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

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home North Shore/Chicago Metro

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

They are changing the caregivers. One is steady and we like it. The second one is changing, that makes it difficult for me. I think they are well-organized and they seem to be responsive to our need … (read more)
They are changing the caregivers. One is steady and we like it. The second one is changing, that makes it difficult for me. I think they are well-organized and they seem to be responsive to our need … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home West Central Chicago

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

It has impacted me greatly, I do not have to worry about my mother. It is a nice relief. I like their staff and their office staff.
It has impacted me greatly, I do not have to worry about my mother. It is a nice relief. I like their staff and their office staff.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Elk Grove Village, IL

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

G. Bernoff My dad just passed at the age of 97. Home Instead Senior Care cared for my dad three hours of day, 5 x a week. Care included getting him out of bed, dressing, applying lotion and wraps … (read more)
G. Bernoff My dad just passed at the age of 97. Home Instead Senior Care cared for my dad three hours of day, 5 x a week. Care included getting him out of bed, dressing, applying lotion and wraps … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Home Instead Senior Care – Skokie, IL

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

Home Instead (Skokie, IL) has been wonderful through my now 91-year old father’s tenure with them. The relationship began in 2016 with 4-8 hours a day after Dad got out of rehab following a UTI infect … (read more)
Home Instead (Skokie, IL) has been wonderful through my now 91-year old father’s tenure with them. The relationship began in 2016 with 4-8 hours a day after Dad got out of rehab following a UTI infect … (read more)

2018

Right at Home Oak Park Chicago

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

She loved the housekeeper. I like that they sent a great caregiver to my mother.
She loved the housekeeper. I like that they sent a great caregiver to my mother.

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Instead Senior Care – 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)

2019, 2020

Home Instead Senior Care – North & South Side Chicago, IL

4736 N Marine Dr, Chicago, IL, 60640

My mother is suffering from dementia. She doesn’t think she needs a caregiver. She does! The caregivers provided by Home Instead have been understanding and responsive when working with her. … (read more)
My mother is suffering from dementia. She doesn’t think she needs a caregiver. She does! The caregivers provided by Home Instead have been understanding and responsive when working with her. … (read more)

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 Senior Care – Palos Heights, IL

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

A specific caregiver arrives at the appointed time and calls into the agency. She also calls the agency before leaving. Over the year we have employed Home Instead Senior Care, we have revised the lis … (read more)
A specific caregiver arrives at the appointed time and calls into the agency. She also calls the agency before leaving. Over the year we have employed Home Instead Senior Care, we have revised the lis … (read more)

2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Chicago, IL

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

I first engaged Home Instead in September 2017 to provide caregiving services for my now 91-year-old mother for four hours a day. Throughout the past four years, both my mother and I have found the a … (read more)
I first engaged Home Instead in September 2017 to provide caregiving services for my now 91-year-old mother for four hours a day. Throughout the past four years, both my mother and I have found the a … (read more)

2020, 2021

Home Instead Senior Care – Des Plaines, IL

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

Home Instead Des Plaines provided over a year of service of care to my wife and I. Their Caregivers are excellent and become part of the family. The case manager we have is excellent and have helped u … (read more)
Home Instead Des Plaines provided over a year of service of care to my wife and I. Their Caregivers are excellent and become part of the family. The case manager we have is excellent and have helped u … (read more)

2019

Assisting Hands Home Care of Naperville Illinois

50 S. Main St. Ste 200, Naperville, IL, 60540

We have been using assisting hands for a few years now. I have been very happy with them. The caregiver we have had for the past few years is Shauna. She is an amazing caregiver. She is kind, compet … (read more)
We have been using assisting hands for a few years now. I have been very happy with them. The caregiver we have had for the past few years is Shauna. She is an amazing caregiver. She is kind, compet … (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)

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)

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)

Devoted Homecare Plus, LLC

2051 W Howard St, Ste A , Chicago, IL, 60645

Here at Devoted Homecare Plus, we have over 29 years of combined industry knowledge. In that time, we have developed a true passion for patient care and an insatiable appetite for excellence. The heal … (read more)
Here at Devoted Homecare Plus, we have over 29 years of combined industry knowledge. In that time, we have developed a true passion for patient care and an insatiable appetite for excellence. The heal … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – LaGrange, IL

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

I am very happy with the service provided by the LaGrange office. If I have any concern, question, or specific instructions I feel confident that they will convey my information to the caregiver or ha … (read more)
I am very happy with the service provided by the LaGrange office. If I have any concern, question, or specific instructions I feel confident that they will convey my information to the caregiver or ha … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors

1046 W Polk St , Westmont, IL, 60559

We hired Seniors Helping Seniors Chicago. They do whatever you want them to do. They could drive you if you want them to drive you some place. They can also help you cook, do light housekeeping, or he … (read more)
We hired Seniors Helping Seniors Chicago. They do whatever you want them to do. They could drive you if you want them to drive you some place. They can also help you cook, do light housekeeping, or he … (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.