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Caregiving & Companionship Services

Caregiving & Companionship

Caregivers Serving Northbrook, Highland Park & More

In addition to the medical care our services also include non-medical in-home care and companionship. LifeCare is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department on Aging and Illinois Department of Human Services division of Rehabilitation, thus enabling us to provide a wide variety of in-home care services in the Chicago-land area.

In-home care services can be covered by private pay, long term care insurances, veterans programs, and state funded programs for qualified citizens (age 60+) and for people with disabilities. Want to learn more? Call LifeCare to discuss the various options that may be available for you and speak to one of our care managers about your unique situation.

Our Process

A professional care manager will:

  • Work with you and your family to identify your needs.
  • Conduct an assessment and develop a plan of care.
  • Provide service while monitoring and communicating with family members.

Our personnel are all:

  • Insured, bonded, and undergo extensive background and reference checks.
  • Required to undergo preliminary and ongoing annual training.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We take responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, and coordination of care. We also help to coordinate with other healthcare services such as skilled medical and rehabilitative, to deliver a superior experience. You can find medical supply and pharmacy services through LifeCare. Most importantly, we work with you and your family every step of the way to ensure that you receive the best care possible at home.

Serving the many suburbs of the North Shore and Chicago, including:

  • Chicago
  • Evanston
  • Wilmette
  • Kenilworth
  • Winnetka
  • Glencoe
  • Highland Park
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Bluff
  • Glenview
  • Northbrook
  • Deerfield
  • Bannockburn
  • Northfield

Our At-Home Services

Conversation and Companionship

Whether it's conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Meal Preparation

Many seniors do not have the opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal. Let our caregivers prepare a hot, delicious, nutritious meal, allowing you to enjoy healthier living.

Light Housekeeping

This can include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, taking out the trash, straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, and cleaning any interior windows that can be reached without a ladder.

Errand Services

Caregivers can run errands such as picking up prescriptions, going to the post office, and other support.

Grocery Shopping

Caregivers will shop with or without the client accompanying them. They can shop at any store the client prefers.

Respite or Relief for Family

Rest and relief for family members who are assisting with the care of their loved ones can be very beneficial. LifeCare can provide assistance so you can run errands, go shopping or get some much-needed rest.

Medication Reminders

Although our caregivers cannot administer medications, they can assist the individual who shares in the responsibility of taking their own medication. Assisting with opening medication containers or medpaks, reading labels and reminding the person to take their medications are all ways in which we can assist.

Grooming and Dressing Guidance

We can help button buttons, tie shoes, put on socks, etc.

Incidental Transportation

Trips to doctor appointments, barbershops, beauty salons, shopping, or wherever the client likes to go can be included in this. Getting seniors out and about is good for their mind, body and spirit.

Laundry and Linen Washing

This can be done in either the client's home or the laundromat and includes washing, drying, ironing and putting things away.

Recreational Activities and Crafts

Whether its cards, board games, or a walk in the park, LifeCare can help our clients stay mentally and physically active. We also can take the client out to enjoy their favorite activities.

Mail Assistance and Organization

We can assist the client in separating the junk mail from the important mail, and let them know when bills are due.

Periodic Review and Communication with Family

We can contact the family on a recurring basis to discuss how things are going, answer any concerns, or redefine any services that may be needed. This is a great service for clients whose families live far away and may not be in daily contact with their loved ones.

Emergency Monitoring Systems

This provides independence, safety, and peace of mind. You get help when you need it, in the event of an emergency, virtually anywhere in your home at the touch of a button. 24-hour or live-in care (available in most areas) can be provided for those clients who can't be left alone.

Personal Care Services

Bathing

Bathing is essential to an individual's sense of well-being. It refreshes the spirit and provides relaxation while cleansing the skin and stimulating circulation.

Mobility

Activity and exercise are vital to a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of movement to both physical and mental health are seen in everyday life. Benefits include increasing stamina, strengthening the heart, lowering blood pressure, and improving digestion and sleep. In addition it improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness.

Transferring and Positioning

Moving or placing a person into a correct posture position encourages the functional activity of the body's many systems. It assists in eliminating pressure areas on the skin, reducing atrophy and stiffening of muscles, as well as encourages proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.

Incontinence Care

The inability to control urination or defecation is embarrassing to individuals and can become unsanitary if not taken care of correctly. Our caregivers understand the sensitivity of this situation and approach caring for individuals compassionately.

Toileting

Elimination is an important and normal body function. However, it is usually an activity that is private and one that is not openly discussed. The individual often faces embarrassment along with a sense of loss of independence. Our caregivers strive to provide an acceptable, comfortable and safe environment for all types of toileting needs.

Feeding

We understand that it is usually hard for an adult to accept the idea of not being able to feed themselves. The reasons are varied, however the sense of loss of independence is real. Our caregivers understand the feelings this can cause and take the extra effort to make the environment and mealtime special.

Oral Hygiene

Proper mouth, teeth, denture, and gum care are essentials to good oral and dental hygiene. Daily oral care can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and assist in prevention of other diseases.

Special Diet and Meal Preparation

We recognize that eating is a social activity and that good nutrition is important in order for people to live life to its fullest. It is especially important for a person whose body is in a weakened condition. Proper foods give us energy to carry out the day's activities, are necessary to rebuild body tissue, prevent disease, and are essential to any healing process.