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We see you.Elena, 2015 Caregiver of the YearWe are pleased to introduce Elena. From more than 4,000 caregivers in North America, she was selected for this prestigious award. We are proud of Elena and of our entire team. Call us, and we'll match one of our team members to meet your specific needs for award-winning care.We've helped over 1000 local families provide quality in-home care for their loved ones. Contact us today for aFree In-home Consultationor to learn more about our services.Contact Us TodayOur innovative approach to in-home dementia care, developed by the Dementia Therapeutics division of Home Care Assistance.Contact Us TodayBalanced Care Method™Because healthspan is as important as lifespan. Our unique caregiving approach promotes healthy mind, body and spirit.Contact Us TodayHigh Quality, Affordable
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Chicago and the Northern Suburbs
Thank you for learning more about Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago. Since opening in 2008, Home Care Assistance has enjoyed an excellent reputation for exceptional home care. We are the trusted choice for high quality premium home care in the Northern Suburbs and metropolitan Chicago area. We provide one-on-one support to older adults in a manner that allows your loved ones to live safely and independently at home, while providing much needed peace of mind for family members.
Our Care Managers are able to match excellent caregivers with our clients based on their home care needs and also on their personalities and interests. Our 24/7 Guarantee means that we will be there when you need us – days, nights, and weekends.
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Our Mission at Home Care Assistance is to Change the Way the World Ages. Home Care Assistance is unique in the home care industry with our exclusive Balanced Care Method™. From our caregivers to our staff, everyone is committed to providing exceptional, compassionate care to our clients and excellent support to their families.
If you or a loved one needs care and companionship, please call one of our expert care managers today at (847) 853-7777 to find out how we can help, and to schedule a free in-home assessment.
Home Care Assistance:
- Live-in specialists – We provide Live-in care that is valued at nearly half the cost of hourly staffing per day
- Responsive – Our caregivers will arrive on time every time.
- Nights and Weekends – And at the same price as weekdays!
- No long term contract or deposit required – Our caregivers provide service for clients only as long as they need
- The highest quality of non-medical home care services – Including assistance with activities of daily living such as light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, medication reminders, and personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. We also provide transportation for errands, medical appointments, and just plain fun.
Aleks is marvelous with our family. Her care, in practical matters as well as emotional, just means the world to all of us.Sulie G.
in Kenilworth about her parents' caregiver, Aleks M.
We are good friends. I learned from her when we are together! She is a real gem. What more could I ask for?Bette S.
in Evanston about her caregiver, Dragana L.
We have had many caregivers for my mother in the past, but have not found any with the training, competence and compassion of those from Home Care Assistance.Carole C.
Our family Thanksgiving was a huge success. Mom had a great time. Lynn is a lovely woman and was a huge help. She made my mom feel VERY Special.Patti S.
in Morton Grove about her mother's caregiver, Lynn
We started almost a year ago. When I first met her I thought she was such a lovely creature. She is educated, she is sweet and very accommodating. We are so lucky to have each other -- there is a reason that we connected.Jean F.
of Highland Park about her caregiver, Karen K.
I would highly recommend Sara D. as a caregiver…Sara is a hard worker and likes to keep busy. Once my personal needs were met, she would make my bed, clean the kitchen including washing dishes, do my laundry, go to the grocery store for ingredients for meal preparation, and tidy up the house. We often chatted about family or news and she was always quick to offer an encouraging word concerning my recovery. Sara is a competent and kind caregiver. She was always concerned for my welfare and responded positively to any request I made. Often she made helpful suggestions before I could even make a request. She caught onto my routine quickly and was always eager to please. I felt very comfortable with her, and my family was appreciative of her efforts too. She is an excellent cook and always made sure that I ate good healthy food to help my recovery. She served a variety of foods that were always delicious. I know that my quick recovery was, in part, thank to Sara’s good care.Janet D.
The caregivers were caring, helpful, and well-trained. Took exceptionally good care of the patient. Also were most helpful taking care of the home, doing any food preparation that was requested, and often cared for the home without being asked. They were always prompt, responsible, dependable, and were with us when needed.” [Particularly Valued:] “The willingness of caregivers to take on extra work. They were usually two steps ahead in what needed to be done.Howard L.
[The services] are excellent. All the caregivers who have helped Bob have been both caring and professional, and engaged him readily from the first day he went home from the Whitehall. We really trust the caregivers from Home Care Assistance. On two separate occasions, the caregiver has expertly handled serious emergencies with good judgment.Carol M.
daughter-in-law of client Bob S., Glencoe
I enjoyed having my care assistant – we did our exercises and she was a great driver – and we did lots of errands… Your services were super!Elly T.
[Particularly Valued:] The speed with which Margalit was able to provide us with…an exceptional caregiver - quality of service is super! How fortunate we were to have Victor K. Margalit chose so wisely! He was wonderful! Outstanding! We hardly have words to describe his care. He made sure that I did some exercise and of course his being a nursing student was so reassuring. He has a warm, friendly manner, is knowledgeable – our dog Pete liked him too! We’d never needed a caregiver before, but if we did, again, we’d ask for Victor in a heartbeat…We cannot forget this remarkable man.Marvin L.
I want you to know that I am very appreciative of your help over the last 3 months. I have been quite impressed with your company and staff. Everyone we encountered was qualified, caring and compassionate, caregivers and business staff combined. Thanks so much for your services!!Kris S.
Daughter of client William D., Palatine
[Particularly Valued:] “Personal contact with the office staff. Very cooperative.”Miriam G.
