Illinois Home Care License in 77 Days!!

Our Client obtained In-Home Services Agency License in 77 Days!!

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Are you a home care owner or enthusiast looking to obtain a state license in Illinois? In this article, we will take a closer look at the process involved in acquiring a home care license in the wonderful state of Illinois. We will discuss the journey of one of our clients and share some valuable insights and tips along the way. So, let's dive in!

Setting the Timeline:

To ensure a smooth and efficient process, we begin by creating a timeline that outlines the major milestones and expectations for our clients. Our aim is to provide clarity on what to expect, when to expect it, and how we will work together to achieve success.

Project Kick-Off:

The journey starts with a comprehensive project call where we discuss the details of the process. We outline the steps involved, the requirements from both our company and the client, and establish a collaborative approach to move forward.

Application Submission:

After collecting all the necessary documents, we submitted the application to the Department of Health and Illinois on day 16. It's important to note that unlike many other states, Illinois requires the application to be mailed in, along with supporting documentation. The application itself consists of 25 pages, making it a substantial package.

Review and Approval:

The application went through a thorough review process by the Department of Health. Fortunately, our client received approval, marking an important milestone in the journey. Day 64 was a significant day as we delivered the customized set of policies and procedures for their home care company in Illinois, which was well-received.

On-Site Survey:

On day 74, an on-site survey was scheduled. However, due to the pandemic, the survey was conducted remotely via Webex, ensuring the safety of all parties involved. The Illinois Department of Health Inspector conducted the survey, and our client had a positive experience throughout the process.

License Issuance:

Finally, on day 77, the license was issued, granting our client the authorization to operate their in-home services agency in Illinois. The successful completion of this journey within the targeted timeline of 75 days showcased the dedication and efficiency of our team and the commitment of our client.

Key Considerations for Illinois Home Care Licensing:

While each state has its unique requirements, Illinois has a few particularities to keep in mind:


Mailed Application: Unlike many states that offer online application submission, Illinois requires a printed application to be mailed in, along with supporting documents. The comprehensive package can be extensive, so it's crucial to prepare accordingly.


No Nurse Requirement: In Illinois, a nurse is not required to obtain a home care license. However, certain documents and policies need to be submitted, including a complete list of services, a sample client agreement or contract, fee schedule, and a care plan and service plan with physician contact information.


Obtaining a home care license in Illinois may seem like a daunting process, but with the right support and expertise, it can be a smooth journey. The success story of our client showcases the importance of meticulous planning, adherence to regulations, and effective collaboration between licensing consultants and home care companies.


If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining a home care license in Illinois, we encourage you to reach out to our team at The Business of Senior Care. We are here to help you navigate the process and achieve your goals with excellence and efficiency.

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