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CarePatrol of Mokena-Joliet

All CarePatrol senior placement services are designed to find the best community for your loved one.

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • In-Home Care
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How We Help You Find the Best Community for Your Senior

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It all begins with a simple phone call. Why is this call so important?

Choosing a safer senior housing option, unfortunately, cannot be made by appearance alone. What is most important is something that really can’t be seen. It is "Can this community really care for your senior?" That's why CarePatrol's advisors complete a "Care Discovery" and base our recommendations on care options that can specifically meet your individual needs and preferences.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor
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Guided Tour of Communities

We believe in private & personalized tours. We literally walk you through the steps. You will never get a list from us and be told to “go visit them alone, or on your own.” After we’ve matched your individualized needs to safer care options in your area, we will accompany you on a tour of each one of them. Or, we will provide a virtual tour if that works better for you. You are never alone because we will be your personal care guide from start to finish.

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Full Care Details & Transparent Pricing

We insist on transparency with pricing & services. We don’t like surprises either. How to pay for care is always a concern and a valid question of our clients. Another important question relates to what services are provided in a specific care option. We can help alleviate these concerns. We will inform you of private, Veterans, or other government programs that you may be eligible for.

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Moving Day & Transition Support

We work with the community so you can focus on your loved one. Leave the administrative work to us. Change can be hard, especially for Seniors. We make sure everything is in order so on moving day, everybody’s attention can be on making the transition as smooth as possible. Ensuring your questions are answered and you continue to feel good about your decision is as important as getting your senior settled in to a new environment.

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Continuing Care Assessments

Personalized support that is really personalized. How can you trust an advisor with quotas? A Senior Advisor with "quotas" is something that you will never find at CarePatrol. The only “quota” we demand is satisfied families. Your advisor will be there for you when you need them - even after you make your decision. Long after move-in day, we’ll still be there with regular check-ins to ensure your loved one’s needs are being met.

Meet Your Local CarePatrol Senior Advisor

Ruthie Barkus

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It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. -Mother Teresa

Ruthie considers herself focused on serving seniors and their families as they face the complex challenge of finding the right senior living community. She carefully assesses all of her client's needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as:   Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care. Ruthie went through the same daunting experience recently when she needed to find care for a family member. Even though she worked in the industry, she realized that she really didn't know what options were available in detail.  This experience gave her the passion that she has today to help families find appropriate care for their loved one.

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Spotlight On Ruthie Barkus

Years In Area:

She has lived in the area for 24 years and loves the small town community feel. She is fortunate to have relationships with many people in her current and surrounding areas.

About Ruthie:

She is happily married with 4 daughters and has taken care of the placement of her mother in law into a skilled nursing facility and then brought her home to care for her. She involved her children and husband in her care to try and teach them the value of family, and caring for those you love. She then had her mother who suffered from dementia live with them for 5 years before her passing. Those experiences helped her understand the emotions and the complexity that goes into finding not only the right facility but a safe facility with so many places to choose from. Some of Ruthie's hobbies include boating, watching her daughters cheerleading, and visiting her daughters at ASU. She also enjoys interacting with her family, neighbors, and friends.

Before CarePatrol:

Prior to CarePatrol, Ruthie had a career as a RN for over 13 years. Her nursing career included the areas of Telemetry, Neurology, ICU, Hospice and Prior Authorization. This gives her the experience with many of the disease processes that our seniors are dealing with. She was an EKG/STRESS tech prior to that.

Best Traits:

Ruthie would describe herself as compassionate, caring and dependable.

Favorite Movie:

Dirty Dancing

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Why I Do This

She likes the satisfaction of knowing that she had a positive impact on making sure that her clients get the care they deserve.

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TrustPilot Reviews

By CarePatrol of Mokena-Joliet Joyce just left a new 5-star review of CarePatrol Franchise Systems: My CarePatrol rep, Ruthie, was outstanding! Whether my problems were big (like needing an advocacy agency or an appropriate...

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Holiday Visits When Your Loved One is in Assisted Living

By CarePatrol of Mokena-Joliet Assisted living communities typically allow family members to visit their loved ones at any time, and this does not change during the holidays. In fact, it is encouraged to have families come to holiday...

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Dawn Jones
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Senior Care Placement Mokena-Joliet

Serving These Areas


Alsip, Aurora, Berwyn, Blue Island, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Country Club Hills, Crest Hill, Darien, Dolton, Downers Grove, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Hickory Hills, Homer Glen, Hometown, Homewood, Joliet, Justice, La Grange, Lansing, Lemont, Lockport, Lyons, Markham, Matteson, Midlothian, Mokena, Naperville, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Olympia Fields, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park Forest, Plainfield, Posen, Richton Park, Riverdale, Riverside, Robbins, Romeoville, Shorewood, South Holland, Steger, Summit Argo, Thornton, Tinley Park, University Park, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Woodridge, Worth

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