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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

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

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 Wishnick

Owner

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.

Grace Furio

Grace Furio

Operations Manager

With over 10 years of experience in senior care, Grace is proud to oversee and return to Senior Helpers. She worked as an Operations Manager for an agency that serviced senior communities where she mastered the art of making clients happy. After a 6-year hiatus Grace was excited to return to the company she cared for so much. Grace applies her experience, patience and passion to team building and positive enforcement that drives everyone who makes up the amazing caregiving and office team. When she isn’t manning the office, you will find Grace chasing after her toddler daughter who loves to visit the Senior Helpers office.  

Brittanie Evans

Brittanie Evans

Client Services Manager

After the care that Brittanie personally provided for her mother, she knew that a career involving helping people was her calling. So, she decided to move to Chicago and pursue a career in Home Care. Having joined us at Senior Helpers of Chicago, Brittanie brings many years as a manager in the hospitality industry, a caring spirit, and a ready smile to all of us! Now, her managerial expertise is being channeled in her new position as Senior Helpers of Chicago’s Client Service Manager. Brittanie naturally loves her work and has quickly excelled in the job. She brings the commitment, compassion and lightheartedness she did with her own mother to every client and every caregiver she interacts with. Clients already love Brittanie; you will too.

Sola Osani

Sola Osani

Client Service Manager

Sola has been with Senior Helpers for 10 years and has moved up from a part time office worker to a member of the management team. Sola is our Client Service Manager for the Northshore and loves to visit with her clients and meet their pets. Sola also acts as our on-call manager on Sundays and handles all staffing and client emergencies that may arise on that day. On weekends you will find Sola cheering in the stands for her sons who are all-star football players. 

Shaniece Mathews

Shaniece Mathews

Scheduling Coordinator

Shaniece is the woman you most likely would speak with if there was a need to change your schedule. Shaniece’s job on some days can be easy and quiet, but on other days her position is similar to the Air Traffic Controllers at O’Hare. She keeps the schedule moving, people showing up on time, Client’s needs fulfilled, and caregiver’s needs taken care of too! Shaniece’s role as a beloved grandmother to a few demanding toddlers outside work keeps her on her toes in and out of the office. 

Brittnay Ruszkowski

Brittnay Ruszkowski

Operations Coordinator

Brittnay is at the front lines, she monitors our systems to make sure our caregivers are logged in on time and will usually be the first person you speak to when you call. Brittnay manages Long Term Care Insurance, benefits, billing, and a variety of other operational tasks. Brittnay is the funniest person in the office and keeps everyone laughing daily.  

William Hernandez

William Hernandez

HR Coordinator

William, is our HR coordinator and manages both Senior Helpers in Evanston and Chicago. He is experienced in staffing, recruitment, and employee training. William brings his expertise in problem solving, communication and leadership. On a day to day he interviews, hires, trains, and ensures licensing compliance. William is one of the friendliest people you will meet and is known as the nicest person in the office. 

Fiona Urquhart

Fiona Urquhart

Community Relations Coordinator

Fiona joined Senior Helpers of Chicago/Evanston in February of 2020 as the Marketing representative for the office. Before joining Senior Helpers, Fiona worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for over 20 years.  Fiona really enjoys being out and about in Chicago, meeting current/new referrals and helping those referrals with providing quality, compassionate care for their clients to live as long as possible in the comfort of their home, wherever that may be.  Outside of work, Fiona enjoys spending time with her husband, two teenage daughters and the family dog, Maverick.  
 


“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.”

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:

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