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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.
|Adult Day Program||
VON Canada professional staff and volunteers coordinate activities such as exercise classes, card and word games, communal outings and crafts for seniors and adults living with a disability or with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia or cognitive impairment.
|Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Community Programs||More info|
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.
|Business||Community Programs||More info|
|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.
|Business, Children||Community Programs||More info|
|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.
|Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|General Home Visiting Nursing Program||
VON nurses offer a wide range of quality health care services in your home.
|Children, Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Community Programs||More info|
|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.
|Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support||More info|
|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.
|Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Personal Care||More info|
|Nurse Practitioner Program||
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional training in the provision of primary care.
|Children, Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Community Programs, Nurse Practitioner Program, Personal Care||More info|
|Overnight Respite Services||
VON operates several centres where seniors, people with intellectual or cognitive challenges or people with chronic conditions can receive nursing care and recreational and therapeutic activities in a home like setting to allow caregivers much-needed rest.
|Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support, Personal Care||More info|
|Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together (SMART)||
A one on one in home exercise program that aims to restore frail, elderly, high risk seniors who have had a recent decline in functional abilities.
|Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
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.