Meet the Owners

Our Management Team
Independence-4-Seniors in Hinsdale, IL

We are in the business of senior care in DuPage and surrounding counties in Illinois to make a difference in senior care, a field that is moving rapidly to the forefront of family concerns. The question on the minds of many Americans is “How will we care for our aging loved ones?” Anyone who has experienced the twilight years of beloved relatives knows that the comfort and reassurance of being at home means so much. As owners of Independence-4-Seniors, we understand. We understand because we have been there. We have provided this senior care ourselves for our own loved ones and we know what a difference the right kind of home care can make. We wish to extend to our clients nothing less.

Our Illinois-based company is involved in the wellbeing of others: Loved ones, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers who wish to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible in whatever living arrangement they call home. Our sole focus is to provide the finest, most compassionate senior care that our home care clients need and expect.

The Independence-4-Seniors experience is about extraordinary relationships with caregivers based on dignity, choice, quality and safety. We view aging as a normal life process and not a freakish happenstance. The client-centered services utilized by Independence-4-Seniors encompass life enrichment for the elderly and for the organization’s exceptional caregivers. The system carefully matches client and caregiver based specifically on the client’s needs, and service is delivered with empathy, kindness and understanding. 

Mike O’Brien - Owner
Joan M. O’Brien, RN, MSN - Owner

Joan M. O’Brien, RN, MSN - Owner

Joan O'Brien - OwnerJoan is the Vice President and an owner of Independence-4-Seniors, Inc. She is responsible for the assessment and coordination of home care services for our senior clients and manages our staff of caregivers. Joan has over 30 years of healthcare experience as an RN with extensive skills in physical assessment and diagnosis. She has held clinical and management positions at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Joan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Loyola University of Chicago and a Masters Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Joan is a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Illinois. Joan resides in the village of Western Springs, Illinois.


Mike O’Brien - Owner

Mike O'Brien - OwnerMike is the founder and an owner of Independence-4-Seniors, Inc. He is responsible for the business development and financial operations of the company. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the health care industry and has held senior level positions in sales and business development with Baxter Healthcare, Caremark, ManorCare, Sun Healthcare Group, and Allscripts. His experience includes home infusion therapy, home respiratory therapy, long term care, hospital department management and electronic prescription technology.

Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. He is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) with the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland and completed the Executive Program of the Yale Graduate School of Business. Mike resides in the village of Western Springs, Illinois.


Independence-4-Seniors provides home care services for short term or long term care in the Chicago area; including Cook, DuPage, Will and Kane Counties in the State of Illinois. Contact us at (630) 323-4665 today if you have questions or would like to schedule a free assessment of your home care needs.

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Quotes from our ClientsWe would give Hannah our highest recommendation if anyone is interested. She did a superb job of caring for our mother and her house & dog. We feel blessed that it was Hannah who ultimately came to us.

- Thank you, C.R and S.H.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Aging Well Partnership
  • ASSP Dupage
  • Chamber of COmmerce
  • CSA Society
  • Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce