Home Nursing Care
Nursing services are provided by both Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. These professionals work to promote, protect and maintain the health of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations and by doing so reduce admissions to hospitals and delays admission to Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes.
Services offered by Community Health Nursing- Continuing Care
For individuals who are not able to access hospitals or clinics in the area the following services can be offered in your home
- Wound care
- Blood work
- Injections (for example B12)
- Catheter care
For any individuals requiring the following nursing service ordered by a doctor or nurse practitioner may receive these services at home
- Home infusion (IV medications over the age of 16 years)
- Home Chemotherapy
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Vac dressing)
- End of life care
Other services provided to all individuals
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Ostomy support
- Special assistance program (wound care supplies, gloves, depends etc.)
- Assessment (for home supports or admission to a nursing home or Personal care home)
Who can refer?
- Individuals can make a self-referral (by calling a local community health nursing office)
- Caregivers can refer with the individuals consent
- Concerned individuals who feel someone might need services
- Other health professionals such as nurses, physicians, social workers etc.
Who do I contact for any of these services?
See our Community Support Directory