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Specialized Palliative Care Nursing and Volunteer Services

A professional and caring VON nurse works with you to address your loved one’s needs during their end-stage of life helping to keep them pain-free and comfortable.  Many palliative care programs also include volunteers, and support services to supplement nurse visits. Working as an integrated team, volunteers report on changes in the client's status, and nurses provide direction and volunteer support. 

Why it Matters: 

VON can provide the necessary care and support services to allow people in the end-stage of life to be in familiar surroundings close to family and friends. Our nurses ensure professional pain and symptom control, while volunteers provide respite to family members and companionship to the person who is ill.


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.