When my wife came home from the hospital, she received a full complement of services from Care in the Home including caregivers, nurses and therapists. Thanks to the entire care team, her diabetes is under control and she is now able to walk with her walker after being bedridden for two and a half years. She is able to shop at the mall and get her hair done. We have even taken a caregiver on a vacation with us to Florida and next year hope to take a cruise!
- Paul Jones

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.