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On February 22nd, 2017

Nurse Next Door Announces Grand Opening by Celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Day

We’re proud to announce that Nurse Next Door is now operational in Lee’s Summit by local husband and wife time, Tom and Kathleen Chastain.

As the population continues to age, Missouri is expected to see an increase in seniors who need help. By 2030, this group is set to comprise more than 26% of the total population in the state. In order to provide care to seniors and provide peace of mind to children, Nurse Next Door will serve Missouri and the surrounding areas.

In true Happier Aging fashion, Tom and Kathleen Chastain along with their bright pink car will be at the Lee’s Summit HyVee at 310 SW Ward Rd from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm passing out flowers to community residents.

Having experienced first-hand the difficulties of being caregiver for their aging parents, who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they understand the complex challenges and the need for quality home care in the community.

Learn more about Nurse Next Door Lee’s Summit and their grand opening.



On August 16th, 2016

‘This is what 73 looks like’: Seniors embracing Pokémon GO

While plenty of young people have become obsessed with playing Pokémon GO, a local home care group is emphasizing the health benefits of the game for its senior clients.

Home care provider Nurse Next Door has been encouraging its senior patients to play the game to promote exercise, cognitive stimulation and interaction between different age groups. The game has also given their senior clients the opportunity to explore the city and have a greater sense of community.

“It gets everybody outside having some exercise, having some fun,” said Patrick Wyness with Nurse Next Door. “You’re playing a game so you’re using a bit of your mind.”

Some of the seniors say it’s even given them the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones.

“It’s actually quite fun,” said 73-year-old client Sue Sparlin. “I was talking to a fellow the other day with green hair and lots of piercings and I never would’ve talked to him before that. It’s an excuse to talk to people as well.”

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On July 27th, 2016

Seniors and Pokémon Go?

It’s hard to go a day without hearing about Pokémon Go these days. This popular game is literally taking over every child, teenager, and young adult’s time. Although the  game’s popularity has received mixed reviews among the public – some praising its encouragement to get outside and get exercise with leaving others concerned about the safety hazards of playing the game – the positive aspects behind the game have immense potential to help seniors.

Nurse Next Door shot a video teaching a senior how to play and this caught the attention of the Huffington Post.

Click here to read the Huffington Post blog and watch the video.

On February 5th, 2016

Meet the Leadership Team

Cathy Thorpe – President & CEO

Cathy Thorpe joined Nurse Next Door as President in 2014 with the mission of growing the business on Cathy Thorpe
both sides of the border and achieving a new level of operational excellence. In 2016, Cathy was named as CEO of Nurse Next Door. An accomplished leader, Cathy brings over two decades of leadership experience in the retail industry to Nurse Next Door. She previously served as President of Please Mum and Director of Canadian Operations for The Gap and The Gap Kids, where she was responsible for 150 stores and more than 1,000 employees. Additionally, Cathy founded and ran Surge Advisors, a consultancy that provided strategic leadership counsel to small and medium size enterprises with a focus on fast growth and measurable results. These diverse experiences facilitate Cathy’s ability to lead Nurse Next Door to new heights, coach people beyond what they imagined was possible, and ensure the company delivers on the promise of a WOW Customer Experience each and every time. An outdoors enthusiast and avid traveler, when not at HeartQuarters, Cathy can be found with her husband and two children enjoy Vancouver’s natural beauty or exploring the world to learn about foreign cultures and languages.


On January 18th, 2016

Nurse Next Door hosts ‘Winter Wonderland’

Dancing, art, food, live music and fun made the recent Holiday Networking Event at Nurse Next Door home care services of Fort Lee, an event to long remember.

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On November 6th, 2014

November 2014 – Best Small And Medium Employers

Nurse Next Door has been named to the prestigious 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for the third year in a row.

On December 4th, 2013

December 2013 – Best Small And Medium Employers

Nurse Next Door has once again been named to the prestigious 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada.

On December 15th, 2012

December 2012 – Best Small and Medium Employers

Named 19th best small and medium sized employer in Canada.

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On December 15th, 2012

December 2012 – BC Business Best Companies to Work for 2012 Finalist

Named 7th best company to work for in British Columbia.

On August 29th, 2012

August 2012 – Achiever’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Named top 50 most engaged workplaces in Canada.

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