Home Care in Ottawa, ON
What do we offer at Nurse Next Door?
- Live 24/7 phone support
- Bonded and insured caregivers
- Continuity of care
- Experts in Alzheimer's & dementia
- Care in any location
- No long-term contract
- Ongoing case management
- Regular care updates
- Physical and emotional well-being
Nurse Next Door is more than accommodating to the needs of the client AND family. Service was put in place very quickly and the staff are professional, from the office staff to the care staff. — Pam W.
Nurse Next Door provides reliable, compassionate and flexible senior home care services delivered by exceptional staff in Ottawa. A full spectrum of home care services are offered ranging from three hours-per-week of friendly companionship and housekeeping right through to around-the-clock care from a registered nurse. Believing that it’s about caring, not just healthcare, Nurse Next Door’s individualized elder home care services help seniors celebrate aging and maintain the independence and dignity they deserve.
Making Lives Better
Seniors have a variety of care needs that can be challenging to address with families spread apart geographically, children balancing dual careers and other responsibilities. Julie understands firsthand the stress involved with caring for someone with medical issues while managing one’s career, family and personal needs. Sometimes, all someone needs is a just little help. Because emergencies can happen at any hour, Nurse Next Door has a team in place to answer calls live, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and families are given peace of mind.
Julie and her team also know that being cared for in one’s own language, whether it is French, Spanish, Arabic or Italian, can make all the difference when someone isn’t feeling well. This is just one of the many details that Nurse Next Door pays close attention to when matching the each client to the best suited caregiver. Nurse Next Door not only provides medical and non-medical senior home health care services in Ottawa, they also provide staffing for long-term care establishments and they hope to one day have a therapy dog on the roster for CHEO and nursing homes!
Our Talent is Caring
Nurse Next Door carefully hires naturally caring people who love delivering compassionate client focused care. Julie was at a social event when someone overheard her explaining to a friend how she was making a difference in people’s lives with Nurse Next Door. Piping up from across the room, the woman said “I want to work for you!” Walking up to Julie, she explained that she truly enjoys taking care of others, is a yoga instructor for seniors, is a great cook and she’s passionate about gardening. This person, now a wonderful member of the Nurse Next Door team, is exactly the type of person Nurse Next Door Ottawa looks for in caregivers; people who are naturally caring and bring joy into the lives of those around them.
Learn more about our wide range of one-on-one Senior home care services in Ottawa.
Are you compassionate and do you love making lives better? Please see our Ottawa Home Care Careers page for information about employment opportunities.
Visit our media page to find answers to the most common questions about senior home care that we receive.
Behind the heart
Julie was born and raised in east Ottawa and has been working in the health care industry for 25 years. She is passionately committed to providing health care services that help people in her community thrive in their homes and live life to the fullest. She began her journey as a nurse’s aid in a nursing home then graduated as an RN and worked with new moms and in psychiatry in the hospital. After becoming a Clinical Professor of Community Health at the University of Ottawa, Julie joined the pharmaceutical industry gaining experience in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, asthma, COPD, arthritis, autoimmune diseases and diabetes.
Seeing firsthand the impact that chronic illness has on patients and their families confirmed Julie’s belief that the focus should always be the patient. Her father always said that it takes a village to raise a family and Julie wants to create that “village” for clients. Nurse Next Door is part of a network that will support families to manage chronic pain, illness and other challenging health situations to reduce the burden of illness and maximize their happiness at home.