Crystal Lake is a city in the greater metropolitan area of Chicago and is located 28 miles from O’Hare International Airport. The city surrounds the scenic Crystal Lake and seniors have plenty of opportunities to partake in outdoor activities such as swimming, boating and walking around the lake. It has a population of 39,829 and 13.5% of residents are over the age of 65. 

Crystal Lake offers a number of quality home health care programs to assist its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services is $4,957 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $5,053 per month. Both services cost more in Crystal Lake than the national average, which is $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services. 

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Crystal Lake so data for the closest city, Chicago, was used. 

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake, IL

Home Instead Senior Care – Cary, IL

735 Industrial Dr, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

Their caregiver is a terrific person who is willing to take care Of all my needs and change our schedule to meet my health needs.
Their caregiver is a terrific person who is willing to take care Of all my needs and change our schedule to meet my health needs.

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)

FirstLight Home Care McHenry County

5443 Bull Valley Road, Mchenry, IL, 60050


2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Algonquin/Mt. Prospect

513 West Main Street, West Dundee, IL, 60118

They have provided companionship. I have already recommended them to others.
They have provided companionship. I have already recommended them to others.

2019

BrightStar Care Barrington / McHenry County

755 McArdle Dr Unit G&H, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

I don’t have to worry about my father. I know that he is being taken care of. They are very nice to work with.
I don’t have to worry about my father. I know that he is being taken care of. They are very nice to work with.

Monarch Senior Care

234 Main Street, Woodstock, IL, 60098

Excellent as well as dependable.
Excellent as well as dependable.

Inspired Care Home Health

1600 Golf Road, Suite 1200, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

The service was excellent.
The service was excellent.

Home Helpers Home Care of Far Northwestern Chicago Suburbs

202 S Randall Road, Unit B #5383, Elgin, IL, 60121

I called and they came to our house and answered questions. My father didn’t want help showering but he needed it so he wouldn’t fall again and get hurt. The caregivers are nice and know what they are … (read more)
I called and they came to our house and answered questions. My father didn’t want help showering but he needed it so he wouldn’t fall again and get hurt. The caregivers are nice and know what they are … (read more)

Home Care Personal Services

1809 N. Mill St., Suite E, Naperville, IL, 60563

Nicole helped me with laundry, changing sheets, and light housework. She was excellent. She also is a dog lover and my two goldens just loved her. Peggy send Nicole to me because Peggy knew we would b … (read more)
Nicole helped me with laundry, changing sheets, and light housework. She was excellent. She also is a dog lover and my two goldens just loved her. Peggy send Nicole to me because Peggy knew we would b … (read more)

Visiting Angels

12 East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

We have caregivers from Visiting Angels for my mother-in-law who are doing a great job with meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, and companionship.
We have caregivers from Visiting Angels for my mother-in-law who are doing a great job with meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, and companionship.

Home Care Angels

2720 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL, 60018

I used the Angels for both parents they were everything you can ask for, they made you feel at ease and treated my parents like family. The office staff are very professional, helpful and responsive. … (read more)
I used the Angels for both parents they were everything you can ask for, they made you feel at ease and treated my parents like family. The office staff are very professional, helpful and responsive. … (read more)

Best Care for You, Inc

4701 N. Cumberland Ave, Suite 12, Norridge, IL, 60706

Best Care for You has been caring for our mother for 18 months. Their caregivers are kind and caring people who treat our mother like one of their family members. The agency is very responsive to my r … (read more)
Best Care for You has been caring for our mother for 18 months. Their caregivers are kind and caring people who treat our mother like one of their family members. The agency is very responsive to my r … (read more)

ComForCare Home Care

349 Roma Jean Pkwy, Streamwood, IL, 60107

We are using ComForCare Home Care for my mother. The caregivers are excellent. There’s nothing bad that I have to say about them. They’re absolutely wonderful in every aspect. They provide companionsh … (read more)
We are using ComForCare Home Care for my mother. The caregivers are excellent. There’s nothing bad that I have to say about them. They’re absolutely wonderful in every aspect. They provide companionsh … (read more)

Alaga Home Care LLC

6355 N Broadway Street, Suite 22, Chicago, IL, 60660

I have been working diligently looking for a caregiver and I was referred by a dear friend to this agency. I must say, the Agency Manager is very knowledgeable and helped us in looking for a full time … (read more)
I have been working diligently looking for a caregiver and I was referred by a dear friend to this agency. I must say, the Agency Manager is very knowledgeable and helped us in looking for a full time … (read more)

ComForCare Home Care – McHenry County, IL – Crystal Lake, IL

50 North Walkup Avenue, 2nd Floor, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014

My husband has an aide from ComForCare Home Care of McHenry County that helps him with everything he needs help with. He doesn’t need help with medical stuff so the caregiver only helps him with his A … (read more)
My husband has an aide from ComForCare Home Care of McHenry County that helps him with everything he needs help with. He doesn’t need help with medical stuff so the caregiver only helps him with his A … (read more)

Griswold Home Care

1921 Walden Office Square, #400, Schaumburg, IL, 60173

We have home health care coming in for my husband Bob. They’re Griswold Home Care. I just wasn’t able to do everything and it was just too much for me and the Griswold people is helping with that. The … (read more)
We have home health care coming in for my husband Bob. They’re Griswold Home Care. I just wasn’t able to do everything and it was just too much for me and the Griswold people is helping with that. The … (read more)

Amidei Nursing Registry Inc

50 N Walkup Avenue Suite 1, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014


Angels By Your Side

50 North Walkup Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL, 60014


Hearts of Gold Home Care

431 North Wilson, Round Lake, IL, 60073


Smile & Love LLC

115 South Wilke Road,, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60005


Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake:

Grand Oaks Senior Center

Address: 1401 IL-176, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number: (815) 459-0680

The Grand Oaks Recreation Center hosts a number of activities for the whole community as well as being the site of the Grand Oaks Senior Center. Several rooms in the building are dedicated to the senior center, including an arts and crafts room, lounge area and games room. The center hosts a variety of activities for seniors and most of these activities are free of charge. The goal of the center is to help seniors keep active physically and intellectually and to partake in social activities. Some of the options available include dancing, fitness classes, arts and crafts, bingo and organized field trips to local attractions.

Transportation Services

Address: 42 East Street, Suite C, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number: (815) 455-3120

The Senior Care Volunteer Network is a nonprofit organization that provides free door-to-door transport to seniors in the area. Volunteer drivers take seniors to non-emergency medical appointments, grocery stores, banks and social appointments. Transport is an important part of everyday life and access to free transportation enables seniors to live independently for a longer period of time and avoid social isolation. Rides need to be booked as far in advance as possible in order to ensure there’s a driver available. Donations are always appreciated. 

Senior Home Repair Assistance Program

Address: 4704 Three Oaks Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone Number:  (815) 344-3555

Senior Services Associates is a nonprofit organization that runs a volunteer home repair assistance program in Crystal Lake. The program retains a pool of volunteers and service providers who are able to help with minor repairs and yard maintenance. Seniors can contact the program to request assistance and if the work is in line with the type of assistance offered, the senior will be matched with a volunteer. Additionally, the program assists seniors to find preferred providers for larger repair and home maintenance jobs. These preferred providers have all consented to background checks and a referral screening process. There is no charge for any of the services provided by the volunteers.

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.