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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Tallahassee, FL for 2024

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 - Caring.com offers a free service to help families find senior care and authentic reviews to help you in your decision. On average in Tallahassee, FL, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies 4.8 out of 5 stars across the 10 options below.

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  • Home Care Services in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Paying for Home Care in Tallahassee, FL
  • Financial Assistance for Home Care in Tallahassee, FL
  • Tallahassee Home Care Resources
  • Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care
  • Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

Paying for Home Care in Tallahassee, FL

The Cost of Home Care in Tallahassee, FL

The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey shows that home care agencies in Tallahassee charge $4,814 per month for services, which is a little higher than the state norm of $4,767 but affordable compared to the national average of $4,957. Local rates are a couple hundred dollars lower than care costs in Crestview, which average $5,005 per month but higher than rates in Panama City, which come in at $4,767. In Ocala, rates are about $250 lower than in Tallahassee at $4,576, and in Jacksonville, care costs are over $300 lower at $4,481. 

Tallahassee

$4,814

Florida

$4,767

The United States

$4,957

Panama City

$4,767

Crestview

$5,005

Jacksonville

$4,481

Ocala

$4,576

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Tallahassee, FL

Seniors in Tallahassee pay $4,814 per month for home care, which includes companion care and personal care services, as well as for home health care, which provides skilled nursing services. Assisted living costs a couple hundred dollars less than home-based care at $4,650 per month. For those who want to live at home and obtain cheaper care, adult day health care may be a feasible option at $1,300 monthly. Nursing homes, which provide the highest degree of care outside a hospital, charge $9,095 for services, which is nearly twice as much as home care. 

Home Care

$4,814

Home Health Care

$4,814

Adult Day Health Care

$1,300

Assisted Living

$4,650

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

$9,095

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Tallahassee, FL

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee:

ResourceContactAddressService
Elder Care Services, Inc.(850) 921-55542518 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304Elder Care Services is a local nonprofit agency that provides a broad range of services for older adults, including in-home, senior outreach and nutrition services. In-home services include companionship, light housekeeping, transportation and personal care and are available on a subsidized or private-pay basis. Its nutrition services include Meals on Wheels, a volunteer-driven lunch delivery program that provides hot or frozen meals, as well as congregate meal sites.  
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida(850) 488-00552414 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida serves seniors in and around Tallahassee through a broad range of services, including home-delivered and congregate meals, personal care services and information and referrals for community-based services and organizations. The AAA also operates the Aging and Disability Resource Center Elder Helpline, which provides a single point of contact for seniors seeking services they need to remain in their homes. The Elder Helpline can be reached at (800) 963-5337. 
Ability1st(850) 575-96211823 Buford Court, Tallahassee, FL 32308Ability1st is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides home modifications for seniors in conjunction with the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program. Through this program, seniors can receive modifications such as handrails, grab bars, ramps, widened doorways and walk-in tubs and showers, enabling them to continue living at home safely.  
Capital Area Community Action Agency(850) 222-2043309 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301The Capital Area Community Action Agency is a private nonprofit organization that serves residents in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. It provides two programs, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which offers federally funded assistance for home energy bills, and the Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces heating and cooling costs by improving a home’s energy efficiency. Priority for these programs is given to those aged 60 and over who meet income and need guidelines. 
Senior Property Tax Exemptions(850) 606-6200315 S. Calhoun Street, Third Floor, Tallahassee, FL 32301Tallahassee residents aged 65 and over may qualify for various property tax exemption programs, including the Low-Income Senior Exemption, Military/Veterans Exemptions, Widow/Widower Exemptions and Homestead Exemption. These programs can significantly reduce seniors’ tax burden and enable them to remain in their homes.  

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.

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Checklist for determining the need for in-home care
Checklist for determining the need for in-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.

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Talking with family and others about a loved one's needs
Talking with family and others about a loved one's needs

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Erin C

I am a current client of this provider

Review of Right at Home Tallahassee, FL

We consider ourselves incredibly blessed to have chosen Right at Home for our mother's care as she adjusts to having to rely on others for the day to day while my sister and I are living in other...

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Steven

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Review of Right at Home Tallahassee, FL

Right at Home has provided an additional resource to help care for my elderly mother who still lives independently. They have provided housekeeping, transportation, and companionship. All the...

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swanman

I am a past client of this provider

Review of Right at Home Tallahassee, FL

We had a very caring young woman who was with us for 2 hours a day for 2 weeks following my knee surgery. Very easy to work with and pleasant.

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