It is hard for older adults to have a stranger come into their homes and help with tasks that they have done on their own most of their lives. Yet, even a few hours of help from the right person can make all the difference in the world, easing their fears and stress and improving their functional independence and emotional life satisfaction.
- Ruth Friedman,
Founder and President

Who We Are


Care in the Home was founded in 1989 by Ruth Friedman as a private duty home caregiver agency.  Over time our organization has grown to include skilled Medicare services such as nursing and therapy.  Just this year, we also added Medical Home Visits which provides "house calls" by a nurse practitioner.  As our capability to serve our community continues to grow, we continue to focus on our fundamental principles of professional expertise and ethics, best practices in delivering care, and a mission to serve our clients as we would our own family. 

Founder and President
Dr. Ruth Friedman, PhD, MSN, RN, received her doctorate from Northwestern University specializing in Gerontology.  Her success with Care in the Home comes from the careful selection and training of caregivers and nurse case managers, attention to matching the right caregiver to the right client, outstanding care management practices, and careful, supportive supervision of the caregivers. For the entirety of her professional career, Dr. Friedman has focused on helping older adults attain and retain their maximum independence and is a recognized expert in this field.  She is the recipient of the Roselyn Caregiver Award, which is given to a national leader in recognition of their work in supporting the family caregiver. 

Organizational Credentials  

  • Certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a Home Services, Home Nursing, Home Health and Medical Home Visits agency
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice
  • Member of the National Private Duty Association
  • Member of the Life Services Network
  • Preferred provider for Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter for personal care services and home health services

Liability Insurance
Our organization maintains the maximum appropriate coverage for general, professional, worker compensation and unemployment insurance.