Nurse On Board is committed to filling a important gap in health care services for Canadian seniors. By providing strong, community-based health care navigation and advocacy, we empower seniors to stay healthier longer, and remain independent.
Our prime mission is to provide top quality health care navigation and advocacy for seniors, and to proactively seek out the very best options for care and treatment on behalf of our clients desiring the highest quality of life.
We're building a team of talented professionals who live by our unique 3 C's approach to client care:
Nurse Care Managers must have the right mix of credentials and experience to assist our clients. They're comfortable in a hospital environment and other health care settings, and they are deeply knowledgeable about conditions, medications and treatment options. They also know the limits of their own knowledge, and understand where to turn when clients require more information.
The best Nurse Care Managers are resourceful, fast on their feet and not afraid to knock on doors to get things done. These are key qualities that we look for because Nurse Care Managers must know how to take a proactive approach in our publicly funded health care system.
It begins with respect for the individual. Nurse Care Managers are kind and caring. They listen. They also understand that every client has the freedom to make choices about the way they live their lives, the beliefs they hold, and the treatment options they prefer.
Code of Conduct and Professional Standards
At Nurse On Board, we're committed to upholding the highest standards in patient care. That's why we made a decision from the start to subscribe to the Health Advocates' Code of Conduct & Professional Standards.
It sets out ten key behaviours that private, professional health advocates must live by. In essence, they ensure that clients and their families always remain the priority, and that integrity is at the heart of everything advocates do.
Our Pledge to Clients
Health advocates practice with compassion and respect. The health, safety and privacy of clients are essential priorities, and advocates operate with transparency and a deep respect for the values and belief systems' of their clients.
To that end, advocates will serve to guide and assist clients, without ever making decisions on their behalf about care, treatment options or payment for medical services.
Health advocates are committed to providing clients with the best information, and referring them to highly skilled practitioners and health care providers. At the same time, advocates pledge to grow their own knowledge base through ongoing learning and educational opportunities.
Under the code of conduct, advocates pledge to never discriminate or refuse service to individuals based on race, religion or differences relating to culture, gender or sexual preference.
Read the full Health Advocates' Code of Conduct & Professional Standards here, and learn more about the role of our highly skilled advocates here, and the many ways we're helping clients navigate the health care system.
The Eden Alternative®
What are the three greatest plagues that seniors face in our society?
Loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
Nurse On Board has adopted the Eden Alternative® as our primary philosophy for client care. It's a concept that was co-developed by Dr. Bill Thomas, an American visionary on Eldercare and geriatric medicine who realized that our culture needs to stop viewing aging as a period of decline.
No what your age, life is about continuing to grow.
Our Nurse Care Managers have taken that lesson to heart, and it's the reason they take a holistic approach to assisting in all aspects of a clients life.
Here are the 10 principles of the Eden Alternative:
Your Registered Nurse
What will your RN be able to do for you? That's based on your specific and sometimes unique needs. You may be surprised at how adept our Care Managers are in getting what's best for you. Read more.
A range of Nurse On Board services are available for retirement residences and seniors' communities, to support individuals in both independent and assisted living environments. Read more.