Sarasota is a waterside city that is quite attractive for seniors. In fact, U.S. News ranks it as America’s top place to retire. Sarasota is the county seat of Sarasota County, which features numerous parks and beaches. Seniors can enjoy those along with the Sarasota Farmers Market and the Sarasota Film Festival. Museums abound as well, including the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and Selby Gardens. Galleries and performance venues add appeal for art- and music-loving seniors.

Sarasota’s population is 58,285. Seniors age 65 and older make up 27.4% of that number. Those seniors have access to the highly rated Sarasota Memorial hospital and its health care system.

According to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, in Sarasota, in-home care costs $4,576 per month and home health aide costs $4,671 per month, on average. Those cost slightly more than the national averages of $4,290 and $4,385, respectively.

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Sarasota, so data for the North Port Area — which encompasses Sarasota, North Port and Bradenton — was used. 

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

2017, 2021

Right at Home Sarasota County

2344 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 110, Sarasota, FL, 34239

They cheer up my family and make life easier for me. The pricing is a little questionable, I found out later that the extra payments were not going to the employee but to the service itself. That has … (read more)
They cheer up my family and make life easier for me. The pricing is a little questionable, I found out later that the extra payments were not going to the employee but to the service itself. That has … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

SYNERGY HomeCare of Venice

812 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL, 34285

I don’t have to worry about my mother. I like that Jess is always right there and listens to me.
I don’t have to worry about my mother. I like that Jess is always right there and listens to me.

2020

Home Instead – Venice, FL

141 Pond Cypress Rd, Suite A, Venice, FL, 34292

The caregivers are all very professional and kind. I can trust them to be in my mother’s home – to take good care of my mother and to be respectful of her personal property.
The caregivers are all very professional and kind. I can trust them to be in my mother’s home – to take good care of my mother and to be respectful of her personal property.

Home Instead – Bradenton, FL

5239 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL, 34209

THE OFFICE STAFF IS OFTEN DISTRACED RE COMMUNICATION. THE SUPERVISOR CAUSED A STRESSFUL TIME DURING A VISIT AND A PHONE CALL. BUT SOMEONE REPLACED MY WOBBLY WALKER WITH ONE THAT IS STABLE. WH … (read more)
THE OFFICE STAFF IS OFTEN DISTRACED RE COMMUNICATION. THE SUPERVISOR CAUSED A STRESSFUL TIME DURING A VISIT AND A PHONE CALL. BUT SOMEONE REPLACED MY WOBBLY WALKER WITH ONE THAT IS STABLE. WH … (read more)

McKenney Home Care

9655 Tamiami Trail North #201, Naples, FL, 34108

We used McKenney Home Care Naples for my mom. Our experience with the agency was very good, and they provided one-on-one private duty. The caregiver’s attitude was pleasant and kind.
We used McKenney Home Care Naples for my mom. Our experience with the agency was very good, and they provided one-on-one private duty. The caregiver’s attitude was pleasant and kind.

HomeWell Care Services of Sarasota County – Sarasota, FL

3406 Magic Oak Lane,, Sarasota, FL, 34232

My experience with Homewell Services is great. As a new client Christie met with us to learn exactly what our needs are. We held nothing back even down to the personality of her would be client. Chris … (read more)
My experience with Homewell Services is great. As a new client Christie met with us to learn exactly what our needs are. We held nothing back even down to the personality of her would be client. Chris … (read more)

Safe & Guard Home Health Care

312 East Venice Ave Suite 108, Venice, FL, 34285

Very professional and my parents also happy with service and will encourage others
Very professional and my parents also happy with service and will encourage others

Home Instead – Sarasota, FL

2033 Wood St, Sarasota, FL, 34240

Home Instead assisted a family member during the early stages of dementia for over 2 years before she was placed in a memory care unit. She loved the visits with her caregiver who would take her on o … (read more)
Home Instead assisted a family member during the early stages of dementia for over 2 years before she was placed in a memory care unit. She loved the visits with her caregiver who would take her on o … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Sarasota & Manatee

98 Sarasota Center Blvd, Suite C, Sarasota, FL, 34240

Serving clients for over 10 years in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Venice and surrounding communities. While deciding which caregiver agency to choose can be stressful … (read more)
Serving clients for over 10 years in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Venice and surrounding communities. While deciding which caregiver agency to choose can be stressful … (read more)

