About Us

Our Story

Our founders exemplified the philosophy behind Inspired Home Care, a trusted home care agency for seniors in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Amit Shrivastava grew up in India and watched his mother care for her own parents, instilling in him an appreciation for caring for elders. Poonam Gupta, a registered nurse, learned the difference that professional, sincere care makes in our later years through the close companionship with her grandmother.

Together, Amit and Poonam created Inspired Home Care based on the Inspiration Philosophy, in which employees find fulfillment in and motivation from providing home care for elderly in their homes, which in turn inspires them to continue to find ways to make in-home care a positive and rewarding experience for each person we serve.

Today, our executive director, Derick Kambobe, brings extensive experience in healthcare and home care agency services, having been instrumental in launching an in-home care division in a Chicago-area retirement community and serving as director of business development for another provider in home care in Chicago.                                                                                                                                                     .

Our Mission

The mission of Inspired Home Care is to provide exceptional in-home care services and support to the older adults, families, and community we serve through our commitment to quality care, passion for caring, and dedication to holistic personal wellness.

Our Vision

At Inspired Home Care, our vision is to enable older adults to live fulfilled, dignified, and independent lives in the comfort and safety of their own homes through home care services. We are motivated by helping others live fully.

Each client’s individual needs and wants are carefully reviewed, understood and nurtured through our:

  • selective client-caregiver matching process
  • advanced training hours for our caregiving team
  • attention to all facets of personal wellness
  • continuous measurement and response to client feedback

Our Leadership

Derick Kambobe, Executive Director for Inspired Home Care, headshotDerick Kambobe, Executive Director

As Executive Director, Derick oversees all operations at Inspired Home Care, ensuring the highest possible quality of care at all times and maintaining an open line of communication for seniors and their families to find the answers and assistance they need at any time.

With two bachelor’s degrees and a wealth of experience in aging care in the home, Derick understands the needs and concerns families face and how to provide the solutions they need.

The Briggs Advantage

Briggs Home Care logoInspired Home Care, a proud member of the Briggs Home Care family of agencies since 2018, is uniquely skilled in meeting the diverse and evolving care needs of clients. From cold and flu to chronic and emerging health conditions, and everything in between, our staff of professional caregivers is supported by proactive leadership that is driven to deliver cutting-edge senior home care solutions.

With a commitment to ongoing caregiver training in both standard and universal precautions to keep our clients and our care team protected, our family of locally-founded and operated in-home care agencies provides the highest levels of care and customer service for clients and families. In addition, through our parent company, Briggs Healthcare, an industry leader for over 75 years, we have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as other supplies, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and more, so you can feel confident trusting the care of your loved one to us.

The Briggs Home Care family of agencies provides the highest quality care, training and professionalism in the industry, leading to reduced hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and improved health and wellness outcomes for clients everywhere.

Advanced Caregiver Training and Certification

At Inspired Home Care, we maintain the highest standards in equipping our caregivers with the training and certification they need, so they feel confident in their roles and provide an exceptional level of home care for elderly in their own homes. While most home care agencies provide an average of 10 hours of general training, our home care agency provides over 120 hours of highly specialized in-home caregiver training.

Institute for Professional Care EducationTo fulfill this commitment, we have partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education (now Relias Learning), a nationally renowned training and certification agency for caregiving professionals, to offer custom training programs to all our caregivers. Our custom program provides three levels of training for our care staff:

  • Level 1, “Certified Caregiver”, incorporates a variety of caregiver training tools to ensure skills stay sharp.
  • Level 2, “Specialized Caregiver”, incorporates training in Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and end of life care.
  • Level 3, “Master Caregiver”, incorporates training in Parkinson’s disease, first aid, leadership, and more.

Your Trusted, Award-Winning Source for Quality Care

Home Care Pulse Provider of ChoiceInspired Home Care is the proud recipient of the 2021 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice award from Home Care Pulse. Through objective, third-party interviews, Home Care Pulse obtains valuable feedback from our clients to measure their satisfaction levels on a variety of categories. Additionally, they have confirmed that we are outperforming other agencies in our geographic region for client satisfaction – giving the families we serve the assurance and peace of mind they need.

Proudly Serving You as a Home Care Pulse Certified Trusted Provider

Home Care Pulse Certified Trusted Provider logoAt Inspired Home Care, we know that the best way to continuously improve the quality of the care we provide is to regularly obtain feedback from our clients, their families, and our own employees. That’s why we work with Home Care Pulse, an independent customer satisfaction firm, to collect, report, benchmark, and improve our processes on an ongoing basis.

Providing Confidence and Peace of Mind

Illinois Department of Public Health logoInspired Home Care is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide home care services in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties.

Caring.com Caring Star Community Award Recipient

Caring Star Community - Top Rated Award 2018 logoInspired Home Care is a proud recipient of Caring.com’s 2018 Caring Star Community Award, honoring the best senior living communities and in-home care agencies in the nation using consumer ratings and reviews. To achieve this designation, an agency must:

  • Have an overall rating average of at least 4.5 stars (on a scale of 1 to 5)
  • Receive at least 10 consumer reviews on Caring.com
  • Receive at least 3 reviews within the designated year-long timeframe, including at least one 5-star rating
  • Respond to any negative reviews received

Better Business Bureau Accredited and A+ Rated

BBB Accredited Business and A+ Rated logosNot only are we accredited by the Better Business Bureau, but we have achieved an A+ rating – the highest rating a company can receive with the BBB, indicating that Inspired Home Care has received few (if any) complaints, and has maintained exceptional standing in terms of licensing, advertising, and honoring commitments. We are proud of our stellar reputation and are honored to know that we are serving our clients and community with only the best care.

Discover the difference that partnering with a professional home care agency like Inspired Home Care can make in the life of your senior loved one with the professional Chicago home care families trust. Contact us at 847-787-7572 to request a free, comprehensive in-home consultation.

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