Perched on a small northern bay of the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama’s port city of Mobile is its fourth-largest and home to approximately 188,720 citizens. According to estimates from the U.S. Census, the percentage of seniors who live in Mobile is perfectly in line with the national average at 16.5%. The city’s location in the deep South makes for long, hot summers, with average high temperatures hovering around 90 degrees from June to September. Seniors sensitive to cold enjoy quite mild winters as a tradeoff; low temperatures rarely drop under 40, and December and January highs are regularly in the low 60s.

According to data reported in the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, senior residents of Mobile find home health care prices that are far lower than national averages. Nationwide, average costs for homemaker services and home health aide services are $4,481 and $4,576, respectively. People in Mobile can save hundreds of dollars a month with the local costs of $3,432 for homemaker services and $3,813 for home health aide services.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Mobile area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Mobile, AL

2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Mobile, AL

6420 Hillcrest Park Ct, Unit 4A, Mobile, AL, 36695

My caregiver does all the different things that I used to do for my wife which I like, and I can relax and do things outside. One thing that I like about this agency is that the caregiver is very ple … (read more)
My caregiver does all the different things that I used to do for my wife which I like, and I can relax and do things outside. One thing that I like about this agency is that the caregiver is very ple … (read more)

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

Caregivers don’t show up and you are not told. Calls to their customer assistance line are forwarded to a answering service and it hours to hear from homecare.com,if at all. They then tell you they wi … (read more)
Caregivers don’t show up and you are not told. Calls to their customer assistance line are forwarded to a answering service and it hours to hear from homecare.com,if at all. They then tell you they wi … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home of South Alabama

601 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 201 E, Mobile, AL, 36606

Out of all the Agencies we have tried for love one , We were more impressed with Care at Home South Alabama . They were always professional, the Administrative staff were very responsive and easy t … (read more)
Out of all the Agencies we have tried for love one , We were more impressed with Care at Home South Alabama . They were always professional, the Administrative staff were very responsive and easy t … (read more)

Home Instead – Mobile, AL

2411 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL, 36607

they steal taking care of my 91 yr old aunt. she has dementia. the staff is very caring. ..they fit in as one of the family great caring staff!
they steal taking care of my 91 yr old aunt. she has dementia. the staff is very caring. ..they fit in as one of the family great caring staff!

Southern Cross Home Care

576 Azalea Rd Ste 124 , Mobile, AL, 36609

Having a career in the home care industry has always been my calling. I was blessed with my daughter, Lindsay, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Thirty-three years and 40 surgeries later, my missio … (read more)
Having a career in the home care industry has always been my calling. I was blessed with my daughter, Lindsay, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Thirty-three years and 40 surgeries later, my missio … (read more)

FirstLight Homecare of Mobile & Eastern Shore

5601 Nevius Rd., Suite B, Mobile, AL, 36619

This company took care of my grandmother for 2 years, around the clock care until she passed away. The caregivers were super friendly and attentive. The staff was easy to work with and always availabl … (read more)
This company took care of my grandmother for 2 years, around the clock care until she passed away. The caregivers were super friendly and attentive. The staff was easy to work with and always availabl … (read more)

Home Care Associates

917 Western America Circle, Mobile, AL, 36609

We provide care specific to each client’s needs. Since we are locally owned and not a large corporation, we have the ability to build a strong relationship with each client. Our staff is the most expe … (read more)
We provide care specific to each client’s needs. Since we are locally owned and not a large corporation, we have the ability to build a strong relationship with each client. Our staff is the most expe … (read more)

Helping Hands Home Care Agency

7004 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL, 36116

Excellent staff. Very professional. Reasonably priced. The administrator answered all questions to our satisfaction and we felt very comfortable putting our loved one in their care. I would definitely … (read more)
Excellent staff. Very professional. Reasonably priced. The administrator answered all questions to our satisfaction and we felt very comfortable putting our loved one in their care. I would definitely … (read more)

