North American home health franchise Nurse Next Door is expanding into the Pittsburgh market, the company announced Tuesday, with an eye toward a growing demographic of 65-plus Pennsylvanians.
The Canadian company has quietly expanded its operations into the U.S., with its first U.S. location established in late 2012 in Mission Viejo, California and a handful more since then.
The new Pittsburgh office is owned by Todd Gwin, a first-time entrepreneur and former medical sales manager whose personal caregiving experiences led him to pursue the opportunity in offering home care.
“I saw the need for a home care brand in Pittsburgh that would care for seniors like family, taking care of the details and giving total peace of mind to loved ones,” said Gwin. “With our aging population, it’s clear we need to re-think how we care for our elders.”
The company offers home care services from three-hour companionship appointments to housekeeping and full-time, live-in care. Nurse Next Door of Pittsburgh anticipates receiving its skilled license in the near future.
“While caring for a loved one can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be incredibly exhausting,” Gwin said. “Our focus right now is to show local families that there is an affordable option to alleviate burdening care responsibilities and keep their aging loved ones healthy and happy at home.”
Written by Elizabeth Ecker