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Nurse Next Door Brings New Home Care Option to Chatham-Kent

Nurse Next Door, an award-winning senior homecare provider, announced today the grand opening of its newest franchise location in Chatham, Ontario. Franchise owner, Tina Hodgson, and Director, Dakota Hodgson are eager to bring a new level of care and compassion to the community.

Nurse Next Door offers a wide range of senior healthcare services across Chatham-Kent and Leamington including personal care, caregiver relief, respite care, homemaking, meal preparation, transportation, around-the-clock care and nursing care. As part of every service offered, Nurse Next Door provides Happier AgingTM - companionship tailored to match their client’s needs.

“Both Dakota and I were drawn to the Happier Aging approach to senior home care. Our goal as an organization is to keep our seniors living at home with the care they need, and have fun doing it! We make it a priority to help seniors reconnect with interests, hobbies and passions that they used to love doing,” said Tina.  “At Nurse Next Door, we believe that aging is something to be celebrated.”

“We have been actively hiring amazing caregivers with big hearts,” said Dakota Hodgson, Director.  “Our expert licensed care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

With the doors now open, the community is welcome to reach out for a free Caring Consult where they can meet with Tina or Dakota personally to identify key support needs and activities that will be the perfect fit for their loved one.

“Nurse Next Door is exactly the kind of business we want to welcome to Chatham-Kent because the owners are passionate about helping people and providing the best quality of care available,” said Anthony Wilson, Economic Development Officer with Chatham-Kent Economic Development.  “I would absolutely recommend them to my family and friends, and in fact I have already passed along their information to people I know.”

The ability for Nurse Next Door to offer care that extends beyond the basics is what helps to differentiate them from other healthcare providers. While the organization offers fundamental healthcare needs, such as home nursing, personal care and meal preparation, it is their focus on customized care aimed at bringing joy to the client’s everyday life, which sets them apart.

“Our premium home health care services are more than just tasks - we offer both peace of mind for the family and also an opportunity to rediscover happiness for the client. We help our clients to live their own Happier Aging - their best lives without boundaries,” said Dakota.

“In today’s world people often move far from their parents for a variety of reasons, which can leave seniors at risk of loneliness. We offer our clients both care and companionship, so when families are unable to reach out to aging members, we can,” adds Dakota.

“Tina and Dakota have been working with Chatham-Kent Economic Development and the Small Business Centre for quite some time now to help with their business planning, local analysis, market research advice and preparation to unveil their business to the region, so I’m thrilled to be a part of their grand opening launch” said Taylor Hughes, Economic Development Officer.  “They are providing an important service to our community and helping to make Chatham-Kent an even better place to live, work, and play.”

To learn more about Nurse Next Door, including arranging a free Caring Consult, call 519-900-3270 or visit them online at  

Nurse Next Door is proud to announce that they are open for business and serving residents across Chatham-Kent.
Nurse Next Door is proud to announce that they are open for business and serving residents across Chatham-Kent. Photo:  Anthony Wilson, Dakota Hodgon, Tina Hodgon, Taylor Hughes

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Media Contact:

Andrew Tompsett
Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Phone: 519-352-8401 x2039
Fax: 519-436-3237