Chicago is one of America’s largest cities, with a population of 2,693,976. People aged 65 and over make up 12% of its population. The city features a mixture of urban and outdoor attractions, including numerous city parks that cover 3,000 hectares. It also boasts many other selling points for outdoor-minded seniors, including 70 bird and nature sanctuaries, 29 beaches and 26 miles of lakefront. Additionally, seniors who enjoy dining out can choose from thousands of options, including multiple Michelin-starred restaurants. Other senior-friendly activities offered by the city include tours and cruises, numerous museums and volunteering opportunities. Living in Chicago makes it easy to access notable health care facilities, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, which have been highly rated.

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019 reports that costs for senior care in Chicago run a bit higher than average, coming in at $4,767 per month for home health aide services and $4,763 for homemaker services. Nationally, the average costs for those services are $4,385 and $4,290 per month, respectively.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Chicago area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Chicago, IL

2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Algonquin/Mt. Prospect

513 West Main Street, West Dundee, IL, 60118

They make me feel better about myself. They are very friendly, reliable, and intelligent.
They make me feel better about myself. They are very friendly, reliable, and intelligent.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home North Shore/Chicago Metro

8424 Skokie Blvd Suite #212, Skokie, IL, 60077

I would like to have a caregiver who is more mature and experienced. The homemaker needs more training.
I would like to have a caregiver who is more mature and experienced. The homemaker needs more training.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home West Central Chicago

400 West Lake Street, Suite 112-C , Roselle, IL, 60172

She is able to have company and appreciate the having company. They fit the caregiver well with the person that needs care. So far they have been good to my mother.
She is able to have company and appreciate the having company. They fit the caregiver well with the person that needs care. So far they have been good to my mother.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Home Instead – Elk Grove Village, IL

450 E Higgins Rd, Suite 102, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007

Home Instead caregivers are knowledgeable and flexible in their work. Their ideas are some that I haven’t thought of.
Home Instead caregivers are knowledgeable and flexible in their work. Their ideas are some that I haven’t thought of.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Home Instead – Skokie, IL

8822 Niles Center Rd, 2nd Floor, Skokie, IL, 60077

I have been very happy with the women who havehelped me during a very difficult time in my life. thank you so much, especially for Grace’s help.
I have been very happy with the women who havehelped me during a very difficult time in my life. thank you so much, especially for Grace’s help.

2018

Right at Home Oak Park Chicago

7000 W. North Ave., Ste. 1B, Chicago, IL, 60707

Since I am older myself, I need the help. I get tired doing it myself, and this lady has given us a helping hand. I don’t communicate very much with the lady handling the situation, but she makes sur … (read more)
Since I am older myself, I need the help. I get tired doing it myself, and this lady has given us a helping hand. I don’t communicate very much with the lady handling the situation, but she makes sur … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Instead – Oak Park, IL

6901 W. North Ave, Suite 1F, Oak Park, IL, 60302

Our two caregivers make up a cohesive team. They are very well matched and make my life easier. The main purpose is caregiving to my husband. One of them likes to cook, and the other one likes to clea … (read more)
Our two caregivers make up a cohesive team. They are very well matched and make my life easier. The main purpose is caregiving to my husband. One of them likes to cook, and the other one likes to clea … (read more)

2020

Seniors Helping Seniors – Chicago Metro North

4001 West Devon Ave, Ste. 328, Chicago, IL, 60646

Senior home care services to elderly residents throughout the Chicago area is just one beneficial aspect of our services. All of our helpers are also seniors themselves. They have a warmth and underst … (read more)
Senior home care services to elderly residents throughout the Chicago area is just one beneficial aspect of our services. All of our helpers are also seniors themselves. They have a warmth and underst … (read more)

2019, 2020

Home Instead – North & South Side Chicago, IL

4736 N Marine Dr, Chicago, IL, 60640

My mom came to live with us last year and we realized that we needed additional help for her care a couple of days a week while we attend to work and other business. Mom’s caregiver is very attentive … (read more)
My mom came to live with us last year and we realized that we needed additional help for her care a couple of days a week while we attend to work and other business. Mom’s caregiver is very attentive … (read more)

2020

Home Instead – Chicago, IL

2835 N Sheffield Ave, Suite 407, Chicago, IL, 60657

Admin and caregivers have all been expert and kind, and have often gone out of their way to be helpful.
Admin and caregivers have all been expert and kind, and have often gone out of their way to be helpful.

2017

Homewatch CareGivers Serving Chicago Land and The Northshore

900 Skokie Blvd, Suite 126, Northbrook, IL, 60062

Both caregivers and office staff are great! Phone calls are answered and responded to immediately. They are the best! I had past experience with another agency, and there is no comparison. Homewatch i … (read more)
Both caregivers and office staff are great! Phone calls are answered and responded to immediately. They are the best! I had past experience with another agency, and there is no comparison. Homewatch i … (read more)

2018, 2019

Home Instead – Palos Heights, IL

12416 S Harlem Ave, Suite 100, Palos Heights, IL, 60463

Agency has been very responsive to our added requests.
Agency has been very responsive to our added requests.

2020, 2021

Home Instead – Des Plaines, IL

2340 S River Rd, Suite 105, Des Plaines, IL, 60018

From the moment we started working with the staff I knew I was in good hands. My mom was set up with two caregivers that have been everything we have hoped for. They are professional, caring, and most … (read more)
From the moment we started working with the staff I knew I was in good hands. My mom was set up with two caregivers that have been everything we have hoped for. They are professional, caring, and most … (read more)

Living Spring Services LLC

7514 Skokie Blvd, Suite 6 , , Skokie, IL, 60077

At Living Spring Home Care Services, our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of seniors and adults with disabilities as we serve their needs with dignity, respect, responsiveness, and … (read more)
At Living Spring Home Care Services, our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of seniors and adults with disabilities as we serve their needs with dignity, respect, responsiveness, and … (read more)

Home & Hearth Caregivers

122 Calendar Avenue, La Grange, IL, 60525

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Home and Hearth for 7 months. My mom was diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s disease and it was no longer advisable for her to drive. We met with Teresa wh … (read more)
We had the absolute pleasure of working with Home and Hearth for 7 months. My mom was diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s disease and it was no longer advisable for her to drive. We met with Teresa wh … (read more)

21K Home Care Services, LLC

8052 Monticello Ave , Ste E # 205 B, Skokie, IL, 60076

We provide non-medical home care services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is includes those with injuries or recovering from a recent surgery or illness. Those in need of a little help … (read more)
We provide non-medical home care services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is includes those with injuries or recovering from a recent surgery or illness. Those in need of a little help … (read more)

Wisdom Eldercare

747 N Church Road, C-3, Elmhurst, IL, 60126

Since our inception in 1985, Wisdom Eldercare has been independently owned, locally operated and a trusted partner in offering outstanding caregivers and care management services for older adults in t … (read more)
Since our inception in 1985, Wisdom Eldercare has been independently owned, locally operated and a trusted partner in offering outstanding caregivers and care management services for older adults in t … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Chicago

1165 N. Clark Street Suite #410, Chicago, IL, 60610

About Senior Helpers Chicago <p></p> We help Senior’s live a better life in their own home. <p></p> Our goal at Senior Helpers is provide compassionate care and improve the quality of life for o … (read more)
About Senior Helpers Chicago <p></p> We help Senior’s live a better life in their own home. <p></p> Our goal at Senior Helpers is provide compassionate care and improve the quality of life for o … (read more)

Home Instead – LaGrange, IL

475 W 55th St, Suite 105, La Grange, IL, 60525

My parents are getting some in-home care through Home Instead right now. They do cleaning, and they’ll do just about anything else, but not medical. We chose them because they were nearby. Billing and … (read more)
My parents are getting some in-home care through Home Instead right now. They do cleaning, and they’ll do just about anything else, but not medical. We chose them because they were nearby. Billing and … (read more)

Home Care Assistance of Chicago

430 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, IL, 60043

At Home Care Assistance, we have implemented strict procedures for COVID-19 to help our clients stay safely at home. Since 2009, we have been the premier partner of choice for families in Chicagoland … (read more)
At Home Care Assistance, we have implemented strict procedures for COVID-19 to help our clients stay safely at home. Since 2009, we have been the premier partner of choice for families in Chicagoland … (read more)

Chicago Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Chicago:

Meals on Wheels Chicago

Address: 314 W. Superior St. #300, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: (773) 661-4550

Meals on Wheels Chicago delivers a variety of meal options—including vegetarian and kosher offerings—to homebound seniors. It also funds an emergency meal program that provides shelf-stable meals to safeguard against service interruptions caused by severe weather and other emergencies.

H.O.M.E.

Address: 1419 W. Carroll Ave, Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone Number: (773) 921-3200  

H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly) runs several programs that preserve the independence of low-income seniors in Chicago. It helps seniors maintain their homes through a repair and upkeep program, and its shopping bus makes it easier for seniors to access grocery stores. The organization also operates three affordable housing buildings and a moving program for seniors.

Little Brothers

Address: 355 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607
Phone Number: 312-455-1000

Little Brothers is a network of nonprofit organizations that support the elderly through volunteer work. Its Chicago chapter provides companionship to individuals age 70 and over who are aging alone. Little Brothers’ services include in-home visits, grocery deliveries and vacation experiences, and it plans and conducts monthly birthday parties as well as celebrations on holidays. The chapter also runs monthly and weekly social clubs. All of its services are provided at no cost.

Casa Central

Phone Number: (773) 645-2300
Address: 1343 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Casa Central aids older Latino adults and other seniors. It runs a day-to-day in-home caregiving program that helps seniors with numerous daily tasks, such as housekeeping, laundry and grocery shopping. The organization also operates a wellness center, where seniors can take part in therapeutic activities in a secure, supervised setting. The wellness center is open to individuals age 60 and older.

Chicago Methodist Senior Services

Phone Number: (773) 769-5500
Address: 1415 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

Chicago Methodist Senior Services oversees a variety of residences and programs that assist seniors. It provides home care and affordable senior housing along with memory care and assisted living options. Additionally, this organization has a group of trained volunteers that conducts visits and takes part in activities with seniors.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.