Our founders exemplified the philosophy behind Inspired Home Care, a provider in home care in Chicago and the surrounding area. 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 care, 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 elder care 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 .
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.
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. 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
Derick 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.
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 care. While most home care agencies provide an average of 10 hours of general training, we provide over 120 hours of highly specialized in-home caregiver training.
To fulfill this commitment, we have partnered with the Institute for Professional Care Education, 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.
Inspired Home Care is a Home Care Pulse Certified Trusted Provider
At 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.
Caring.com Caring Star Community Award Recipient
Inspired 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 & A+ Rated
Not 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 outstanding reviews, 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.
The Briggs Advantage
In 2018, Inspired Home Care became a proud member of the Briggs Healthcare family. Briggs, a trusted partner to the healthcare industry for over six decades, serves more than 50,000 customers in the senior care, home care, acute care, physician and retail markets, and is dedicated to advancing premium services and products to support the aging population.