Located in southern Florida, Fort Lauderdale has long been heralded as an ideal destination for seniors choosing to age in place. In fact, an estimated 17.5% of its 182,437 residents are aged 65 and older. Active seniors have no shortage of fun, free activities to enjoy in this city. Over seven miles of beaches line Fort Lauderdale’s coast, and many host events, such as art walks and food festivals. Downtown Hollywood provides seniors with fun shopping and dining opportunities, including quaint shops, excellent restaurants and seasonal festivals. 

Fortunately, there are a number of home care providers in Fort Lauderdale to serve area seniors. According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, home care in Fort Lauderdale costs $3,623 per month and home health care costs $3,813. In comparison, the U.S. averages are $4,290 and $4,385, respectively. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Ft. Lauderdale, so data for the closest city, Miami, was used.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale, FL

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Dania Beach, FL

1249 Stirling Rd, Ste 14, Dania Beach, FL, 33004

They have been a tremendous help because I can’t help my husband much. I would like to see better screening for the people they send out.
They have been a tremendous help because I can’t help my husband much. I would like to see better screening for the people they send out.

2021, 2022

Homewatch Caregivers of Southwest Broward

2701 Executive Park Dr #3, Weston, FL, 33331

Quick and genuine response. Within 24 hours, we had qualified help for dad. I would highly recommend reaching out to them for help. Thank you. 1️⃣0️⃣ out of 1️⃣0️⃣
Quick and genuine response. Within 24 hours, we had qualified help for dad. I would highly recommend reaching out to them for help. Thank you. 1️⃣0️⃣ out of 1️⃣0️⃣

Home Instead – Hollywood, FL

2640 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 101, Hollywood, FL, 33020

We are very new clients of this agency. So far, their services have exceeded our expectations!
We are very new clients of this agency. So far, their services have exceeded our expectations!

Astracare LLC

2233 W. Hillsboro Blvd. , Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442

These caregivers are by far the most professional and kind people. You don’t have to worry about the ones you love when you work with Astracare. Thank you so much!
These caregivers are by far the most professional and kind people. You don’t have to worry about the ones you love when you work with Astracare. Thank you so much!

Preferred Care at Home Coral Springs

11555 Heron Bay Blvd Suite 200, Coral Springs, FL, 33076

Preferred Care at Home believes that home is everything to a senior. It’s a window to their past, a safehaven for the present, and a legacy for the future. We have been committed to providing senior … (read more)
Preferred Care at Home believes that home is everything to a senior. It’s a window to their past, a safehaven for the present, and a legacy for the future. We have been committed to providing senior … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home of Fort Lauderdale

110 E Broward Blvd, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

24/7 home care was put in place within 2 days of meeting with provider. All requests and rescheduling was conducted promtely. Interactions with caregivers have been great, and the agency promptly han … (read more)
24/7 home care was put in place within 2 days of meeting with provider. All requests and rescheduling was conducted promtely. Interactions with caregivers have been great, and the agency promptly han … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home of Davie, Plantation, and Sunrise

1560 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway 4th Floor , Sunrise, FL, 33401

Since 1984, the founders of Preferred Care at Home have had the privilege of assisting clients to improve their quality of life while still recognizing and maintaining their dignity and independence. … (read more)
Since 1984, the founders of Preferred Care at Home have had the privilege of assisting clients to improve their quality of life while still recognizing and maintaining their dignity and independence. … (read more)

KCL Home Health Services, LLC

2328 10th Ave North Suite 501D , Lake Worth, FL, 33461

At KCL Home Health we offer 4 to 24 hour coverage <p></p> <li>Assistance with Self-Administered Medication</li> <li>Assistance with bathing and dressing</li> <li>Errands and Shopping</li> <li>Tra … (read more)
At KCL Home Health we offer 4 to 24 hour coverage <p></p> <li>Assistance with Self-Administered Medication</li> <li>Assistance with bathing and dressing</li> <li>Errands and Shopping</li> <li>Tra … (read more)

Best Care – South Florida

208 S 28th Ave, Hollywood, FL, 33020


Right at Home Weston, FL

‌1535 N Park Dr ‌ , STE 100, Weston, FL, 33326


Home Helpers of South Florida

300 SE 2nd St Suite 600, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

At Home Helpers of South Broad, we offer our comprehensive program, which ensures your loved one is always taken care of. With 24/7 emergency response, meals and nutrition planning, wellness checks, a … (read more)
At Home Helpers of South Broad, we offer our comprehensive program, which ensures your loved one is always taken care of. With 24/7 emergency response, meals and nutrition planning, wellness checks, a … (read more)

Homewell Care Services – Sunrise, FL

1411 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy Suite B50 , Sunrise, FL, 33323

