Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

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Compassionate support at home

Get the care you need to help your loved one live happier, healthier — longer.

Service Area

Your loved one needs more help.
And so do you.

There comes a point where you just can’t do it all. As your loved one’s needs increase, it can feel sad, scary, and overwhelming to carry the burden of their safety and happiness all by yourself.

Bickford can help your loved one age gracefully at home — with less stress 
for you.

Home Care Services

Companionship Services

Companionship & Engagement

Social interaction to enhance health
and personal happiness

  • Friendly conversation and listening
  • Hobbies, crafts, and games
  • Reading aloud
  • Taking walks
  • Organizing photos
  • Helping with technology

Personal Care

Personal Care Assistance

Help with tasks of daily living

  • Bathing, grooming & dressing
  • Toileting assistance
  • Exercises and range of motion
  • Feeding assistance
  • Observing / reporting changes in conditions

Meal Prep & Home Helper

Help with household duties and meals

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • General nutritional/hydration oversight
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Household chores
  • Pet care

Transportation & Errands

Transportation services for everyday life

  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Grocery shopping
  • Hair appointments
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Worship services
  • Community engagement

Medication Support

Help with keeping track of it all

  • Medication reminders & encouragement
  • Helping keep to a schedule
  • Organization
  • Refill alerts

Specialized Care

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

Help with tasks of daily living

  • Establish daily routine
  • Limit challenges and ease frustration
  • Reduce confusion
  • Communication techniques
  • Home safety
  • Specialized activities

Special Circumstances

Home care services no matter your challenges

  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Complex medical conditions
  • Unique situations

Great care requires great caregivers

Our family of highly trained caregivers will care for your loved 
one as deeply as you do.

  • Erica Condon

    Executive Director

  • Joshua Chavez

    Assistant Director

All our caregivers:

  • Are bonded and insured
  • Are verified with background
checks
  • Receive specialized training in
dementia/Alzheimer’s, personal
 care, and hospice support

What matters most?

What matters most is who will be providing care in your home. Recognizing this simple truth, we curate a community of caregivers who were placed on this earth to serve you.

Happenings


Joshua Chavez

May 17, 2024

Our Caregivers truly are lifesavers and We love to remind them! Next week we will be visiting our Caregiver's in the field with Lifesavers Candy as our on-going Caregiver Appreciation continues. We LOVE to celebrate our Caregiver's and the selfless work they do every day!

Joshua Chavez

May 13, 2024

Did you know? Bickford Home Care is one of the few Local Home Care companies that ditch the traditional online training process. We pride ourselves on inviting every caregiver to our office to train them in person, hands on. In this clip you will see our Caregiver's trying on glasses that mimic Age-related macular degeneration-A disease many of our clients deal with daily. By showing our Caregivers what our clients struggle with, our empathy and understanding grows as well as our standard of care.

Joshua Chavez

May 13, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: We are kicking off our Monthly Dementia Support group this week Wednesday May 15th, 2024 from 6pm-7pm @ Cedarhurst Senior Living in Woodstock, IL. This will be a monthly group meeting completely open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Erica Condon

Apr 11, 2024

Joshua Chavez

Apr 11, 2024

Bickford Home Care is excited to announce our new Monthly Dementia Support Group: After Hours! Please Join us and our Partners at Cedarhurst in Woodstock, IL for a Happy Hour Launch Party on May 15th, 2024 from 6pm-7pm! Our ongoing support group will be held every third Wednesday evening of the month, through 2024 and is open to the public.

Erica Condon

Apr 4, 2024

Capturing moments of joy and togetherness, Monika and Craig share a special Easter memory with the beloved Easter Bunny. In this snapshot, warmth, and laughter intertwine, illuminating the beauty of companionship and the magic of the season. Here's to cherishing the small moments that bring us closer and fill our hearts with happiness.

Joshua Chavez

Mar 22, 2024

Enjoying a nice walk around Bickford of Gurnee with Mr. Steve! Pictured from Left to right is Executive Director, Erica Condon, our client Steve and his Caregiver, Tiffany! At Bickford Home Care, We truly value the bond and relationships we build with every single client and with our caregivers. Leaders like Erica do whatever it takes to ensure our Clients and their Caregivers are happy and healthy!

