CRYSTAL LAKE, IL— Sahara Homecare has opened its 11th location in Crystal Lake in an effort to better serve the senior community in Chicagoland’s northwest suburbs. The new office is located at 1024 McHenry Ave. Coincidentally, the grand opening of Sahara’s 11th location comes only a few days after the agency celebrated its 11th anniversary earlier in May.
“We have been afloat throughout this pandemic and I really hope we can continue the way we’ve been doing things,” said President Armaghan Rana in a statement. “We just have to keep on moving forward.”
Sahara receives funding through the Illinois Department on Aging to give additional assistance to the elderly if they meet certain qualifications. Homecare Aides assist clients with everyday tasks that can become difficult due to old age and deteriorating health. Services include laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, as well as help with feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing among others.
To qualify, potential clients must:
– Be 60 years or older.
-Be a U.S. Citizen or legal alien.
– Be a resident of Illinois.
-Have a non-exempt asset value of less than $17,500.
– Have an assessed need for care.
– Have applied for Medicaid
Besides the new location in Crystal Lake, Sahara’s other locations throughout Chicagoland include Lombard, Skokie, Melrose Park, Hanover Park, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Albany Park, Justice, Elgin, and Mount Prospect. Starting wage for Homecare Aides is $15.50/hour and caregivers are eligible to receive health benefits if working at least 20 hours per week.
For more information please contact Kulsoom Khan at (847) 722-8914 or [email protected]