The people behind our home care

SYNERGY HomeCare of Schaumburg is owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo, Paul and Dr. Shelley Fisher.

The company has served residents in Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, St Charles, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, West Chicago, Aurora, Bartlett, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, and the surrounding areas for the last eight years with various non-medical care options, from companion care to personal and respite care.

Paul and his wife have both had a life-long passion for helping others. Paul’s family caregiving experiences and Shelley’s experience as a Doctor of Social Work combined, made choosing care entrepreneurship for seniors an easy choice.

Paul has a long-standing history in sales and marketing, which made relationship-building and connecting with others a natural fit for his work with seniors and their families. He raised his family alongside Shelley while maintaining his hobbies: golfing and fishing.

Shelley has deep expertise in social work, understanding family dynamics and elder care. She’s also an adjunct professor at Aurora University teaching graduate students pursuing social work. Her background informs her and Paul’s philosophy of care and creating a supportive environment for the lives they touch.

To the Fishers, care is a uniquely universal experience that doesn’t discriminate. That mantra drives their diverse and innovative approach to caring for all. Paul and Dr. Shelley’s family members and extended family have benefited from aging in place, and that’s their goal with each family they work with.

The SYNERGY HomeCare of Schaumburg team prides itself on professionalism, quality, and approachability. Earning clients’ trust is their top priority while placing equal effort into creating a culture where caregivers thrive as employees. This emphasis has earned them key accolades from Home Care Pulse’s Best of Home Care Awards, including Leader In Excellence and Provider of Choice and the Caring Stars of 2024 award from, a recognition for service excellence.

Care needs don’t take a holiday, and this team doesn’t either. When the team isn’t in the office, they’re working hand-in-hand with community partners, like home health agencies, occupational and physical therapists, and rehab facilities to better coordinate hospital-to-home transitions and other care transitions smoothly.

​​SYNERGY HomeCare of Schaumburg provides an array of non-medical care options. Companion care includes assistance with cooking, shopping, running errands, light housekeeping, and other tasks that allow clients to live independently. Personal care provides assistance with bathing, dressing, using the toilet, and other activities of daily life.

Our promise to you: care that moves you

Life is in constant motion. From the time we smile our first smile, ride our first bike, find our first home or embrace our first grandchild, it just keeps moving. And a moving life is a full one. But sometimes, life can take a turn that slows us down, or even stops us in our tracks. That’s where SYNERGY HomeCare comes in. To keep the basic needs of your life effortlessly moving forward. So you can focus on what moves you and get the most out of every day.

We guide with purpose

We take a strong lead with a kind hand in what can be a stressful, uncertain time in your life. By charting an assured course and making certain that you and your family members understand what’s happening, we can keep you comfortable every step of the way.
Great care comes from confidence, and confidence is contagious. We know what we’re doing and we’re always striving to do it better. One of the things we do best is relate to people on a personal level. And when you do something well, it breeds confidence. In you, and everyone around you. That’s why our clients, employees and franchise owners are so confident, too.

How we do it:

  • We serve beyond the job description.
  • We approach the job with a sense of adventure and purpose.
  • We take ownership and responsibility over results.
  • We quickly spot new opportunities for improvement and act on them.

We know individual people have individual needs

What we do:

We listen and ask questions. That’s the best way to learn how to impact an individual’s life. That’s how we do it. And that’s why we are recognized as an organization that shows an unwavering commitment to understanding people’s needs and providing the care option that best adapts to those needs. This is how we keep you and your life moving forward by being intuitively personal.

How we do it:

  • We approach every encounter with compassion, personality and positive energy.
  • We inspire others through words.
  • We are curious. We ask questions and listen to what’s unspoken.
  • We help you set goals. We make you feel as though we are walking with you on your care journey.


Life moves in one direction – forward. No matter your circumstances, SYNERGY HomeCare steps in with effective, comforting, life-affirming care that moves people emotionally and physically forward, from personal assistance and companionship to live-in and even family caregiver respite. We provide full support for fuller lives. Ultimately, we create a feeling of forward momentum, not just in lives but also in the home care industry.

Whether you’re a high-octane octogenarian who just needs a hand, someone confined to bed who needs a little more help, or a person dealing with lifelong disabilities who needs someone to walk beside them on their journey, we’re here to care with whole hearts and open arms.

We know you have questions. And we have answers. When the time is right for you, we would be honored to speak with you. We listen!