Erica Condon

Feb 26, 2024

Monika's exceptional dedication and care have not gone unnoticed, as she recently received a heartfelt compliment from a client's family member and fellow facility workers. This recognition is a testament to her unwavering commitment to providing the best care possible. In celebration of Monika's outstanding contributions, we are delighted to spoil her with some of her favorite things – delectable blueberry muffins and a bouquet of beautiful flowers. These small tokens of appreciation are just a small reflection of our immense gratitude for Monika's compassionate and dedicated service. Thank you, Monika, for your tireless efforts in ensuring the well-being and happiness of those under your care. You truly make a positive difference in the lives of others, and we are proud to have you as a part of our team.

Erica Condon

Feb 19, 2024

Erica Condon

Feb 16, 2024

At Bickford Home Care, every day is National Caregiver Day! Whether you're a professional or family caregiver, we appreciate everything you do!

Erica Condon

Jan 29, 2024

Our Bickford Home Care Training Room is not just a physical space; it's a symbol of our commitment to providing compassionate and high-quality care. As caregivers graduate from our training program, they leave not only with newfound knowledge and skills but also with a sense of belonging to a community dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve. Together, let's embark on a journey of learning, growth, and excellence in home care.

Erica Condon

Jan 24, 2024

Monika has worked hard connecting with Bickford Home Care client, Rita. Rita does not trust easily but Monika found a way into her heart! Although we are not surprised because Monika brings her best to her clients every day. She truly cares and we couldn't be more proud of her.

Erica Condon

Jan 15, 2024

Josh and Erica hosted BINGO at Senior Services Associates of McHenry. It was so nice to connect with our community and share some sweet treats too! McDonald's gift cards were a fan favorite game prize. Good luck Bingo players!

Erica Condon

Jan 15, 2024

Danielle is a caregiver that exuberates joy and love whenever she is with her clients. She enjoys her morning walks with Craig. They walk every day to help Craig feel his best. Thank you Danielle for always doing whatever it takes to make our clients happy.

Erica Condon

Jan 15, 2024

Rita, a Bickford Home Care client, and Lisa enjoy spending time together inside where it is warm. These two have been working together for nearly a year and their friendship just continues to grow.

Erica Condon

Dec 29, 2023

Erica Condon

Dec 29, 2023

Please help us welcome Reina to the Bickford Home Care Family!! She is so excited to be a caregiver and can't wait to start helping seniors wherever they call home. Reina lives in Aurora with her two sons. Her experience has come from caring for various loved ones throughout their life. She loves sushi and spending time with her boys. Welcome Reina!

Erica Condon

Dec 29, 2023

Meet Bickford Home Care of the Northwest Suburbs newest caregiver: Elizabeth! Originally from Tennessee, known for her unique style and her contagious smile. This Fashionista's bright personality will make any client lucky to have her in their daily lives. Welcome to the Bickford Family Elizabeth!

Erica Condon

Dec 18, 2023

Bickford Home Care shouts HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our lovely Kaylie!! Kaylie is a favorite among her clients and her smile lights up the room when she arrives. Kaylie is gentle soul who is always happy and we appreciate her kind heart each and every day. Bickford Home Care is lucky to have you, Kaylie, we hope you have a very special day!

Erica Condon

Dec 18, 2023

Our Amazing Caregiver Danielle loves to engage and socialize with her clients during their time together. Looks like a beautiful wreath is about to be created! Merry Christmas!

Erica Condon

Dec 13, 2023

Bickford Home Care hosted a Naughty and Nice Hot Cocoa Bar with live entertainment for the residents at a local senior community we serve. Thank you to Erica's niece, Lizzie, who played beautiful Christmas songs on her violin while residents sipped their Happy Hour favorites including Naughty Hot Chocolate infused with Baileys or Rum Chata. Cheers to a very Merry Christmas Season from Bickford Home Care and their trusted partners!

Erica Condon

Dec 6, 2023

Bickford Home Care had an extraordinary time co-sponsoring a Magic Show at the Bickford Assisted Living Community in Crystal Lake! There were a lot of "Ohhhs" and "Ahhs" from the crowd. The magician tricked us many times and we laughed out loud together. It was certainly a "Magical" evening!

