Senior Services Chicago
Serving Families Across Chicagoland
& Northern Illinois
If you know an older couple struggling with their health or taking care of their home, or a senior who is living alone and lonely…Senior Helpers offers loving, trained caregivers and personal assistants who improve the lives of seniors, and bring peace of mind to their families.
Services include meals, companionship, shopping, transportation, housekeeping, Alzheimer’s care, laundry, linens, ironing, accompanying clients to doctor appointments, exercise, medicine reminders, bathing, dressing, walking assistance and more. Services are provided for as few as three hours per week, daily or on a live-in basis.
Senior Helpers has 245 offices across the United States and we are a one-stop shop for services and referrals for all types of assistance for seniors. Contact Senior Services Chicago - Senior Helpers today for more information or to arrange your free Customized Care Plan.
Helping your family enjoy a better quality of life
Senior Services Chicago, provided by Senior Helpers caregivers and personal assistants is professional and compassionate care that enables our clients to live as independently as possible at home, or in a senior living facility. Whether we’re needed for just a few hours, or around the clock, we'll always provide the kind of quality care that lets seniors enjoy life to its fullest.
Peace of mind for you
Caring for an aging loved one and managing the demands of your own life can be extremely stressful and exhausting. There's no reason to go it alone. Senior Helpers can take care of so many needs, so family members and friends are free to enjoy quality time with your loved one.
Our unique process
From day one, our written Customized Care Plan can give you a new lease on life!
Our proprietary process begins with a complimentary in-home interview. We’ll discuss:
- Your loved one's needs
- Goals of the service for the family
- Service schedule
- Implementation process
- Ongoing follow-up plan
- Other family member needs
- Pricing and payment methods
- Overview of our company, services and staff
More than caregivers or personal assistants
Our caregivers are fluent in English, bonded and insured. So, you don’t have to worry about someone taking advantage of your loved one, of being held liable if they are hurt on the job, or if something is broken or ends up missing. And, if a caregiver is unable to make it to work, we will find a trusted replacement.series of interviews, reference checks, skill reviews, background checks and training.
We hire our caregivers because of their experience, enthusiasm, trustworthiness and compassion. Then our unique process allows us to create relationships that are often so strong, our clients say our people are more than caregivers…they're members of the family.
We are licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Health and each caregiver undergoes a series of interviews, reference checks, skill reviews, background checks and training.
Seven Reasons to Choose Home Care
As tough as it may be to enlist the help of a "stranger" when it comes to caring for your parents, sometimes it's for the best. For one thing, it will take the strain off of you, but your parent will also benefit from professional care in the comforts of home. Whether it's being attentive to special medical needs of assisting with personal care or homemaking, having a home health care professional will provide a variety of benefits to both the patient and the family.
1 - Home Care promotes healing.
"I know that our clients enjoy a much better quality of life which many families have said helped to extend the lives of their lived ones.," says Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. "We focused on healing the mind, not just the body." Maxine Hochhauser, CEO of Visiting Nurse Regional Health Care System adds that in many circumstances the person rehabilitates better in the home. "They are in a familiar environment and are more comfortable. This is particularly true with individuals suffering from dementias."
2 - Home Care is safe.
"Many risks such as infection are eliminated or minimized when care is given at home," says Ross. Quality home care by professional caregivers can help prevent issues that may become very serious within the home. One example includes preventing falls in the home since seniors may be too weak or dizzy from medication since they fall when they're cleaning or bathing.
3 - Home care allows for maximum amount of freedom for the individual.
Patients at home may be engaged with their typical daily activities as their health permits plus it allows patients to receive care in the least restrictive environment. "This is the most conducive to patient-centered care which allows individuals the most control over the care they'll receive and the manner in which they receive it," notes Hochhauser. "Plus, it allows individuals to remain in the community."
4 - Home care gives them some control.
As baby boomers age the home care option gives them more control over the type of care they'll get to choose. Hochhauser explains, "They want more choices and want to be a more active participant in their own care. Home care allows them the most say in their care as they are in the least passive situation."
5 - Home care is personalized.
According to Milca Pabon, RN, a home health care nurse with Adventist Home Health, "the best reason to choose home care is because the care that will be received in the home will be individualized to each patient according to their specific needs." Essentially home care is tailored to the needs of each patient as they receive one-on-one attention.
6 - It eases burdens on the family.
Pabon explains, "With the length of stay in the hospital decreasing patients are going home earlier and many of them do not choose to go to a rehabilitation center to recover," explains Pabon. Rather, they want to go home to their own environment with their loved ones and have someone provide them with care they'll need to reach their maximum level of function. She continues, "Families are willing to have their loved ones with them, but may feel inadequate or unable to provide their loved ones with the help that they might need."
7 - Home care is comfortable.
"Every study done has shown that people would prefer to stay in their home," says Constance Row, executive director of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians. There is familiarity and comfort of being in one's own environment surrounded by their loved ones. She notes, "It's a type of quality care that people would want for their senior relatives."