Program: Middlesex-Strathroy Office
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses - Middlesex-Elgin
Phone Numbers: 519-245-3170
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-7058
Fax: 519-245-3164
Email: claire.crookshank@von.ca
Website: www.vonmiddlesexelgin.ca
Address:
274 Head St N
Strathroy, ON
N7G 4L7
Intersection: Head St N and Kittridge Ave E
Location: Strathroy
Accessibility:
Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Claire Crookshank - Care and Service Manager, Community Support Services
Service Description: Supports for older adults, and adults with disabilities * helps people remain independent for as long as possible

Adult Day Program - Adult day program * social, recreational, and therapeutic activities for older adults and adults with disabilities in a group setting for part of the day * helps to support family caregivers who provide day-to-day care

Alzheimer/Dementia Services - Offers one-on-one support and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and their caregivers * available at VON during in-home visits, as well as through regular telephone contact

Blood Pressure Clinic - Trained volunteers measure seniors' blood pressure and provide educational materials and information on how to be more heart-healthy

Caregiver Support and Counselling - One-on-one counselling and group supports for caregivers, including family and friends of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

Caregiver Training, Information and Education - Peer support groups, education, and training for family members, service providers, and caregivers for people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia * caregiver resource library available

Congregate Dining - Group meals and social activities for older adults and adults with disabilities

Falls Prevention and Group Exercise Classes for Seniors - Group exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and people with mobility issues and chronic conditions * aims to improve strength and balance to prevent injury and falls

Home Help - Assistance with daily chores, such as laundry, light housekeeping, errands, shopping, meal planning and meal preparation * Home Help personnel visit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or seasonally

Hospice and Bereavement Services - Companionship, respite care, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness at any stage of illness from diagnosis on * bereavement support for anyone who has experienced the death of someone close

Hospice Volunteer Visiting - Trained volunteers provide companionship, respite care, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a life-threatening illness during any stage of the illness

Meals on Wheels - Volunteers deliver hot or frozen meals to clients to help meet their nutritional requirements * hot meals delivered at lunch * supper available in some locations

Telephone Reassurance/Security Checks - Regular visits and phone calls to check on the health and safety of older adults and adults with a disability people who live alone * screened volunteers listen, talk, and help isolated people stay in contact with the outside world

Transportation Services - Non-emergency transportation to local medical and non-medical appointments and regular activities such as shopping, errands, and social outings * volunteer drivers * wheelchair accessible and ambulatory transportation is available in Strathroy-Caradoc, Thames Centre, Aylmer, East Elgin, St Thomas and Central Elgin

Vial of Life - Clients receive assistance in completing medical information in a provided template, so it is accessible for emergency personnel in the event of an emergency

Volunteer Visiting - Regular volunteer visits to older adults and people with disabilities  * volunteer visitors are matched one to one with clients to provide companionship and support and may take place in-home or outside the home

Services and Programs:
  • Assisted Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Fees: Varies per program
    Application: Call * no referral required
    Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers, who need physical, social, or emotional supports
    Languages: English
    Area(s) Served: Rural Middlesex and area
    See Also: Community Support Services
    Last Updated: 5/15/2015
    Service Record URL: http://http://www.southwesthealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=10846

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