Erica Condon

Dec 6, 2023

This is our sweet Lisa, being presented with her 1 Year Anniversary Certificate and Pin. It's hard to believe we will be celebrating 2 years with Lisa this Spring! Bickford Home Care is grateful for Lisa in so many ways: she is reliable, kind, thoughtful, strong, smart, passionate and so much more. Her clients sing her praises and her coworkers know they can rely on her for help and encouragement anytime. We are so thankful for caregivers like you Lisa! Thank you for living Bickford Home Care's core values each and every day! Optimistic Warmth, Curiosity, Grit, Empathy and Self-Awareness.

Erica Condon

Dec 6, 2023

Kennedy, our Service Coordinator, started with Bickford Home Care in the Fall of 2022 as a brand new caregiver. Over a year ago, she and Joanne were matched and a friendship was formed. Now, Kennedy is more like family and Joanne gives her smiles no one else gets. Kennedy knows the exact Red color Joanne likes on her finger nails and just the right way to style her hair. Kennedy and Joanne's story proves what we preach here at Bickford Home Care: we strive to provide engagement and connection every time we are present with our clients.

Erica Condon

Dec 6, 2023

Making sure our caregivers are fully trained is something we take very seriously here at Bickford Home Care. We provide FIVE in-person training classes to each caregiver: Basic Care, Personal Care, Dementia Care Part 1, Dementia Care Part 2 & Hospice Support. We continue our Care & Dementia Training annually to ensure each caregiver provides our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Joshua Chavez

Dec 1, 2023

Bickford Home Care of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago is feelin' good on this rainy Friday! This morning, Erica and Josh had the honor of spreading the Christmas spirit by decorating some local resident's doors! Believe it or not, it is not as easy as it looks! Just like our amazing and selfless Caregivers, the Leaders of Bickford Home Care do whatever it takes to see our local Seniors smiles!

Jamie Marciano

Nov 29, 2023

What an honor it was for Bickford Home Care to be able to sponsor Family Night this fall at Bickford Assisted Living of Aurora. Thank you to our friends at Fox Rehab for co-sponsoring with us. Our caregivers always love to help out and spend time with the residents in Bickford of Aurora.

Jamie Marciano

Nov 29, 2023

Congratulations to Ms Jean!!! We had a great time celebrating her winning Best Costume at her senior home's costume contest. It brings us so much Joy at Bickford Home Care to see our clients engaged and having a great time thanks to our amazing caregivers.

Jamie Marciano

Nov 29, 2023

Ms. Rita had the best time in the costume-building contest for Halloween in her senior living community. Our caregiver Lisa had a blast helping Rita. We are blessed to have Rita as part of our Bickford Home Care family and to be part of her life.

Rates

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$36/hour

  • Companionship & Engagement
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Meal Prep & Home Helper
  • Transportation & Errands
  • Medication Support

$38/hour

  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care (Memory Care)
  • Special Circumstances

Get your loved one on the Higher Path

Most senior care today is reactive, siloed and confusing. With our nationally recognized senior health model, we’re taking the road less traveled and championing a higher standard of senior care.

We’ll work together to help your loved one live happier, healthier – longer.

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The best place to care (and work)

  • Work in a 1:1 environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Daily pay
  • Comprehensive, innovative benefits
  • Paid certification/licensure training
  • Career development support
  • Purpose-driven work
  • Compassionate leadership

A timeless commitment

Bickford Home Care is a member of Bickford Senior Living’s family of companies. Bickford was founded in 1991 to care for our own mother. We’re still family-owned and operated today.

A Bickford Story

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Care

Understanding the heart of home care is simple: it’s about bringing professional, compassionate support right to your loved one’s doorstep. From helping with daily routines like bathing and cooking to providing medication support, it’s caring with a personal touch. If you’re navigating your own busy life while also looking out for a parent, relative, or dear friend, home care can provide invaluable peace of mind. As you go about your day, you can be confident that your loved one is receiving attentive and personalized care in the place they cherish most — home. 

People also call home care by other names, including:

  • Elder care
  • In-home senior care
  • Home health care providers
  • Personal care assistance
  • Companion care services
  • Non-medical home care
  • Home health
  • Caregiver services
  • Respite care services
  • Home help
  • In-home care
  • At-home care
  • Adult care

Home care focuses on daily assistance and companionship, while skilled nursing and home health usually provide specific medical treatments and therapies.

Assisted living is a residential facility with on-site care, while home care brings the care to your loved one’s own home.

Hospice care is for those nearing the end of life, focusing on comfort. Home care supports daily living needs for a range of situations.

Medicare covers some home health services like intermittent skilled nursing care, but typically won’t cover non-medical home care. We can help you figure out what might be covered for you.