Visiting Angels

5901 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL, 36608

We have been using Visiting Angels. We chose them because we saw a commercial on TV. However, the person who came out to interview and evaluate my mom was very professional and organized. The person w … (read more)
We have been using Visiting Angels. We chose them because we saw a commercial on TV. However, the person who came out to interview and evaluate my mom was very professional and organized. The person w … (read more)

Adelphie Home HealthCare – Brandon, FL

1111 Oakfield dr, Brandon, FL, 33511

It’s been about two months now, and been pretty good. Adelphi have been very helpful to me and my wife. They help with my medicines. I could never tell which ones are for my blood pressure or which on … (read more)
It’s been about two months now, and been pretty good. Adelphi have been very helpful to me and my wife. They help with my medicines. I could never tell which ones are for my blood pressure or which on … (read more)

My Happy Seniors

8315 Willow Trace Court East, Wilmer, AL, 36587

My Happy Seniors has proven to be very helpful to my father who is 81. He is a widow who lives alone and as my brother and I work FT during the week, it has given us great peace of mind knowing that … (read more)
My Happy Seniors has proven to be very helpful to my father who is 81. He is a widow who lives alone and as my brother and I work FT during the week, it has given us great peace of mind knowing that … (read more)

Your Choice Senior Care

1850 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL, 36606

We just started with this company and apparently they have a new owner. The owner has checked in on my parents at least 3 times since last Monday. So far so good! I love the ladies they send also!
We just started with this company and apparently they have a new owner. The owner has checked in on my parents at least 3 times since last Monday. So far so good! I love the ladies they send also!

Synergy HomeCare

1048 Stanton Road, Daphne, AL, 36526

I hired this agency to provide overwatch for an ailing parent. They were on the premises for approximately 50 man hours and I left some instructions for some light house work to be done. When I return … (read more)
I hired this agency to provide overwatch for an ailing parent. They were on the premises for approximately 50 man hours and I left some instructions for some light house work to be done. When I return … (read more)

Bay Nursing

62 Midtown Park East, Mobile, AL, 36606


Helping Hands of Alabama

63 South Royal Street Suite 710, Mobile, AL, 36602


Touching Hearts Senior Care

1301 Azalea Rd, Mobile, AL, 36693


Addus HomeCare

808 Downtowner Blvd., Ste B, Mobile, AL, 36609


Saad Healthcare

1515 S University Blvd, Mobile, AL, 36609


Affordable Home Care Service

1257 Eslava Ln , Mobile, AL, 36605


Cornerstone Caregiving

2655-B Old Shell Rd , Mobile, AL, 36607


Mobile Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Mobile:

Senior Nutrition Centers

Address: 3201 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695
Phone number: (251) 602-4963

Open to area adults 60 years of age and older, south Alabama’s Senior Nutrition Centers focus on providing tasty meals that also create opportunities for social experiences. There are 16 different congregate meal locations throughout Mobile County; the provided number and address are for the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center. Homebound seniors can also take advantage of this meal program through the Home Delivered Meals Program. In addition to dropping off hot meals up to five days per week, delivery drivers perform welfare checks on participating seniors. 

Prescription Assistance / SenioRx

Address: 110 Beauregard St., P.O. Box 1665, Mobile, AL 36633
Phone number: (251) 706-4680

The SenioRx program is designed to help seniors pay for the cost of prescription drugs. It can help adults who have financial difficulties related to a lack of insurance, expensive co-payments, Medicare coverage issues and other factors. Adults 55 years of age and older who have applied for or are already receiving disability benefits are eligible, though there are also income limitations for the program. This program is administered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Alabama Cares

Address: 110 Beauregard St., P.O. Box 1665, Mobile, AL 36633
Phone number: (251) 706-4680

Another program run under the umbrella of the Area Agency on Aging, the Alabama Cares program focuses on supporting those supporting seniors. Support revolves around providing information and assistance, offering counseling and helping set up respite care services to give primary caregivers some time off. Program administrators put a special emphasis on offering support services to caregivers working with a senior experiencing cognitive issues due to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – oftentimes it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.