Two women from Chatham-Kent have moved on from a franchise model and currently run a 100 percent locally owned business providing home health services in southwestern Ontario.

Tina Hodgson and Dakota Hodgson celebrated the reopening of Neighborly Care Home Health Services on February 18.

“As far as our customers will see, the change is really just a name. We still provide the highest quality home care and believe the importance of treating each person as an individual by listening to their needs and interests, ”said Director Dakota Hodgson.

Some of the services offered include nursing and personal health care assistance. The business model enables residents to receive a wide range of services ranging from injury recovery, taking care of rest periods, to preparing meals.

“Tina and Dakota have done some amazing things in bringing much-needed home health care options to the community,” said Darrin Canniff, Mayor of Chatham-Kent. “I am very excited to see you take your next step as a locally run neighborhood hospital and I am confident that you will continue to provide exceptional home care to individuals across Chatham-Kent.”

Jamie Rainbird, manager of economic development and the small business center, also said it was exciting to see the two local women grow this business.

“We worked with them two years ago in the initial planning phase and were there every step of the way,” said Rainbird. “It’s a real success story, thanks to the growing number of employees in our region and also because they help to provide an important service.”

Neighborly Care Home Health Services offers services in Chatham-Kent and Leamington.

You can find more information about Neighborly Care Home Health Services here on his website or by phone at (519) 351-2273.