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.    



By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists





Art Therapists





Bereavement Coordinators





Bereavement Support





Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor





Clinical Counsellors





Complementary Therapists





Complementary therapies





Day Program















Educational Coordinators





Grief Group Facilitator





Home Consultation Services





Home Support (Homemaking)





Inpatient consultation





Inpatient Facility (PCU)





Music Therapists










Nursing Visits





Occupational Therapists





Outpatient Clinics





Personal Support Workers





Pain & Symptom Management















Physician Visits















Quick Response / Emergency Response










Respiratory Therapists





Respite Care





Social Workers





Social Work / Counselling





Speech / Language Therapists





Spiritual / Pastoral Care Workers





Spiritual / Pastoral Support





Volunteer Coordinators










Volunteer Support





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.