Our goal is for you or your loved one to remain as independent as possible at home. Little Flower offers you an affordable alternative to nursing home care.
Little Flower Healthcare Registry LLC, a family-owned business, was founded by Therese Connors, a Beverly resident for over 50 years. Therese's personal experience caring for others, including her own ailing sister and dear mother, reinforced her personal belief that the best care is care at home in a loving environment. Therese was Caregiver Magazine's 2001 "Caregiver of the Year" (nominated by the daughter, a physician, of a woman that Therese had personally cared for).
Using her own experience as a springboard, Therese launched Little Flower Healthcare Registry, LLC matching caregivers with those who cannot stay alone, but still want to remain in their own homes. Therese and her capable staff work with families to find the best match to help loved ones continue to live at home with dignity in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
Therese's genuine personal interest in her clients is what sets Little Flower Healthcare Registry, LLC apart from other home health providers.
Little Flower Healthcare is happy to offer your family an affordable alternative to nursing home care.
Therese Connors, COMPANY Manager/President:
- Born and raised in St. Cajetan's Parish
- Lifetime resident of the Beverly area
- Longwood graduate ('67)
- Mount Mary College graduate ('71)
- Master's Degree ('96)
- Member of St. John Fisher Parish
- Mother of 4 adult children
- Educator at Moraine Valley Community College, District 142, Chicago Public Schools
- 2001 "Caregiver of the Year"
- 2016 Madonna Award for Community Service by Mount Mary University
- Proud to have assisted over 3,000 families
"As the founder of Little Flower Healthcare over 16 years ago, it has been my pleasure to assist the elderly in our community. While assisting several of my own family members with their end of life journey's, I became acutely aware of the need for families to have an advocate. My greatest pleasure is knowing that our office has assisted over 3,000 families to date."
Hilary Duggan, Care Coordinator:
- Graduate of Mother McAuley High School
- Born and raised in St.Cajetan Parish
- Resident of Evergreen Park
- Valued Employee at Park Lawn for 13 years
- Employed by Little Flower Healthcare Registry for 8 years as a caregiver
- Currently works as the Care Coordinator
"It is my goal to assist the families who contact us to the very best of my ability. Making surethat their loved one's are happy, safe and healthy in their own homes gives me great satisfaction.
Working at LFHC affords me the opportunity to assist our neighboorhood families while providing a positive role model for my 15 year old daughter."
Tom Connors, Accountant :
- Proud Leo High School Graduate
- U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran
- Graduated from St. Joseph's Calumet College
- Ridge-Beverly Baseball Commissioner
- Retired from Commonwealth Edison after 31 years of service
- Proud father of 4 college Graduates
"I have been serving as Little Flower Healthcare's accountant for the last 16 years but my main claim to fame is that I am married to the boss!"
- We provide live-in, 24-hour care. We have both ladies and gentlemen who provide this care. Some caregivers have a driver's license as well.
- Our "come and go" caregivers can assist on an hourly basis. The family can schedule a visit from 1-7 days a week, depending on their specific need. Each visit has a 4 hour minimum.
Companionship Cooking Light Housekeeping Medication Reminders
Little Flower Caregivers are well-suited to assist in the Palliative Care of your loved ones in the comfort of their home.
Palliative Care is a speciality of medicine focused on improving the quality of life and comfort for people of all ages with serious, chronic, and life-threatening illnesses. Palliative Care can be introduced long before a patient reaches a terminal stage. Palliative Care begins as soon as a patient is diagnosed with a serious illness; at the same time they continue to pursue treatment for curable illnesses.
Palliative Care treats people suffering from serious and chronic illnesses including cancer, heart diseases like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), lunch diseases like COPD, kidney failure, Dementia, HIV/AIDS, brain diseases like severe stroke, Lou Gehrig's disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Palliative Care can be initiated in the hospital and can be continued even after discharge to home.
Little Flower Caregivers works in conjunction with the Hospice Care company selected by the family. They will provide comfort measures and support to the family. The hospice company and the family are involved with the medical aspects of patient care.
Hospice Care is designed to provide physical, spiritual, psycho/social and emotional support to patients and their families. Hospice is for those with a terminal illness who are no longer seeking treatment. The care addresses all symptoms with special emphasis on pain control and comfort. Hospice Care promotes quality of life with compassion and dignity, while recognizing each patient's and family's unique needs.
