June 3rd, 2020

// “Happier Aging” Now Available in Manitoba with Opening of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services

"Happier Aging" Now Available in Manitoba with Opening of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services

WINNIPEG, June 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Direct Action in Support of Community Housing (DASCH), one of the leading providers of community homes and programming for people with intellectual disabilities in Winnipeg, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new Nurse Next Door home care business.

Nurse Next Door Background Info (CNW Group/Direct Action in Support of Community Housing)

Nurse Next Door Home Care Services is one of North America's fastest growing home care providers dedicated to delivering individualized, flexible and quality home care options. Founded in 2001, the company offers a full spectrum of in-home care services, from caring companionship to 24-hour palliative care and nursing support.

Karen Fonseth, CEO of DASCH said seniors' home care was a natural expansion for the organization. "The Nurse Next Door approach to community living and its focus of keeping seniors in their homes as long as possible, aligns perfectly with DASCH's mission of providing high quality residential and community living," Fonseth said. "Nurse Next Door is a premium care agency whose goal is to make a difference in seniors' lives through quality care and relationship building that goes well beyond basic home care services. Our goal is to form meaningful relationships with our clients to provide happier aging, in-home experiences," she said. 

In light of the current pandemic, Fonseth added that now more than ever, loved ones may need support for their aging family members and that Nurse Next Door is staffed and available to help with a 24/7 Care Services Centre. "People simply need to call our main number to outline their situation and we will meet their support and care needs in this difficult time. We also have a full complement of personal protective equipment to keep our clients and home care staff safe at all times."

The question at the heart of Nurse Next Door's unique concept of Happier Aging is "What is the one thing that you used to love to do, that you are no longer able to?".  Many seniors have stopped pursuing their passions and dreams which can lead to overall feelings of unhappiness and disengagement.  Opportunities that bring happiness can be big or small.  Planting a garden, playing a chess match or learning a new dance are some of the things Nurse Next Door can do for clients to keep them engaged with the things they love.  They have also been a part of fulfilling larger dreams.  Robert, a World War II veteran was able to take flight after 63 years on a Harvard Aircraft when his caregiver discovered his passion for flight. It's this passion that has differentiated Nurse Next Door from other healthcare providers.

"Happier Aging is all about getting seniors back to doing what they love and we want our clients to live their best lives, without boundaries", said Fonseth. "Our goal is to help seniors stay in their homes and reconnect with their interests, hobbies and passions to help them live their lives to the fullest," she said.  "We are also different because of our "Perfect Match Guarantee", where we match our client's interests with specific interests and skill-sets of our caregivers to create meaningful and lasting relationships for our clients," Fonseth said.

Nurse Next Door President and CEO, Cathy Thorpe congratulated DASCH for becoming the local franchise. "When we look for a franchise partner, we delve deep into the organization's skill sets and history and we believe the DASCH team will be an excellent partner in Manitoba to deliver premium home care services to seniors utilizing their expertise in residential supportive living services," she said.

About Nurse Next Door Home Care Services
With a focus on 'Happier Aging,' Nurse Next Door believes seniors can stay at home and continue to do all the things that they love. With more than 160+ locations across North America, this company is fast becoming a globally admired brand. The company has garnered numerous business awards including placing top 50 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, Franchise Times Dealmakers Award, being named the fifth best mid-sized franchise system in North America by Franchise Business Review. As an employer, it has been ranked among Aon Hewitt's Best 50 Small and Medium Employers, BC Business' Best Companies to Work For and Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. To learn more about Nurse Next Door visit www.nursenextdoor.com

About DASCH Inc. (Direct Action in Support of Community Homes) 
DASCH is a non-profit organization established in 1974 dedicated to exploring and meeting the residential, day program, respite and foster care needs of youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities.  DASCH supports people living in over 50 homes throughout Winnipeg.  People can participate in personalized social, educational, vocational and recreational services that provide learning opportunities and greater independence.

SOURCE Direct Action in Support of Community Housing

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