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Notice: In light of the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking necessary precautions to protect your health and safety. This may affect programs and services in your area and, in some cases, cause temporary program changes. To learn about the ongoing status of programs across VON, please refer to our Program Changes page.
VON's nurses, personal support workers, therapists and other health care providers care for Canadians in their homes, communities and workplaces. Search below to find the service that will meet your needs or those of your loved one.
VON staff runs community clinics, usually in the offices of public organizations, to deliver nursing services such as flu shots, foot care, wound care and education sessions for people with diabetes.
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|Companion, Homemaking and Personal Care Services||
If you or a loved one want to live independently, but need help with laundry, grocery shopping, making meals, or personal care, we can help.
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|Diabetes Education Program||
This program helps people recognize the signs and symptoms to determine if they, or someone they know, might have diabetes.
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|DNA Paternity Testing||
Trained staff take finger prints, cheek swabs and pictures of the patents and children for DNA testing, where paternity needs to be determined.
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|Foot Care Clinics||
VON nurses provide assessment, care and advice for clients of all ages, including people who suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes, who need to pay particular attention to their feet.
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|General Home Visiting Nursing Program||
VON nurses offer a wide range of quality health care services in your home.
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A VON registered nurse can give vaccinations in the workplace or other community settings. Immunization programs include flu shots, hepatitis, tetanus and diphtheria, pneumonia, chickenpox, meningitis and travel vaccines.
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|In-Home Adult Respite||
Trained personal support workers and/or volunteers are available to meet the needs of the client and offer the caregiver some relief from the stresses of caregiving for a few hours or shifts of care. Respite may include homemaking services, recreation and stimulation activities.
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|In-Home Foot Care||
A VON nurse or other health professional visits clients at home to assess the individual's general health, provide expert foot care and counsel clients on how to care for their feet themselves.
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|Meals on Wheels||
Volunteers deliver nourishing meals to people unable to cook or shop for themselves.
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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.