Addus was founded in 1979 as a home cleaning service focusing on serving residents in high rises in downtown Chicago. The company expanded when a small contract was acquired with the city of Chicago to provide chore services to the city's at-risk elderly population. The chore services program later expanded into the Community Care Program through the Illinois Department on Aging, and the company significantly increased its client base in Illinois under the new name, National Home Care Services.
The company's growth continued through the acquisition of additional home care contracts in other states, the opening of new branch offices, and the diversification into new service lines, including skilled home health services and adult day services. In 1996, the company changed its name to Addus HomeCare. Through a national name change nomination contest, an employee in California, who studied ancient deities as a hobby, suggested the name Addus based on the ancient Celtic deity who brought health and wellness to his people.
Addus has intensified its focus on becoming a sales and service driven organization, expanding its service integration model and establishing the company brand. Addus currently holds approximately 300 home care contracts throughout the country. The company provides health care services to over 30,000 consumers weekly from over 120 offices located in 21 states.
Addus has also continued to develop an employee-centered culture based on a commitment to practicing its established beliefs and values and the recognition that Addus employees are its greatest asset.
Our ServicesPreserve Your Independence
At Addus, everything we do is focused around one goal: keeping individuals healthy and independent at home. Since 1979, Addus HomeCare Aides have provided in-home care services to older adults and adults with disabilities. Our care plans cover management of chronic illnesses, recovery from an injury, illness or surgery or simply the need for assistance maintaining independence in daily life. Addus’ comprehensive home care services offer individuals the option to receive care where they want: at home.
As one of the nation’s largest providers of in-home care services (HCS), Addus provides in-home care from over 120 offices located in 21 states, serving over 30,000 individuals on a weekly basis. To find your nearest Addus branch office, search our locations.
It is the primary mission of Addus HomeCare to improve the health and well-being of our consumers through the provision of quality, cost-effective health care services.
We will accomplish our goals by fostering an environment in which our employees enthusiastically support and advance our mission.
Reward for accomplishing our mission includes pride in our organization, contribution to the community and a reasonable profit.
Beliefs and Values
Our beliefs and values define who we are and what we believe in. They permeate all aspects of our operations and daily interactions and establish the guidelines and commitments for our behaviour and work environment.
- We make a difference
- We do our best
- We are kind and respectful
- We are professional
- We communicate
- We keep our promises
- We support health and wellness
- We promote independence
- We value diversity and teamwork
- We are friendly and fun
- We celebrate our everyday heroes
- We care