How one Metro Vancouver home care company is putting the caring back into health care

With an ageing population, the issue of senior care is becoming increasingly important for British Columbians. Today, most seniors understandably want to live in their own homes as long as they possibly can. In fact according to a 2012 study by the Health Council of Canada, the number of home care recipients in Canada grew by 51% in the decade between 2002 and 2012.

With public sector home care struggling to keep up with demand, many people are looking for a little extra help in order to carry on enjoying their own homes.

But according to Susan and Wendy Scott from Nurse Next Door in Burnaby / New Westminster, and Tri-Cities, medical care is just one part of what seniors are looking for.

“For us, senior home care is about caring, not just health care. Our trusted caregivers support independence and provide cooking, cleaning, and companionship and assist with activities of daily living. Really we do anything, big or small, that will allow seniors to remain in their own home for a longer period of time.”

Through their family of incredible caregivers and nurses, Nurse Next Door is making it possible for seniors to live under their own roof for longer. The company offers a variety of services with hand picked staff that are available 24/7. They also specialize in something that they call “Happier Aging” which is helping seniors stay happy and independent for longer.

The Scotts say, “In our experience, once a senior begins to lose their independence, their happiness starts to disappear too.” “With a positive outlook and an ability to age comfortably at home, our clients are empowered to live their lives to the fullest."

If you would like to find out more about Nurse Next Door’s home care services call 1.866.318.7932 to book your free caring consult. Once you’ve set up a Caring Consult, a Care Designer will meet you at your requested location, date, and time to discuss how they can help you live in your home for longer. 

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