Home Healthcare Serving the Chicagoland Area
Little Flower Healthcare has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the following organizations and healthcare facilities:
- Providence Rehab
- Brentwood Nursing & Rehabilitation
- ATI Rehabilitation Services
- Archdiocese of Chicago
- Sisters of Mercy
- Catholic Priests Retirement Fund
- Advocate Christ Hospital
- Little Company of Mary Hospital
- Palos Community Hospital
- Metro South Hospital
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- ManorCare Health Services
- Mercy Hospital
- Manor Care Oak Lawn
Other organizations include the Archdiocese of Chicago, Sisters of Mercy, and the Catholic Priests' Retirement Fund.
Families from the following parishes have used our services:
- Christ The King
- Holy Redeemer
- St. Isadore
- St. John Fisher
- St. Julie
- St. Linus
- St. Michael
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
- Our Lady of Peace
- Queen of Martyrs
- St. Rene
- St. Rita
- Sacred Heart
- St. Walter
- Nativity of our Lord
- Holy Name
- St. Alexander
- St. Barbara
- St. Barnabas
- St. Bede
- St. Benedict
- St. Cajetan
- St. Christina
- Christ The King
- St. Daniel
- St. Dennis
- St. Fabian Parish
- St. Germaine
- St. Symphorosa
- St. Thomas Moore
Frequently Asked Home Healthcare Questions
1. What is the daily fee for 24 hour care?
One person living in the home-$180 non-driver
One person living in the home -$195 driver
Two people living in the home - $225 non-driver
Two people living in the home - $250 driver
Hospice Care - $200 per day
2. What if I only want someone to come and go?
Hourly rates are $19.00 per hour with a 4 hour minimum.
3. What is the placement fee?
4. What does the $475 placement fee cover?
The placement fee covers providing the family with a caregiver most suitable to the patient’s needs, coordinating the interview process, providing the family with written references, background checks and proof of current yearly training.
5. What if Mom/Dad does not like the caregiver or vice-versa?
If this happens, Little Flower Healthcare will replace the caregiver at no additional charge to the family within 30 days. This gives the family ample time to determine if the caregiver is a “good fit”. During the 30 day trial period, we will replace the caregiver at no additional charge.
6. What about days off?
A caregiver's request for time off is on an individual basis. The family can secure a substitute from the Home Service Placement Agency of their choice.
7. How about a replacement for the caregiver’s day off?
The family can secure a substitute from the Home Service Agency of their choice if a family member is unable to provide care.
8. Do you have gentlemen who will live in?
9. Is the family required to sign a contract for care?
The State of Illinois requires that all families and their caregivers sign a contract that outlines the duties the caregiver is allowed to perform and the role the client has as the caregiver’s employer. Our contract with the Department of Health as a Home Services Placement Agency has a 30 day grace period. Little Flower does not require the family to employ the caregiver for a designated period of time nor to give a specific date of termination. The family can discontinue service at any time, although a weeks notice is appreciated.
10. Does the caregiver get time off during the day?
In general, a caregiver who works 24 hours a day is entitled to 2 hours off duty per day. This break time can be split into 2-one hour breaks. The caregiver may use this time to get exercise, go to the store, etc. It is up to the individual family to determine a reasonable time for the caregiver to leave the patient. Many families opt to have the caregiver take a break when they come to visit with their loved one. This provides the family time to have a private visit with their loved one as well. Most caregivers carry their cell phones should an emergency arise.
11. Housekeeping Duties
Housekeeping Duties include keeping the kitchen, bathroom and living areas tidy. Caregivers can be expected to wash the floor, vacuum, and do the laundry. What is not included and should not be expected are window washing, heavy cleaning, moving furniture, snow shoveling and yard work.
12. Caregiver Requirements
Little Flower caregivers should be provided with a separate bedroom with a twin bed. In order to ensure patient safety, the caregiver should get 8 hrs. of sleep per night. If the patient is up frequently at night or has sleep issues, it is expected that the family hire part-time additional night time help. Little Flower will assist you with this process.
We understand that hiring in home care can be overwhelming and confusing. Little Flower Healthcare encourages you to investigate and compare several companies in order to make an informed decision. We are happy to offer direction and information without pressure.
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"My experience with Little Flower Healthcare Registry began several years ago, when a Catholic priest had grown unsteady on his feet because of illness and needed assistance to prevent falls, particularly if he awakened during the night. I was referred to Little Flower Healthcare Registry by a colleague who was familiar with the excellent caregivers it had provided for other senior priests. Therese Connors came to my friend's home, assessed his situation, and provided him with a most compassionate, cooperative, and flexible male caregiver. Having this live in care, especially during the night, was of great help to my friend during the final months of his life, as well as a tremendous source of peace of mind for his family."- Rev. D.F.
