Homecare for Your Elderly Loved One
If you live in the Glen Ellyn area and you keep fretting about an elderly family member who insists on staying in the home they’re most familiar with, you’re not alone. If they live with you, but you’re not home most of the time because of work and other obligations, you’re probably looking for some trustworthy professional assistance to assuage your worries. In other words, you’re looking for us. Or more accurately, you’re looking for the home health aides we have carefully chosen and trained to help put in these situations.
We can make sure to help with our available caregivers, who have all received a high level of training. Whether your elderly loved ones live at your place or they live on their own, our staff members can visit them according to the schedule you wish so that you can be assured that they’re getting all the assistance they need. Our compassionate caregivers can offer the much-needed companionship plus the necessary knowledge to help them for whatever assistance they may require for the day.
Home Care: Compassionate and Trustworthy Caregivers with Professional Training
At Home Helpers of the DuPage Suburbs, we are extremely diligent and careful about whom we designate as caregivers. Each one is carefully approached, and they’re all screened quite thoroughly with an exhaustive background check. We then interview them extensively so that they have the necessary knowledge and emotional makeup necessary to deal with special cases, ranging from making sure that your senior family members are eating right to dealing with dementia. And we offer the additional training so that these skills are properly reinforced.
As an additional measure, we add extra security for your elderly loved ones in Glen Ellyn by bonding our caregivers. And we make sure that they have the right attitude for the task. They need to be conscientious in completing their duties, while they also exhibit a natural friendliness and affection to foster the right relationship with your elderly loved ones. They can fill in for other family members who regularly look out for your senior family member, or they can make scheduled visits to help them with their daily activities. Our schedules are flexible, and they’re meant to fill your particular needs.
Home Helpers Home Care: Making Life Easier
Many Glen Ellyn families today no longer opt for nursing homes and other types of institutional care. For some, it is because their elderly family members insist on staying in the home where they have spent so many happy years in love and comfort. For other families, a good institutional home for the elderly may be too expensive.
For these cases, we offer the best option possible. Our sterling reputation in the home care industry makes us your best choice in Glen Ellyn, and this is a decision you need to make very carefully. It’s why we welcome any inquiries regarding just how well we choose our caregivers, and how thoroughly we train them to meet the needs of your aging loved ones. We regularly get appreciative feedback from our regular family clients, and by making your inquiries you can be completely assured that you’re making the right choice to pick us to help you and your elderly family member.
Glen Ellyn is an affluent, suburban village in DuPage County, Illinois. As of the 2010 Census, the village population was 27,450
The first landowner in Glen Ellyn was Deacon Winslow Churchill. He and his family moved to Glen Ellyn from New York in 1834. Other newcomers to the area built town necessities such as a tavern and school.
Moses Stacy, a soldier in the War of 1812, arrived here in 1835. His inn, Stacy’s Tavern, built in 1846 and his second home, was a halfway stop between Chicago and the Fox River Valley and a probable stop for Galena, Illinois stagecoaches on their way to Rockford, Illinois. Stacy’s Tavern, now a historical monument, stands at what is now the intersection of Geneva Road and Main Street.
In 1849, construction of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad through Glen Ellyn was finished. The area around the railroad became the center of the town. At first, trains running through the town on the railway did not stop there. A local man named Lewey Q. Newton made an offer to the railroad company: Newton would build a depot and water tank out of his own pocket if the railroad would require trains to stop there. The depot that Newton built became known as Newtown Station.
The first church, a Congregational church, was built in 1862. Many Protestant churches were built in the village in the years to come. It wasn’t until 60 years later that the first Catholic church was built.
In 1889, residents Thomas E. Hill and Philo Stacy spearheaded a project to create a new lake, called Lake Glen Ellyn, by having a dam built in a nearby stream. In 1890, residents discovered mineral springs near the village.
In 1891, Glen Ellyn, advertised as Chicago’s newest suburb and health resort, became the village’s official name; it was incorporated on May 10, 1892. The large Lake Glen Ellyn Hotel opened in 1892, the same year much of the business district was destroyed by fire. Fourteen years later, the hotel was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.
The village’s fire department was created in 1907. It would eventually become the last all-volunteer fire department in DuPage County by the end of the 1900s.
By World War I, Glen Oak Country Club served the Oak Park and Glen Ellyn communities, and in 1922 the first Glenbard high school was built.
The town went through several names, including Babcock’s Grove (named for three brothers that settled there), DuPage Center, Stacy’s Corners (after the Stacy family), Newton’s Station, Danby (after Danby, Vermont, a local landowner’s birthplace), Prospect Park, and finally Glen Ellyn. The name Glen Ellyn is based on the Welsh version of the name of the then–village president Thomas E. Hill’s wife Ellen, preceded by glen, referring to the local geography.