All posts within: respite care


caring for seniorsFeeling safe, protected and cared for is so wonderful. Moms and dads thrive on making sure their children are wrapped inside the comfort of recognizing their needs will be met, giving the safety net that allows them the confidence to explore the world about them. But there comes a phase in all children’s lives when the longing for self-sufficiency exceeds the benefit of protection, and they… read more

Posted August 07, 2017
Tags: Family Caregiving, respite care



Caring for ParentsHas your mantra lately been, "If only there were a few more hours in the day?" If you are a member of the "sandwich generation" – caring for a parent and your children at the same time – getting pulled in many directions is often an everyday occurrence, and can quickly become overwhelming. Independence-4-Seniors Home Care of Chicago, IL invites you to take just a few… read more

Posted April 06, 2017
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care



senior caregiversFamily senior caregivers are "routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system." So says the latest report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. With around 18 million family members serving as senior caregivers for an older loved one, this report is alarming, as neglect of the caregivers can result in seniors at risk for harm due to uninformed, inadequate care. 

Here’s what… read more

Posted December 20, 2016
Tags: Caregiver Health, respite care



Caring for an aging loved one is often a full-time job, and like any job, it's important to take some time off once in a while. Taking the time to care for yourself allows you to recharge your mental and emotional batteries so that you can be a better caregiver for your loved one. Having a plan in place for when you need a break can help things go smoothly. The following tips can help… read more

Posted September 17, 2013
Tags: home care, respite care



Caring for an elderly or disabled loved one is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job, one that requires time for the family caregiver to rest and relax on occasion. Respite care allows for relief from the daily responsibilities of caregiving, allowing the family caregiver to also care for himself or herself.

  • Here are a few basic tenets of respite care:
  • Respite from ongoing care responsibilities ensures loved ones still receive the attention they… read more

    Posted September 02, 2013
    Tags: home care, respite care


Important Resources for Seniors

Something to Talk About

Quotes from our ClientsHow do we begin to thank you for the wonderful support and care you gave to Mom and the entire family. Her illness was brief, which was a blessing. Out of all the bad came some good. We were honored to have Eileen move so willingly into Mom’s home and care for her for those few weeks. She not only took care of Mom, but all of us. She tenderly guided us through the process of Mom’s death. Eileen is an amazing and talented woman who quickly became a part of our family. We are richer people for her presence in our lives. It became apparent that there were angels along the journey of Mom’s illness and death. The both of you and especially Eileen are among those angels. Thank you!

- Fondly, the family of M.R.


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