations visit the Lodge on Sunday’s.

English, honouring diversity.

Philosophy of Care

The Residents’ Bill of Rights serves as the foundation for all aspects of our care and operations. Northern Health and each of our staff members are committed to protecting individuals’ rights. As a team, we recognize that every resident is entitled to individualized, quality person-centered care.

Accreditation Status

Northern Health is accredited until 2022. Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services healthcare organizations provide their patients and clients based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada.

Type of Accommodation

There are 36 publicly subsidized beds. All but 2 rooms are private.

Cost

Residents pay 80% of their after tax income, with minimum and maximum rates set by the Ministry of Health Services. This rate covers the standard benefits provided by all long-term care homes. These costs are available on request or in the Long Term Care Home Resident and Family Handbook.

There are typical additional costs not covered by the daily rate.

Personal Belongings and Furniture

Basic furniture provided includes a bed, night table and wardrobe. Residents can bring in additional small furniture items such as a chair, bookshelf and wall mount TV. Residents are encouraged to personalize their room by decorating it with pictures and things of importance.

Special Recreational Opportunities

There is a monthly recreational calendar displaying a variety of activities intended to promote physical, social, spiritual and emotional well-being. Hairdresser and barber services are available onsite. Hairdresser services are available for a fee determined by the Kitimat Hospital Auxiliary. Mountainview Lodge also provides an on-site integrated community adult day program.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Safe use of motorized scooters is determined after an Occupational Therapist assessment.

Pet Policy

NH has a pet visitation policy. Pets may visit as long as immunizations are up to date, pet is well mannered, on a leash in common areas and family is responsible for cleaning up after pet.

Smoking Policy

All Northern Health facilities are smoke free. Residents are asked to smoke outside the facility in designated areas.

Safety/Security Features

Mountainview Lodge is locked after 8 pm every night. There is a buzzer system for entry. Mountainview has a system to protect the safety of residents who may get lost or disorientated - all but two doors lead to secure outdoor areas.

Visitor Information

Families and loved ones are partners in care and are encouraged to visit and participate in many of the day-to-day activities.  

During flu season (typically December-March) all visitors need to wear a mask in our facilities if they haven't had a flu shot.

Parking (Resident/Visitor)

There is ample free parking close to Mountainview Lodge.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Located within walking distance of physicians’ offices and the Mountainview shopping area. The local bus stops just outside the hospital. The grocery store, pharmacy, library, banking, recreation facility, restaurants, post office, optometrist, and various other shops are situated within this radius.