An hour south of Chicago, Kankakee, IL, is the principal city in the Kankakee-Bourbonnais-Bradley metro area. About 14.5% of its 24,000 residents are 65 and older, many of whom relish the city’s calmer pace of life. Kankakee also has a very low cost of living and one of the region’s more senior-friendly climates. There are two local hospitals, the 300-bed Riverside Medical Center and the 182-bed Ascension Saint Mary-Kankakee. Home care and home health care agencies also serve the city’s seniors. The former provides nonmedical services, such as help with bathing, while the latter delivers medical care from registered nurses and licensed therapists. The median monthly fee for home care is $5,148, based on 44 hours of care per week.
Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Kankakee area – complete with services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled resources to help seniors and their families to access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.