Many long-term care policies do cover home care, but check with your provider for specifics. Our independent financial advisors can help you navigate these details.

Many veterans can receive home care benefits, but it’s best to consult the VA or a benefits advisor for your specific situation. Our independent financial advisors can help you navigate these details.

In some cases, yes. Consult a tax professional to see if it applies to your situation. Our independent financial advisors can help you navigate these details.


Compassionate support at home

Get the care you need to help your loved one live happier, healthier — longer.

Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

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Bickford of Ames

  • Assisted Living
Welcome to Bickford of Ames

Phone: 515-512-5507

Bickford of Aurora

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Welcome to Bickford of Aurora

Phone: 630-526-7709

Bickford of Battle Creek

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by for a tour at Bickford of Battle Creek

Phone: 269-520-7451

Bickford of Bexley

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by and visit us at Bickford of Bexley

Phone: 614-972-1692

Bickford of Bloomington

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by for a tour at Bickford of Bloomington

Phone: 309-725-2802

Bickford of Bourbonnais

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
Stop by and visit us at Bickford of Bourbonnnais

Phone: 815-671-4345

Bickford of Burlington

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Welcome to Bickford of Burlington

Phone: 319-271-6421

Bickford of Canton

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by for a tour at Bickford of Canton

Phone: 734-888-4433

Bickford of Carmel

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by and visit us at Bickford of Carmel

Phone: 317-981-7317

Bickford of Cedar Falls

  • Assisted Living
Welcome to Bickford of Cedar Falls

Phone: 319-658-5014

Bickford of Champaign

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by for a tour at Bickford of Champaign

Phone: 217-909-9035

Bickford of Chesapeake

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by and visit us at Bickford of Chesapeake

Phone: 757-792-8411

Bickford of Chesterfield

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Welcome to Bickford of Chesterfield

Phone: 804-944-2185

Bickford of Clinton

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 563-227-9963

Bickford of Crawfordsville

  • Memory Care

Phone: 765-305-4892

Bickford of Crown Point

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 219-246-5943

Bickford of Crystal Lake

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 815-859-9637

Bickford of Davenport

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 309-865-5116

Bickford of Fort Dodge

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 515-605-7649

Bickford of Grand Island

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 308-568-0499

Bickford of Greenwood

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 317-751-7146

Bickford of Gurnee

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 224-219-1741

Bickford of Iowa City

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 563-316-6346

Bickford of Lancaster

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 740-218-5051

Bickford of Lincoln

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 402-623-6331

Bickford of Macomb

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 309-252-4847

Bickford of Marion

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 319-318-6493

Bickford of Marshalltown

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 641-354-5996

Bickford of Middletown

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 513-586-5350

Bickford of Midland

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 989-373-7394

Bickford of Moline

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 309-865-5116

Bickford of Okemos

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 517-901-7096

Bickford of Omaha – Blondo

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 402-858-9188

Bickford of Omaha – Hickory

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 402-858-9188

Bickford of Oswego

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 630-345-4896

Bickford of Peoria

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 309-247-7035

Bickford of Portage

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 269-399-3564

Bickford of Quincy

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 217-919-5662

Bickford of Rockford

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living

Phone: 815-957-6028

Bickford of Rocky River

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 440-201-2164

Bickford of Saginaw Township

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 989-341-8518

Bickford of Upper Arlington

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone 380-235-7562

Bickford of Shelby Township

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 586-371-6850

Bickford of Sioux City

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 712-208-8334

Bickford of Spotsylvania

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 540-701-5961

Bickford of St. Charles

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 630-454-8175

Bickford of Suffolk

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 757-239-3953

Bickford of Tinley Park

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 708-634-5745

Bickford of Urbandale

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 515-585-8565

Bickford of Virginia Beach

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 757-792-8411

Bickford of Wabash

  • Assisted Living

Phone: 260-888-3484

Bickford of West Des Moines

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 515-400-3321

Bickford of West Lansing

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 517-589-4418

Bickford of Worthington

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
Stop by for a tour at Bickford of Worthington

Phone: 614-896-9185

The Rivers at Maryland Farms

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Phone: 615-376-5299

Linn & Johnson Counties

  • Home Care

Call us 319-946-4041

Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

  • Home Care

Call us 224-271-9099

Sioux City

  • Home Care

Call us 712-377-3627