Homewell Care Services is an in-home care provider serving Broward County. Homewell Care Services offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. C … (read more)
Homewell Care Services is an in-home care provider serving Broward County. Homewell Care Services offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. C … (read more)

Steadfast Caregivers – Fort Lauderdale, FL

800 E Cypress Creek Road , Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33334

At Steadfast Caregivers, we provide Home Care for Seniors in Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, NY. Our mission is simple: provide the personal, skilled support that will enable seniors to … (read more)
At Steadfast Caregivers, we provide Home Care for Seniors in Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, NY. Our mission is simple: provide the personal, skilled support that will enable seniors to … (read more)

Right at Home – Lauderdale By The Sea

218 Commercial Blvd ‌Ste 234 ‌‌, Oakland Park, FL, 33308

Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. Th … (read more)
Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. Th … (read more)

Jewish Family Home Care

5890 S Pine Island Road, Davie, FL, 33328

It helps me with some of my chores. They are very nice and they respond well.
It helps me with some of my chores. They are very nice and they respond well.

BrightStar Care Ft. Lauderdale / Pompano Beach E

2810 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306

I was sent good caregivers and then some that weren’t. Most of the caregivers seemed to want to take care of us.
I was sent good caregivers and then some that weren’t. Most of the caregivers seemed to want to take care of us.

2019, 2020, 2021

SYNERGY HomeCare of Plantation

7366 NW 5th Street, Plantation, FL, 33317

Everything that needs to be done gets done. They are very nice. The owner deals with you directly.
Everything that needs to be done gets done. They are very nice. The owner deals with you directly.

2017

Better Healthcare

14201 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL, 33323

Better Healthcare, and Marissa in particular literally saved my and my husband’s life. We moved to Florida late October 2021 and met with Marissa to get help for my husband Jeff whose Parkinson’s Dise … (read more)
Better Healthcare, and Marissa in particular literally saved my and my husband’s life. We moved to Florida late October 2021 and met with Marissa to get help for my husband Jeff whose Parkinson’s Dise … (read more)

Responsive Home Care

2949 W Cypress Creek Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309

I have been using Responsive to help with my mother’s care since October. She wanted nothing to do with an aid but she lives alone, is on a walker and is in the early stages of dementia. The caregiver … (read more)
I have been using Responsive to help with my mother’s care since October. She wanted nothing to do with an aid but she lives alone, is on a walker and is in the early stages of dementia. The caregiver … (read more)

2020

Classic Homecare

2700 N 29th Ave Suite 305, Hollywood, FL, 33020

Very happy with the aide chosen for my aunt, and Ron is very helpful.
Very happy with the aide chosen for my aunt, and Ron is very helpful.

Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale:

Meals on Wheels 

Address: 451 N. State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317
Phone Number: (954) 731-8770

Funded and administered by the Department of Elder Affairs, South Florida’s Meals on Wheels chapter provides seniors aged 60 and older with up to two nutritious meals a day. Each year, over 1.2 million meals are provided to seniors via delivery or in a communal setting in one of the city’s many dining sites. These sites also provide social opportunities for local seniors.

Seniors Helping Seniors

Address: No Address Provided
Phone Number: (954) 870-1229

Seniors Helping Seniors offers opportunities for socialization and connection to both the caregiver and the client. All caregivers are seniors themselves and can provide services, such as transportation, companionship and at-home assistance. Volunteers and clients are paired based on interest and general location. Seniors who are interested in earning extra money while making a friend can also request to be a caregiver. 

Transportation for Seniors

Address: 1 N University Drive #3100A Plantation, FL 33324
Phone Number: (954) 357-8400

Seniors who require assistance with transportation either on their own or with a caregiver and those who cannot safely use public transportation can take advantage of Broward County’s paratransit rideshare services. Travel time is similar to public transportation times, but seniors and qualifying travelers do not have to worry about getting off at specific stops. This service allows seniors to enjoy a quieter, less populated riding experience and offers door-to-door travel for $3.50 each way. 

South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFLA)

Address: 2038 N. Dixie Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Phone Number: (954) 484-7117

SoFLA aims to encourage a thriving senior community by providing opportunities for seniors to volunteer or receive volunteer services themselves. Some offerings include a case manager who provides in-home health and safety assessments, relief for caregivers of older adults and a Foster Grandparent program that allows seniors to volunteer as mentors to children with exceptional needs. This particular service can also offer a small stipend to qualifying, low-income senior volunteers. Additional services include Senior Planet, which provides technical education courses, and Veterans Helping Veterans, which connects senior veterans with those who are learning to readjust to civilian life. 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 900 NW 31st Avenue, Suite 3100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone Number: (954) 357-5025

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that provides financial assistance to low-income residents who are at risk or have already lost power in their homes. Eligibility is determined on a sliding scale and based on income and household size. 

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 – often times 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.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


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.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs