In-Home Care

In-Home caregivers assist with household chores and personal care.

Need a little help to stay at home?  With support from Illinois Department on Aging's Community Care Program, our in-home caregivers are specially trained to provide loving care.  They are background checked, fingerprinted, and bonded for your safety.

Our caregivers, also known as Home Care Assistants, are available to assist with:
  • Household cleaning chores
  • Laundry
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping and errands
  • Personal care such as grooming and bathing 
  • Home Care Assistants are not trained to provide medical care, but can escort clients to doctor appointments using our public transportation services.

NOW HIRING Caregivers / Home Care Assistants!
We are looking for caring, highly organized people with superior customer service skills to join our team.  Care is provided in Boone County only.  Help us make a difference in the lives of seniors while building meaningful relationships.  Candidates must pass a background check and possess a High School diploma (or G.E.D.) and a valid driver's license.  Bi-lingual skills are appreciated.
Apply in person at 2141 Henry Luckow Lane in Belvidere or send resume to ASwanson@Keenage.org
Boone County Council on Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a United Way agency.

Services are free to eligible older adults, and Mercyhealth at Home determines eligibility as follows:

  • Age 60+
  • Resident of Boone County
  • United States Citizen
  • Physically in need of services
  • Within the asset requirements

5 steps to obtaining in-home care:

  1. Call us (815-544-9893) and speak to Amber or Cindy OR call Mercyhealth at Home (815-971-3502).
  2. A visit in your home will be arranged to assess your needs and see if you are eligible for the program.
  3. A Mercyhealth at Home case worker will refer you to an agency providing care (that's us!).
  4. We will contact you and set up an appointment to visit you in your home.  All aspects of the program will be shared with you at that time and a schedule for in-home care established.
  5. Service by one of our Home Care Assistants will begin!
Contact us to learn more!

Amber, CCP Supervisor
Cindy, Assistant