Our in-home senior care starts with a clear understanding of who you are and what we can do to make your life a little easier and a little brighter. Whatever services you need and whenever you need them – for yourself or a loved one – we think you’ll discover that having assistance from a warm, caring, and dedicated senior caregiver can make all the difference in the world.
Our caregivers at Seniors Helping Seniors® for southwest Chicago are – friendly, compassionate seniors who know the challenges that come with aging. We provide assistance to seniors in Plainfield, Joliet, Crest Hill, and surrounding areas. Learn more about our offerings below, or contact us today to get started!
Around the House
Our caregivers enjoy friendly conversation and companionship when providing care for a fellow senior, as much as, the senior receiving care does. Regular interactions with a kind, friendly caregiver can help lift a senior's spirits and keep them mentally active and engaged.
Our caregivers can assist with light housekeeping services that include cleaning kitchens, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, taking out the trash and recycling, cleaning interior windows that can be reached without a ladder, organizing closets and drawers, and general tidying around the home.
Cooking and Shopping
If you’re only in need of a little help, you and your caregiver can prepare meals as a team, or go to the grocery store together. If you’re in need of more assistance, your caregiver can go to the grocery store and cook meals for you on their own.
Assistance with Personal Care
Our senior care providers are trained in personal care and daily living assistance, meaning that they provide help with eating and drinking, bathing and showering, toileting, dressing, and mobility assistance. Our caregivers take pride in delivering care in a manner that they themselves would desire from a care provider.
Adhering to any medication regimen prescribed by their doctor is extremely important for seniors. While our caregivers do not administer medication, they can provide reminders, read labels, and assist in opening packaging for seniors.
Mailing Letters and Bills
Staying on top of correspondence becomes more challenging as we age. Our caregivers can help get cards, letters, and bills in the mail as requested by a senior.
Safety and Fall Prevention
Falls can be very serious for seniors. Our caregivers look for potential tripping hazards and other injury risks when they visit a senior’s home, and can make corrections or recommend that a service provider is contacted.
Out and About
Escort to Appointments and Events
Getting out to visit with friends, attend events, or keep appointments is great for a senior’s mental, emotional, and physical health. When a senior is unable to make trips on their own, our caregivers can provide transportation to things like doctor visits, beauty salon or barbershop appointments, social functions, family gatherings, etc.
In addition to grocery shopping, our caregivers can run a variety of errands including dropping off mail at the post office, getting prescriptions and other necessities at the pharmacy, picking up dry cleaning, shopping for pet food, and more. You’re always welcome to ride along if you’d enjoy an easy, enjoyable trip around town!
For family members who live a long distance from their loved one and are unable to visit them often, our caregivers can connect with them on a regular basis to provide updates on a senior’s physical health, cognitive condition, and overall wellness.
Caring for a senior family member is very rewarding, but it can also be mentally and emotionally draining. Taking time away to “recharge” periodically is one of the best things family members can do for their relationship with a senior. Our caregivers can provide intermittent or ongoing respite care, for an afternoon, evening, or for overnight stays.