Situated about 40 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, Buford is a small city with 15,522 residents that’s known for its natural beauty, small-town charm and proximity to big-city services and amenities. Seniors make up 11.9% of the city’s population, and there are plenty of attractions in the area that appeal to older adults, including the 225-store Mall of Georgia, the Tannery Row Artist Colony and the ever-popular Buford Corn Maze

According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of homemaker and home health aide services in Buford is $4,385, based on 44 hours of care per week. Rates in Buford are higher than the state averages of $4,004 per month for homemaker services and $4,009 for a home health aide and below the national averages of $4,481 and $4,576, respectively. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Buford, so data for the closest city, Gainesville, was used. 

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

2019, 2021

Right at Home North Atlanta

4625 Alexander Dr., Suite 210, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

They have helped me by having someone here to watch Bill so I can leave. I like that they are good at matching up the caregivers to Bill and getting the right fit.
They have helped me by having someone here to watch Bill so I can leave. I like that they are good at matching up the caregivers to Bill and getting the right fit.

Right at Home Northeast Georgia

971 Lanier Ave, Suite 103, Gainesville, GA, 30501

Having my hip replacement surgery scheduled, Renee arranged for my caregiver to take me to the hospital and stay for the duration of my surgery until I was in my recovery room. This was a good portion … (read more)
Having my hip replacement surgery scheduled, Renee arranged for my caregiver to take me to the hospital and stay for the duration of my surgery until I was in my recovery room. This was a good portion … (read more)

Regency Home Care of North Atlanta

1633 Mount Vernon Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30338

Regency Home Care of North Atlanta’s caregivers are low quality, but the agency itself is well-run. We have a care worker come and help my mom bathe, get dressed, they cook her breakfast, and do light … (read more)
Regency Home Care of North Atlanta’s caregivers are low quality, but the agency itself is well-run. We have a care worker come and help my mom bathe, get dressed, they cook her breakfast, and do light … (read more)

Synergy HomeCare of North Georgia- Buford, GA

2550 Hamilton Mill Rd # 600, Buford, GA, 30519

Our caregiver is just great, she has never been late, not once, she has a positive attitude, and I could be in the worst mood and she can brighten me right up. They sent me an angel after multiple t … (read more)
Our caregiver is just great, she has never been late, not once, she has a positive attitude, and I could be in the worst mood and she can brighten me right up. They sent me an angel after multiple t … (read more)

St. Christophers Private Homecare Agency LLC

110 Habersham Drive Ste 117 , Fayetteville, GA, 30214

My brother just started receiving personal and companion care from this agency within the last two months. The prices are very affordable and the care is amazing. The caregivers are always on time. Th … (read more)
My brother just started receiving personal and companion care from this agency within the last two months. The prices are very affordable and the care is amazing. The caregivers are always on time. Th … (read more)

Always Best Care Atlanta – Buckhead

5555 Glenridge Connector, Sandy Springs, GA, 30342

From Latasha’s excellent leadership to the caring, responsible caregivers, ABC absolutely deserves their 5-star rating. Every concern has been addressed quickly. My sisters and I have received good gu … (read more)
From Latasha’s excellent leadership to the caring, responsible caregivers, ABC absolutely deserves their 5-star rating. Every concern has been addressed quickly. My sisters and I have received good gu … (read more)

Home Instead – Lawrenceville, GA

2795 W Main St, Suite 205, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

We hired Home Instead Senior Care. They were very nice, but we switched over. Sometimes the people couldn’t come, but the caregivers were very nice. They’re adequate and they did what they’re told to … (read more)
We hired Home Instead Senior Care. They were very nice, but we switched over. Sometimes the people couldn’t come, but the caregivers were very nice. They’re adequate and they did what they’re told to … (read more)

Saving Grace

866 Kendall Park Dr, Winder, GA, 30680

After my father’s hospitalization, we hired Saving Grace to stay with him over night in his assisted living apartment. We felt better and he felt more securing having someone there for immediate assi … (read more)
After my father’s hospitalization, we hired Saving Grace to stay with him over night in his assisted living apartment. We felt better and he felt more securing having someone there for immediate assi … (read more)

Gaddiel Home Care Services Inc

3300 Holcomb Bridge Rd , Suite260, Peachtree Corners, GA, 30092

Gaddiel Homecare Services Inc. is licensed with Georgia’s state to provide private home care services in the privacy of our client’s homes. <p></p> We have qualified staff to provide personal care t … (read more)
Gaddiel Homecare Services Inc. is licensed with Georgia’s state to provide private home care services in the privacy of our client’s homes. <p></p> We have qualified staff to provide personal care t … (read more)

Home Instead – Gainesville, GA

115 1/2 Bradford Street, Suite 210, Gainesville, GA, 30501

Home Instead has always done their best to take care of my needs and show they care. The care givers really try to make my life as comfortable as possible.
Home Instead has always done their best to take care of my needs and show they care. The care givers really try to make my life as comfortable as possible.

Home Instead – Atlanta – North and West

1301 Shiloh Rd, Suite 1730, Roswell, GA, 30144

I have known about this organization for a long time because one of my best friends works for it. If and when my mother-in-law needs assistance at home, I will consider this organization.
I have known about this organization for a long time because one of my best friends works for it. If and when my mother-in-law needs assistance at home, I will consider this organization.