Misty was there with me and she was fantastic. She knew how to handle everything and worked perfectly with Hospice. I can never thank her enough for what she did for our family…In every way you exceeded our expectations…Your caregivers were above and beyond our needs. So kind, gentle and very professional…Misty and Sulema were wonderful and we miss them very much…We had family come in and Sulema made them all feel so comfortable and my uncle mentioned he could see how much she really cared for my Mom. We wish her the best. Misty was amazing. She wasn’t with us a long time but she was truly an asset to have around. She was here when my mom passed and she helped us get through it. We were all crying and she brings us water because she was afraid would dehydrate – My brother couldn’t believe her grace and professionalism through such as difficult time. We have worked with many companies over the last two years and yours was by far the best. A++ rating in every way. Thank you all. Loryn you were terrific too in getting us the right fit. Our family appreciates all of you for everything you did for Mom. I know it wasn’t easy especially near the end. Thank you again to all of you.Erica T.
Daughter of client Terri B., Naperville
Meet the Team
Margalit TocherPresidentMargalit is responsible for ensuring that our mission of providing the highest quality, most reliable home care service is being fulfilled. She also manages the day-to-day operations of the business. Margalit works closely with Loryn (VP, Marketing and Business Development) and Izabel and Ray (Staffing Coordinators) to discuss each client’s particular situation. This process includes assessing the client’s special needs and requests. The team then collaborates to identify the ideal caregiver for that specific client. “It is very satisfying to know that we have helped make a positive impact on our clients’ lives by allowing them more independence in a safe environment,” says Margalit. “Our caregivers are the best in the business, and it’s very rewarding to work with such hard-working and caring people.”Michelle Mason, CDPClient Care ManagerMichelle has worked in geriatric care for more than 15 years with a specialty in Alzheimer’s/Dementia-specific care. She began her career driven by the philosophy of Mihaly Csikzentmihayi, author of Flow, the secret to happiness. She dedicates her work as a support group facilitator to individuals and family members living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. “My goal is to help those who are aging to experience life in a fulfilling way,” she says. “Being a team member of Home Care Assistance supports my personal and professional goal to change the way the world ages through the unique Balanced Care Method.”Nancy HopkinsClient Care ManagerNancy focuses on a key area of the company - the caregivers. With her compassion and experience, she orchestrates the processes behind our staffing efforts and our investment in training, professional development and employee engagement. "It is exciting to be a part of a growing organization where each person truly cares about aging in a positive way, through the unique Balanced Care Method."Izabel SzymanskiStaffing CoordinatorIzabel is responsible for many of the behind-the-scenes activities in the office, including caregiver recruitment, training, and scheduling. As a former caregiver, she has first-hand experience in the complexities of caring for others and deftly pairs skilled and compatible people with our clients. “My experience as a caregiver comes into play constantly as I work with our team. We work together to care for and honor our clients so that they can enjoy each day – what a privilege.” Always available and with a smile on her face, Izabel ensures that our clients and caregivers are happy and prepared.Lois ShonukanCaregiver CoordinatorLois is responsible for many of the behind-the-scenes activities in the office, including caregiver recruitment, training, and scheduling. “It is such a great feeling to find the perfect caregiver to place with every client. The bond that the perfect match can create is just heartwarming.”Beth HafterOffice AdministratorBeth manages our office. She combines her prior years of management experience in multi-national professional service and consumer products businesses with a passion for making sure the office works to deliver outstanding care to clients. “It’s great to be part of an organization that can have such a powerful impact on the quality of life of our clients and their families.”Robin Schuette, MSMarketing ManagerRobin has worked in healthcare marketing and communications for more than 20 years. Most recently she worked with a healthcare system to brand its health and wellness programs for the public and for businesses. With the large metro and suburban areas that Home Care Assistance Chicago serves, Robin’s goal is to make sure communications are consistent across all locations. “Having helped my mom realize her goal to stay in her home through the end of her life, I identify strongly with our clients’ objectives to live in their own homes with the support of our amazing caregivers. They truly bring our mission to life.”Alita Arnold, RN, MS, MAOn-Staff NurseBefore becoming a registered nurse, Alita worked as a caregiver for Home Care Assistance. “I experienced the deep commitment to excellent care and personalized service to our clients first hand,” says Alita. “A Home Care Assistance caregiver goes above and beyond what is expected.” In addition to her work at Home Care Assistance, Alita has experience with home bound patients as a travelling nurse. In addition to being a registered nurse, Alita has earned a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology. “Nursing is not just about medical information; it is about treating the whole person within the unique context of his or her life.”Norberto R. KoganCo-FounderNorberto is a co-founder of Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago. He is part of the firm’s Board of Advisors and management team, helping to set strategy, design programs and select the company’s key personnel. Norberto also oversees the company’s financial management. He brings over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience to HCA Chicago. “It is rewarding to provide valuable, caring services to seniors and others. I am proud that we are so selective in choosing caregivers and ensuring that we match clients with just the right person. The big investment we make in training caregivers always shines through.”Jordan FeigerCo-FounderJordan is a co-founder of Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago. He is part of the firm’s Board of Advisors and management team, helping to set strategy, design programs and select the company’s key personnel. Jordan has held numerous leading positions in Chicago area businesses, including as a senior executive of Navistar International Corp., and is currently CEO and President of Victor Technology LLC. Jordan’s family has been involved in the Alzheimer’s association of Chicago ever since his grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s more than 25 years ago. “I am proud that HCA is committed to changing the way the world ages. Our proprietary programs such as The Balanced Care Method™, specialized caregiver training delivered through HCA University, and focus on delivering the best Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs really make a difference in our clients’ lives.”Home Care Assistance of Chicago and the Northern Suburbs
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