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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 at the largest private agency in Chicago and after a 6-year hiatus was excited to return to company she cared for so much. Grace applies her experience and passion for senior care to the team building and positive enforcement that drives her hand on approach to working with everyone who makes up the amazing caregiving and office team.
Community Relationship Coordinator
Lauren has worked in the eldercare field for many years and she has done everything that our Caregivers do at some point along the way. Before coming to Senior Helpers of Chicago, Lauren was the Resident Engagement Coordinator at Silverado Senior Living. Lauren meets with prospective Clients and their families and will help families with a free assessment, along with recommendations. Our Clients love Lauren, you will too!
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 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, all of our Clients love her, and she is prepared to handle anything that comes our way. Our Evanston Clients and friends often stop by the Sherman Street office just to be greeted by Sola’s friendly smile!
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!
Brittnay is at the front lines, she monitors our systems to make sure our caregivers are logged in on time. She helps with Long Term Care Insurance, benefits, payroll, billing and a variety of other administrative tasks.
“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: