Testimonials have been written by either our clients or their family members.
We are happy to provide their contact information upon request.

Almost Angels, I wanted to say Vivian has been working for me for a long time and she is always so happy with what she is doing for me and she is also dependable. We both get along very well and I could not be happier!

Mrs. Helen Koch

Northbrook, Illinois at The Covenant Village
Referred by North Shore University Health System/Glenbrook Hospital

Almost Angels was a referral from Journey Hospice. Annette was amazing. My mother-in-law entered hospice quickly and we were able to have a quality professional staff person the night we called. They were true angels to help our family with the end of my mother-in-law’s life. I do not know how we would have made it without them. They were so calm, caring, nurturing, trustworthy, and professional. Although we only used the service for the 5 days before my mother-in-law’s death, it felt like we knew the caregivers forever. A special shout out to Michael at night and Tess during the day. Tess knew my mother in law felt uncomfortable in her nightgown and came the next day with a hand sewed top for her to put on. What else can say... but thank you Almost Angels.

Wendy Singer

Northbrook, Illinois
Referred by Journey Care

Almost Angels, I wanted to say thank you for sending Tess and Ingrid so quickly to take care of my wife. They are both super people and helped me and my wife so much. You really provided us with an excellent service!

Mr. Walter Hallen

Evanston, Illinois
Referred by Evanston Hospital North Shore University Health System

Dear Almost Angels, I am writing to express the deepest appreciation for the care provided by caregiver Maribeth for my mother who was under home hospice care. Maribeth rendered extraordinary service during the months she cared for my mother and lived in our home. My mother developed an immediate trust and bond with Maribeth and said quite early in her illness that she wanted Maribeth there when she passed. With the comfort and ease Maribeth was able to create in our home, my mother chose to not be hospitalized under any circumstance. She knew it could not be better than the situation we had at home with Maribeth by her side. My mother enjoyed extraordinary quality of life during her months with illness. With Maribeth’s assistance, she dressed each day in her favorite clothes. They did her makeup together, and Maribeth supported her through many trips to restaurants, movies, and other occasions out of the house. Maribeth cared for my father as well, cooking his favorite meals and always anticipating what would be needed during days at home or trips away. Her expert level of care gave him confidence and eased his burdens. At many times during Maribeth’s stay with us, our family expressed wonder, appreciation and gratitude for her skills and presence. We knew we had hit the home caregiver jackpot and could not have been luckier. Now, months after my mother’s passing, when our family discusses the final months we had together we always remark on the extraordinary quality of life she was able to enjoy, and we always end up discussing Maribeth as part of what made that time so incredible. As a Physician, and also as a member of the teaching facility of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, I have some experience with all levels of patient care and the training and qualities that makes patient care excellent. Maribeth has excellent training and is full of the very best qualities that produce care, comfort and condence.

Kenneth J. Schaefle, M.D.

New York City
Referred by Journey Care Home Hospice

Homeward Bound, Thank you Martine and Annette, everyone I have referred to your agency is very happy. You guys do good work.

Terry Locke

Oak Park, Illinois
Referred by Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Thank you Almost Angels for doing such a wonderful job finding relievers for my mother when our permanent caregivers need time off. It is so comforting knowing you are always there for us and just a phone call away.

Battaglia Family

Chicago, Illinois
Referred by a neighbor

Dear Homeward Bound, I wanted to write this note long ago, but time has gotten away from me. You sent us a group of really fine ladies for the past 5 years to care for my mom and dad. I know their task was often a tough one especially for Rose, since the concept was so new to us. We appreciated, though, the care with which your people did their work and genuine concern they showed for my parents. Violet in particular was wonderful. Thank you for your kindness and for sending us such good people.

Jacky Walthers

Chicago, Illinois
Referred by Resurrection Medical Center

Thank you Almost Angels for sending Joel to take care of my father. You placed him quickly during the Christmas holidays when my father was in need. We could not have asked for a better person for my father, it was amazing how they got along so well from the moment they met. It was especially helpful that Joel agreed to travel with my father to Georgia and then to Florida to spend the holidays with us. Our family will always be grateful for the quality services you provided to my father.

DeSario-Roppo Family

Canton, Georgia
Referred by family member

I want to thank Almost Angels for sending Elena to take care of my mother. She is like a ray of sunshine entering our home. My mother adores her and so do I. She takes such good care of my mother and she totally trusts her in every way. Besides her caring skills, Elena provides my mother with great companionship and is a delight to spend time with.

Danielle Woodbridge

Evanston, IL
Referred by North Shore University Health System/Evanston Hospital – Evanston Illinois

I want to thank you for sending Mila to me. She is a wonderful person and she takes such good care of me. She cooks, she makes my bed and she sits and talks with me. It is like I hired my own sister. I wish I could hide her in my closet. You always send me such good people, but Mila has been the best! Oh and I love the Almost Angels agency too!

Alice Nakic

Morton Grove, Illinois
Referred by a friend

Thank you, Homeward Bound, for keeping my father in such safe, good hands over the past 4 years. With me living in California, I depended on your agency to keep things running smoothly and you did exactly that until the day of my father’s passing in his own home. Being both a lawyer and a judge, it was not always easy caring for him; since he always needed to feel like he was in charge. All of the male caregivers you sent to my father’s home in Sauganash provided him with excellent care and companionship. I will always be grateful to them and to your agency.

Charlie Alfano Jr

Manhattan Beach, California
Referred By Dr. Richard M. Hayes – Chicago, Illinois

Thank you for sending Anna. She gave my mother a brighter sense of her days these last few years and I bear much gratitude for making her life more pleasant.

Ann Dugan

Toronto, Canada
Referred by Glenview Terrace – Glenview, Illinois

Thank you for sending Joel to us. He was wonderful and so caring and compassionate to my husband Jack for the final hours of his life. I don’t know what I would have done without him. I am so glad he was with me at the end. He was so attentive to Jack and I want you to know how appreciative I am.

June Andreani

Northbrook, Illinois
Referred by North Shore University Health System & Hospice/Evanston Hospital – Evanston, Illinois

Thank you for sending George to us.  He was an amazing caregiver & even more amazing person.

Michael Piore

Bloomingdale, Illinois
Referred by Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

Once again, thank you and Homeward Bound/Almost Angels for your condolences during this time of mourning.  I am so grateful to you for helping with caregivers for Roger.   May you have a year of health and happiness.

Chaz Ebert

Chicago, Illinois
Referred by Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, Illinois

Just a quick note to thank you again Almost Angels, Mila was a wonderful help to our family during my dad's last days. Please send her our regards.

Wendee Cole

Wheeling, Illinois
Referred by North Shore University Health System/Evanston Hospital - Evanston, Illinois

Thank you again for sending me Leah. She is a wonderful caregiver - conscientious, always punctual and very caring.

Mrs. Ruth Arkiss

Northbrook, Illinois
Referred by Highland Park Hospital - Highland Park, Illinois

I wish to comment on the outstanding care that Florida gave my sister. Florida was compassionate and caring. We, the family grew to love her as a member of our family. Above all, my sister became very comfortable having her close by. Any family that has Florida as a caregiver should be blessed. She is not "Almost an Angel", she is an "Angel"

Elaine Paloumpis

Lombard, Illinois
Referred by North Shore University Health System & Hospice/Evanston Hospital – Evanston, Illinois

Thank you so much for helping me to find live in care for my Mom when she comes home from rehab this coming Thursday. I appreciate the time Angie spent with me on the phone explaining to me the procedure to get this accomplished so quickly. And thanks to Annette for setting up the interviews with Mila & Tess and meeting with me at the hospital today.

I do want to tell you that even though we chose not to use you at this time, I want to commend you on your professionalism and genuine concern for my Mom. I will certainly keep you in mind if I can use any of your services in the future and would recommend you to anyone looking for some type of senior care.

Gary Briesch

Chicago, Illinois
Referred by Resurrection Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois

On behalf of the entire family, thank you again for your amazing response to our call for help. Anabelle, Precila and Mary Jean cared for us and our mother with grace and kindness. Their support and yours made a difficult time a little easier.

Sandi Rosenstiel

Grapevine, Texas
Referred by North Shore University Health System/Evanston Hospital - Evanston, Illinois

How can the two simple words thank you, express the gratitude that we have for you all? You provided our father with two male nurses. They took such wonderful care of him. He was able to enjoy his favorite foods prepared carefully and served with a smile. He was surrounded by their laughter and singing while resting in his clean, cozy bed in his own home. They were ever cheerful as they took care of his health needs, personal needs and countless other requests for nearly a year and a half. Dad passed peacefully and we were in need of another angel to take care of our mother. You sent us a special one. For almost two years she cared for our mother as she would her own. She became family. We miss our visits with Mom and her caregiver. I have already recommended your company to a colleague who was very grateful.

Kim Bluver

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Referred by a family member

During the last two months of my beloved mother's life Almost Angels provided her with a caregiver. I entrusted her care to Helen. Such trust was fully justified. I can tell you that Helen "goes above and beyond the call of duty", but here is what you really need to know. if you employ Helen to care for someone you love, your loved one will receive the same level of care you, yourself, would provide 24/7 were you able to. I can think of no higher recommendation than that.

Jeffrey Eisner

Oakdale, Wilmette, Illinois
Referred by Evanston Hospital - Evanston, Illinois

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Homeward Bound for the wonderful care you provided my Mother. Rose, who you assigned to her, became like a family member and her care and understanding of the challenges that my Mother faced made our family feel confident that all was well and my Mother's comfort and needs were always taken care of. Being two thousand miles away I was assured that she was in good hands. Thank you so much for being there for us.

Dave R. Williams

Oakdale, California
Referred by a neighbor

My family and myself would like to thank you for the great service you and your team provided. The first caregiver you sent us was very good, but due to a family situtation she had to leave. There were two temporary ladies who were also very good, but it wasn't until Mrs. Fowler (Gigi) came that you hit a grand slam. Gigi was extremely professional, but then quickly became part of the family, and gave my Aunt Josephine the care and love a family member would give. Once again, thank you very much.

The family of Josephine Demski

Niles, Ilinois
Referred by Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge, Illinois

Almost Angels took care of my mother in her most dire hours. They were called and responded with wonderful help at once, within hours. My mother, 95 was suddenly taken mortally ill. She took to her bed and passed away in a bit over three weeks. The people Almost Angels sent were wonderful. The specific person who was there almost from start to end was magnificent. What she did in the way of care, professionalism, and comfort was the most a caring surviving son could hope to have for a parent.

I am naming my mother's caregiver. It is "Gigi”. And to her I owe much. But all the staff of Almost Angels was professional, warm, concerned, and easy to work with. The prices were modest for the care rendered. Personally, I am intensely grateful and have offered my name and words for this web-site, something of a first.

James Nathan, PhD

Montgomery, Alabama - Professor Khalid Eminent Scholar, Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama
Referred by North Shore University Health System Home & Hospice/Evanston Hospital - Evanston, Illinois

Thank you so much. Your caregivers were wonderful in every way. I could not have imagined how wonderful they could be and I can’t imagine how I could have done it without them.

Mrs. H. Wolin

Evanston, Illinois
Referred by a friend

I want to let you know how confident I felt with my decision to have Homeward Bound take care of me at home. The three male caregivers have out met my expectations. They were not only enjoyable to spend time with but I felt 100% safe in their care.

Mr. Len O’Connor

Northfield, Illinois
Referred by Glenbrook Hospital - Glenview, Illinois

Homeward Bound is the home care agency I refer my patients to. Over the years my office has received excellent feedback. Homeward Bound caregivers are caring, professional and dedicated. I know my patients will be in good hands whenever I refer them to Homeward Bound.

