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Meet the Senior Helpers of Chicago office

More than 90% of seniors want  to age in their own home with dignity, but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers of Chicago we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Jonathan Wishnick opened the Senior Helpers of Chicago office in 2009 because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Senior Helpers of Chicago is committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors. 

We take the opportunity to provide in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible. Over the past 10 years we have built an exceptional team of care professionals, each committed to remaining at the forefront of the in-home care industry through our proprietary ongoing training and education programs.

Our History

Senior Helpers of Chicago was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Wishnick after his firsthand experience in caring for his mother, father, and grandmother. Jonathan identified a need that was not being filled properly by the other companies. He realized that most seniors would prefer to age in their own home rather than move into an unfamiliar institution. Unfortunately, the options available to most seniors were very limited. Most seniors did not have access to well-trained, dependable and affordable in-home care. This was the mission-driven spark that started Senior Helpers of Chicago. 

Jonathan remains continually and fully-committed to his and our organization’s goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Nothing is more important to us than being the best available resource for seniors and families in our community.  

Our team has grown to include 9 managerial  team members, and 100 or more caregivers. We have been lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

Our process

The first step in the process is a complimentary, initial in-home care assessment with a Senior Helpers consultant. This assessment can help you understand the true needs of your loved one, and your options. Together we can discuss their needs, our senior care services and determine what’s best for your entire family.

We will cover:

  • Your family's specific goals
  • Your loved one's daily plan design and schedule
  • Pricing and payment methods
  •  Implementation process
  • Ongoing communication and follow-up plan

About Senior Helpers Management and Staff:

At Senior Helpers of Chicago we have an ethic: We give all to our clients, and we give all to our caregivers. We support each other. Around Senior Helpers of Chicago it’s understood that we all matter. That is exhibited from the top down and we see it from the bottom up. We are talking “Do unto others” here, and we find that we are getting the kindness returned. Our caregivers know they are valued, and sense of care and value extends from us to your family.


Meet the Senior Helpers of Chicago Team

Jonathan Wishnick


Jonathan opened Senior Helpers of Chicago so people who need assistance would get well trained, well managed, and smart assistants, and as a tribute to his mother. Jonathan’s mother, Maxine, had multiple health issues (heart attacks, stroke, Emphysema, and the loss of movement of her left shoulder due to an auto accident), yet she led a very full life. At many times over the last 15 years of her life she needed assistance and eventually Jonathan decided to open Senior Helpers. Jonathan makes sure we treat every client with the same respect and care as Maxine would have expected and deserved.

Lauren Chappell

Community Relationship Coordinator

Lauren has worked in the eldercare field for many years. Lauren was the Resident Engagement Coordinator at Silverado Senior Living before coming to Senior Helpers of Chicago. Lauren meets with prospective clients and their families and will help families with a free assessment, along with recommendations. Our clients love Lauren.

Bathusi Musa

Human Resources Coordinator

Musa, one of our star caregivers, started working in the office, studied HR at DePaul, and now handles the process of onboarding new caregivers to the team. Because of her diligence and care we have the best staff in Chicago.

Jasiman Griffin

Staffing Manager

Jasiman was one of our star caregivers. She segued into working on staffing and is an integral part of our team. Clients often choose to call Jasiman directly with their requests and needs because they know that, once it reaches her desk and her care, they are in good hands.

Sola Osani

Staffing Manager and Weekend Supervisor

Sola was also one of our star caregivers who started working in the office. She does scheduling and is our Weekend Supervisor. Sola has done it all, clients love her, and she is prepared to handle anything that comes our way.

Pauline Johnson

Field Assistant

Pauline has been with Senior Helpers of Chicago almost since the beginning. Pauline does client visits, caregiver management, and generally assures that Senior Helpers of Chicago provides excellent service. Like all of our staff, clients tend to love Pauline and look forward to her visits.

Reyna Acosta

Administrative Assistant

Reyna also had been a caregiver with Senior Helpers and has come into the office to help with the many tasks needed for us to provide good care for our clients and caregivers. She brings an understanding of everyone’s needs, a cheerful disposition, knowledge of clients, knowledge of caregivers, how to work with insurance companies, and a friendly voice to the Senior Helpers team.

“I used to work for this company before I moved to a different state. I was always happy with management and the clients they gave me. They were always willing to work with my schedule which I appreciated because I was quite difficult. Even up to my last day, they have provided a happy, professional working environment.”

Angelika A. | Chicago, IL

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers of Chicago provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management, Live-In and 24-hour care services.

Senior Helpers of Chicago serves the city of Chicago and Senior Helpers in Evanston also serves Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Skokie, and Morton Grove:

  • Andersonville
  • Bridgeport
  • Bronzeville
  • Bucktown
  • Central Station
  • DePaul
  • Dearborn Park
  • Dearborn Parkway
  • Evanston
  • Fulton River District
  • Greektown
  • Highlands
  • Hyde Park
  • Jackson
  • Kenwood
  • Lakeview
  • Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Square
  • Little Italy
  • Medical Center (Rush-UIC-Stroger-VA)
  • Morton Grove
  • Museum Park
  • Near South Side
  • Old Town
  • Prairie Avenue Historic District
  • Printer’s Row
  • River North
  • Roscoe Village
  • Skokie
  • State Parkway
  • Streeterville
  • The Gold Coast
  • The Loop
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • The Near North Side
  • The Near West Side
  • The New Eastside
  • The South Loop
  • Wilmette
  • Chicago