Neuron™

A phone call and/or virtual visit with a Neuron™ nurse is required before admission to this home care stream. Please contact us at (780) 851-9717, ext. 101 if you or a family member are interested in this program.

Neuron™ by ConsortiaCare.ca is a psychologically-enhanced home care service designed to support people living with neurological and emotional challenges at home.

In this home care program, a Registered Nurse (RN) works with you to co-design new ways of living with brain health challenges. Our Edmonton-based home care staff have completed additional training in psychological counselling, health coaching and primary care behavioural health (PC-BH). They stand ready to support your psychological well-being and growth at home.

Call our nurse to learn more about Neuron™ — During this call, the Neuron™ nurse consultant will answer your questions about this program. They will also introduce other options available for community care, to help you decide if this program is a good fit for your health needs.


* See Schedule of Health Service Fees for an itemized list of nursing fees

If you are noticing any severe or sudden onset of symptoms, call 9 1 1 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.
This home care stream was designed to support people living at home with:
  • Traumatic brain injury including post-concussive syndrome
  • Mild cognitive impairment resulting in reduced working memory, attention deficits or reduced ability to speak
  • Major neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s Dementia

Prior to admission to this specific stream of home care, a phone call and/or virtual consultation with a Registered Nurse is required. There is no cost for this call. During this call, the nurse will review your brain health concerns, answer questions about this program and introduce other options for community care.

What is Neuron™ by ConsortiaCare.ca?

Usual CareNeuron
Rehabilitative model of care
(e.g. improve cognitive function)
Quality of Life focused care
(e.g. to live better with memory loss)
Attempts to restore normal functioning.Establishes new patterns and routines to enhance living quality.
Addresses ongoing needs via nursing assessments, goal setting and direct care.Addresses what is most distressing to the person first.
Attempts to improve adherence to care recommendations. (individual focus)Modifies nurse-patient relationship to optimize care. (environmental focus)
Prescribes specific lifestyle advice and care recommendations.Presents flexible treatment options, continuously adapting nursing interventions to meet identified needs.

Visiting multiple providers and travelling to specialty clinics can be a challenge for people struggling to manage their emotions or living with memory loss at home. However, meaningful care for mental health and neurological conditions is offered outside of the home environment. This outpatient process can provide wide-ranging recommendations for care, but an erosion of trust required to tackle the hard work of restoring health. What happens when the work of care interferes with patient priorities for living? And, who knows best how they are feeling and thinking? Surely it is the person living with a neurological or emotional concern.

This home care stream provides a psychologically-enhanced home care service designed to support neurological and emotional challenges, including:

  • Mindfulness-based approaches
  • Adaptive nutrition & exercise counselling
  • Neurocognitive screening & assessment
  • Mental health counselling
  • Health coaching for symptom distress
  • Capacity coaching
  • Care coordination & referral

The Neuron™ program was founded on the premise that your personal experiences shape what is possible for your mental health. For example, the story of our life can make us feel hopeless or optimistic about our future potential. This then enables or limits future possibilities for health change, shaping our future experience of mental health. With an expert guide on your side, you are supported in re-formatting patterns of living to uncover new possibilities for your future health.

What Neuron™ is not

Most people would benefit from a nursing approach focused on their own Quality of Life. However, the Neuron™ program is not currently equipped to assess or treat any acute neurological concern — such as the first 6 weeks after a stroke, or the first month after brain injury.

If you are noticing any severe or sudden onset of symptoms, call 9 1 1 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

The Neuron™ program also encourages intensive sharing and description of past life experiences. The process of sharing your life experiences with a nurse may feel overwhelming, in which case we may refer to you a more specialized provider for trauma-focused psychological therapy. This home care program may not be suitable for people who are unable to:

  • Recall life experiences without a sense of severe panic or anxiety attacks
  • Describe their emotional and health challenges
  • Take on the additional work of co-designing a plan for nursing care

As a home care service, the Neuron™ program helps co-design new patterns of living with neurological and emotional concerns.

Why choose Neuron™?

  • We place Quality of Life at the forefront of care.
  • We have adopted a unique model of care to better understand living patterns and identify what is possible for your health , using an evidence-based nursing approach.
  • We work closely with other providers and health services to mobilize the best possible team to resolve your health concern.

Have questions?

Why not call a nurse to discuss how you are living with health concerns? Get in touch when it’s convenient for you, and let us look into a range of care options for your particular health question.

Other care options are also available in the Edmonton area.

There are many other community supports available to Edmonton residents. In many cases, public services could be a better fit for your particular health needs.

Alternate care options include: *

AHS Continuing Care Access manages access to publicly-funded home care in the Edmonton area.

811 - Health Link Alberta

Health Link Alberta (811) provides free navigation, health advice and referral to provincial health services.

Brain Care Centre - Support for Brain Injuries

Brain Care Centre provides services and social supports to Edmonton residents with acquired brain injuries.


* ConsortiaCare.ca provides links to these external providers to help Edmonton residents self-refer to the best possible services for their health condition.