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Why Home Helpers

Why Choose Home Helpers in Lake, Cook and McHenry Counties?

We started our business years ago first by asking ourselves “why?” We had just gone through a life-changing caregiving situation with one of our loved ones and realized firsthand that making decisions regarding providing for the safety and care of someone we love and cherish can be overwhelming. How do you know what’s right for your family’s unique situation? Is in-home care the right solution? Or does your loved one need more? We had also seen during this time the many care options that were simply subpar and having worked as a nurse for the last quarter of a century that just bothered me enough to want to do something a little better. We wanted to do something that followed the rules of the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), as well as the principals I have learned over the years providing care myself. Driven by a passion for providing quality care not just for the one being cared for but the family as well we started on our journey.

Many think their only option is assisted living. Not only can this be a costly solution but it also takes people out of the home they have built and lived in often for most of their lives where they are comfortable and familiar with their surroundings. We feel Home Helpers is the perfect opportunity for us to apply the skills we’ve developed over the past 25+ years to help our community members continue to live safely and independently in the comfort and security of their own home. With Home Helpers, we’re there when you need us!

Your Extended Family When Family Can’t Be There

Our Professional Staff

When you contact Home Helpers, you can count on speaking with a competent and caring individual who is happy to assist you with possible solutions to your unique situation.

Our Compassionate Caregivers
Our caregivers are the key to our success, so hiring quality people to join our team is a top priority. We also pride ourselves in finding the best personality fit for your loved one, and we will do everything we can to ensure your satisfaction with their caregiver. Many of our caregivers are licensed certified nursing assistants, registered nurses or licensed practical nurses. All of them are compassionate individuals with a loving heart, are fully trained and possess a genuine desire to help people. Our caregivers are employees of Home Helpers and are fully bonded and insured by Home Helpers meaning you have no need to worry about paying employment taxes or providing for extra insurance.

  • Each caregiver is carefully selected and must satisfy our rigorous employment criteria which include:
  • A comprehensive interview process
  • Previous employment verification
  • Reference checks
  • Extensive criminal background check
  • Motor vehicle driving record check
  • Pre-employment drug-testing

All of our caregivers are eligible to legally work in the United States, speak English fluently and have their own car. Again, they are our employees, and we take full responsibility for their day-to-day supervision. At any time, if you have questions or concern about your loved one’s caregiver and/or care plan, we are more than happy to work with you to adjust the situation to fit your needs.

In Addition to working with you to find the best caregiver match, you will find that we work hard with you involved every step of the way to design a customized care plan that matches to your unique needs. We work with your family and take time to understand your unique situation from safety needs to budgeting.

Get Started on the Path to Compassionate Care! Schedule your free in-home care assessment and safety check today, and start your journey to greater peace of mind.

Hear From the
Families We Serve

  • Thank you, Home Helpers of Barrington for your prompt response. My husband and I appreciate all your help on such short notice.

    - Chris C.
  • I would like to thank you again for the wonderful service you and your staff provided for my mother during the last few months of her life. I am certain that she enjoyed several months of living that she would not have had without the service you ...

    - George N.
  • Overall it was a positive experience. The caregivers did their jobs. We would use and or recommend Home Helpers of Barrington should the need arise.

    - Bob S.
  • The Caregivers that we had for my mom went above and beyond. They cared for her as if she were their family. I would definitely recommend Home Helpers to others. The Caregivers were helpful, responsive and overall a 10 across the board.

    - Sharon
  • I enjoy the caregivers that have helped me get to and from my appointments. We have been very satisfied with Home Helpers of Barrington and the caregivers you provide.

    - Jeanne G.
  • I would recommend Home Helpers of Barrington. The caregiver I have is well equipped for her job. My caregiver is a good match for me because of our similarities. We think alike and have similar backgrounds religiously. The caregiver shows her ...

    - Margaret E.
  • Dad enjoys Nana the Live-in caregiver so well. We see the connection they have and it makes us comfortable knowing that dad is safe and sound in his home. Your office staff is always available to help answer any questions that I may have. You have ...

    - Peggie
  • For almost two years now, Home Helpers of Barrington has been providing supplemental care for my elderly father in Lake Barrington, who has severe memory loss. They have been both reliable and flexible. When I’ve had a last minute need (or just a ...

    - Laurie
  • Since my husband and I don’t have an easy time getting out, it is nice to have someone to talk to and socialize with. The Home Helpers caregivers will also sit with my husband and talk with him about things that are going on around the world.

    - Linda H.
  • Patricia is like family too us. Thank you, Home Helpers for matching a caregiver to my specific requests.

    - Marian L.
  • I made a good selection when I hired Home Helpers of Barrington to replace the other that failed to help my wife with 24/7 Live in care. Your caregivers are excellent. They’re compassionate and know their job well. They listen to my wife’s needs and ...

    - Fred W.
  • Your service and people are the reason that we’ve trusted you to help my wife when I’m not available at home. I can count on you to help knowing my wife is safe. Thank you.