Dr. Richard M. Hayes

Chicago, Illinois

Just a few words to let you know how pleased my mother and I were to use your home care service for my dad. The pleasant and efficient young man you sent to help my father in the mornings, for one hour, was just wonderful! He helped my dad out of bed, gave him a shower, shaved, dressed, fixed him breakfast and then cleaned up the bathroom and kitchen. My dad was set for the day. In these sometimes difficult situations, my mother was less stressed and our lives were much easier because of your trustworthy and helpful service. God Bless.

Diane Knight

Palatine, Illinois

It is my pleasure to recommend Homeward Bound. I have known Annette for several years and have witnessed first hand how dedicated she and her staff are in providing quality service for her clients. Meeting the needs of people to keep them safe in their own home has been Annette’s passion for many years. This has been her life’s work and she continues to look for ways to serve what ever need presents itself. Annette has made a life-long commitment to this business and has a proven track record with years of experience.

It can be very scary to bring in a stranger to care for someone who is frail or can’t always speak up for themselves. Homeward Bound does a thorough job of screening its caregivers. They set the bar high and have worked with their staff for years. You can feel confident your loved one is in good hands with Homeward Bound.

Kathy Neibling, R.N.

Park Ridge, Illinois
Out-patient nursing coordinator; staff member, geriatric long term and Alzheimer’s care and nursing consultant for Adult Group Homes.

I wanted to let you know how wonderful I think your company is. I was referred on Easter Sunday, but you still gave me all the time I needed. My mother Bernice wanted to go home from the hospital even though she was given only a few days to live. I was very nervous about bringing her home, but you reassured me that your Hospice caregivers would take excellent care of her. All the caregivers you sent were very good, but especially the day shift worker, Bernadette – she was absolutely incredible! It was almost as if she brought a spiritual essence with her when she entered the room. Sometimes Bernadette would even sing to my mother while bathing her and turning her in bed. Your company and your caregivers were excellent!

Terry McGady

Prospect Heights, Illinois
Referred by Glenbrook Hospital - Glenview, Illinois

Thanks to you, your daughters and your staff for making a difficult time better. My parents really liked both Bernadette and Rebecca. I was comforted knowing they were there. Kind regards and thanks.

Heather Gareis

Los Angeles, California
Referred by Resurrection Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois

I wish to express my appreciation for the diligent care, which was administered to my mom Dorothy, over the past years through your agency. Especially I wish to commend my mother’s caregiver Asela. She was my mother’s companion and caregiver until her passing. My mother became bedridden and suffered a severe physical and mental decline until her death.

The family could not have asked for a more attentive, qualified, devoted companion and caregiver than Asela. She kept meticulous and thorough daily records. She was as knowledgeable, or more, than a certified nurses assistant, extremely skilled in operating the necessary Hoyer Lift, nebulizer, hospital bed and all medical care.

Asela was prayerful, conscientious, dedicated, loving, caring, and most attentive to my mothers every need. She became like a member of our family and treated my sweet mother better than one could have treated their own mother. She was truly a real live Angel.

Jacquelyn Fie

Jefferson, Iowa
Referred by Evanston Hospital - Evanston, Illinois

On September 24, 2004 you introduced me to Charles; you said “I have a wonderful man ready for work” And, oh how true that was! But Annette, how can I find the right words to thank you? Your caring, kindness, thoughtfulness, encouragement and always knowing the perfect thing to say or do. I will always appreciate you and Charles. Fondly,

Beverly Nagle

Bloomington Illinois
Referred by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago “RIC”, Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, Illinois

Our “dealings” over the past 5 months have been very satisfactory – more than that. You’ve helped a family through a sad crisis and I thank you. You and your entire agency are professional with a touch of kindness and I would not hesitate to use Homeward Bound again and will tell my friends of your honest services. Thanks again.

Ann Silver

Glenview, Illinois
Referred by Highland Park Hospital - Highland Park, Illinois

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