Benefits of Outreach Nursing

For residents in Niagara who can't access traditional health care, outreach nurses provides a suitable alternative.

Residents who have challenges with traditional health care include:

  • Socially isolated individuals
  • Those with mental health issues
  • Those with addictions
  • Homeless residents
  • Individuals with limited access to transportation
  • Individuals who lack a health card

How Outreach Nursing Overcomes these Challenges

Reducing barriers

  • Health care provider comes to client
  • Individuals with mental health or addiction issues are often hesitant to visit traditional service providers because of past discrimination or a lack of trust
  • Services are free, confidential and non-judgmental assistance to clients in need

Going to the Client to Provide Service

  • Outreach nurses move throughout Niagara and can visit clients in a public location where they are most comfortable
  • If additional care or follow up is needed, the outreach nurses are able refer to other health agencies

Built-in support systems

  • Vulnerable clients can have supporters present during visits, and during follow up care
  • Important while healthy behaviours are being adopted, and can encourage successful changes
  • Outreach nursing services are completely confidential, and others will only be included as long the client approves

If you or someone you know could benefit from the services of an outreach nurse, arrangements can be made to meet a nurse at a specific location.

To make arrangement for a specific location, contact a nurse by email or call 905-688-8248 ext. 7512. (Toll-free: 1-888-505-6074)

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