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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.
|Algoma, Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester East Hants, Cumberland, Greater Sudbury, Halifax, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Lunenburg, Middlesex-Elgin, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Peterborough, Pictou, Sarnia, Simcoe, Thunder Bay, Tri County, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Community Programs||More info|
|Alzheimer's Volunteer Visiting||
Trained volunteers visit people with Alzheimer's disease in their homes to provide respite to their caregivers. Activities may include conversation, outings, assistance with shopping, encouragement or help with hobbies and interests, activities such as walking and much more.
|Middlesex-Elgin, Oxford||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Community Programs||More info|
|Caregiver Support and Education||
Skilled and compassionate VON professionals provide information, education and emotional support to family caregivers.
|Chatham Kent, Greater Kingston and Napanee, Grey Bruce, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, Niagara, Oxford, Perth Huron Stratford, Sarnia, Simcoe, Tri County, VON Durham||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support||More info|
|Client Intervention and Assistance||
The intervention and assistance program provides support and crisis intervention, such as when a client is being abused, needs special services, or the help of an advocate.
|Greater Sudbury, Pictou||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||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.
|Antigonish, Brantford Haldimand, Chatham Kent, Cumberland, Greater Kingston and Napanee, Greater Sudbury, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, North Bay, Peterborough, Pictou, Simcoe, Tri County||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 Kingston and Napanee, Greater Sudbury, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, North Bay, Oxford, Peterborough, Pictou, Simcoe, Tri County||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Chronic Diseases, Home Support, Personal Care||More info|
The Passport Program provides personalized support for adults with developmental disabilities, 18 years of age and older.
|Middlesex-Elgin||Families and Caregivers||Community Programs||More info|
Volunteers provide companionship to isolated seniors or adults with physical or disabilities.
|Annapolis Valley, Antigonish, Brantford Haldimand, Chatham Kent, Greater Toronto Area, Halifax, Hamilton, Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward, Middlesex-Elgin, Peel, Perth Huron Stratford, Windsor Essex||Families and Caregivers, Seniors||Community Programs||More info|
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