Located on Lake Michigan, Evanston is a beautiful suburb north of Chicago. The city is great for seniors who like plenty of shopping venues, dining with a wide variety of cuisines, sandy beaches, historic mansions, and beautiful parks. Tours are available for the Grosse Point Lighthouse, which has been a landmark of Evanston’s Lake Michigan shoreline since 1873. The city has a population of 73,473, 15.6% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over.

Evanston has a variety of quality home health care programs available for 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 Evanston than the national average, which is $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

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

BrightStar Care North Suburban Chicago

950 Skokie Blvd., Ste 300, Northbrook, IL, 60062

They were about to help us really quickly. The nurse that they had was great. From what I know, they were able to schedule us last minute and my mom really liked working with the nurse they sent her.
They were about to help us really quickly. The nurse that they had was great. From what I know, they were able to schedule us last minute and my mom really liked working with the nurse they sent her.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home North Shore/Chicago Metro

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

They help me shower. I like that they have been responsible.
They help me shower. I like that they have been responsible.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Home Instead – Skokie, IL

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

Home Instead went above and beyond my expectations when it came to caring for my terminally Ill father. From beginning to end, the communication level from everyone I encountered was exemplary, and e … (read more)
Home Instead went above and beyond my expectations when it came to caring for my terminally Ill father. From beginning to end, the communication level from everyone I encountered was exemplary, and e … (read more)

2022

Always Best Care of Glenview

PO Box 510, Glenview, IL, 60025

She depends on them. I like that they are able to provide a backup to their resources. They are also good at communication.
She depends on them. I like that they are able to provide a backup to their resources. They are also good at communication.

Broad Street Home Care

1229 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, IL, 60091

The skilled nurse and care givers they provided were wonderful. They were vigilant and helpful with my very sick best friend and as POA, I was looking for round the clock care. Broad street went abo … (read more)
The skilled nurse and care givers they provided were wonderful. They were vigilant and helpful with my very sick best friend and as POA, I was looking for round the clock care. Broad street went abo … (read more)

Open Arms Solutions

900 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 212, Northbrook, IL, 60062

Open Arms Solutions is an in-home care company helping seniors to live their best lives through inspired care at home. We are grateful to have served over 2000 families in the last 10 years and to sup … (read more)
Open Arms Solutions is an in-home care company helping seniors to live their best lives through inspired care at home. We are grateful to have served over 2000 families in the last 10 years and to sup … (read more)

North Shore Compassionate Care, LLC – Highland Park, IL

1510 Old Deerfield Road, Suite 222, Highland Park, IL, 60035

My parents are using North Shore Compassionate Care. The caregivers are very good, attentive, caring, and conscientious. We chose them because of their flexibility with hours, because it’s a smaller c … (read more)
My parents are using North Shore Compassionate Care. The caregivers are very good, attentive, caring, and conscientious. We chose them because of their flexibility with hours, because it’s a smaller c … (read more)

Solidex Home Healthcare Services – Lincolnwood, IL

3356 W Columbia Ave , Lincolnwood, IL, 60712

They are very nice, caring, patient, and are really good at what they do. They take their time and provide quality care.
They are very nice, caring, patient, and are really good at what they do. They take their time and provide quality care.

Purple Spring Home Caregivers, Inc. – Palos Hills, IL

9944 S Roberts Suite 111 , Palos Hills, IL, 60465

PURPLE SPRING is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Insured and Bonded. Our caregivers have completed a detailed application, criminal check, fingerprinting, and Social Security val … (read more)
PURPLE SPRING is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Insured and Bonded. Our caregivers have completed a detailed application, criminal check, fingerprinting, and Social Security val … (read more)

Freedom Home Care

1749 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL, 60035

Home Services: <p></p> <li>Meal Preparation Following Special Dietary Needs</li> <li> Light Housekeeping</li> <li>Dusting & Vacuuming</li> <li>Sweeping & Mopping Floors</li> <li>Maintaining Kitc … (read more)
Home Services: <p></p> <li>Meal Preparation Following Special Dietary Needs</li> <li> Light Housekeeping</li> <li>Dusting & Vacuuming</li> <li>Sweeping & Mopping Floors</li> <li>Maintaining Kitc … (read more)

