Alton, a charming city in the Metro-East region in southern Illinois, is located along the Mississippi River about 18 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. Because it’s famous for its limestone bluffs and scenic routes, it’s an excellent place for seniors who enjoy sightseeing. Whether it’s watching bald eagles along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, or enjoying live entertainment at the Alton Little Theatre and visiting the city’s many unique places to do some shopping, seniors have plenty of options to choose from to keep themselves busy. Ranked as one of the best places for senior activities and successful aging, the city has a population of 26,208, 16.2% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over.

Alton has numerous quality home health care programs available for its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services and home health aide services in the city is $4,481 each per month. Homemaker services in Alton are the same as the national average cost of $4,481, and the cost of home health aide services is less than the national average of $4,576.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Alton, so data for the closest city, St. Louis, was used.

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

Home Instead Senior Care – Collinsville, IL

100 Lanter Ct, Suite 2, Collinsville, IL, 62234

The staff is very helpful. They are quick to respond to us of any delays or replacement if required or If we require a schedule change, they cheerfully work with us to meet our needs. We have found t … (read more)
The staff is very helpful. They are quick to respond to us of any delays or replacement if required or If we require a schedule change, they cheerfully work with us to meet our needs. We have found t … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – St. Peters, MO

1236 Jungermann Rd, Suite C, Saint Peters, MO, 63376

I have a caregiver 2 afternoons a week for my husband. She sees that he has his medicine, has plenty to eat, cleans up his dishes, changes his bed, walks with him to the road to pick up mail and to ta … (read more)
I have a caregiver 2 afternoons a week for my husband. She sees that he has his medicine, has plenty to eat, cleans up his dishes, changes his bed, walks with him to the road to pick up mail and to ta … (read more)

Carelink of Metro East

122 Lincoln Place Ct Suite 202, Belleville, IL, 62704


Addus HealthCare of Swansea

4509 N. Illinois Street, Swansea, IL, 62226

My in-laws are receiving care from Addus HealthCare in Belleville since about three weeks now. They’re excellent. They don’t distribute drugs but they’re there to help them with their and they are exc … (read more)
My in-laws are receiving care from Addus HealthCare in Belleville since about three weeks now. They’re excellent. They don’t distribute drugs but they’re there to help them with their and they are exc … (read more)

BARBERVoss Home Care

122 Lincoln Place Ct, Suite 202, Belleville, IL, 62221

I got BARBERVoss for my mother because they offer 24-hour in-home care. The service just started, and at this time, it’s insufficient. The scheduling is fine, and they’re on time. The billing was … (read more)
I got BARBERVoss for my mother because they offer 24-hour in-home care. The service just started, and at this time, it’s insufficient. The scheduling is fine, and they’re on time. The billing was … (read more)

Bjc Home Care Services

3535 College Ave, Alton, IL, 62002


Southwestern Illinois VNA – Swansea

7 Executive Woods Court, Suite A, Swansea, IL, 62226


Home Helpers – Alton

200 W 3rd Street, Alton, IL, 62002


Home Instead – Edwardsville,IL

105 South Pointe Dr, , Suite B, Edwardsville, IL, 62025


Alton 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 Alton:

Madison County Community Development

Address: 130 Hillsboro Avenue, Suite 100, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 692-8940

Madison County Community Development offers information and assistance for LIHEAP, Medicare, food stamps through SNAP benefits and other social assistance programs. Seniors 65 years of age or older, low-income residents, and people with disabilities can qualify for this program. Seniors can contact the agency for assistance with completing the application.

Senior Services Plus, Inc.

Address: 2603 North Rogers Avenue, Alton, IL 62002
Phone: (618) 465-3298 ext. 107 or ext. 141

Senior Services Plus, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides an array of support services to qualified seniors aged 60 and above and people with disabilities. The opportunities and resources offered include the Meals on Wheels Program, a Wellness and Fitness Program, a wide variety of events and activities and non-medical in-home care services.

Madison County TRIAD

Address: 405 Randle Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 296-2800

The Madison County TRIAD’s goal is to provide information and resources to enhance the quality of life and safety for the senior community. Members include the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, local senior citizen service providers and area senior citizens. Their mission is to improve the lives of the senior citizens of Madison County. It offers resources for subsidized housing, discounted phone services and healthy senior citizen programs.

Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Address: 2731 S. MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 787-9234

The Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging receives federal and state funding and are responsible for distributing the funds to local organizations. They assist seniors, people with disabilities and veterans with a variety of services. The association offers adult protective services, care coordination, emergency home response service, home health care, hospice and housing opportunities.

Illinois Department on Aging

Address: 801 W. State Street, IL 62269
Phone: (618) 222-2561

The Illinois Department on Aging plans and coordinates services and programs for the elderly. It provides assistance with transportation, counseling, respite care and legal assistance, including legal information and advice. Services are provided on a limited basis to complement the care provided by caregivers.

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.