You’re independent. We help you stay that way.

Custom Home Care provides seniors and the aging with the following home care programs with flexible schedules and customer friendly staff.

If you or a loved one needs in-home health care, Custom Home Care is here to help. We serve Chicago’s Gold Coast with home health services for seniors that enable them to remain in their homes while receiving the care they need. Whether the situation calls for live-in caregivers, hourly caregivers or other catered services, our professionals can be there to help you or someone you love following a hospital stay or on a permanent basis.

Our caregivers provide personal care, bathing, dressing, companionship and more to make life easier for those receiving assistance as well as their families. You can rest assured that our at-home care will be able to provide your elderly loved one with the attention he or she deserves without the need to relocate to an assisted living facility or nursing home.

What Makes Custom Home Care Different?

We’re proud to provide senior home care downtown and on the North Side of Chicago — including the Gold Coast as well as suburbs such as Evanston, Wilmette, Lincolnwood and
Oak Park. We have earned a strong reputation for quality service, with the highest online ratings of any Chicagoland home services agency.

Each client is cared for under the supervision of a licensed Nurse Care Manager, who assesses his or her individual needs and oversees the overall care plan as provided by our professional caregivers. These providers are well-trained and go through a rigorous screening and educational process so they can deliver the highest standards of home help for seniors. Above all else, our goal is to help ensure that the people we serve can maintain their independence as much as possible.

If you want to learn more about everything we have to offer or want to get started today, get in touch with one of our helpful representatives.

If you require assistance with anything not listed, please inquire. We’re here for you.

Our Services

  • Companionship
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Oral care
  • Fall prevention
  • Dementia care
  • Pill medication reminders
  • Incontinence care
  • Rehab compliance
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands and shopping
  • Escort to activities and appointments
  • Transfer assistance
  • Skin care

Intended for seniors with:

  • Physical Limitations
  • A need for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia
  • Poor medication compliance
  • The need for companionship
  • Feelings of loneliness & isolation
  • Post-surgery & rehab needs
  • Short term illnesses like the flu, urinary tract infections (UTI) or generalized weakness
  • Family caregivers needing respite care in Chicago or the surrounding area
  • The need for assistance with outings, errands and appointments
  • And other individual client needs and requests

Frequently Asked Questions

What is home care?

Private Duty Home Care (also called Home Services in Illinois) is a service that allows seniors to have a personal caregiver to assist them with their activities of daily living. Home care service can be provided on an hourly or live in basis and includes respite care for family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties. Our caregivers work with clients in their private homes/apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing and/or in hospitals. We provide home care in Lincolnwood, Evanston, Skokie, and the surrounding area.

Why Custom Home Care?

First and foremost, we care! Since 1994 our company has been providing the same care and services we would demand for our own loved ones. We have the history, experience, knowledge and understanding required to help make the transition to home care what it should be: a positive extension of independence while supporting one with the highest level of quality care. Custom Home Care is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a Home Services and Home Nursing Agency.

What are Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are the day-to-day tasks people generally do for themselves. There are six basic ADLs:

  • Eating
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Transferring (walking)
  • Continence

What is the role of the caregiver?

Caregivers provide personal care and senior companion services that include:

  • General companionship
  • Hygiene assistance
  • Dressing
  • Meal preparation
  • Respite care for family caregivers
  • Exercise program compliance
  • Post-surgery and rehab care
  • Alzheimer and dementia care
  • Light housekeeping
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication reminders
  • Escorts to appointments, shopping and outings

Is there a minimum number of caregiver hours required?

We know each request is unique and understand the many different needs of our clients, so we have tailored our home care program to range from 4 hours of care to 24 hours of care. We also offer live-in care.

In our partnered senior communities we also provide Catered Living™ specialized services such as wellness checks, bath visits, pet care, medication reminders, escorts and medication reminders all of which are available on a fee for service basis.