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Home Care Agencies Illinois

Though there are many facilities that specialize in caring for and housing the elderly, there are many individuals who are more than capable of taking care of themselves the majority of the time, with only a limited need for assistance. Many seniors actually prefer to live independently, whether at their home or the home of a family member or friend.

There are many organizations and associations that specialize in providing assistance to the elderly who choose to remain living independently. Through these Illinois home care agencies, you are provided with the option of two main types of services; supportive and skilled.

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Home Care Illinois

If you’re in need of an Illinois home care worker and you’re new to the world of senior care, you may have already discovered that there are two kinds of home-based care:  Home Care Helpers and Home Care Nurses (which provide Nursing services).

A Home Care Helper is typically provided by a certified nurse’s assistant (CNA), who can assist with everyday basic tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, and helping mom dress, bathe, and use the bathroom. A CNA can also remind the senior to take her prescription medications, but cannot dispense those meds. These kinds of homemaker services agencies may or may not be licensed depending on the agency, and whether they are following the specified requirements of Illinois.

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