Homestead’s location in the southern part of the Miami metropolitan area makes it an ideal locale for seniors who appreciate warm weather, outdoor activities and convenient access to big-city amenities. Sandy beaches and the calm tides of Biscayne Bay are minutes away, and the city’s location between the Southern Glades and the Mangrove Preserve gives its 5,492 seniors opportunities for outdoor adventures in every direction. 

While Miami and its vast array of shopping, art and cultural attractions is only a short drive to the north, Homestead has numerous fun places to visit, including the Coral Castle, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Everglades Alligator Farm. Considering that Homestead’s overall cost of living is around 8% above the national average, in-home care is surprisingly affordable here. On average, seniors in Homestead spend $3,623 a month for home care, which is $858 less than the national average. Home health care, which includes light medical care, averages $3,813 or $763 below the U.S. median.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Homestead, 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 Homestead 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 Homestead, FL

Advancare

8436 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL, 33143

I have used Advancare to care for my 88-year-old mom, who has advanced Alzheimer’s. I have found the various Advancare staff to be pleasant and responsive and to understand the needs of my mom and m … (read more)
I have used Advancare to care for my 88-year-old mom, who has advanced Alzheimer’s. I have found the various Advancare staff to be pleasant and responsive and to understand the needs of my mom and m … (read more)

Assisting Hands Miami

9560 SW 107 Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL, 33176

They have taken care of my Mother who has Alzheimers for a decade or longer. Outstanding organization with very caring individuals.
They have taken care of my Mother who has Alzheimers for a decade or longer. Outstanding organization with very caring individuals.

Best Care – South Florida

208 S. Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL, 33020


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BrightStar Care of Fairfax

10530 Warwick Ave, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Even if they’re there for a specific task, they should keep their eyes open for signs of any potential issues as a whole. I would like them to improve their communication with the family.
Even if they’re there for a specific task, they should keep their eyes open for signs of any potential issues as a whole. I would like them to improve their communication with the family.

Special Care At Home Services

760 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

Service by Special Care At Home Services was very good. I only used them for a short time and I was very pleased. They gave my husband special care for his medications and with coordinating the equipm … (read more)
Service by Special Care At Home Services was very good. I only used them for a short time and I was very pleased. They gave my husband special care for his medications and with coordinating the equipm … (read more)

Pyrimed Care Services, LLC

16201 SW 95th Ave, Miami, FL, 33157

Great service of care which is unparalleled from previous service provider. My caregiver treats me like her father.
Great service of care which is unparalleled from previous service provider. My caregiver treats me like her father.

Khanel Healthcare

3800 Inverrary Blvd Ste 101k, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33319

KHANEL HOME HEALTH gave us 3 caregivers for my disabled elderly mother and they have all been exceptional. The first two were 9-5pm for 1 yr and I was the night person. After that we decided to try a … (read more)
KHANEL HOME HEALTH gave us 3 caregivers for my disabled elderly mother and they have all been exceptional. The first two were 9-5pm for 1 yr and I was the night person. After that we decided to try a … (read more)

CareGivers of America

7649 NW 57th St., Tamarac, FL, 33351

We chose Caregivers of America to help us care for my mom when she was diagnosed with Cancer. The office staff was extremely understanding and compassionate every time we called with questions. A girl … (read more)
We chose Caregivers of America to help us care for my mom when she was diagnosed with Cancer. The office staff was extremely understanding and compassionate every time we called with questions. A girl … (read more)

Comfort Care Senior Services

17623 SW 85th Ave, Palmetto Bay, FL, 33157

I used this company when my mom had foot surgery. She wasn’t able to do anything around the house or drive herself to her follow up appointments. The owner of Comfort Care actually came out and helped … (read more)
I used this company when my mom had foot surgery. She wasn’t able to do anything around the house or drive herself to her follow up appointments. The owner of Comfort Care actually came out and helped … (read more)

Senior Care Svc

6356 MANOR LANE STE 101, Miami, FL, 33143


Total Home Health Care, Inc

2332 SW 67 Ave, Miami, FL, 33155

Nurses were sent always from different agencies and my father in law did not wanted them to the point that he did not wanted anymore home care. I called fustrated one more agency and here it goes, it … (read more)
Nurses were sent always from different agencies and my father in law did not wanted them to the point that he did not wanted anymore home care. I called fustrated one more agency and here it goes, it … (read more)

Homemakers Companion & Sitters

16938 S.Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, FL, 33157

Joe has brought us some very nice people that fulfill the needs of our family for my Dad. The caregivers are conscientious and pleasant and most important, my father has accepted them willingly. … (read more)
Joe has brought us some very nice people that fulfill the needs of our family for my Dad. The caregivers are conscientious and pleasant and most important, my father has accepted them willingly. … (read more)

All+Ways Home Care

4990 SW 72nd Ave #103, Ste. 103, Miami, FL, 33155



Value Care at Home Miami Dade

6803 West commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL, 33319


Homestead 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 Homestead:

Emergency Home Assistance for the Elderly Program

Address: 1600 NW 6th Court, Homestead, Florida 33034
Phone Number: (305) 247-2068

Seniors enrolled in E.H.E.A.P can receive up to $3,500 to pay past due energy bills. To receive assistance, seniors will have to provide the official cut-off notices they received from their utility company, identification for all household members showing at least one resident is 60 years of age or older and verification of total household income. Benefits are dependent on the program’s available funding. 

Home Care for the Elderly Program

Address: 760 NW 107 Ave., Suite 201, 214, Miami, FL 33172
Phone Number: (305) 670-4357

Administered by Alliance for Aging, the local Area Agency on Aging, the HCE program helps seniors avoid nursing home placement by providing a monthly cash payment to be used for in-home care services. The average monthly subsidy is $160. Some seniors may also be eligible to receive special subsidies for home health aide services, incontinence supplies and other predetermined care services. To qualify, seniors must be at least 60 years of age, meet the program’s income requirements and have a caregiver living with them at their residence. 

Home Weatherization Assistance

Address: 701 NW 1st Court, 10th Floor, Miami, FL 33136
Phone Number: (786) 469-4730

Managed by the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department, the federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes, leading to lower utility bills. Installing attic insulation, weather stripping and replacing inefficient light bulbs are a few of the services the program’s workers may complete. Seniors need to provide documentation showing their household income doesn’t exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify. Depending on the condition of an individual’s home, the program may also cover the repair or replacement of the water heater, exterior doors, windows and refrigerator.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 701 NW 1st Court, 10th Floor, Miami, FL 33136
Phone Number: (786) 469-4707

Through the Meals on Wheels program, homebound seniors can receive fresh fruit, milk and seven frozen meals a week delivered to their residence. The program is completely free for qualifying seniors who must be at least 60 years of age and unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

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.


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.