VON - Middlesex-Elgin


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What are your admission/referral criteria?

Any individual living in Elgin County with a life threatning illness or anyone in need of normal grief or bereavement support.

Hospice Coordinator completes intake assessment with client/caregiver.

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family?

“What can you do for me?”


The Hospice Volunteer Program provides compassionate care to help clients and their families face a life threatning illness.  We match clients with trained volunteers one on one - each individual receives personal support to meet his or her unique needs.  Elgin County residents can access this service.  Program is free of charge.  Examples of support through this program include; practical assistance like shopping or childcare, supporting clients interests and activities, relief for caregivers, companionship, active listening, emotional support and bereavement visiting.    

 

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists

 

 

 

 

Art Therapists

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Support

 

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Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor

 

 

 

 

Clinical Counsellors

 

 

 

 

Complementary Therapists

 

 

 

 

Complementary therapies

 

 

 

 

Day Program

 

 

 

 

Dietitians

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

Educational Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Grief Group Facilitator

 

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Home Consultation Services

 

 

 

 

Home Support (Homemaking)

 

 

 

 

Inpatient consultation

 

 

 

 

Inpatient Facility (PCU)

 

 

 

 

Music Therapists

 

 

 

 

Nurses

 

 

 

 

Nursing Visits

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists

 

 

 

 

Outpatient Clinics

 

 

 

 

Personal Support Workers

 

 

 

 

Pain & Symptom Management

 

 

 

 

Pharmacists    

 

 

 

 

Physicians

 

 

 

 

Physician Visits

 

 

 

 

Physiotherapists

 

 

 

 

Psychologists

 

 

 

 

Quick Response / Emergency Response

 

 

 

 

Research

 

 

 

 

Respiratory Therapists

 

 

 

 

Respite Care

 

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Social Workers

 

 

 

 

Social Work / Counselling

 

 

 

 

Speech / Language Therapists

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers

 

 

 

 

Spiritual / Pastoral Support

 

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Volunteer Coordinators

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Volunteers

 

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Volunteer Support

 

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Other (please specify):       

    

 

 

 

 

All health issues can be stressful for a family.  When a diagnosis includes words like acute, cancer, debilitating, or life threatning, confusion and feelings of isolation add to the turmoil for both the individuals and loved ones.