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Victorian Order of Nurses

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Table of Contents Welcome Letter.....................................................................................................................4 V.O.N. Vision & Mission....................................................................................................... 5 Foot Care Services.................................................................................................................6 Vitality Home Health Care....................................................................................................7 Travel Vaccinations................................................................................................................8 Immunizations.......................................................................................................................9 Workplace Wellness.............................................................................................................10 Adult Day Programs............................................................................................................ 11 Charitable Programs & Community Support...................................................................... 12 Volunteering with V.O.N..................................................................................................... 13 Telephone Index.................................................................................................................. 14

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Welcome Letter “Health Starts at Home” The Victorian Order of Nurses (V.O.N.) is a national, non-profit health organization and registered charity offering a wide range of community health care solutions. For more than 115 years, V.O.N. has pioneered home health services in Canada, often being the first to identify emerging health and social needs, and providing innovative services to meet those needs. Since the 1890’s when Lady Lougheed, grandmother of Premier Peter Lougheed, founded the Alberta Chapter of V.O.N., we have provided quality, compassionate care to Albertans. Recognized by generations of Canadians for our visiting nursing program, V.O.N. has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of the populations we serve. This Community Health Guide provides valuable information on the wide range of V.O.N. programs that support the Edmonton community. Special thanks to the advertisers, listed in the back section, for making this Guide possible. We also appreciate the efforts of Willow Publishing for undertaking this important community project. The Victorian Order of Nurses – Edmonton Suite 100, 4636-87th Street Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W3 780.466.0293

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V.O.N.’s Vision & Mission Vision – “Health Starts at Home” V.O.N. will be Canada’s leading charitable organization addressing community health and social needs.

Mission – V.O.N. works in partnership with Canadians for a healthier society. V.O.N., a charity guided by the principles of primary health care, works in partnership with Canadians for a healthier society through: 1. Leadership in community-based care; 2. Delivery of innovative comprehensive health and social services; 3. Influence in the delivery of health social policy.

Core Values – Respect, Participation, Responsiveness, Courage V.O.N.’s model of care and service shapes the actions of thousands of V.O.N. staff and volunteers touching the lives of millions of Canadians. We work within the existing health care, economic, and political environments, constantly striving to inform, influence, and impact change. V.O.N. is characterized by a learning culture which aims for excellence, innovation, and integration. Our success is based on a proud history of service to Canadians, and people who are passionate about its philosophy, mission, values and strategic vision for the future.

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Foot Care Services “Don’t tiptoe around the importance of foot health.” Three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age – putting their independence and well-being at risk.* Across Canada, V.O.N. is widely recognized as one of the most experienced providers and trainers of therapeutic foot care. For clients with special foot care needs, V.O.N. nurses are trained in assessment, care and education. Foot care services in Edmonton were implemented to provide convenience and privacy in your homes, or at any foot care clinics located throughout Edmonton. These are some Foot Care Services we offer: • Assessment of lower legs, feet and nails • Toenails trimmed and filed, cream applied and feet massaged to enhance circulation • Treatment of corns, calluses, ingrown, fungal, and thickened toe nails • Education on maintaining foot health and prevention of foot and nail problems V.O.N. meets the highest standards for quality of foot care and sterilization of equipment. For Edmonton foot care clinic locations or to book an in-home appointment, call 780.466.0293 *Public Health Agency of Canada

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Vitality Home Health Care Devoted Care & Support for Your Loved Ones at Home Home care in Edmonton has been at the center of our business for more than 100 years. As an industry leader in home care support, our clients have depended on V.O.N. to act as partners to create the best care environment. V.O.N. Vitality offers private Nursing, Personal Care, Home Support, and various other services tailored to individual needs and budgets. Using a team of specialized health practitioners, V.O.N. offers: • Nursing Care • Personal Care • Caregiver Relief • Palliative Care • Independent Living Support • Companion Care • Homemaking • Accompanied Visits • In-home Exercises / Falls Reduction Program V.O.N. Vitality is committed to help people live independently in the community and have the best possible quality of life. With V.O.N.’s help, many elderly, ill, and disabled persons have been able to delay or avoid admission into a care facility; people in hospitals have been able to return to their homes sooner than expected; and many caregivers have been given the assistance and relief they need to continue caring for loved ones at home. A Vitality client assessment conducted by qualified nurses, allows us to develop a customized home care plan. Following the assessment, we will draw up a care proposal tailored to your needs. Call today for a V.O.N. Vitality Edmonton home care client assessment at 780.466.0293

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Travel Vaccinations Your Best Shot at Good Health While You Travel V.O.N. provides a complete range of travel vaccinations in Edmonton and is designated by Health Canada as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. We also provide vaccinations to protect against Hepatitis A and B, Cholera, Typhoid Fever, Rabies, travellers’ diarrhea, and more. Our travel clinics in Edmonton include a preliminary consultation, education, vaccinations, and a vaccine record. All travel vaccinations are administered by qualified Registered Nurses with specialized training. V.O.N. provides a complete range of travel vaccinations and is designated by Health Canada as a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. We also provide vaccinations to protect against Hepatitis A and B, Cholera, Typhoid Fever, Rabies, travellers’ diarrhea, and more. V.O.N. recommends an initial consultation at least four to six weeks prior to departure, as some vaccines require multiple does to become effective. Competitive pricing as well as flexible appointment times are offered during the evening and weekends clinics. For more information on V.O.N. Travel Clinics or to book an appointment, please call 780.466.0293

