About Us

sam tatel

Sam Tatel


Sam Tatel founded Companions for Seniors, Inc. in 2004. He was working for the Council for Jewish Elderly at the time and saw a great need for non-medical in-home care in the elderly Jewish community of Chicago. Sam is passionate about providing quality care to seniors. He has volunteered for JUF organizations in the Chicagoland area for nearly all of his 43 years. His enthusiasm and charisma help create a fun working environment for our employees and a complete, dignified support system for our clients.

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Rebecca Tatel

General Manager

Rebecca brings a unique perspective to the position of General Manager. While the majority of her work experience has been in the field of education, it has provided her with extensive experience in management, organization, and working with a variety of peoples. Throughout the years Rebecca has worked on many part-time projects for Companions for Seniors, and was one of the company’s first caregivers.

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Louis Carr

Vice President, Human Resources

Louis has several years of experience working in Health Care and more specifically with the elderly. His past work experience includes time in psychiatric rehabilitation services and as a Social Services Case Manager. His years of experience in Social Services brings an ability to understand the needs of clients, and create comprehensive and completely personal plans of care for you or your loved one.

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Joshua Gutstein

Director of Business Development

Drawing on his experience as a business owner and corporate attorney, Joshua brings an analytical approach to his role as Director of Business Development for Companions for Seniors, Inc. Prior to joining Companions for Seniors, Joshua invented and marketed the Stayclip®, a collar stay organizer with selection of collar stays. As president of the BG & Sons, LLC, distributor of the Stayclip, Joshua developed a marketing and sales strategy to generate revenues that resulted in sales that doubled yearly.

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Leah Gritton

Marketing Consultant

Leah Gritton comes to us from the advertising world. She worked as the Strategy Officer at world-class agencies such as Y&R Chicago, 72andSunny, and BBDO. Throughout her carreer Leah has played strategic lead and successfully driven business growth on significant brands.

Meet A Few Of Our Companions

anne g., companion

“I have held several positions in the past that I have absolutely loved, but none have been as fulfilling and as rewarding as working with senior citizens.”

– Anne G., Companion

Lilia R., Companion

“Working for Companions for Seniors gives me the chance to be a positive influence on the lives of others; I just love everything about it.”

– Lilia R., Companion

Rob F., Companion

“At companions for seniors we don't just provide care—we build relationships”

– Rob F., Companion

Roger M., Companion

“I wouldn’t trade this job for anything. I feel like a part of the family.”

– Roger M., Companion

Companions For Seniors
6160 N. Cicero Avenue
Suite 402
Chicago, IL 60646

866-910-9020 phone
773-725-9900 fax

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