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.