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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.
|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.
|Middlesex-Elgin, Sarnia||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.
|Chatham Kent, Grey Bruce, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, Niagara, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Sarnia, Simcoe County, Tri County, VON Durham, VON Kingston||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.
|Annapolis Valley, Chatham Kent, Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Greater Sudbury, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, Niagara, North Bay, Ottawa, Oxford, Pictou, Sarnia, Thunder Bay, Tri County, Windsor Essex||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.
|Cape Breton, Grey Bruce, Middlesex-Elgin, Oxford, Simcoe County||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.
|Algoma, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford||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.
|Antigonish, Brantford Haldimand, Chatham Kent, Cumberland, Greater Sudbury, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, North Bay, Peterborough, Pictou, Simcoe County, Tri County, VON Kingston||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.
|Antigonish, Cumberland, Middlesex-Elgin, Tri County||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.
|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 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|
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