Nurse Next Door Launches First Ontario Franchise


May 12, 2008

With nearly 14% of the Ontario population currently 65 years or older, the needs of Ontario seniors are extremely important. As the national percentage of seniors is set to double over the next 20 years, Nurse Next Door, one of Canada’s fastest growing in-home senior care providers, has kicked off its Ontario expansion with the launch of a locally owned and operated franchise in the nation’s capital.

With 10 locations already in operation in BC, Nurse Next Door is rapidly expanding across the country. The Ottawa franchise will serve as the starting point for a massive Ontario expansion plan that is expected to see at least 10 locations in the province before the end of the year. Franchises are also expected to be launched in other major cities across Canada later this year.

“Our Ontario launch has been in the works for a long time now and we are excited to really change the way senior care is delivered in the province,” says Nurse Next Door co-founder John DeHart. “With the current healthcare system stretched already, and the senior demographic only growing, we know in-home senior care is the solution to Canada’s healthcare challenge.”

The newest Nurse Next Door franchise, locally owned and operated by Gyneya Dicks and Kristin Renaud, will address the care needs of Ottawa seniors by providing a viable alternative to long-term care facilities. With current nursing homes proving to be both costly and inefficient, the vital services Nurse Next Door provides allow today’s seniors to live comfortably at home.

“This franchise allows us to help thousands of Ottawa families that are currently struggling with caregiving issues by looking after their aging loved ones in their own homes,” says Dicks.

Nurse Next Door’s franchise locations provide a full spectrum of in-home senior care services ranging from a few hours of companionship per week to 24-hour, round-the-clock nursing care. These services help individuals with a variety of care needs live happy, healthy and at home.

About Nurse Next Door

Vancouver-based Nurse Next Door is one of Canada’s fastest growing in-home senior care franchisors and is dedicated to delivering responsive, caring, and high quality home healthcare services. Founded in 2001 based on the personal experiences of co-founders John DeHart and Ken Sim, the company is focused on becoming Canada’s leading homecare provider.