Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris and His Wife Laura Open Nurse Next
Door Home Care Franchise
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Former two-term Ontario Premier, Mike
Harris and his wife Laura have launched a Nurse Next Door Home Care
Franchise to serve seniors in Toronto. With nearly 15% of Toronto
residents currently 65 years or older, the needs of local seniors are
front and center.
"I'm excited that Laura and I can bring this innovative concept to our
community," says Mike. "This business is about more than just providing
healthcare services to seniors. It's about helping our seniors
celebrate aging and getting them back to doing the things they love."
"It's no secret that our population is aging and it's our responsibility
to make sure our seniors continue to thrive, not just cope," adds
Laura, who will be running day-to-day operations. "Nurse Next Door is
unique in its approach to healthcare. We focus on not just the clinical
tasks but what exactly brings happiness to our clients. We want to get
our clients back to doing the things they love."
Laura Harris, a registered nurse by training, has launched several
successful businesses including Stadium Hostessing Services Inc., which
today provides over 200 hosts at the Rogers Centre to VIP areas and
clients in corporate suites.
In 1991 Laura was honored as one of Toronto's top "Women on the Move,"
an annual salute to enterprising women. Laura Harris is on the move
again, changing the face of home care.
"I want to raise the bar of homecare in Toronto. I want to use my
experience from the Rogers Centre to match clients with the best
caregivers out there. It is time to customize their care to their needs
and really treat seniors like 'clients,'" adds Laura.
Nurse Next Door provides 24 hours 7 days a week concierge service, with
a full spectrum of in-home care ranging from a few hours of friendly
companionship through to around-the-clock nursing care. With current
resources across Greater Toronto stretched, this new venture will help
alleviate the burden placed on existing care options, including family
"I've been a caregiver myself," says Laura. "While it can be incredibly
rewarding, it can also be incredibly exhausting. I want to help
daughters go back to being daughters by letting us take care of the
About Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services is Canada's fastest growing home care
franchise system and is dedicated to providing seniors with the care
and attention they need to stay at home while also celebrating aging.
With more than 50 locations across Canada, Nurse Next Door is quickly
becoming an industry leader.
SOURCE: Nurse Next Door
For further information:
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services