Sahara Homecare opens new location in Elgin

Sahara Homecare's Community Care Program, which receives funding through the Illinois Department on Aging and Department of Human Services, gives extra assistance to the elderly free of cost if they meet certain qualifications.

Homecare providers assist clients with everyday tasks that can become difficult due to old age and deteriorating health.

Services include laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, as well as help with feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing among others.

To qualify, potential clients must:

• Be 60 years or older;

• Be a U.S. citizen or legal alien;

• Be a resident of Illinois;

• Have non-exempt asset value of less than $17,500;

• Have an assessed need for care.

"We're hoping we're going to have great success. There's a lot of potential in this area," said President Armaghan Rana in a statement.

He also said that the Elgin area has a significant population of seniors from various backgrounds including South Asian and Hispanic that could benefit from CCP Homecare services. "We're hoping we will have a very good mixture of clientele over here."

The brand-new Elgin office is located at 1837 Larkin Ave. Besides the main headquarters in Lombard and the newest addition in Elgin, Sahara has several offices throughout the area including Skokie, Melrose Park, Hanover Park, Bolingbrook, Justice and Devon Avenue and Albany Park in Chicago.

Sahara is always hiring caregivers in all locations. Starting wage is $12/hour and caregivers are eligible to receive health benefits if working at least 20 hours per week.

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