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Nursing at Ongwanada

Ongwanada is dedicated to the health of people with Developmental Disabilities. Nursing Services are available to all clients in Residential and Home Share programs. Nurses promote health through regular visits, teaching clients and staff, and monitoring clients health status. They ensure all clients are offered annual health screening and provide care in the event of illness.

Nurses are active members of each client's support team. They maintain regular communication with family physicians, accompany clients to specialist appointments, and ensure recommendations are followed.

Nursing Community Residences
Three of Ongwanada's Community Residences are dedicated to the clients who require nursing support in order to live in the community. These homes are staffed by RN's who specialize in caring for the health needs of people with developmental disabilities. Some clients live in these homes permanently because their health needs require continuous monitoring by a RN. The Nursing Homes also provide temporary Nursing Services to clients throughout the organization who have been ill and need nursing support to recover. Some of these clients have had surgery, have newly diagnosed medical conditions, or require nursing assessments due to complex health needs. Once clients recover, nurses make recommendations to the clients' caregivers about maintaining health and provide health lessons to clients, caregivers, and family members.

Nurses in these homes also offer palliative care to clients, if necessary.

Visiting Nurses
All Residential and Home Share clients have access to a Visiting Nurse. These nurses act as Case Managers, linking professional supports and medical services. They regularly visit the clients' homes and monitor health issues. They provide support to caregivers through health lessons and ongoing health dialogue. The Visiting Nurses provide annual training to all staff on health related topics such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration monitoring, and administration of tube feedings. They monitor the clients' health throughout the year to ensure that client care reflects best practices. The Visiting Nurses accompany clients in Family Physician, Psychiatric and other clinics. They coordinate information to ensure that physicians have the information that they require and that their recommendations are communicated to the caregivers.



Location: Sunny Side Treatment Home
Dates of Vacancy: June 5, 2017
Closing Date: May 5, 2017
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Dates of Vacancy: June 5, 2017
Closing Date: May 5, 2017
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Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre
Dates of Vacancy: May 29, 2017
Closing Date: May 4, 2017
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Date of Vacancy: June 12, 2017
Closing Date: May 4, 2017
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Paint Night: Fundraiser for United Way KFL&A
Join us for an evening of merriment while creating your own personal masterpiece!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m.  9 p.m.
Light refreshment at 6:30
WHY: Because the United Way needs our help!
HOW: Register at https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1170797

Included in the price:
" All supplies: Paint, brushes, a 16x20 canvas and a funky Paint Nite apron to wear (a nifty little fashion statement)!
" Delectable treats prior to starting
" Door Prizes

The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the United Way KFL&A who help people and organizations in our community. In 2015 that was 75,000 people, 40 agencies, and 57 programs.

We need at least 35 people signed up two weeks in advance to proceed with the event and we are open to the public so bring family and friends!

Register by April 7, 2017 for a chance to win our Early Bird draw.

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Winter 2017 Horizon
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Ongwanada earns Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
Ongwanada is proud to announce that after Accreditation Canada's surveyors were on-site in December, they reported that our organization met Exemplary status. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the process.

Click below to see the Accreditation Report.

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Host Family Opportunity for 64-year old gentleman
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2016-2017 Operating Plan
Document detailing progress toward Building Capacity & Moving Forward with a Person-Centred Approach.

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