As a close northern neighbor of Chicago, Highland Park provides its residents with direct access to the world-famous culture of the Windy City; it also offers home life in an upscale suburban environment that features an exceptionally low crime rate and pleasantly temperate summers. All of those benefits make the area quite attractive to retiring seniors. According to U.S. Census estimates, nearly 23% of the 29,515 residents of Highland Park are 65 or older, a percentage considerably higher than the 16.5% found in the typical U.S. city.

The general cost of living in Highland Park is far above U.S. averages, which is somewhat reflected in the specific costs of home care. National costs are $4,481/month for homemaker services and $4,576/month for home health care services. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, those same services cost an average of $4,957 and $5,903 per month in Highland Park — a jump of roughly $475.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Highland Park, 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park, IL

2020, 2021

Right at Home North Suburban Chicago

185 Milwaukee Ave, Suite 200, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069

The agency helps with bathing and toilet assistance. I liked that the agency had caring people well trained people and prompt.
The agency helps with bathing and toilet assistance. I liked that the agency had caring people well trained people and prompt.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Home Instead – Northbrook, IL

3100 Dundee Rd, Suite 107, Northbrook, IL, 60062

Engaged caregivers. My uncle really enjoys and cannot stop talking about the caregiver support he receives. All positive experiences!
Engaged caregivers. My uncle really enjoys and cannot stop talking about the caregiver support he receives. All positive experiences!

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)

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)

2020, 2021, 2022

Arosa Chicagoland

125 Hawley St., Grayslake, IL, 60030

I think just having someone there to watch her on a consistent basis has helped the most. It is a dependable service and they have been doing a good job.
I think just having someone there to watch her on a consistent basis has helped the most. It is a dependable service and they have been doing a good job.

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)

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

Traycee Home Care Services Inc

448 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL, 60040

I used Traycee to furnish, for two years, a daytime caregiver for my wife, who was suffering from Frontotemporal dementia. The caregiver took excellent care of her, rather like a friend who was there … (read more)
I used Traycee to furnish, for two years, a daytime caregiver for my wife, who was suffering from Frontotemporal dementia. The caregiver took excellent care of her, rather like a friend who was there … (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)

Optimum Senior Care

415 West Golf Road, Suite 40, Arlington Heights, IL, 60005

We chose Optimum Senior Care because they called me, the others didn’t. I first spoke with Anna for my grandfather. Then she followed up with me. I gave her the details for my grandmother, we needed s … (read more)
We chose Optimum Senior Care because they called me, the others didn’t. I first spoke with Anna for my grandfather. Then she followed up with me. I gave her the details for my grandmother, we needed s … (read more)

Home Care Angels

2720 S River Rd,, Ste 116, 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)

Relief Medical Services Inc.

4845 West Dempster Street, Skokie, IL, 60077

the care giver they have given my husband is an amazing young man dedicated, caring and nithing is to much for him to do. thank you for your service
the care giver they have given my husband is an amazing young man dedicated, caring and nithing is to much for him to do. thank you for your service

Highland Park 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 Highland Park:

Highland Park Senior Center

Address: 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone number: (847) 432-4110

Open to Highland Park residents aged 50 and older, this senior center functions as an information resource, social hub and support system for the area’s older adult population. Its expansive list of programs and activities includes current events discussion groups, fitness classes that incorporate tai chi, yoga, Zumba and other low-impact exercises, and driver safety and education programs. The Highland Park Senior Center also runs multiple low- or no-cost transportation options to help seniors get to appointments or run errands. 

Illinois Department on Aging

Address: One Natural Resources Way, Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone number: (800) 252-8966

This state agency pursues a mission of helping Illinois seniors experience a higher quality of life through providing access to financial, psychological, medical and social supports. Its Adult Day Service provides respite for primary caregivers and also provides mingling opportunities for seniors. This agency is also in charge of administering the Adult Protective Services program, which focuses on stopping or heading off various types of mistreatment of seniors and disabled adults.

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 500 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone number: (217) 785-2533

Aimed at low-income Illinois residents, the IHWAP helps participants lower their home’s energy costs by providing the funds for energy-efficient home improvements. Such improvements may include adding insulation, fixing or replacing HVAC and water heater systems, and updating home lighting and major appliances to reduce overall electric load. Income eligibility limits apply.

Family Service of Lake County

Address: 777 Central Avenue, Suite 17, Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone number: (847) 432-4981

This nonprofit organization offers its therapy services, senior advocate services and caregiver support services to Lake County families at no out-of-pocket cost. Counseling services can help seniors deal with family issues, life transitions, bereavement and other stressors commonly experienced by the elderly. FSLC’s dedicated senior advocate helps run a support and social group for elderly people living independently and helps Highland Park’s seniors get connected to health and military benefits to which they may be entitled. 

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.