Visiting Angels Living Assistance

950 S Tamiami Trail #205, Sarasota, FL, 34236


Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton

4230 59th St W Ste C, Bradenton, FL, 34209


Premier Home Care Corp – Sarasota, FL

6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL, 34240


Right at Home Bradenton, FL

548 48th St Ct E, Bradenton, FL, 34208


HomeWell Care Services of Manatee County

9085 Town Center Parkway, Atrium 4 , Bradenton, FL, 34202


ACASA SeniorCare

13134 Vail Ridge Dr , Riverview, FL, 33579

At ACASA SeniorCare of Tampa Bay we believe every day in life is worth LIVING. We want our Seniors to have THE BEST DAY EVER (EVERY DAY) That’s why we strive to provide a caregiver you can make a co … (read more)
At ACASA SeniorCare of Tampa Bay we believe every day in life is worth LIVING. We want our Seniors to have THE BEST DAY EVER (EVERY DAY) That’s why we strive to provide a caregiver you can make a co … (read more)

Firstlight Home Care of Manatee County

5620 Tara Blvd Ste 203, Bradenton, FL, 34203

We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. <p></p> … (read more)
We know your first priority when choosing a home care provider is finding someone you can trust and rely on… someone who will care for your loved one as you would, and as we would our own. <p></p> … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Venice

425 Commercial Ct., Unit F, Venice, FL, 34292

It makes my life easier if someone is coming on a timely basis. I like the fact that we have worked with one caretaker.
It makes my life easier if someone is coming on a timely basis. I like the fact that we have worked with one caretaker.

2019, 2020

BrightStar Care North Sarasota

2017 Fiesta Dr., Suite 202, Sarasota, FL, 34231

They help her get by on her daily activities. We’ve only been using them for about a month, so it’s hard to say how they are doing. They’ve been good, but not great.
They help her get by on her daily activities. We’ve only been using them for about a month, so it’s hard to say how they are doing. They’ve been good, but not great.

Serene Home Care

3802 Ehrlich Rd , Ste. 309 , Tampa, FL, 33624

My mom is a client of this Agency for about two years, never unattended staff is excellent and caregivers the best, I recommend this agency for their dedication, compassion, and love they give to the … (read more)
My mom is a client of this Agency for about two years, never unattended staff is excellent and caregivers the best, I recommend this agency for their dedication, compassion, and love they give to the … (read more)

A Lending Hand Inc

5104 North Lockwood Ridge Road, , Sarasota, FL, 34234

Since I live 2000 miles away from my mother, A Lending Hand has been taking care of my mother since October 2017 . Tina has been conscientious and reliable all of the time. She provides care f … (read more)
Since I live 2000 miles away from my mother, A Lending Hand has been taking care of my mother since October 2017 . Tina has been conscientious and reliable all of the time. She provides care f … (read more)

Sarasota 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 Sarasota:

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL)

Address: 2830 Winkler Avenue, Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Phone Number: (239) 652-6900

A nonprofit organization, the AAASWFL works with adults 60 years of age and older as well as adults with disabilities. It seeks to provide safety- and independence-boosting assistance and resources for the people it serves. Among other activities, the organization operates a helpline for elders, conducts health and wellness workshops and provides Medicare counseling. It also runs an elder abuse education and prevention initiative.

Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota

Address: 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 955-2122

Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota operates three facilities on a central campus, including an activities center and the Rubin Center for Healthy Aging. This organization provides an elder helpline, tax and legal assistance, crisis intervention services and aid with cooling and heating bills in emergencies. Additionally, it advises seniors on Medicare and Medicaid decisions, and it has a partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and additional government programs.

Department of Elder Affairs

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: (850) 414-2000

Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs uses its resources to help elders lead active, fulfilling lives. It administers programs that help seniors maintain their health and wellness, often at no cost. The department also operates a caregiver support program and the Community Care for the Elderly Program. Additionally, it runs various nutrition education and access programs.

Meals on Wheels Sarasota

Address: 421 N. Lime Ave, Sarasota, FL 3423
7Phone Number: (941) 366-6693

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota delivers roughly 500 meals per day to people who are otherwise unable to buy, plan or cook meals, including elderly individuals. The program’s drivers also perform personal check-ins while delivering meals. Additionally, Meals on Wheels Sarasota can provide food for seniors’ pets and assist with medicine disposal. The organization asks for a $6 donation per meal, but it aims to serve individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

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.