Local business offers screenings for essential business and service workers

A Nurse Next Door team member shows appreciation for their fellow frontline workers with a thank you message. The private homecare option is now finding their own ways to help out businesses and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed image)

By Jenna Cocullo

Nurse Next Door is doing its part to alleviate workplace stress for essential businesses by offering screenings for essential businesses.

“There’s tons of extra work for essential businesses like manufacturing plants and the hospital who have to stay open and screen everybody who comes in,” said Dakota Hodgson, director of Nurse Next Door in Chatham-Kent and Leamington.

Nurse Next Door is a private homecare option that offers home health services, personal care, companionship, and housekeeping.

With many employers lacking training in infection control, Nurse Next Door is offering to have its staff come out and screen employees during shift changes. They are also offering documentation that employees can provide to their managers.

“We want to give everybody peace of mind to know it’s been done properly,” Hodgson said.

Screenings involve a series of questions outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Health, and checking for temperature.

The service includes manufacturing, grocery stores, and other essential services. Prices are customized for each business and service.

“We are offering help in as many ways we can think of,” Hodgson said.

Nurse Next Door is also doing its part by offering to pick up groceries for free for people in self-quarantine or who cannot leave home due to other health issues.

Residents interested in utilizing their services can call 519-900-6029 or e-mail chatham@nursenextdoor.com to book a nurse or to learn more.




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