Lisa Edwards started Assisting Hands Plainfield for one reason, family.Lisa had her own personal caregiving experience taking care of her terminally ill father who was diagnosed with liver cancer.
For two years, Lisa cared for her father in his home as she was his only child and the only family member that was able to provide him with such care. During this time, she experienced first hand how illness causes families to struggle. She often found herself overwhelmed by the caregiving responsibilities and needed additional help.
Two years after her father’s passing, Lisa left the corporate world and looked for franchise opportunities to fulfill her dream of running her own business. Assisting Hands was a perfect fit because the core values and mission of Assisting Hands aligned with her personal values. Lisa’s own personal experience caring for her father has made her very passionate about caring for people in their homes and helping family caregivers. She knows that people with illnesses, recent rehabilitation, and those simply aging long to remain in the comfort of their own homes.
Assisting Hands Plainfield, IL opened in July 2018. As an experienced caregiver, Lisa has the knowledge to provide continuity of care from the hospital or rehabilitation center to the home. Her goal is to keep clients safely in their own homes for as long as possible.
Lisa and her team at Assisting Hands Plainfield IL are passionate about giving our clients the very best care. Trusting a caregiver with your loved one is an important task we do not take lightly. We will take the time to understand your loved one’s unique care needs and create a care plan that will keep them safe and comfortable in their home.
Assisting Hands Home Care® grew out of a desire to provide seniors, and others needing non-medical assistance at home, with the option that most people prefer – to remain independent, safe and comfortable in their own homes. Assisting Hands® is a home care franchise company that emphasizes exceptional customer service and highly personalized in-home care to meet the needs of our clients.
The founder of Assisting Hands Home Care® is Dr. Gail Silverstein, who has more than 25 years of experience coordinating and leading health care programs in both the public and private sector. It was Gail’s understanding of the health care industry, along with the personal experience of trying to find assistance for her father at home, that led her to realize there was a serious gap in services. Out of this need, Assisting Hands® was launched – to provide a better alternative for the elderly, disabled and others needing a little extra support and assistance to stay home!
OUR CORE PURPOSE
To provide exceptional home care that enriches the lives of our clients and provides peace of mind for their families.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To offer our clients personalized non-medical support services in their homes, assisting the elderly, disabled and others needing assistance to maintain quality of life. Our services support the individual’s choices and preferences in order to maintain their dignity and independence. We assist clients in a spirit of concern for their welfare, gaining satisfaction and a sense or pride for the value that we add to their lives.