Addus was founded in 1979, in Illinois, 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. The company’s growth continued through 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 currently holds approximately 300 home care contracts throughout the country. The company provides health care services to over 33,000 consumers weekly from over 111 branches located in 24 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.
Addus HomeCare Mt. Carmel branch moved on May 18, 2018. The facility, located at 524 W. 9th St., has been completely renovated and updated to accommodate Addus.
“We are excited to move in to this beautiful new space,” comments Agency Director Priscilla Magee. “It will provide a positive work environment for our team and help us continue delivering outstanding service to our clients.”
Addus services nearly 500 clients in the area, covering nine counties: Crawford, Edwards, Hamilton, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White. The company provides comprehensive home care services that include, primarily, personal care services that assist with activities of daily living.
Addus’ goal is keeping older adults and those with physical challenges healthy, safe, and independent at home – where they want to be. The Mt Carmel branch closely supervises trained workers and monitors the services to make sure our clients get what they need – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Addus’ Mt. Carmel branch employs nearly 250 home care aides throughout the area and is always looking for quality people to join their team. Addus home care aides serve clients in the communities and counties in which the home care aides live, helping to keep our seniors in touch with their own neighborhoods.