February 16, 2023
Since 1914, The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) for Canada has helped Oxford County residents live healthier and more independent lives through the delivery of innovative and comprehensive health and social services.
VON Canada believes that health starts at home but when staying at home is no longer possible, VON Sakura House hospice is there to offer an alternative to end-of-life care.
Why join the OHT?
VON Oxford joined the OHT as an opportunity to further strengthen relationships with their community partners and to build new connections that will help them continue to provide the best care possible to the citizens of Oxford County.
VON partners with other community support service agencies, health care partners, and OHT partners in Oxford County to provide new and complementary services to community members.
This year, VON is reopening many of their face-to-face programs such as their SMART® Exercise and Fall Prevention Programs and Blood Pressure Clinics throughout Oxford County.
VON Oxford offers several programs that support community members and emphasize keeping people in their homes, including:
- Meals on Wheels: nourishing meals delivered to people struggling or unable to cook or shop for themselves.
- Transportation: volunteer-provided transportation for seniors and adults with disabilities to appointments, day programs, and social outings.
- Home At Last: support to aging or frail adults as they are discharged from hospital to their homes.
- And others, such as adult day programs, overnight respite, bathing, volunteer visiting, hospice and bereavement supports, family support programs, and assisted living.
We want to thank VON Oxford for the range of services they provide to our community and for their collaboration and involvement in the Oxford OHT.
To learn more about VON Oxford and their services, visit their website at http://vonoxford.ca/