We are more than an in-home health care agency: we are your extended family when family cannot be there. We are a locally owned, trusted provider of quality, compassionate in-home care, and we customize our home care solutions to your unique situation for an affordable solution that keeps your loved one where they are happiest: at home. Offering home care in: Barrington, Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Wauconda, Fox River Grove, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Inverness, Carpentersville, Long Grove and surrounding suburbs.
Our home care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so you know your loved one’s needs are always being met. We offer care when and where it is needed, whether it is at home, in a retirement community, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility.
We also help those recovering from surgery or injury, coping with a long-term illness, or managing an ongoing medical condition such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, or ALS. Whatever your family’s needs, Home Helpers can provide the care that makes the difference.
Owners, Christine and John Browning, decision to open Home Helpers of Barrington, was twofold. We were driven by our passion for providing quality care, as well as a concern for friends and family with aging parents. We saw the need for our services, as many of our friends and family were feeling the stress of juggling the demands of their personal and professional lives with the increasing needs of their parents or children.
Many people think their only option is assisted living. Not only is this costly, but it moves the parents out of the home in which they are comfortable. We felt Home Helpers was the perfect opportunity for us to apply the skills we have developed over the past 20+ years to help our community members continue to live independently in the comfort and security of their own home. With Home Helpers, we are there when you need us! When you contact Home Helpers, you can count on speaking with a caring individual who is happy to assist you with possible solutions to your issues and concerns.
Our Compassionate Caregivers
Our caregivers are the key to our success, so hiring the best employees is a top priority. We also pride ourselves in finding the best caregiver for your loved one, and we will do everything we can to ensure your loved one is satisfied with their caregiver. Many of our caregivers are licensed certified nursing assistants, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Our caregivers are compassionate individuals with loving hearts and have significant caregiving experience that possess a genuine desire to help people.
Each caregiver is carefully selected and must satisfy our rigorous employment criteria, which includes:
• A comprehensive interview process
• Previous employment verification
• Reference checks
• Extensive criminal background check
• Motor vehicle driving record check
• Pre-employment drug testing
All of our caregivers can legally work in the United States, speak English fluently and have their own car. They are our employees, and we take full responsibility for their day-to-day supervision. At any time, if you have questions or concern about your loved one’s caregiver and/or care plan, we are more than happy to work with you to adjust it to fit your needs.
At Home Helpers Home Care, we are here to do exactly what our name says: help. We are more than an in-home health care agency – we are your extended family when family cannot be there.
From our initial free in-home consultation to compassionate, caring in-home health care services to medical monitoring, we provide exceptional support for you, your loved one, and your entire family.
We work with you to create a customized care plan that matches your family’s needs, taking time to understand your unique situation through a step-by-step process for the best quality of life for your loved one and peace of mind for you.
Free In-Home Consultation
We meet with you at no obligation to get to know you and understand your family’s needs, answer your questions, and assess care needs.
Free Home Safety Check
Our free home environmental assessment identifies potential hazards and helps ensure the home is safe for your loved one to age in place.
We know it can be difficult to open your home to a stranger, so we match every client with the most compatible caregiver, and we personally introduce caregivers and clients. When your loved one is partnered with the right caregiver, they become members of an extended family that provides compassionate, attentive care and the best possible quality of life.
We work within your budget and partner with your long-term care insurance provider to ensure your family’s care services fit your financial requirements.
Get Started on the Path to Compassionate Care
Schedule your free in-home consultation and safety check today, and start your journey to greater peace of mind.
Reviews for Home Helpers
Mary, I am a past client
I was blessed to have Kathy as my helper. She is a kind and caring person. She certainly helped in my recovery from hip replacement surgery! Everyone from Home Helpers did a great job.
Lynn, I am a past client
If anyone is looking for an agency that provides A+ care to their family member then I would highly recommend Home Helpers of Barrington. The management team was always available to us, and the caregivers were very dependable. They provided the necessary care, as well as kindness and compassion. They worked to set up a regular schedule which made life more comfortable for Dad. Home Helpers of Barrington made him their #1 concern.
