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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.
|Meals on Wheels||
Volunteers deliver nourishing meals to people unable to cook or shop for themselves.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Cumberland, Greater Sudbury, Halifax, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Middlesex-Elgin, North Bay, Oxford, Peel, Perth Huron Stratford, Pictou, Queens County, VON Kingston, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, Windsor Essex||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|Neighbours Helping Neighbours||
Neighbours Helping Neighbours™ is a training program designed to help people develop a level of comfort in helping others in their community.
|Ottawa||Business, Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
|Nurse Practitioner Program||
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional training in the provision of primary care.
|Brantford Haldimand, Greater Sudbury, Grey Bruce, Middlesex-Elgin, Niagara, North Bay, Peterborough, Porcupine, Windsor Essex||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.
|Greater Sudbury, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, North Bay, Oxford, Peterborough, Pictou, Simcoe County, Tri County, VON Kingston||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support, Personal Care||More info|
|Palliative / Hospice Volunteer Visiting||
Hospice volunteers are specially trained, caring, dedicated people who offer their knowledge, experience and support to help the client and their family through life-limiting illness(es) or an end-of-life journey. Volunteers act as a member of the interdisciplinary team as an adjunct to nursing or home support visits.
|Algoma, Brantford Haldimand, Chatham Kent, Greater Sudbury, Grey Bruce, Hamilton, Middlesex-Elgin, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Sarnia, VON Durham||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support||More info|
The Passport Program provides personalized support for adults with developmental disabilities, 18 years of age and older.
|Middlesex-Elgin, Oxford||Families and Caregivers, Seniors, Seniors and adults living with varying abilities||Respite & Community Participation||More info|
The VON nurse provides care at home for women and babies who leave hospital within 24 hours of delivery.
|Greater Sudbury, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward||Children, Families and Caregivers||Home Support||More info|
|Pre-School / School Health Program||
In some communities, VON is responsible for comprehensive health promotion and screening programs in schools.
|Sarnia||Children, Families and Caregivers||Community Programs||More info|
In this series of classes or online course, expectant parents learn about the development of their baby during pregnancy, good nutrition, physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, preparation for labour and delivery, care of the newborn and parenting skills.
|Chatham Kent, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward||Children, Families and Caregivers||Community Programs||More info|
|Private Duty Nursing and Shift Nursing||
Shift nursing brings the expertise of registered practical nurses to the home.
|Brantford Haldimand, Chatham Kent, Cumberland, Greater Toronto Area, Grey Bruce, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, Niagara, North Bay, Pictou, Porcupine, Sarnia, Simcoe County, VON Kingston, Windsor Essex||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support, Personal Care||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.