    - Scott N.
  • Wednesday morning I received a very lovely bouquet of flowers! They are beautiful! Thank you so much. It felt like yet another loving way Home Helpers was taking care of me. We are so grateful for the loving care given to my Mother the past two ...

    - Robyn S.
  • The friendly people of Home Helpers of Barrington couldn’t have been better to work with during a very difficult situation. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for senior home care services!

    - Jeff T.
  • The Caregivers were dependable and were always giving great care. The office staff was always quick to respond anytime I called. The Caregivers took care of Ron as best as possible. I felt good about all of them and never was disappointed. God Bless ...

    - L. Errico
  • The two ladies that you have come 3 times a week are so helpful, and they make me feel special. I always can count on someone to answer the phone. Thank you for going out of your way to help me with the things that I can’t do myself.

    - Norma K.
  • Although our time was short with your caregiver, he was wonderful, and I would highly recommend him and your company. Knowing he was there during the night brought comfort to the house.

    - Kristin
  • My Mom for the last 3 years has enjoyed all the caregivers that have made it possible for her to reside safely at home. Your agency has always answered any questions and made yourself available when your services were needed above the regular ...

    - Paulette
  • Your service allows me to be able to take a break, so I can go golfing to stay healthy and active.

    - Ken M.
  • Home Helpers is reliable, and they will come when they say they will. They are very helpful. The caregivers are trustworthy, and they listen to me.

    - Billie L.
  • Our entire family had a great experience with Home Helpers of Barrington. I live in an entirely different state and although we tried to go the private caregiver route we found that it was quite difficult hiring, scheduling and making sure we had ...

    - Brian W.
  • I like that they are all professional and seem to know what they are doing. They help me get changed and out of bed each morning, keep the house clean, get the laundry done, and are always after me to stick to my diet. They all seem to care and I ...

    - Phil S.
  • They are very caring and I can depend on them. I fell and fractured my shoulder and they have helped me with everything around the house. One of the caregivers even took me shopping. They are very helpful. They are very respectful, help me get ...

    - Luane E.
  • Both of Diane’s caregivers from Home Helpers of Barrington were exceptionally helpful and went beyond the expectations of a caregiver. We considered them part of our family and they acted accordingly. Our family would highly recommend both caregivers ...

    - Don B.
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We meet with you at no obligation to get to know you and understand your family’s needs, answer your questions, and assess care needs.

Our free home environmental assessment identifies potential hazards and helps ensure the home is safe for your loved one to age in place.

We know it can be difficult to open your home to a stranger, so we match every client with the most compatible caregiver, and we personally introduce caregivers and clients. When your loved one is partnered with the right caregiver, they become members of an extended family that provides compassionate, attentive care and the best possible quality of life.

We work within your budget and partner with your long-term care insurance provider to ensure your family’s care services fit your financial requirements.

Care When and Where It’s Needed

Our home care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so you know your loved one’s needs are always being met. We offer care when and where it’s needed, whether it’s at home, in a retirement community or assisted-living or skilled nursing facility.

We also help those recovering from surgery or injury, coping with a long-term illness, or managing an ongoing medical condition such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, or ALS. Whatever your family’s needs, Home Helpers can provide the care that makes the difference.

Locally Owned. Nationally Known.

Every Home Helpers agency is locally owned and operated by compassionate, professional members of the local community, ensuring the personal connections that make a real difference for your loved one’s care.

Serving more than 600 communities across North America, Home Helpers has the resources and support to ensure we provide the very best in-home health care services, regardless of the level of service required.

Get Started on the Path to Compassionate Care

Schedule your free in-home consultation and safety check today, and start your journey to greater peace of mind.

At Home Helpers Home Care, we’re here to do exactly what our name says: help. We’re more than an in-home health care agency – we’re your extended family when family can’t be there.

From our initial free in-home consultation to compassionate, caring in-home health care services to medical monitoring, we provide exceptional support for you, your loved one, and your entire family.

We work with you to create a customized care plan that matches your family’s needs, taking time to understand your unique situation through a step-by-step process for the best quality of life for your loved one and peace of mind for you.

At Home Helpers Home Care of Barrington, our mission is to help your loved one remain independent at the comfort of their own home. Call (847) 750-3016 and schedule your free in-home care assessment to find out how we can help.

We're Here to Help

You have an
urgent situation

You need support you can trust immediately.

We will
come to you

With our FREE In-Home Care Assessment and Home Safety Assessment we can help you through this tough time in the comfort of your own home.

You have a loved one who is in declining health

You want to keep them in their beloved home, but need to know their needs are being cared for.

We'll help you with a plan

With our Cared-4program, we create a customized plan specific to your loved one's needs.

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You need additional

You have been providing care, but need additional help who can care for your loved one with the same passion that you do.


Our Caregivers are trained and insured. We'll be part of your family, help with the day, and celebrate your loved one.

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  • 2019 Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • International Franchise Association
  • Home Care Association of America