Home care in Northbrook, IL

  • 950 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 300
  • Northbrook, IL 60062

Our North Suburban Chicago Care Team

The answer to your question is “Yes, we provide all that!"” After you tell us your needs, we will custom-tailor a plan of care and make all of the necessary arrangements. We are here to help our clients and their families live their best. Let us know how we can be of service.

Click here to Meet Jeff emrich, owner of BrightStar Care North Suburban Chicago.

About the Owners Jeff Emrich, a former food processing executive, and Carl Kettler, a former software industry executive, learned firsthand about the challenges of caring for their aging parents. Quality of life, dependability, and caregiver compatibility were just a few of the concerns they had when their own family members needed help. Jeff and Carl have strong community ties, and they both saw that homecare would give them a way to make a difference with their careers. The dedication and sense of family values within BrightStar brought them together and gave them the opportunity to provide the best level of care for their clients.

Our Director of Nursing is Lindsey Gutierrez.
She lived in the Amazon Rainforest, studied in Brazil, was part of an ER team in Alaska, served as a pediatric nurse for kids with cancer and rare disorders and, above all, loves being a mom to a toddler.  Lindsey Gutierrez, our Director of Nursing at BrightStar Care North Suburban is a highly experienced healthcare professional and is perfectly suited to the task of leading and guiding the nursing staff, as well as overseeing every case at our in-home care agency.“I feel it’s my duty to serve those with less and those who need help and assistance. My career and philosophy of life are dedicated to preserving the best of what we have NOW for future generations. That takes on even more depth and meaning when it comes to taking care of seniors who need all the medical, emotional and compassionate care we can give them.”
If you have questions about how RN oversight works at BrightStar Care of IL - North Suburban, or if want to speak with Lindsey personally, please call and ask to be directed to Lindsey Gutierrez at (847) 510-5750


Our Staffing Co-Ordinator
Josie Tyler, is responsible for recruiting and helping to retain the best caregivers along the North Shore. Josie will be seeking the highly skilled and compassionate care professionals who define the BrightStar Care/North Suburban Difference. Josie has her experienced sights, websites and insights set on people who won’t just care for families, but become part of them.

Josie is well-experienced in the art of recruiting. she served as staff recruiter and gal-everything for the large and well-known caregiving agency, Right at Home. A huge plus is the fact that Josie is a CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, which means she knows medical terms, what specific skills candidates are offering so she can ask questions and better judge qualifications.

Personally, Josie is a devoted mom for her son, Jamere. She is also a self-acknowledged "foodie," which makes her a delicious fit for our BrightStar Care organization.

Trey Harris, Community Liason

There are important, delightful and surprising things to learn about Trevann Harris, our new Community Liaison. First, her mission is directly aligned with ours at BrightStar Care/North-Suburban.

Says Trevann (Trev): “As a Community Liaison, I want to be a trusted bridge between residents of the North Shore area and the full range of services we offer from skilled nursing after a hospital stay, to Alzheimer’s or even personal care. I am dedicated to helping seniors and others in our area to safely navigate their health and other vital issues so they can age in place in the comfort  and security of ‘Home sweet home.’”

Trev wants to be the “ears of the community,” listening and responding to needs. And listen to this, she brings a strong background in the medical field and years of previous experience as a liaison to her new position. She is charming, bright and a delight to be with. She will also fight for the cause of the best senior care possible and the competition better watch out; Trev is an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) participant and enthusiast. Trev, welcome to the family.

Our Caregivers- The "Best of the Best" Our caregivers are carefully screened to ensure that they are experienced and meet our rigorous hiring standards. Every new hire is credentialed through online testing, an in-depth face-to-face interview, reference checks, a drug test, and a background check. Every employee is bonded and insured. Our entire staff is committed to each of the residents, businesses and communities we serve. We invite you to experience the passion and professionalism we invest in all of the services we provide.

Questions about our care team?

If you have questions call our Northern Cook County offices at (847) 510-5750 and we'll be happy to answer them. FOR A FREE IN-HOME ASSESSMENT OF YOUR IN-HOME CARE NEEDS Contact us online