Corlan Home Services Inc

415 W Golf Rd, Suite 46, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

We are both Corlan Home Health Inc. and Corlan Home Health Services Inc. We provide both the skilled and non-skilled Personal Care Services: Eating Assistance, Meal Planning & Preparation, Activity pl … (read more)
We are both Corlan Home Health Inc. and Corlan Home Health Services Inc. We provide both the skilled and non-skilled Personal Care Services: Eating Assistance, Meal Planning & Preparation, Activity pl … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Evanston

1590 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201

About Senior Helpers Evanston <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 … (read more)
About Senior Helpers Evanston <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 … (read more)

Private Home Care Chicago – Chicago, IL

7900 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 2-25, Niles, IL, 60714

<p>From the very beginning, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted to provide the most personalized service available, so our clients could stay at home comfortably for as long as they choose. Aft … (read more)
<p>From the very beginning, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted to provide the most personalized service available, so our clients could stay at home comfortably for as long as they choose. Aft … (read more)

ARIS at home, Compassionate In Home Care

327 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL, 60304

ARIS provided their in home service to my father while he was receiving in home hospice care. Their level of professionalism and service helped my family during a crucial time in our lives. I don’t kn … (read more)
ARIS provided their in home service to my father while he was receiving in home hospice care. Their level of professionalism and service helped my family during a crucial time in our lives. I don’t kn … (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)

Smile and Love, Inc.

115 S. Wilke Rd, Suite 201, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

I called Smile &amp; Love and received care from about 3 of their caregivers. They’re very nice people and I’m well taken care of by them. I have them for 4 hours every morning. They usually take me t … (read more)
I called Smile &amp; Love and received care from about 3 of their caregivers. They’re very nice people and I’m well taken care of by them. I have them for 4 hours every morning. They usually take me t … (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)

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)

ActiveCare Home Care

1420 Renaissance Dr Suite 211, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

The problem is, is that there is so much red tape, and that makes caring for the individual difficult. The caregiver that we have now really cares.
The problem is, is that there is so much red tape, and that makes caring for the individual difficult. The caregiver that we have now really cares.

Home Helpers of Northeastern Illinois

900 Devon, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

Owners and staff were so pleasant and patient with my mother who had dementia. Highly recommended
Owners and staff were so pleasant and patient with my mother who had dementia. Highly recommended

Evanston 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 Evanston:

Levy Senior Center Foundation

Address: 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
Phone Number: (847) 238-2659

Levy Senior Center Foundation is a recreational facility that offers an array of services for seniors to participate in leisure, educational, health and fitness programs. Rothschild Gardens is a place where seniors can get together to socialize and meet new friends. It provides lunch every day, as well as bus services.

Westminster Place

Address: 3200 Grant St., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: (847) 570-3422

Westminster Place is a beautiful senior living community that provides independent and assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and respite care. It’s a Life Plan Community, which means when your health needs change, you don’t have to move because of the various stages of care you may need. It’s all provided under one roof.

Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois

Address: 1723 Simpson St., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: (847) 332-2678

Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois delivers delicious and nutritious meals to the home of seniors living in Evanston who are unable to cook for themselves at home. The foundation also services people with physical or cognitive issues and residents who need assistance while experiencing a temporary medical situation such as recovering from surgery.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: (800) 252-2923

LIHEAP helps eligible low-income households pay for heating during the winter months. Evanston senior residents with an income that doesn’t exceed 200% of the federal poverty level determined annually by the Department of Commerce are eligible for benefits. Eligibility is based on available funding, which basically means it’s first come, first serve.

Weatherization Program

Address: 567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone Number: (312) 782-2332

Low-income seniors residing in Evanston, Illinois are eligible for the Weatherization Program as long as they meet the 200% poverty guidelines. The program works on single-family and multi-family homes that meet the minimum structural requirements. Some services include sealing drafty areas, insulation, repair or replacement of heating systems, enhanced air quality and ventilation.

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 – oftentimes 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.