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VON Durham

VON Durham Site Home and Community Services (VON Durham) provides Hospice Palliative Care Services and is home to the SMART, WIN, and SELECT programs. We provide emotional, social, and spiritual support to individuals and families facing life-limiting diagnoses, advanced illness, death, and bereavement.

Our staff and trained volunteers work in partnership with community health care professionals and other service providers in an effort to enhance the quality of client care. Our staff and volunteers are also available to provide anticipatory grief and bereavement support to family members and friends, as well as advance care planning support.

For more information on VON Durham, please go to vondurham.org

 

News

Feb 17, 2021
Modern healthcare delivery requires modern ideas. Infusing innovation in our work was the goal behind VON’s eHomecare approach when it was launched as a pilot program more than a decade ago. It has since evolved into a mature program in the southwestern and central regions of Ontario.
Dec 16, 2020
Dear friends and VON Community, 

Events

  Learn how to become mindful and self-compassionate in your caregiving journey! This free 4-part series helps you manage stressful caregiving situations; build your resilience and navigate community resources.
  Come join us for a free one-hour chair yoga and guided meditation class to help get your week started off right! Learn basic chair yoga routines and finish off the class with a relaxing meditation. 
  Whether you need a refresher or are just starting your caregiving journey, these free one-hour monthly seminars teach you the basics of caregiving so you can feel confident in your role!  This program is hosted through Zoom. Registration is required. 
  Learn how to become mindful and self-compassionate in your caregiving journey! This free 4-part series helps you manage stressful caregiving situations; build your resilience and navigate community resources.
  Feeling connected and supported during this time is something we all need!  Meet other caregivers going through similar experiences, share your thoughts in a safe space, and learn how to relax and decompress in this one hour bi-weekly group! 

Accreditation

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.