In-Home Care for Your Loved One
Many elderly parents in Northbrook these days can be full of pride, unable to admit that they can no longer live safely and comfortably all by themselves. They refuse to move into the homes of their anxious children, nor are they willing to go to a nursing home. Instead, they insist in staying in their own house. And that’s why so many families need home care services.
With our friendly and highly trained caregivers, senior family members can still live in their homes without causing the rest of their family any grave concern for their safety and comfort. Worried children are relieved to know that caregivers are there to remind their sometimes forgetful elderly parents to eat right or to take their medications on time. They may need help with various household chores, including taking out the trash, dealing with the laundry and the dishes, and keeping the place neat. In other cases, perhaps the only assistance they need is for travel, when they have to have someone with them to get to the park to enjoy a nice walk, or to more urgent appointments such as to the doctor’s office. For these types of assistance, you can rely on our responsible caregivers to lend a hand when such help is required.
Home Care: Professionally Trained, Compassionate and Trustworthy Caregivers
The goal of Home Helpers Home Care of Northeastern Illinois is to provide the elderly of Northbrook with the necessary non-medical assistance they need. But that doesn’t mean that our caregivers are untrained in basic medical care. In fact, they undergo regular training for CPR and first aid, so they can provide immediate care while the emergency medical services are on their way. Our home care aides are even trained to interact properly with senior loved ones who may be beset by Alzheimer’s disease and other similar ailments. It’s our responsibility to make sure that our caregivers develop these rigorous capabilities, and we take our responsibilities seriously.
We also take great pains in ascertaining that our caregivers have the necessary emotional makeup to interact with the elderly. We screen them thoroughly through various interviews and exhaustive background checks, and we also verify their references very carefully. We make sure that our home care aides interact with the seniors with respect, compassion, and friendliness. And we add additional training in people skills to reinforce those emotional traits. We consider our workers as part of our family, and they will regard your loved family members as part of their family as well. And as an extra layer of security, we bond each and every caregiver before we assign them for their in-house placement.
Home Helpers Home Care: Making Life Easier
We here at Home Helpers Home Care of Northeastern Illinois have been in the home care industry for a long time, and we have garnered excellent feedback and sterling reputation. We are the top choice for many families in Northbrook, as we offer a very flexible schedule for your elderly loved ones. We can visit for a few hours each day to check in with your senior family members, or we can stay the whole day so we can watch over them on their daily activities. We may even offer a 24-hour round the clock presence, so that even in the wee hours of the morning they can have someone available to offer assistance when necessary.
We value how much people love their elderly family members, and so our caregivers also act with great respect and compassion. Contact us for your needs, and together we can offer the assistance needed so that your aging parents and relatives in Northbrook can stay in their beloved homes while they lead safe and comfortable lives.
Our home care services are also available in Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Skokie, Evanston, Glenview, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Fort Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Golf, Highwood, Hubbard Woods, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Riverwoods, Rosemont, Techny, Wilmette, and Winnetka.
Northbrook is an affluent village on Chicago’s North Shore, located at the northern edge of Cook County, Illinois, United States. When incorporated in 1901, the village was known as Shermerville in honor of Frederick Schermer, who donated the land for its first train station. The village changed its name to Northbrook in 1923 as an effort to improve its public image. The name was chosen because the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River runs through the Village.
Members of the Potawatomi tribe were the earliest recorded residents of the Northbrook area. In 1833 the Potawatomi ceded their Illinois lands and moved to a place near Council Bluffs, Iowa. Afterwards Joel Sterling Sherman and his family bought 159 acres (64 ha) of land in the northwest quarter of Section 10 for $1.25 per acre; as of 2010 Northbrook’s downtown is located on this site. A man named Frederick Schermer donated the land used for the first railroad station, named Schermer Station and later Shermer Station; the community was named Shermerville after him. By the 1870s Shermerville was a farming community. In 1901 the community was incorporated as the Village of Shermerville after a close referendum for incorporation. At the time of incorporation it had 311 residents and 60 houses. In these early years, Shermerville became notorious for rowdy gatherings at its five saloons; by 1921, therefore, residents believed that the name "Shermerville" had a negative reputation and sought to change it. A renaming contest was held, and a man named Edward Landwehr submitted the name "Northbrook". In 1923 "Northbrook", the winner, was adopted; at the time Northbrook had 500 residents. After the end of World War II, Northbrook’s population began to rapidly increase. Between 1950 and 1980, the town’s population rose from 3,319 to 30,735.