WESTERN SUBURBS

Western Suburbs

Live-in Home Care for Chicago's Western Suburbs

Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago is proud to serve the western suburbs of Chicago. We offer our services throughout Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County: 
  • Western Suburbs
  • Northwest Suburbs
  • Arlington Heights
  • Barrington
  • Burr Ridge
  • Carol Stream
  • Downers Grove
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Hinsdale
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Naperville
  • Oak Brook
  • Palatine
  • Park Ridge
  • Schaumburg
  • Wheaton
  • And more!
We also have offices that serve the Northshore of Chicago and the metro Chicago area. 
Senior Care in Highland Park, IL
Senior Resource Providers, DuPage County
Don’t wait for a crisis before learning how to navigate care for a senior in your family

Home Care Assistance is part of a network professionals that provides comprehensive, quality and critical services to older adults and their families in the Chicagoland area. We help you or your senior loved one choose the best possible care plans. Our experts, from an audiologist to a licensed social worker, can help provide information on the following:
  • The benefits of home health care such as skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. and/or non-medical caregivers to assist with chronic health issues, activities of daily living, physical activities, transportation, companionship and much more.
  • The importance of your ears, both the hearing and balance systems, and the impact on seniors’ health and safety.
  • Options for loved ones when staying at home alone is no longer an alternative.
  • Helping seniors transition smoothly to a new home and coordinating all the aspects involved such as the sale of the home, downsizing, moving and more.
  • The importance of Estate and Disability Planning and how to get started.
  • The role of health advocacy and daily money management for elder orphans and those whose family members live long-distance or are unavailable.
  • Support, resources and tips for family caregivers to manage stress and decrease burnout while caring for a loved one with complicated health issues or dementia.
Contact our caregivers today to learn more about our senior care services. 

TIPS FOR FINDING LONG-DISTANCE HOME CARE

While the mantra of every realtor is “location, location, location”, the mantra of every long-distance caregiver should be “information, information, information”. As a long-distance caregiver, you need as much information as possible to help you supervise the health and well-being of a loved one. That will lead you to the best support systems that will help you care for a family member who lives some distance from you. Here are three secrets to finding the best long-distance care.

1.  Conduct Research and Collect Information: Knowledge is your toolbox and the more information you put in it the better equipped you will be to find the right care for your loved one.
  • Learn what services exist in the area where he or she lives.
  • List each service and specifically what they offer, when it is available and any fees associated with the service.
  • Every area has a Council on Aging at the local level, usually affiliated with town or city government.
  • Each state has a Department of Elder Services or similarly named department that oversees all senior services in the state.
  • Counties offer elder services or an “Area Agency on Aging.”
  • You may find that services at the state and county level use the word “elder” and services at the local level use the word “senior”.
  • The Family Caregiver Alliance has a Family Care Navigator with a state-by-state searchable database that lists public, nonprofit and private programs and services. The list includes government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and more.
2.  Connect with your Loved One’s Network: The more people you know, the better services you will be able to find. Some of the healthcare professionals you should get to know include:
  • Physicians, nurse practitioners and/or physicians’ assistant for your loved one’s primary care or speciality care depending on their condition
  • Practice manager at the primary care physician’s office
  • Social worker at the local hospital and or rehab facility. Social workers are invaluable resources if your loved one is hospitalized or transferred to skilled nursing. They can help you navigate the complicated healthcare landscape and can refer you to services in the area.
  • Meals at home provider
  • Senior center director
  • Eldercare advocate at the county area agency on aging
  • Eldercare attorney
3.  In-Home Caregivers: Professional at-home caregivers are an extension of you when you live long distance. When you find the right service, you will find people who have your loved one’s best interests at heart and have the knowledge to care for them mentally, physically and emotionally.
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