ActiveCare Home Care
At ActiveCare Home Care we are committed to providing your loved ones with high quality, senior-centered, affordable Home Care services. Your loved ones are our single most important priority and our goals is to provide compassionate assistance so your loved ones so they can lead dignified and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their homes.
Our Service Area
Based in Park Ridge, our service area is very extensive covering all of Chicago, the North Shore, the western suburbs including Naperville, Aurora, South Suburbs such as Evergreen Park, Hazel Crest. All the immediate counties are covered by our service including Kankakee County, McHenry County. If you live out of the described service area please do contact us, and we can try to accommodate your loved ones needs.
Why Choose Us
As integral members of your family support system, we take pride in our role within your family. ActiveCare Home Care has established well researched protocols to enable you and your family members to get the most benefit out of our service.
Full Criminal Background Check
All of our care takers undergo a rigorous criminal background check through the State of Illinois. All applicants are finger printed and there details are run through a comprehensive set of databases to ensure the safety of you and your family.
Licence, Bonded, Insured
ActiveCare Home Care is fully accredited with the state of Illinois. We are also bonded and insured to ensure your safety is our first priority.
Certified Nurse Assistants
All of our CNA™s are accredit with the State of Illinois.They care CPR certification, and have reliable transportation to assist you and your family members with a variety of tasks.
Locally Owned, Non-Franchised
ActiveCare Home Care is a locally owned Illinois company, and is independent in its operations. There are no burdens of franchise requirements which may compromise the quality of care you may receive.
All ActiveCare staff carry CPR credentials, and protocols are established for care takers to follow in case there is an emergency. Our organization is flexible enough to accommodate your requests.
Hires its Care Givers
Hiring a care giver for your loved ones can get emotional and begin to get complicated. ActiveCare Home Care understands this, and the strains that can emerge during these times. We have tried to simplify the process as much as possible reduce, and if we can eliminate any stress that this decision can take. The process is simplified into 3 separate steps.
- The initial step is to either fill out the contact form, call and speak to one of our trained specialists on 844-545-2273, or request an appointment time via our in-home assessment page.
- Once the initial conversation is had, we can set up an in-home assessment, where we listen to you and your loved ones describe the levels of care they are seeking, and also evaluate the environmental surroundings. The evaluations will help determine how many hours of care you are seeking, and how extensive your want the service to be. The in-home assessment will also determine the cost of care.
- After the evaluation period, the next step is to simply find a date where service can start. ActiveCare is very fluid with start dates and can easily accommodate emergency start date requirements.
We feel that the this low pressure simplified process is a a major stress reducer , particularly if you are requiring emergency care for your loved ones.
What Drives Us
To be the premier provider of care giver services for seniors in the Chicago community. ActiveCare Home Care wants to be the enabler to help your loved ones to lead lives as independently as possible, as dignified as possible.
Please visit our services section to see a more detailed overview of care services that we can provide for your loved ones.
ActiveCare Home Care are members of HomeCare Association of America and are certified the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
What is Home Care
What is Home Care?
Home Care simply stated are services to take care of another person who is still living in the home. The services are non-medical in nature and the take place within the persons home. There are many different reasons why people utilize home care services. Some of the reasons may the disease states such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Other reasons may be that the primary caregiver, such as a daughter or a son needs a break – this type of care is called respite care. Different demographics also require care, and it is not always the senior citizens, often it is children with special needs that need care takers.
Other Names of Home Care
There are many other names for home care. Some names that you may be familiar with are care taker services, care giver services, private duty care, non-skilled nursing services, companion care services, nursing aides.
Some terms that the home care services are confused with are home health care. The difference between the two is that home care provides non-medical care services, whilst the home health care provides nursing services in the home to administer health care.
How Large is the Home Care Industry?
It is very hard to determine the number of people who receive home care in America. The number is hard to determine because of the large number of informal caregivers providing care, these caregivers are often sons and daughters, or other close relatives. The U.S Census Bureau has determined that more than 7.6 million Americans receive home care.
The Goals of Home Care
The main goal of home care is to keep your loved ones in home longer, and avoid admission in to nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. There have been many studies that show the advantages of staying at home for seniors. ActiveCare endeavors to provide home care that makes everyone’s lives significantly better.
What Happens When a Care Giver is at Your Loved Ones’ Home
ActiveCare Home care provides a wide variety of services that are essential to daily living. Services include bathing, dressing, and meal preparation. Services also extend into non-essential assistance such as with transportation, paying bills, making appointments and the what feel is the most important – companionship and emotional support. The home care services are flexible with the delivery upon what fits your loved one’s needs and budget. Services can be arranged with a 24-hour live-in caregiver or a few hours a week. ActiveCare also specializes in short notice respite care arrangements. A simple phone call and everything can be set up quickly to begin home care service.
ActiveCare Home Care provides quality and affordable care in the comfort for your loved ones in the comfort of their own home. Our varegivers are English speaking, reliable, fully screened, and bonded employees of our agency with both liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Contact us to discuss homecare options for your loved ones. Click here to view the differences between using a home care agency vs. hiring an independent personal attendant (caregiver).
Why choose ActiveCare for caregiver service
|Active Home Care||Placement Agency||Hiring Privately|
|Employee Management||Typically screen employ and supervice caregiving staff||Limited Pre-screening employment and supervision is family responsibility||Family responsibility|
|Taxes||Assume all responsibility for payroll and related taxes||Family responsibility||Family responsibility|
|Training||Orient and provide ongoing training for caregiving staff||Not inherently available||Not inherently available|
|Liability||All caregivers are bounded and insured||No theft protection or Liability insurance||No theft protection or Liability insurance|
|Back-up Support||Contingency plan for vacations, holidays and sick days||Not inherently available||Not inherently available|
|Upfront Fees||No Upfront Fees||Typically Required||Typically Required|
|Ongoing Supervision||Provided for all caregivers||None||None|
|Workman's Compensation||All Employees fully insured against accidents||Not inherently available||Not inherently available|