Seniors who seek a city with a vibrant culture will find much to enjoy in Athens, Georgia, where a long-thriving music scene shares space with historic Civil War-era antebellum architecture. The U.S. Census estimates that approximately 126,913 people live in the Athens area, with about 1 in 10 of them aged 65 and over. That number’s a fair bit lower than the national average of 16.5%, in part due to the University of Georgia drawing many young adults to town. Senior residents have multiple top-flight options for medical care, with Landmark Hospital and Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center both just minutes from the city center.

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 found that the monthly cost of homemaker services in Athens averages $4,052 per month, while the associated cost for home health aide services is $4,162 per month. Those numbers compare favorably to the more expensive national averages. In other U.S. cities, the average monthly cost of homemaker services is $4,481; home health aide services come in at an average of $4,576 a month.

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

Home Instead – Athens, GA

1551 Jennings Mill Rd, Suite 2400C, Watkinsville, GA, 30677

You can always contact Home Instead for any questions or concerns.
You can always contact Home Instead for any questions or concerns.

Right at Home Athens, GA

‌1731 Meriweather Dr ‌, Ste 101, Watkinsville, GA, 30677

My sister was in assisted living so they interacted with nurses, they did a great job. The people were very good. They seemed to be very caring and showed up on time, and if they couldn’t they alway … (read more)
My sister was in assisted living so they interacted with nurses, they did a great job. The people were very good. They seemed to be very caring and showed up on time, and if they couldn’t they alway … (read more)

Next Step Healthcare Services – Atlanta, GA

1295 Hopkins Terrace NE , Atlanta, GA, 30324

At Next Step Healthcare, we specialize in helping you reach your personal recovery goals in the privacy and safety of your own home, whether it’s after surgery, a hospital stay, or managing a chroni … (read more)
At Next Step Healthcare, we specialize in helping you reach your personal recovery goals in the privacy and safety of your own home, whether it’s after surgery, a hospital stay, or managing a chroni … (read more)

Atlanta Blessed House Caregiver LLC – Atlanta, GA

3710 Ansley Park Drive, Suwanee, GA, 30024

Atlanta Blessed House Caregiver is an independently operated Home Care Agency whose primary focus is to provide trusted, respectable and elevated services to everyone in our community. We strive to em … (read more)
Atlanta Blessed House Caregiver is an independently operated Home Care Agency whose primary focus is to provide trusted, respectable and elevated services to everyone in our community. We strive to em … (read more)

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BrightStar Care of Athens / Greensboro

3021 Atlanta Hwy Suite 106, Athens, GA, 30606

They would fill the bird feeder and it would help my quality of life.
They would fill the bird feeder and it would help my quality of life.

Home Helpers Of Gwinnett

4402 Lawrenceville Rd., Ste. 222, Loganville, GA, 30052

Home Helpers Of Gwinnett is helping my mom with whatever she needs help with. They make sure that floors are clean, and they make sure that she showers and brushes her teeth. We have been using them f … (read more)
Home Helpers Of Gwinnett is helping my mom with whatever she needs help with. They make sure that floors are clean, and they make sure that she showers and brushes her teeth. We have been using them f … (read more)

Friend Of The Family

1 Huntington Road Suite 702, Athens, GA, 30606

I was introduced to Friend of the Family through the Backup Care program through my work. I have used this agency on numerous ocassions and have been very, very pleased. My mom and one of the caregi … (read more)
I was introduced to Friend of the Family through the Backup Care program through my work. I have used this agency on numerous ocassions and have been very, very pleased. My mom and one of the caregi … (read more)

Remain at Home Senior Care

3320 Old Jefferson Rd, Athens, GA, 30607

My husband is at Remain at Home in-home-care in Athens, GA. I’m very, very happy with the facility. They are wonderful. He’s been there four months and I’ll recommend them to others.
My husband is at Remain at Home in-home-care in Athens, GA. I’m very, very happy with the facility. They are wonderful. He’s been there four months and I’ll recommend them to others.

Why Leave Home Senior Care

1020 Barber Creek Dr , Suite 321, Watkinsville, GA, 30677

Why Leave Home Senior Care is all right. We just had to go through a lot of different caregivers. They help him during the day for ADLs and drive him to places. Some of the caregivers have been very e … (read more)
Why Leave Home Senior Care is all right. We just had to go through a lot of different caregivers. They help him during the day for ADLs and drive him to places. Some of the caregivers have been very e … (read more)

CareSouth Health System, Inc.

624 S. Milledge Ave Suite 101, Athens, GA, 30605

The caregivers we have are from CareSouth Health System. There were four different people working who were very nice, but the speech therapist was a little bit forceful.
The caregivers we have are from CareSouth Health System. There were four different people working who were very nice, but the speech therapist was a little bit forceful.

A Better Private Duty Care

5415 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 2208, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043


Elite Home Care Services

965 Island Bluff Lane, Buford, GA, 30518


SYNERGY HomeCare of Suwanee

1456A mclendon dr, Suwanee, GA, 30024


ACT Home Care Inc

1075 Gaines School Rd, Athens, GA, 30605


Mercyful Touch Homecare LLC

1037 Baxter Street Ste B, Athens, GA, 30606


Faith and Family Home Care LLC

4160 Logan Drive Unit 52, Loganville, GA, 30052


Epsilon Home Based Quality Care – Snellville, GA

1350 Scenic Highway Suite 266 , Snellville, GA, 30078


MDC Healthcare – Atlanta, GA

4165 Shackleford Road, Norcross, GA, 30093


Nurturing Caregivers In Home Care

2180 Satellite Blvd Suite 400 , Duluth, GA, 30097



Athens 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 Athens:

Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter

Address: South Georgia Service Area, 2402 North Tift Avenue, Suite 102, Tifton, GA 31794
Phone number: (229) 388-8219

The free services from this nonprofit organization help seniors and their loved ones recognize the symptoms of oncoming dementia and live with advancing stages of the disease. AA staff can perform assessments of needs and assistance with planning for seniors considering future life changes, in addition to simply lending a supportive ear. Support groups for family members and primary caregivers of those with dementia are also available.

Athens Community Council on Aging

Address: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
Phone number: (706) 549-4850

This private nonprofit organization supports the physical and mental health of the city’s seniors through several free or low-cost programs, including a congregate meal program that helps seniors get nutritious food while connecting with peers from the community. The ACCA also helps boost area seniors’ quality of life by providing free transportation assistance for medical appointments, grocery trips and other errands. Seniors with complaints or concerns about the quality of their home care can contact the council’s ombudsman services for potential investigations.

Lunch Buddy

Address: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
Phone number: (706) 549-4850

This program operates as an adjunct to the ACCA’s Meals on Wheels services, which deliver hot meals to homebound seniors five days a week. While the Meals on Wheels volunteers perform basic wellness checks as a part of their duties, the Lunch Buddy initiative helps participating seniors develop deeper relationships by pairing them with a community volunteer to share a weekly, in-person meal. In addition to providing a regular social connection for otherwise isolated people, the program helps ensure that participants are getting the nutrition they need.

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.