"I couldn't have gotten a better 7x24 caregiver than Regina. I just love her. She is compassionate, loving, knowledgeable, caring, and so patient with Mom. She is an angel in our lives. Thank you for sending her to us." - Mary N.
"We turned to Little Flower for assistance finding a live-in professional to help our Mom. They were and continue to be exceptional. They are always available and ready to assist in any way possible. We are so grateful to Hillary and her team and couldn't recommend them enough. They are incredible!" - Atty. Jonathon I.
"Little Flower really provided our family with a support system when we needed it most. They are reliable and work with you to match your needs. I highly recommend them, would use them again, and have encouraged others to as well. They were a blessing during a very difficult time." - Katie O.
"Thank you so much for all you have done for our mother. You and your companyhave been such a wonderful blessing-we appreciate the love and kindness you showed our mother during her illness. We were able to enjoy every last minute with her while not worrying about her care." - Family of Sue M.
" I can't thank Little Flower Healthcare enough for sending Vidas to take care of our dad. He was truly an angel sent from heaven. My dad suffered several strokes and dementia in his last few months. We could not have asked for a better person to take care of our father." - Daughter of Howard R.
" Janina R. has been my caregiver since Feb., 2015. She has been an absolute asset to the team here at St. Maurice Rectory of Blessed Sacrament Parish. She is not only conscientious about her given duties, but is always finding ways to be helpful "above and beyond." - Fr. Michael B.
"I have had an exceptional work experience with this company. The staff is very professional and has always treated me with respect. The staff helped me build the confidence I needed to perform to the best of my ability. If feel that I am an asset to this company as well a loving and great caregiver..I am grateful for my blessings and Little Flower has been one of them." - Kristen H.
“Yesterday I told Algis that I would not need him any longer at this time. He has served me well and I told him I would call upon him again if and when the need arises. Thank you Therese for the service you offer us who are in need. God bless you and your ministry” – Msgr. C., St. Linus Parish
“On behalf of the Brothers in my community, I want to thank you for sending Ilona and Dona to us. Our beloved Brother V. died on February 29. Ilona was part of Brother V's life for almost a month and Dona for just over a week. Both of them had a profound impact on Brother V's last days. I marveled at how two strangers could so quickly become a welcome and comforting presence in Brother V's life and in our lives, too. His last days were blessed by the presence of these two angels. Thank you both for your help in providing good care for Brother V. I will be happy to recommend Little Flower Healthcare to anyone who is in need.” – Brother H., FMS - Marist High School
“Vida is just great! Could not have asked for a finer person!” – Jim R.
“I cannot thank you enough for your kindness, expertise, patience and sense of humor. You truly are 'Angels among us' !” – Nancy L.
“Thank you first of all for your patience. More importantly, thank you for Vonda! She truly was an angel in my eyes, and there’s no one else I would have chosen outside the immediate family to be by my father’s side God Bless You!” – Mary G.
“Albertas is doing a wonderful job. He is very good with Mr. Webber. Thanks again for sending him to me and also thanks for all your help and support.” – Teryl
“Thank you very much for helping me find Luke. He is great and has been a good helper. Tim is a bit weaker so Luke came in right on time. Hope to see both of you sometime. Please come by anytime. Thank you very much again.” – Dr. Anaya S.
“Thank you for your efforts on my mother’s behalf. I certainly appreciate your help.” – Jim
“Many thanks to you for bringing Irene into our lives. She not only takes very good care of me, but also my house. Irene is an angel in disguise. We love her.” – Bess W.
"Victoria has worked very well for Marie. She is a fast learner, very clean, and caters to Marie. Thank you for the effort you put forth to help us in our need. You are an angel of mercy." – Mrs. Joe R.
"Therese, thanks for finding such a 'gem' for my mother. She is worth her weight in gold. You have put peace in our whole family just knowing she's there." – Sandie
"We are so grateful for your guidance and help in finding us a suitable caregiver for my Dad." – Kathy D.
"Thanks for your help. Grandma is doing well. Lucy is very nice." – Dr. E.
"When Aunt Mary came home from rehab, we thought she wasn't long for this world. What a turnaround she made with the personal one-on-one care from Irene! A real blessing! Thank you so much, Therese, for finding Irene for us." – Mary K.
3017 W 111th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60655
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