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Meet the Evanston-Wilmette 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 in Evanston-Wilmette we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated. Jonathan Wishnick opened the Senior Helpers Evanston-Wilmette office in 2009 because of his passion for helping others and his interest in the growing need for in-home care services. We are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Skokie and Morton Grove. 

We take in-home care very 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 in Evanston-Wilmette and Senior Helpers of Chicago were 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 in Evanston. 

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

Meet the Evanston-Wilmette Team

Jonathan Wishnick

Owner

Jonathan opened Senior Helpers of Chicago and Senior Helpers in Evanston 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.

Bathusi Musa

Operations Manager

Musa, has worked with Senior Helpers for seven years and in her rise to the top she has been successful in many roles. Musa started out as one of our star Caregivers! It was clear to us that she was also managerial. Senior Helpers asked her to work in the office, first as our Administrative Assistant. At the same time she studied to take her PHR test (Professional in Human Resources) at DePaul University. As she mastered those new skills she was tasked with handling the process of recruiting, training, and onboarding new caregivers to the team. And, because of her diligence and care in that position that we have the best staff of employees (both Caregivers and office staff) in Chicago!

Now, Musa is our Operations Manager. Musa went from Caregiver to Operations Manager with all the steps in-between. She understands our Client’s needs, she knows caregiving, she understands our employee’s needs, and she is both dedicated to and passionate about Senior Helpers!

Lauren Chappell

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!

Pauline Johnson

Client Services Coordinator

Pauline has been with Senior Helpers of Chicago and Senior Helpers in Evanston almost since our beginning in 2009. She has worked in many settings doing Patient care and Client care. At Senior Helpers of Chicago and Senior Helpers in Evanston Pauline does Client visits, Caregiver management, and generally assures that Senior Helpers of Chicago and Senior Helpers in Evanston provides excellent service. Like all of our staff, Clients tend to love Pauline and look forward to her visits.

Sola Osani

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, 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!

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, deep knowledge of how to work with Long Term Care insurance companies, and a friendly voice to the Senior Helpers team.

Carrie Williams

Recruiting Coordinator

Carrie is another Caregiver who made the shift from one on one care to supporting the Senior Helpers team by working in the office. Because of Carrie’s understanding of our Client’s and the profession of Caregiving, she is well suited to be the woman in charge of identifying, interviewing, and choosing who is good enough to work in our Caregiving team. Carrie brings a friendly personality, sweetness, and caring to the job!

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!

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers in Evanston-Wilmette 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 in Evanston-Wilmette serves:

  • Evanston
  • Kenilworth
  • Morton Grove
  • Skokie
  • and Chicago
  • Wilmette

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. | Caregiver