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Volunteer Visiting

Trained volunteers provide companionship and personal assistance to isolated seniors or adults with chronic illnesses or physical or cognitive disabilities. Volunteers are matched with clients following a client needs and interest assessment by a health professional.

Why it Matters: 

The program offers social interaction which provides as sense of connectedness, decreases feelings of loneliness and can also provide relief to the caregiver.

Middlesex-Elgin

Accreditation

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.