Nurse Next Door Services
It's about caring, not just health care. That's why we're here to help get you back to doing the things you love. Whether it's a little help around the house with meal preparation or medication reminders, let us do the caring.
Isolation is a leading cause of depression in seniors. Our carefully matched, trusted caregivers offer social interaction for physical and mental well-being.
A nutritious diet comes with many health benefits. Our caregivers love to prepare delicious meals, including specific ethnic dishes if requested.
We offer light housekeeping services to help our clients with daily activities. This way, seniors can stay at home in a safe and clean environment.
Home Nursing Care
For optimal health, our Registered Nurses and Licensed/Registered Practical Nurses help prevent illness and increase comfort at home.
Caregiver Relief / Respite Care
It takes time and energy to care for a loved one. Respite care offers temporary relief so you can recharge and enjoy time with Mom or Dad.
From bathing to shaving, we design personal in-home senior care to support day-to-day independence.
Transportation / Accompaniment
Without reliable transportation, it can be tough to get to appointments and activities. Let us arrange for transportation and accompaniment with a friendly and attentive caregiver.
Everyone deserves comfort, quality of life, and respect for personal treatment decisions and cultural or spiritual concerns. We provide support--and family support--at home or in a care facility.
Our Nurse Next Door office in Whitby is available to help 24/7.
Some of the communities we serve:
- Whitby & Oshawa
To see other communities served by neighbouring branches, please click here.
It's as Simple as 1, 2, 3!
Call us anytime to book a FREE Caring Consult. Service can start in as little as 48 hours.
Free Caring Consult
Our Care Designer comes to you. We assess your needs and answer any questions you have.
Learning about you allows us to send a perfect match Caregiver.
You'll always be covered by a familiar Caregiver — selected for you to match your needs and personality. We ensure your Caregiver is someone you can trust.
Providing compassionate 24 hour senior care services for your loved ones in communities in: Whitby, Oshawa & surrounding areas in Ontario.
Owner Kim Jimmo Shields is registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and brings several years of experience in the healthcare industry. Home health care has been a passion and she is now is bringing her passion to care for seniors in Clarington, City of Kawartha Lakes & Orillia! Kim has experience in many areas of nursing and as a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College 1993, looks forward to bringing her experience back to the Kawarthas. She is exceptionally well respected in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawarthas and Durham Region, not only for her unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but by being honest, hardworking family-oriented that will do anything in her power to ensure superior client care.
Kim and her Care Team share a common goal: to make lives better for people in the community providing compassionate 24 hour senior home care for your loved ones. With so ma...Read more
Watch Joyce's Happier
See how Nurse Next Door's Happier Aging® approach
helped Joyce keep her independence while living at home.
What People Say About Us
"Overall, what she gets is care, honest-to-goodness care. I get the peace of mind of knowing that my mother is with a company that sincerely cares about her. They give you basic respect, dignity and the tender loving care that all of our parents want and that we want for our parents."
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use Nurse Next Door instead of hiring a private caregiver?
Finding the right kind of senior home care can be difficult but at Nurse Next Door we make sure you know exactly what you will be receiving with our services. Here are some of the questions you should consider prior to making that decision:
What kind of background and screening checks can you do on your own for a caregiver?
All Nurse Next Door Caregivers are carefully screened with criminal background checks and vulnerable sector checks. We confirm our Caregivers' educational credentials and verify upon hire and annually, that every nurse is registered and in good standing with their respective College of Nurses. If you hire a caregiver privately, you will need to perform background checks and screening yourself.
If my caregiver is unavailable, who will fill in?
At Nurse Next Door, we ensure there is a replacement when one of our Caregivers becomes unavailable. We believe in continuity of care and will contact you to inform you of a Caregiver change. If you hire a caregiver privately, it may be difficult to find a replacement caregiver depending on how much notice is given.
Will I have the same Caregiver or Nurse all the time?
At Nurse Next Door, we strive for consistency of care and provide regularly assigned Caregivers. Our goal is to find the perfect match between our clients and Caregivers based on their needs, hobbies, and interests. Caregiver consistency is essential to building strong relationships, and delivering on our philosophy of Happier Aging®.
Are your home care services only for seniors?
No, we provide home health care services to the entire age spectrum – from newborn babies to seniors. While our specialty is in providing Happier Aging® experiences to seniors, we can also provide assistance with special needs care for children and adults with disabilities, as well as post-operative care, health checks, and other services for any age.
Can I just try our Nurse Next Door or do I have to sign a long-term contract?
You are not locked into a long-term contract.
To try out Nurse Next Door, just contact us to book a complimentary, no-obligation Caring Consult™. We believe in making things easy for you. One of our Care Designers will visit your home to assess your needs and design a care plan with you, which will including frequency and duration of care.
What if I need to speak to someone after business hours?
Our Care Services Center is open around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call at any time and one of our Care Services Specialists will be happy to assist you.
How much does Nurse Next Door cost?
Nurse Next Door's services vary in price depending on the level of care required, and the Nurse Next Door Care Team that services your area. To get a better idea of price in your area, speak to one of our Care Services Specialists — we're open any time 24/7.
We also offer a complimentary Caring Consult™, where one of our Care Designers will help you determine the amount of care you may require. We'll work with you to balance your budget and needs to find a home care option for you.