Home Helpers of Gainesville

940 S. Enota Dr. NE, #301, Gainesville, GA, 30501

Finding the right caregiver for yourself or a loved one can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m Tom Kimmes and I own Home Helpers of Gainesville with my wife, Sara Galbraith. We opened … (read more)
Finding the right caregiver for yourself or a loved one can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m Tom Kimmes and I own Home Helpers of Gainesville with my wife, Sara Galbraith. We opened … (read more)

Prosper Home Care – Atlanta, GA

3088 Mercer University Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30315


Care For All Home Care, LLC

2302 Park Lake Dr NE Suite 120 , Atlanta, GA, 30345

Care For All Homecare is dedicated to helping seniors continue to experience the richness of life. We understand there’s no place like home. Too often senior family members are obligated to move out o … (read more)
Care For All Homecare is dedicated to helping seniors continue to experience the richness of life. We understand there’s no place like home. Too often senior family members are obligated to move out o … (read more)

At Home Atlanta

6067 Windsong Way, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087

At Home Atlanta offers In-Home care to make aging in place much safer for most seniors and those with behavioral disabilities. Our In-home care aides provide the personal care assistance, companionshi … (read more)
At Home Atlanta offers In-Home care to make aging in place much safer for most seniors and those with behavioral disabilities. Our In-home care aides provide the personal care assistance, companionshi … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Home Care Matters, LLC

5609 Main Street, Suite B , Flowery Branch, GA, 30542

It took a lot of worry off my shoulders that I knew she was being cared for in a positive way. The caregivers who came in to care for my mom were very kind and attentive. They all praised the company … (read more)
It took a lot of worry off my shoulders that I knew she was being cared for in a positive way. The caregivers who came in to care for my mom were very kind and attentive. They all praised the company … (read more)

2018

Kosta Private Home Care

235 Peachtree St NE, Ste 400, Atlanta, GA, 30303

My daughter did a lot of interviewing and she settled with Kosta . We have 24 hour care, 5 days a week for my husband. The working attitude of our caregiver is very good. They help with dressing, walk … (read more)
My daughter did a lot of interviewing and she settled with Kosta . We have 24 hour care, 5 days a week for my husband. The working attitude of our caregiver is very good. They help with dressing, walk … (read more)

2017

Astin Home Care

50 Hurt Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 30303

Very competent staff who provide excellent care. Owners are Very hands on and selective in their hiring practices. They also provide transportation to doctors visits if that is what you are looking fo … (read more)
Very competent staff who provide excellent care. Owners are Very hands on and selective in their hiring practices. They also provide transportation to doctors visits if that is what you are looking fo … (read more)

2019

Home Helpers of Alpharetta

5755 North Point Pkwy, Suite 281 , Suite F313, Alpharetta, GA, 30022

Home Helpers has exceeded all of my expectations in providing consistent, competent, and compassionate care for my elderly mother. They have provided client-centered services, with attention to a pers … (read more)
Home Helpers has exceeded all of my expectations in providing consistent, competent, and compassionate care for my elderly mother. They have provided client-centered services, with attention to a pers … (read more)

Caring For All Healthcare Services

8455 Hwy 85 Suite Q, Riverdale, GA, 30274

My name is Vincent and I must say that Mrs. Green and Caring For All Healthcare Services has been a blessing to mom and my family. When I initially started looking for home care services Mrs. Green w … (read more)
My name is Vincent and I must say that Mrs. Green and Caring For All Healthcare Services has been a blessing to mom and my family. When I initially started looking for home care services Mrs. Green w … (read more)

Buford 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 Buford:

Buford Senior Center

Address: 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford, GA 30518
Phone Number: (678) 225-5367

The Buford Senior Center is a county-run community center geared towards adults aged 60 and older. Seniors can participate in a range of free programs designed to promote activation and social connections, including arts and crafts groups, fitness classes and day trips to local museums, restaurants and attractions. Transportation to and from the center is available, and seniors can also access free information about area resources. 

Gwinnett County Senior Services

Address: 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone Number: (678) 377-4150

Gwinnett County Senior Services helps seniors aged 60 and older remain as independent as possible by providing free support, education and referrals to area services. Seniors are assessed by a Care Manager upon program intake and again at each 60-day interval to ensure that the services delivered meet the needs of the program participant. Services are geared towards individual needs and may include: 

  • Case management
  • Up to four hours of in-home assistance weekly
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Door-to-door transportation 
  • Up to two hours of homemaker assistance weekly

Gwinnett County Veterans Resource Center

Address: 750 South Perry Street, Suite 300, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone Number: (678) 226-9177

The Gwinnett County Veterans Resource Center provides veterans, their dependents and survivors with free help in accessing their maximum entitlements through federal, state and county-run programs for vets. Staff can assist with VA pension applications and appeals, including applications to the VA enhanced pension programs, which provide additional cash benefits veterans can use to purchase services to help them remain independent in their own homes. Services also include assistance with obtaining VA service records, registration for VA burial benefits and referrals to legal clinics for veterans and their dependents. 

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.