Care Centre

Northcott Care Centre

Overlooking the scenic community of Ponoka and the historic Battle River, Northcott Care Centre is conveniently located in the bluffs on the east side of the Battle River with spectacular views to the west and the Battle River drainage. Our dedicated staff have been providing excellent patient-centred care in the community for a number of years. With a resident population of 73 people, the facility is ideally sized to offer friendly, personalized care through a broad range of continuing care services.

Northcott was completely refurbished and expanded in the early 1990s to create a modern, safe and well-maintained care centre within a beautiful setting, and close to the amenities of central Alberta. As a high-acuity setting we have the requisite supports and resources to provide patient-centred care that goes above and beyond that of assisted-living facilities.

We understand and appreciate the value and importance of family participation and family needs, expectations and importance of their input. We view our role as a partnership in service provision, working with families and their expectations to develop and provide high quality professional long term care services in a safe, quality home-like environment for their loved ones. Our relationship is based on trust and transparency of services. We are committed to addressing the challenges inherent in such transitional decisions and we do our best to provide a loving home-like environment to our valued residents.

Northcott accommodations consist of a variety of semi-private and private rooms. With our flexibility of living environments, if you move to Northcott and wish to transfer to what you feel is a more preferential room, generally a reasonable turnaround option waitlist is available. Accommodation rates are set by Alberta Health and vary based only on whether the room is semi-private (2 residents to a room) or private. Rates include all meal services and professional support services including the provision of most medications prescribed by doctors, under the guidance of outside physician services and professional pharmacists.

Please call if you are interested in booking a tour during regular business hours. For further information, please Contact Us. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Resident and Family Centered Care

We undertake great effort to develop a genuine understanding of who our residents and their families are, and what is most important to them. The transition to long term care can be challenging, both for residents and their families, and we aim to make it as stress-free as possible.

Our individualized approach enables us to tailor our care and services to your loved ones to ensure their overall health and wellbeing. We take the time to get to know each individual, and their preferences, in order to further develop goals and appropriate activities.

We also maintain an open-door policy to ensure regular feedback from residents and family members to better inform our services and care plans. Our interdisciplinary approach is focused on strength in numbers, and we conduct regular meetings with all team members to maintain regular communication and proactive planning.

Services and Activities

24/7 Care and Support

Northcott provides the support required to carry on with dignity, with the same love and care a family member would provide along with medical professionals. This support includes 24/7 skilled nursing care and support.

Rehabilitation Equipment

To address mobility issues, we have dedicated exercise equipment to provide rehabilitation services.

Meal Preparation

We provide nutritious meals and snacks, and are able to accommodate dietary requirements with the assistance of a registered dietitian. By catering to the dietary needs of our residents, we aim to provide the basic comforts of a shared meal to make everyone feel at home. Check out our Spring and Summer 2024 Menu from Northcott.

Medication Supply and Monitoring

We provide medication prescribed by physicians through our pharmacy service provider, and our medical professionals provide medication monitoring and oversight to ensure our residents’ wellbeing.

Recreational Therapy

Our residents are encouraged to explore their personal interests, or try their hand at a new activity such as painting. It’s the little joys that make life more enjoyable.

Games and Events

Social connection is often what gives meaning to our lives, and we make every effort to provide opportunities for social activities and fun events to look forward to. Check out our November 2023 Activities Calendar from Northcott.

24-hour skilled nursing care
Nutritious hot meals and snacks
Basic linen services
Recreational, social and therapy programs
Respite and palliative care
Medications prescribed by doctors
Basic incontinent products
Oxygen Therapy
Podiatry care
Personal laundry services on a scheduled basis
Hairdressing services
Wheelchairs, Broda Chairs and Specialty Equipment


Northcott Care Centre is committed to creating an accessible environment for all people who live in, work in, and visit our centre. We strive to remove barriers that might prevent full participation in our community. For example, posters and pamphlets have been printed in large font to enhance visibility, and equipment has been installed throughout the centre to support those with limited mobility.

These are just a few of the improvements we’ve made, and we welcome any feedback that might help us continue to grow. Please Contact Us if you have suggestions about making Northcott Care Centre more accessible for all.

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