Since 1981, our main mission has been to help clients remain safely at home while providing support, direction, and peace of mind to caregivers and family members.
Through our professional and personalized services, we can help you or your loved one stay in the comforts of home while still meeting your medical and/or non-medical needs.
We are able to combine daily tasks of housekeeping, errands, and personal care with licensed nursing or therapy services. No matter what your needs are, we can help you manage at home.
Ron and Barb Byers founded Western Illinois Home Health Care in 1981. At that time, there was no home care available in their rural community. They proudly opened their first office in Monmouth, Illinois in July of 1981.
Western Illinois Home Health Care provides third party reimbursed skilled services (Medicare, Veteran's Administration, Private Insurance Companies, Medicaid) to people in their home setting.
The Byers felt the need, early on, to expand and offer additional services that may be needed to help people remain in their homes. A sister agency, Western Illinois Managed Home Services, was established in Galesburg, Illinois to provide care to clients in all age groups and offer expanded hours of service with up to 24-hour coverage in a home if needed.
Since opening in 1981, we have expanded to four offices. In addition, Ron and Barb’s two daughters and their husbands, Jen & Jeff Podhajsky and Amanda & Joel Newman, have joined the agencies to help with day-to-day operations within the agencies.
For over 35 years, the Byers family has been committed to their staff and to the community they serve. Through the many changes in health care over the years, the agencies have remained family-owned and locally-operated.