Sahara Homecare of Illinois holds iPad Giveaway for caregivers


Sahara Homecare is holding its first ever iPad Giveaway for homecare aides. Hundred applicants with the best work performance will be selected and awarded a brand new iPad in December.

Sahara Homecare has its main headquarters in Lombard, Illinois, and operates in several locations throughout the Chicagoland area including Skokie, Melrose Park, Hanover Park, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Albany Park, Justice, Elgin, and Mount Prospect.

“We have organized this campaign to show a little appreciation for all the hard work our caregivers are doing, especially during this pandemic,” said Program Coordinator Samina Saeed in a statement. “It’s the least we can do for them.”

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this in-home care service provider to the elderly and disabled persons continues to support its caregivers by providing masks and gloves and is still hiring, the company said in a press release. Starting wage for homecare aides is $14.00/hour and employees are eligible to receive health benefits if working at least 20 hours per week.

Sahara’s Community Care Program (CCP), which receives funding through the Illinois Department on Aging, gives additional assistance to the elderly free of cost if they meet certain qualifications.

Homecare Aides assist clients with everyday tasks that can become difficult due to old age and deteriorating health. Services include laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, as well as help with feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing among others.

To qualify for homecare potential clients must be 60 years or older, a U.S. Citizen or legal alien, a resident of Illinois, have non-exempt asset value of less than $17,500, have an assessed need for care and have applied for Medicaid.

All homecare aides are encouraged to apply to the iPad giveaway, and the deadline for submitting forms in Dec. 10, 2020, the company said. (



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