Meridian is a large city in Ada County, Idaho. It has a population of 11,461, of which 12.1% are seniors, making it the third most populated city in Idaho.  Meridian was listed as the best city to live in according to 24/7 Wall Street, due to its low crime and poverty rates, as well as varied amenities. Seniors can take advantage of a variety of organized activities, camps and classes. The city is also home to more than 20 parks, giving active seniors the chance to explore, relax and get some fresh air.

There are many home care agencies serving the city. According to the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey 2019, home care and home health care services in Meridian cost $4,481 per month, slightly above the national averages of $4,290 for home care and $4,385 for home health care, but still competitive with cities in neighboring states.

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

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

Home Instead – Meridian, ID

9492 W Fairview Ave_, Boise, ID, 83704

I am a long distance caregiver. The staff are cheerful, caring and helpful. I call almost every night to talk with Dad and often get a report from the caregiver. In addition, when there’s a problem … (read more)
I am a long distance caregiver. The staff are cheerful, caring and helpful. I call almost every night to talk with Dad and often get a report from the caregiver. In addition, when there’s a problem … (read more)

Care At Home – Meridian, ID

3597 E Monarch Sky Ln # 240, Meridian, ID, 83646

Our mission is to provide dignity to the most important people in our lives. We stand behind kind, respectful care, whether that means helping with all daily living tasks, or assisting families to ins … (read more)
Our mission is to provide dignity to the most important people in our lives. We stand behind kind, respectful care, whether that means helping with all daily living tasks, or assisting families to ins … (read more)


2020, 2021

Home Helpers of Boise, Idaho

5537 N. Glenwood St., STE B, Garden City, ID, 83714

I like that they helped me with the big things. I liked that they took charge and that they did what was necessary.
I like that they helped me with the big things. I liked that they took charge and that they did what was necessary.

2021

Family Resource Home Care

1560 N Crestmont Dr #G, Meridian, ID, 83642

The agency is helpful by giving me a break and allowing me to have free time. I like that they are on time, nice, and they are easy to communicate with.
The agency is helpful by giving me a break and allowing me to have free time. I like that they are on time, nice, and they are easy to communicate with.

Professional Care Services – Boise, ID

2596 N. Stokesberry Pl, Suite #180, Meridian, ID, 83646

The Professional Care Services organization, from top to bottom, is an excellent company. Their caregivers treat my mother like their own grandmother with great caring and patience. And whenever the … (read more)
The Professional Care Services organization, from top to bottom, is an excellent company. Their caregivers treat my mother like their own grandmother with great caring and patience. And whenever the … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Boise

3023 E Copper Point Dr, Meridian, ID, 83642

Homewatch CareGivers has been very helpful in looking after my parents. Their caregivers are competent and reliable. The scheduling is fine. They were available as soon as we needed them. Our experien … (read more)
Homewatch CareGivers has been very helpful in looking after my parents. Their caregivers are competent and reliable. The scheduling is fine. They were available as soon as we needed them. Our experien … (read more)

A Full Life Agency

1605 N. Parkcentre Place, Nampa, ID, 83651

I have had the opportunity to talk with Angela , the Client Care Coordinator in the Nampa office. She is a wonderful young woman. She was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to accommodate me … (read more)
I have had the opportunity to talk with Angela , the Client Care Coordinator in the Nampa office. She is a wonderful young woman. She was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to accommodate me … (read more)

Better Life With Home Care

820 N Linder Rd # 1, Meridian, ID, 83642

Everybody is very professional and everything is going smoothly with Better Life With Home Care. We’ve been using hem for about 2 months now.
Everybody is very professional and everything is going smoothly with Better Life With Home Care. We’ve been using hem for about 2 months now.

Assisting Angels Home Care

5979 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID, 83709

Gentleman sent out to care for my father was totally incompetent. He put my dad’s pants and underwater on backwards( these were mens pants and underware with flys), left wash cloth stuck to his seat a … (read more)
Gentleman sent out to care for my father was totally incompetent. He put my dad’s pants and underwater on backwards( these were mens pants and underware with flys), left wash cloth stuck to his seat a … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care – Boise

5700 E. Franklin Rd, Suite #105, Nampa, ID, 83687

This company is like a rudderless ship. They are nor responsive to their clients wishes. There is no way to contact anyone in management. I called their national management team and only connected to … (read more)
This company is like a rudderless ship. They are nor responsive to their clients wishes. There is no way to contact anyone in management. I called their national management team and only connected to … (read more)

Comfort Keepers In Home Care

2921 South Meridian Road, , Meridian, ID, 83642


Interim HealthCare of Boise, ID

1010 South Allante Place, Boise, ID, 83709


A Full Life Agency

842 SE 1st Ave, Ontario, OR, 97914


ResCare HomeCare Boise, Idaho

129 W Galvani Dr., Suite 100, Meridian, ID, 83642


Meridian 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 Meridian:

Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program

Phone Number: (208) 746-3351 

The Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy. It helps those on a low income insulate their properties, saving money on energy bills and allowing them to live comfortably during the colder months of the year. Idaho residents who are in receipt of Social Security Income are automatically eligible for weatherization assistance. Households that are not in receipt of SSI but meet the income requirements can apply online.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 701 E. 44th Street #1 Boise, ID 83714 
Phone Number: (208) 375-7382

LIHEAP is designed to help low-income households cover the cost of their energy bills. The program is managed by local Community Action Partnerships and pays part of the cost of electricity, gas, wood or other fuels during the winter months. Crisis payments are also available for those struggling to meet their bills at other times of the year. The LIHEAP is a means-tested program based on the median income of households of a similar size in the state.

Homeowners Property Tax Exemptions

Address: 200 W. Front Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: (208) 287-7080

Homeowners may be eligible for a reduction in their property taxes for their primary home. Those who are struggling to pay their property taxes have the option of applying for a deferral, giving them more time to pay the bill. Additional support is available for veterans with a service-related disability. Seniors can apply for support by contacting the Ada County Property Tax Assessor’s Office.

Metro Meals on Wheels

Address: Metro Meals on Wheels Treasure Valley, 4900 N. Rosepoint Way, Suite B, Boise, ID 83713
Phone Number: (208) 898-7060

Metro Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-operated service delivering meals to seniors across Ada County. It serves more than 1,200 meals per weekday, and 850 meals on weekends to homebound seniors and those who are unable to prepare food for themselves. The service also delivers meals to senior centers in Meridian for older adults who prefer to dine in a communal environment. Seniors wishing to enroll on the service should contact the PSA III Area Agency on Aging for more information.

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.