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Meet the Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago office

At Senior Helpers of Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago we believe that getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Hal and Lenore Baker understand the challenges associated with caring for aging and ailing loved ones, including firsthand experience managing extended care for their own parents. The Bakers are passionate about delivering affordable, in-home senior care services that place a high priority on maintaining a safe, compassionate and dignified quality of life for each and every client. At Senior Helpers, we take great pride in offering the optimal level of personalized in-home care, through an exceptional team of highly-qualified care professionals that undergo continuous training and education programs. 

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Our History

Senior Helpers was founded in 2002 by Tony Bonacuse with the help of Peter Ross after their firsthand experience in caring for their respective family members. Tony and Peter identified a need that was not being filled properly by the other companies. They 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.

The first office opened in Baltimore, and quickly developed a reputation for delivering excellent in-home senior care with their well-trained staff of professional caregivers. Based on the success of the Baltimore location, the company began to expand.  Over the past 13 years, the Senior Helpers family has grown to include a network of more than 300 locally owned and operated franchises across the United States.

Senior Helpers of Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago was proud to join the system.  Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original 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.  

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.

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Our process

When you’re close to a senior family member it can sometimes be difficult for them to share more intimate care needs to help them maintain a dignified lifestyle. Our Client Services Manager is able to discreetly assesses and recommend a detailed care plan for your loved one, which is administered by a team of highly-trained caregivers who create a safe space that prioritizes the care and wellbeing of your family member..

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 your loved one's needs, our senior care services and determine what is best for your entire family.

Meet the Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago Team

Hal Baker

Hal Baker


Prior to founding Senior Helpers of Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago, Co-Owner and General Manager Hal Baker was an executive at publicly traded and private equity-owned healthcare companies, including Eli Lily & Co. After a 35-year career in healthcare, Hal left the corporate world to take on the personally fulfilling job of improving the lives of seniors in his own town and the nearby communities. In founding Senior Helpers of Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago, Hal has embedded his mission of putting seniors first in the culture of the company:

“We look very closely at the role that we, at Senior Helpers of Suburban Chicago, play in the elder community to be a force for good. We want families to feel secure their loved ones are in the hands of professional, trained caregivers they can trust.” - Hal Baker

Lenore Baker

Lenore Baker

Co-owner and Client Services Manager

Like her husband of 47 years, Lenore Baker, co-owner and client services manager, is a veteran of the healthcare industry who brings her customer service expertise to the leadership to the Senior Helpers family.. During her two-decade career in Ophthalmic and Optometric care, Lenore worked closely with patients and vision care industry leaders to help coordinate FDA studies of new products and services, like the procedure eye doctors use to improve the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. The Bakers are committed to providing affordable, dependable, and compassionate in-home care services which allow seniors and their families to achieve a better quality of life.

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers of Barrington and Northwest Suburban 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 Barrington and Northwest Suburban Chicago serves the cities and towns of:

  • Algonquin
  • Barlett
  • Barrington
  • Carpentersville
  • Cary
  • Crystal Lake
  • Dundee
  • Elgin
  • Fox Lake
  • Fox River Grove
  • Gilberts
  • Hanover Park
  • Harvard
  • Hebron
  • Ingleside
  • Island Lake
  • Lake Zurich
  • Long Grove
  • McHenry
  • Richmond
  • Ringwood
  • Round Lake
  • Schaumburg
  • South Elgin
  • Spring Grove
  • Streamwood
  • Wauconda
  • Wonder Lake
  • Woodstock