Developmental Disability Services
MMW (Mashkikiiwininiwag Mazinaatesijigan Wichiiwewin) / Transitions Program
Through the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), community members are able to establish a continuous relationship with health care providers for comprehensive, primary health care close to home. As a collaborative team practice, the Primary Care Team provides services to all age groups, with a specific focus on Children and Youth, preventative care and improved management of chronic disease; through both treatment and monitoring, as well as support for clients in improving self-management skills.
Complex Care Case Coordinator Program
Under the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, SLFNHA is funded for two Complex Care Case Coordinator positions,. The Complex Care Case Coordinator Program provides intensive case management and coordination for complex special needs children and youth up to the age of 18 years. These children may present with complex/multiple needs (physical and mental and challenges) that require services that are not normally provided by a children’s mental health program. These children and youth fit the definition of special needs when they require services beyond the family’s capacity.
The Telemedicine Program is a confidential service used within SLFNHA to provide clinical, education, and administrative conferences and sessions.
There are more than 25 communities in the Sioux Lookout area that have video conferencing units in local nursing stations or health centres. With these units, patients and clients can “see” their doctor or specialist without leaving the community.
Video conferencing also serves as a follow-up tool to encourage clients and service workers to engage in a timely fashion.
SLFNHA has recently been funded through Jordan’s Principle (First Nation Inuit Health Branch) to expand the Complex Care Case Coordinator Program. This new initiative supports a full delivery of services at SLFNHA will ensure that First Nations children, youth and families in our area have equitable access to needed developmental services. Our vision for service delivery will also involve the development of a culturally sensitive service model for Normative Rehabilitation Services ensuring that service is culturally safe and utilizes traditional practices.