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Immunizations Workplace Flu Clinics “What are you bringing to work this flu season?” Flu is extremely contagious. It is also a productivity killer. Approximately 7.5 million workdays are lost to flu in Canada annually. On average, people with flu miss three to five workdays. If they go to work with flu, their productivity drops by 50 percent and they can pass the influenza virus on. Co-workers also experience a drop in productivity. Flu costs your business more than you think. V.O.N. is the largest non-government provider of seasonal flu shots in Alberta. For more information flu shots and on our Edmonton workplace flu clinics, call us at 780.466.0293 or visit our website www.VONEdmonton.ca

Other Immunizations Zostavax - The Zostavax immunization aids in the prevention of shingles, which occurs when the dormant chicken pox virus activates again as shingles in later life. If you are 50 years or older and have had natural chickenpox, consider the Zostavax immunization. Gardasil – The Gardasil vaccination aids in the prevention of infection caused by four of the most common types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It also works in prevention of diseases associated with these HPV types including cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer, genital warts and more. Gardasil is meant not only for girls and women, but also boys and men, aged nine to twenty-six years old. For businesses operating in high-risk environments, V.O.N. provides onsite immunizations including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Mantoux and tetanus shots. For more information on immunizations, call 780.466.0293

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Workplace Wellness A healthier organization. Greater employee well being and engagement. Improved productivity. Controlled benefits cost. “For organizations that measure Return On Investment (ROI), there is growing evidence that the costbenefit ratio ranges from $1.50 to $6.15 for every dollar invested in wellness initiatives.”* V.O.N. delivers comprehensive and customized Workplace Wellness programs in Edmonton. We will help you tailor a program to meet your company’s wellness goals. Our services include: • B iometric Screening Clinics - Helps identify employees’ high-risk health indicators, including diabetes and heart disease. • W ellness Workshops - “Lunch & Learn” workshops with specific wellness topics, perfect for small employee groups. • S easonal Flu Clinics - Workplace flu clinics help to ensure your employees are protected and remain healthy. • O nsite Immunizations - For businesses operating in high-risk environments, V.O.N. provides Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, tetanus shots, and mantoux right at your workplace. For more information on Workplace Wellness in Edmonton, call 780.466.0293 *The Business Case for a Healthy Workplace, Industrial Accident Prevention Association

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Adult Day Programs Adult Day Programs (ADPs) are designed for adults with physical and/or memory challenges or are living with a chronic illness. These day programs have a dual focus - they provide clients with a regular outing one or two times a week and caregivers with a break. V.O.N. Edmonton currently operates Adults Day Programs in two locations – Silver Springs in the NW and Marlborough in the NE – and provides services to four target groups: • Well seniors • Seniors with dementia • Indo-Canadian well seniors • Rec Club for members with early onset dementia Adult Day Programs provide six hours a day of: • Warm welcoming fun environments supported by trained care staff • Enjoying the company of others with similar interests and health care needs • Nutritious meals and snacks • Recreational programming • Activities and exercise programs to improve health • Basic personal care • Monitoring of blood pressure and weight • Assistance with medication • Family caregiver respite, support and information You must be an AHS Home Care client in order to attend one of the AHS funded ADPs. Home Care clients (or their family caregivers) interested in an ADP should discuss this option with their AHS Case Manager. For more information on the Adult Day Programs, call 780.466.0293

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Charitable Programs & Community Support “You can make a difference.” As a registered charity, V.O.N. relies on the support of generous people and organizations. Funds raised through donations, major gifts, and special events allow V.O.N. to continue to provide the community support services in our area. Your dollars are directed toward charitable programs and services as well as subsidization of clients who are in need but cannot afford a fee for service. As an example of one of our charitable programs, every week V.O.N. nurses provide a foot care clinic free of charge to the clients of the Edmonton Drop-In and Rehab Centre.

Health Clinics at Edmonton Drop In Centre One of V.O.N. Edmonton’s long-standing charitable programs is delivering Health Clinics at the Edmonton Drop In and Rehab Centre. Our nurses deliver weekly clinics, free of charge, onsite at the Drop In Center, in partnership with Drop In Center staff, to address the complex health needs of Edmonton’s Homeless. V.O.N. Edmonton actively fundraises to cover nurses’ salaries, equipment and operating costs to ensure that we continue to deliver this important program, free of charge to the Edmonton Drop In Center and their vulnerable clients. Please contact V.O.N. Edmonton and let us know if you are willing to help us fund this important community service.

Major Gifts & Planned Giving Major gifts are immediate gifts over $1,000 and allow V.O.N. to expand services or carry out special projects in our community. Major gifts can be personal, or take the form of corporate donations or sponsorships. Planned gifts such as bequests, insurance policies, charitable trusts, gift annuities and publicly listed securities can be designated. The major gifts and planned giving programs enable people to leave a lasting legacy within their community. The V.O.N. Edmonton office accepts donations by cheque, VISA, and MasterCard . Thank you for helping V.O.N. make a difference. To make a donation, call 780.466.0293.

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Volunteering with V.O.N. Love meeting new people? Looking to give back to your community? Want to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you have great skills and experience to offer, or are you eager to learn something new? V.O.N. has volunteer opportunities for you! When you become a V.O.N. Volunteer, we will: • Provide opportunities to meet new people and socialize • Match your strengths, interests and available time to a volunteer role that’s right for you • Give you a clear picture of the position requirements and the training to do it well • Support you in your volunteer role through regular contact • Provide ongoing educational opportunities to assist you in your role and to introduce you to new opportunities Help V.O.N. continue its long legacy of giving and supporting those in need in the Edmonton community. To volunteer, or for more information, call us at 780.466.0293.

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Telephone Index Emergency Ambulance/Police/Fire................................................................................................. 911 Weather Environment Canada .................................................................................(403) 299-7878

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Setting The Standard for Age-In-Place Living.

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