Norma, I am a past client
The two ladies that you have come 3 times a week are so helpful and they make me feel special. I always can count on someone to answer the phone. Home Helpers goes out of their way to help me with the things that I can’t do myself.
Home Helpers went above and beyond in the 24 Hour care provided. The caregivers were great. Whenever we had a question, they would be available to speak to us. It gave us a feeling of complete "ease." I would highly recommend this agency to anyone who needs Home Care. 5 Stars is not enough.
Robyn, I am a past client
Wednesday morning, I received a very lovely bouquet of flowers from Home Helpers & Direct Link. It felt like yet another loving way Home Helpers was taking care of me. We are so grateful for the loving care given to my mother the past two years. The patience, care, cheerfulness, and loving spirit that Bernie showed everyday brightened my mom. She trusted Bernie and felt secure and safe in her presence. She always looked forward to seeing Bernie walk through that door every morning at 9:00 am! Susan was also a favorite, with her easy going manner and loving, generous spirit. She too has a cheerful, upbeat way that lifted my mom up. I would highly recommend Home Helpers!
Billie, I am a current client
Home Helpers is reliable and they will come when they say they will. They are very helpful. The caregivers are trustworthy, and they listen to me. Whenever I have a question, the office team is quick to respond and resolve. We are grateful for her and the team at Home Helpers.
Laurie, I am a current client
For almost two years now, Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington has been providing supplemental care for my elderly father in Lake Barrington, who has severe memory loss. They have been both reliable and flexible. When I've had a last minute need (or just a possible need) they've always been willing to accommodate. Their helpers have been kind and trustworthy, and their administrators have been communicative. Just as important, they've given me peace of mind when I can't be there myself.
Diane, I am a past client
My family can't say enough great things about Home Helpers & Direct Link Home Care of Barrington and their staff. They made a really tough situation for us more tolerable through their kindness, guidance, and understanding of our situation. Home Helpers has really help lift some weight off of our shoulders.
Marian, I am a current client
Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington matched a caregiver that fit our specific requests. We find our caregiver to be like family and they go above and beyond their duties. The office team is also always on the top of their game.
Jeanne, I am a current client
I really enjoy the caregivers that Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington provided to help me get to and from my appointments. My family has been very satisfied with their services and find them very helpful. I would recommend them to others in search of homecare.
Bob, I am a past client
My experience with Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington overall was positive. All of my assigned caregiver did their jobs well and I would recommend their services.
Chris, I am a current client
Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington gave us assistance on very short notice. Their caregivers allow me to be able to get out and do the things necessary so that I may get other things accomplished.
George, I am a past client
I am thankful for the wonderful service that the staff from Home Helpers & Direct Link Home Care of Barrington provided my mother during the last few months of her life. I am certain that due to their efforts she had a much better quality of life than she would have had otherwise. I would recommend Home Helpers in Barrington to anyone in need of homecare.
Margaret, I am a current client
I would recommend Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington. The caregiver I have is well equipped for her job. My caregiver is a good match for me because of our similarities. We think alike and have similar backgrounds. The caregiver shows her knowledge and training through her ability to do what she does.
Ken, I am a current client
Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington's services allow me to be able to take a break from caregiving so that I can go golfing, stay healthy, and stay active. They do a great job providing nurturing care and always search for other ways they can help. I am grateful for their services in my home.
Linda, I am a current client
The caregivers we have received from Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington are very sociable with my husband and I. They will speak with us about what is going on in the world and provide us with great company since we are unable to get out much anymore. We enjoy our caregivers from Home Helpers very much.
Fred, I am a current client
I made a good selection when I hired Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington to replace the other agency that failed to help my wife with 24/7 Live in care. Their caregivers are excellent. They’re compassionate and know their job well. They listen to my wife’s needs and reassure her. The office staff is always there and responds immediately. Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington delivers excellent care as promised to my wife.
Sharon, I am a past client
The caregivers that Home Helpers & Direct Link of Barrington provided my mom went above and beyond with her care. They cared for her as if they were family. They were both helpful and responsive. I would recommend their services.