Springfield, which is the capital city of the state of Illinois, is a great place to retire for seniors who like  unique architecture and exploring museums. The city is home to a number of cultural, arts and sporting events as well as over 30 different parks where seniors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Ranked as one of the best places to retire in Illinois, the city has a population of 114,230, with 16.9% of residents over the age of 65. 

Springfield has multiple excellent home health care programs available for its senior citizens. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services is $4,624 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,624 per month. Both of these services cost slightly more in Springfield than the national average, which is $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,578 for home health aide services. 

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

2020, 2021

Home Instead – Springfield, IL

2055 West Iles Ave, Suite H, Springfield, IL, 62704

They provide someone to come get my dad up and showered and will drive him to dialysis. They are always on time and have never missed a shift. They have been able to provide someone for shifts outs … (read more)
They provide someone to come get my dad up and showered and will drive him to dialysis. They are always on time and have never missed a shift. They have been able to provide someone for shifts outs … (read more)

Carelink of Springfield, IL

1999 Wabash Avenue, Suite 202, Springfield, IL, 61704


SYNERGY HomeCare of Bloomington

115 Susan Dr Unit G, Bloomington, IL, 61761

My mom said it’s good but not what she expected. They have good customer service.
My mom said it’s good but not what she expected. They have good customer service.

2018, 2019, 2020

BrightStar Care Springfield / Bloomington

426 South Fifth Street, Springfield, IL, 62701

They could be a little more forceful when recommending services to their clients. I would tell a friend that they’ve been very responsive. Everyone we’ve talked to has been very pleasant and profess … (read more)
They could be a little more forceful when recommending services to their clients. I would tell a friend that they’ve been very responsive. Everyone we’ve talked to has been very pleasant and profess … (read more)

2021

Visiting Angels of Springfield, IL

2800 Montvale Drive, , Springfield, IL, 62704

The caregiver came out to the house and met with us. I respected him. He made things a positive experience for us. When they came to the house they were smokers and I did not appreciate that.
The caregiver came out to the house and met with us. I respected him. He made things a positive experience for us. When they came to the house they were smokers and I did not appreciate that.

Community Care Systems, Inc.

1320 South 2nd Street,, Springfield, IL, 62703

The people of Community Care are doing a pretty good job. They were able to send somebody for my mom in about a week. The caregiver pretty much does what my mom asks her to do.
The people of Community Care are doing a pretty good job. They were able to send somebody for my mom in about a week. The caregiver pretty much does what my mom asks her to do.

Heart & Hands Care Service

315 East Keys Avenue, Springfield, IL, 62702

We’ve been using Heart and Hands Care Services for my dad and my step-mom for about a month now. They make sure that they take her medicine. They can’t administer the medicine, but they make sure it h … (read more)
We’ve been using Heart and Hands Care Services for my dad and my step-mom for about a month now. They make sure that they take her medicine. They can’t administer the medicine, but they make sure it h … (read more)

Aaron Nursing Services

319 E. Madison Street, Springfield, IL, 62701


Addus HomeCare

2937 West White Oaks Dr, Springfield, IL, 62704


Comfort Keepers of Springfield Illinois

3 Lawrence Square, Springfield, IL, 62704


Shalom Love Care

5250 Old Orchard Rd., Ste. 300, Skokie, IL, 60077


Springfield 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 Springfield:

Senior Transport

Address: 701 West Mason Street, Springfield, IL 62629
Phone Number: (217) 528-4035

Senior Transport provides door-to-door transport for seniors over the age of 60 and those over 18 who are disabled. The vans are all wheelchair-accessible and drivers provide limited assistance in getting seniors into the vehicle. Reservations are required for all pickups. There is a suggested donation for each one-way trip for seniors, and those under 60 with disabilities must pay the requested fee. Local government agencies partially fund the program, and the rest of the funding is from community donations. 

Daily Bread and Meals on Wheels

Address: 701 West Mason Street, Springfield, IL 62629
Phone Number: (217) 528-4035

Daily Bread is a nonprofit organization that serves meals to seniors at seven congregate dining sites and delivers meals to homebound seniors in the Springfield area. Reservations are required for meals at the congregate sites, with a suggested donation for each meal. However, no senior is turned away if they cannot afford the donation. Daily Bread delivers one hot meal each day to homebound seniors from Monday to Friday. To be eligible for the Daily Bread program, seniors need to have no dietary restrictions, as the meals are prepped in bulk. Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound seniors who are unable to cook for themselves. The Meals on Wheels program caters to the specific dietary restrictions of each senior. One hot meal is delivered each day, with a cold breakfast option. There is a small fee for each meal and seniors are billed on a monthly basis. 

Senior Center

Address: 701 West Mason Street, Springfield, IL 62629
Phone Number: (217) 528-4035

The Springfield Senior Center hosts a variety of activities for seniors over the age of 60. The majority of the classes and social events are free of charge. A hot meal is served every day at the center, and seniors taking part in the activities are welcome to partake in the meal. There is a small charge for the daily meal, and reservations are required. Activities offered at the center include fitness classes, caregiver courses, dance classes, health education, computer classes and arts and crafts. The center organizes regular trips for seniors to local attractions.

Weatherization Program

Address: Not Listed
Phone Number: Not Listed (Online Contact Form)

This federally-funded program reduces energy costs for low-income households. Priority is given to seniors and families with young children. Some of the upgrades include weather stripping, furnace tuneups and basic repairs. There is no charge for using this service. 

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.