Michael Berliant has been one of the owners and President of Gentle Homecare and Gentle Home Services for over 24 years. Gentle started in 1990 with the intention of providing quality and compassionate care to seniors in and around the Chicagoland area. Through hard work the business has grown to become one of the largest privately owned non-medical agencies in Illinois. Michael enjoys working with seniors and other individuals with healthcare needs as well as the families and professionals who support them. Mr. Berliant is one of the founders of the Best Practices Home Care Alliance which was formed to establish higher standards in home services. GHS is a founding member of the Home Care Association of America and Michael was instrumental in the formation of this group and helped to make licensure of private-duty become a reality in Illinois. Michael is the past Treasurer for HCAOA formerly known as the National Private Duty Association. Michael is an active board member for The Center For Enriched Living, a not-for-profit organization that exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. Michael is also very involved with The Chicago Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, an organization he became particularly interested in after his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over twenty years ago.