At Seniors Helping Seniors® Chicago Metro, we have a passion for meeting the needs of seniors in a way that provides both dignity and a sense of camaraderie. Our owner Sylvie Hutchings firmly believes we can do that through serving seniors in our community, which includes: Chicago, Evanston and Skokie. Seniors Helping Seniors® (SHS) in-home care services are available throughout the Chicago metro area including Skokie and Evanston, IL.

Our senior care programs foster relationships between seniors seeking employment and seniors who need help with daily nonmedical personal needs, household tasks, and chores to continue living comfortably in their own homes.

Franchise Owner
Sylvie Hutchings of Chicago, Illinois

Originally from France, Sylvie Hutchings has lived in various cities around the United States. Several years ago, she settled in Chicago.

Sylvie cared for her father during and after his knee surgery. He passed away shortly after. Her mother was now alone after 60 years of marriage and Sylvie, who was living in the US, was unable to find someone willing to live with her mother for company. Her mother made the ultimate decision to join a retirement/nursing home. Based on her personal experiences caring for aging parents, Sylvie sees the opportunity to help residents who wish to age in their own homes, as well as active seniors who are looking for companionship and connections with those their own age.  She sees a need for Seniors Helping Seniors(r) in-home care services in the Chicago area

“I believe I can help make a difference in people’s lives who might want to make a change or earn extra income as they struggle with retirement, Sylvie said. Chicago is a city full of friendly and helpful people. I know a number of residents in the Chicago area who care and want to help others.”

Sylvie believes SHS’s senior care program is a unique business model and wants people to be aware that they have an alternative to live their lives independently.

“It gets harder for older generations to care for themselves every day. I see in my own neighborhood, on my own block, families where children of my age or older are taking care of their aging parents, Sylvie said. There is undoubtedly a need for service providers in the area.”

Our home care services can fill a void that she sees in her own neighborhood every day.

Sylvie’s Background
Sylvie was born and raised in France and comes from a large family of seven children. In her late teens, she immigrated to the United States and has lived in various places before settling in Chicago. Prior to opening her Seniors Helping Seniors(r) in-home care franchise, Sylvie worked to mitigate fraud in the banking industry and for E-commerce merchants. She is very active in the city and enjoys attending a variety of social events. She loves to travel while visiting friends and family all over the world.

Senior Care Services We Provide
Seniors Helping Seniors® franchises strive to set reasonable fees for clients while also providing competitive wages to employees within each geographic market. Nonmedical services provided may include, but are not limited to, cooking, light housekeeping, companionship, personal grooming and dressing, shopping, doctor visits, transportation, mobility assistance, overnight stays (24-hour care), live-in care, long-distance check-ins, respite care, home organizing or cleaning, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer's and Dementia care.

For any other type of service, every attempt will be made to fulfill the request.

Chicago Metro Area Contact
For information about services or employment call 312-526-3666 or email

Our Seniors Helping Seniors® Core Values

We match seniors who need a hand with mature, active women and men who have a passion for helping others. Seniors Helping Seniors® was founded in 1998 with two simple ideas:

  • Seniors can help each other age more happily and gracefully.
  • Seniors who give, and those who receive, benefit equally.

We Provide:

  • An experienced, reliable resource for seniors who want to stay in their own homes.
  • In-home care, companionship, and services from seniors who enjoy helping others.
  • Reasonable hourly rates for seniors who want care and companionship.
  • Reasonable hourly wages for seniors who want to provide these services.

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About Our Founders

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care service was co-founded by Kiran and Philip Yocom in order to realize Kiran’s personal mission of providing care for those who can’t care for themselves. Before coming to the United States from India, Kiran worked with Mother Teresa for 14 years.

How We've Grown

From our roots in Pennsylvania, and our first match in 1998, Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services has grown to include hundreds of locations in the US and Internationally. We continue to grow and evolve, adding new services to better assist seniors and refining our caregiver training as new industry best practices come to light.

To keep pace with a rapidly growing senior population, we’re actively seeking Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise partners in open markets.

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