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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.

Title Description Sites Audience Category
Acute Pediatric Care

Trained staff offer pediatric care in the area of central line management, wound management and medication administration. There is also respite care for families. 

Children, Families and Caregivers Home Support More info
Caregiver Support and Education

Skilled and compassionate VON professionals provide information, education and emotional support to family caregivers.

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Chronic Diseases, Home Support More info
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. 

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Home Support, Personal Care More info
Home At Last (HAL)
Home at Last (HAL) provides support to aging or frail adults as they are discharged from hospital to their homes, ensuring they settle in safely and comfortably. 
Families and Caregivers, Seniors Home Support More info
Home Maintenance and Repair

VON can help clients maintain a clean and safe environment at home through yard maintenance, window washing, snow removal and other chores. We can also help clients arrange for professional repairs such as plumbing, electricity and roofing. 

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Community Programs, Home Support 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 Children's Respite

Respite is available to families of chronically ill children who are physically or intellectually disabled. Trained health aides provide personal services to free up regular caregivers. The same health aide is assigned to the client each week to ensure continuity of care. 

Children, Families and Caregivers Chronic Diseases, Home Support, 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
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.

Families and Caregivers, Seniors Chronic Diseases, Home Support More info
Post-natal Care

The VON nurse provides care at home for women and babies who leave hospital within 24 hours of delivery. 
 

Children, Families and Caregivers Home Support More info

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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.