Nursing Station

24-hour Service Call: 807-593-2211

Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Delivers a parenting support program and promotes healthy child development

  • Provides group information and educational sessions on topics about healthy pregnancy, birth and taking care of baby at home
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy
  • Offers parents handbook of pregnancy and baby care (Baby’s Best Chance)

Program participants are provided with:

  • Follow up via telephone within 48 hours of discharge from hospital
  • Home visits pre birth to prepare family for new arrival
  • Home visits post birth to offer support to new mothers
  • Home visits during child’s early years to offer development guidance
  • Referrals to other programs and services

Crisis Intervention

Provides crisis intervention services to individuals affected by family violence and suicide

  • Offers immediate on site or telephone assistance
  • Dispatches call to police when deemed necessary
  • Ensures victims receive support and assistance to secure their safety
  • Arranges meeting family members at centre or agreed upon location to discuss possible crisis resolutions

Also coordinates:

  • Crisis plan to follow in response to suicide intervention, domestic violence intervention and any other form of crisis situations that may arise in community
  • Information sessions and workshops on techniques for healing strategies

Support Services¬† –¬†Supports can include but are not limited to:

  • Debriefing and stabilization following crisis situation
  • Advocacy on behalf of individuals and families dealing with various agencies
  • Meal preparation, transportation, homemaking and other areas requiring support for families in crisis situations such as the suicide of a youth
  • Information about/referrals to appropriate resources and services

Daycare Program

Operates a licensed daycare centre

  • Focuses on activities that enhance the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of children
  • Offers age appropriate structured activities including art, baking, circle time, dramatic play, field trips, music, storytime and special events
  • Provides supervised, unstructured indoor and outdoor playtime
  • Provides 2 snacks and a hot lunch daily
  • Incorporates Native cultural programs with the daily community based programming

Offers full day and part-time programs for:

  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers

Also provides:

  • Respite care for infants
  • After-school care for children requiring care for working parents

Diabetes Program

Provides education and services for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes

  • Provides case management and screening services
  • Works to increase early detection and to reduce the number of avoidable complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes
  • Advises on developing and implementing an approach to care and management of diabetes
  • Promotes increased physical activity and knowledge of healthy eating
  • Provides workshops, presentations and hands-on training for cultural activities and traditions
  • Assists individuals in finding appropriate services
  • Provides referrals to other health care professionals and the Northern Diabetes Health Network (NDHN)

Coordinates activities including but not limited to:

  • Fitness programs with monthly weigh-in
  • Foot care clinics
  • Health displays in community
  • Healthy snacks workshops in school
  • Nutrition bingos and programs
  • Walks

Home and Community Care

Provides health care services for ill, injured or elderly community members in their own homes
Provides the following services through a case manager/nurse, personal support workers and homemakers:

  • Assessment to determine individuals health history and develop a personalized care plan
  • Case management to ensure that care plans are being carried out and that the plan developed is still suitable
  • Home care nursing duties
  • Personal care help with activities such as dressing and bathing
  • Basic or advanced practice foot care
  • Teaching the individual in need to care for themselves
  • Home support with light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation
  • Respite for family members and caregivers
  • Help with light outdoor/yardwork

Medical Transportation Program

  • Delivers medical transportation services and assistance in making medical appointment arrangements
  • Provides transportation to medical appointments within the community
  • Provides transportation assistance from/to Nibinamik First Nation to medical appointments (doctor, dentist, optometrist, specialist) in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay
  • Provides assistance with making arrangements for any medical appointments out of town such as booking appointments, hotels, and completing applications for mileage compensation

Mental Health Program

Promotes the development of good mental health and provides services for individuals with mental health issues.

Provides information and awareness activities including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Family violence
  • Stress management

Services include:

  • Counselling services
  • Cultural activities and crafts
  • Recreational activities
  • Wellness activities

Youth Program

Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for children and youth of the community

  • Provides various activities such as arts and crafts, baking nights, movie nights and outdoor sports events
  • Organizes and supervises various outdoor activities for youth during summer months such as baseball, football, soccer, dodgeball and frisbee

Recreation services and facilities include:

  • Baseball diamond
  • Gymnasium
  • Skating rink
  • Recreation complex, used for feasts, social gatherings, indoor sports activities

Youth Wilderness Retreat Program (YWRP)

  • Coordinates an annual wilderness camp experience for children, youth and families for one week in July
  • Focus is to promote leadership and cultural knowledge with many of the teachings provided by local elders and experienced instructors
  • Offers fun events, sports activities and practical skills learning such as medicine walks, fish netting, boat and motor safety, first aid/water training, moose hunting skills and preparation of traditional food

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40th Anniversary Celebration

August 14, 2015
Nibinamik First Nation will be celebrating its 40 year annual summer festival this august 17-22, 2015.