Eldercare Resources
The Eldercare Resource Articles above are written to help you understand the need for and the process of planning for long term care.
There are four key steps to sucessful long term care planning.
1. Knowledge & Preparation
2. Propert Funding
3. Using Long Term Care Professionals
4.Creating a Personal Care Plan and Choosing a Care Coordinator
  Independence-4-Seniors Mike & Joan O’Brien

Mike & Joan O’BrienIndependence-4-Seniors offers customized, non-medical home care services. We assist older adults with their desire to continue living with safety and comfort in the familiar surroundings of their own home. We help maintain this lifestyle by providing quality day-to-day senior care and assistance.

Today, many families are simply not able to provide the day-to-day assistance often needed for their elderly loved ones. Sometimes a person’s occupation, personal obligations and geographical distance can make it very difficult for them to help out. It’s important to provide companionship to a loved one so that they do not feel left alone and live a happier life.

Our senior care is provided anywhere needed: in the private home, retirement community, nursing home, hospital or rehabilitation center.

Independence-4-Seniors’ personalized senior care services are delivered with the same dedicated support often provided by loved ones and family members. Services are tailored to meet individual needs and may include personal care when necessary. Home care services may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Personal care (bathing, toileting, grooming)
  • Companionship
  • Meal preparation
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Medication management
  • Alzheimer's & dementia care
  • Activities of daily living
  • Long-term care insurance claims assistance

Independence-4-Seniors provides senior care services in Cook, DuPage, Will and Kane Counties in the State of Illinois. Contact us today if you have questions or would like to schedule a complimentary assessment.

Client Testimonials

What Our Client's Have To Say

"Just a little note to thank you for your help in arranging for a caregiver for my parents. Eleanora is a lovely woman who gives excellent and loving care to my parents and she is a perfect fit for them. She is all the things which you described to us and more! Thank heavens for agencies such as yours… I don’t know how we would have managed without you." - Sincerely, M.D.A.

"Thank you so much for providing my father with such quality care during his stay in the hospital. It was so comforting to know he was in good hands when we were unable to be by his side. I personally want to let you know how much I appreciate the emotional support during that time. Having you there to talk to and also listen when the doctor was speaking put me at ease. You are a kind and caring person and we are grateful that you are helping us through this emotional time in our lives." - Sincerely, Barbara

"We would give Hannah our highest recommendation if anyone is interested. She did a superb job of caring for our mother and her house & dog. We feel blessed that it was Hannah who ultimately came to us.
- Thank you, C.R and S.H.

"From the moment I first met you, I knew I had made the right decision. Your services were much appreciated. I would highly recommend you to anyone. I was really comforting to have a caregiver who really cared and understood. Thank you for giving us this peace of mind." - Marlene

"I don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:

Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.

Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.

As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.

That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.

In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help."- Thanks again, M.R.

"How do we begin to thank you for the wonderful support and care you gave to Mom and the entire family. Her illness was brief, which was a blessing. Out of all the bad came some good. We were honored to have Eileen move so willingly into Mom’s home and care for her for those few weeks. She not only took care of Mom, but all of us. She tenderly guided us through the process of Mom’s death. Eileen is an amazing and talented woman who quickly became a part of our family. We are richer people for her presence in our lives. It became apparent that there were angels along the journey of Mom’s illness and death. The both of you and especially Eileen are among those angels. Thank you!" - Fondly, the family of M.R.

"Thank you for your note. I cannot adequately express our sincere thanks to you, and the caregivers, for taking such great care of my dad. Please feel free to use me as a reference." - Peace, N.M.

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Proudly Serving Western Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, & Will County

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Mike O'Brien

5 West Second Street, Suite 4
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Phone #: (630) 323-4665


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 about us

Mike O’Brien - Owner

Mike O'Brien - Owner Mike is the founder and an owner of Independence-4-Seniors, Inc. He is responsible for the business development and financial operations of the company. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the health care industry and has held senior level positions in sales and business development with Baxter Healthcare, Caremark, ManorCare, Sun Healthcare Group, and Allscripts. His experience includes home infusion therapy, home respiratory therapy, long term care, hospital department management and electronic prescription technology.

Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. He is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) with the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Mike received a Bachelor of Science from Mount St. Mary’s College and completed the Executive Program of the Yale Graduate School of Business. Mike resides in the village of Western Springs, Illinois.

Joan M. O’Brien, RN, MSN - Owner

Joan O'Brien - Owner Joan is the Vice President and an owner of Independence-4-Seniors, Inc. She is responsible for the assessment and coordination of home care services for our senior clients and manages our staff of caregivers. Joan has over 30 years of healthcare experience as an RN with extensive skills in physical assessment and diagnosis. She has held clinical and management positions at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Joan received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University of Chicago and a Masters Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Joan is a Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Illinois. Joan resides in the village of Western Springs, Illinois.

 about the IlCPC

The Illinois Care Planning Council is dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to helping implement that planning.

Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for those who are in need of (or may need) long term care are at the heart of our services.

Illinois Care Planning Council