VON Durham Site, Home and Community Services - “Your Pathway To Hospice Services”

Special Extended Living Environment for Challenged Tenants (SELECT)

January 2021

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The S.E.L.E.C.T. Program employs highly skilled Registered Nurses with extensive experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities to provide service in the following ways:
Program Monitoring
The Team conducts scheduled and unscheduled group home visits monthly to:

  • Observe, assess, and interact with the clients in their homes to determine overall health and well-being
  • Observe the home for safety and cleanliness
  • Identify gaps in services, service goals being met, and opportunities for development
Staff communication and consultation
  • Answer any questions regarding client concerns
  • Provide written recommendations regarding client needsD
  • Provide direction and navigation support to staff related to networking with community resources
Documentation review
The homes documentation on every client is reviewed to:

  • Monitor physicians appointments and ensure that any new orders and medication changes are implemented
  • Track and record health information
Health education and Training
Comprehensive education sessions to staff are provided as requested. Topics include:

  • Nutrition (G or J Tubes)
  • Diabetes Management
  • Epilepsy, Inhalation Therapy
  • Skin Care, Dehydration

S.E.L.E.C.T. Program staff work closely with all key stakeholders to ensure that their care plan supports the goals set out in the Individual Support Plan (ISP). The staff endeavor to attend the annual ISP meetings for each client they provide service to.


Annually, the group homes have Individual Support Plan (ISP) meetings. As a S.E.L.E.C.T. nurse we contribute to these meetings by submitting a care plan, with information collated from other health care professionals, including information on the following areas:

  • Immunization status
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Neurological issues
  • Nutrition
  • Elimination patterns
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Auditory
  • Mobility
  • Behavioral issues
  • Communications abilities
  • Skin integrity
  • Safety concerns

The staff endeavors to attend ISP meetings to collaborate with clients’ personal support team. Goals are discussed based on the individual’s needs, preferences, and abilities.


The Team provides service to individuals living in 50 group homes located throughout the following geographical areas:

  • Pickering
  • Brooklin
  • Ajax
  • Whitby
  • Oshawa
  • Columbus
  • Bowmanville
  • Prince Albert
  • Port Perry
  • Uxbridge
  • Sunderland
  • Lindsay
  • Campbellford
  • Warkworth
  • Peterborough
  • Millbrook
  • Port Hope
  • Cobourg

The S.E.L.E.C.T. Program is managed out of the Peterborough office. For more information, contact:

VON Peterborough-Victoria-Haliburton Site (PVH Site)

360 George St. N., Suite 25
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7
T: 1-800-743-6255
Fax: 1-866-784-5468

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Charitable Number: 119 284 453 RR0001