Indianapolis, Indiana, has a population of 876,384 , with 11.9%  being seniors aged 65 and up.  It is a diverse city with a thriving arts scene, many chain and local eateries and shops and a wide variety of activities enjoyed by all ages such as duckpin bowling in the downtown Fountain Square neighborhood. Additionally, there are many historical sites such as the Conner Prairie Museum in nearby Fishers and the Indiana War Memorial. To get away from the hustle and bustle that comes with the territory of city life, there is the three-mile Canal Walk near the White River State Park as well as the Monon Trail that starts on Massachusetts Avenue downtown and stretches all the way up to Sheridan, a suburb of Indianapolis.

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 lists Indianapolis’ monthly cost of homemaker services as $4,385 and the monthly cost for home health aide services as $4,767. Both services cost more in Indianapolis than the national average, which is $4, 290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services. 

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

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Home Instead – Indianapolis North

941 E 86th St, Suite 250, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

My caregivers are the best and most caring for the two of us.
My caregivers are the best and most caring for the two of us.

2020, 2021

Home Instead – East Indianapolis, IN

1311 N Arlington Ave, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN, 46219

I have a caregiver come out 3x’s a week to help with errands, light housekeeping Getting me to and from DR appointments Helps me with laundry and companionship. My caregiver is always on time. … (read more)
I have a caregiver come out 3x’s a week to help with errands, light housekeeping Getting me to and from DR appointments Helps me with laundry and companionship. My caregiver is always on time. … (read more)

2021

Home Helpers of Carmel – IN

301 E Carmel Dr. , Suite H300, Carmel, IN, 46032

They were able to stay with him while she was in the hospital. They are reliable. The owner checked in and I really appreciate her. She herself came out the first time.
They were able to stay with him while she was in the hospital. They are reliable. The owner checked in and I really appreciate her. She herself came out the first time.

Right at Home Indianapolis North

921 E 86th St, Suite 108, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

They could be patient when he is not nice. They could pay their employees more so that they will do more quality work.
They could be patient when he is not nice. They could pay their employees more so that they will do more quality work.

Right at Home Indianapolis Southeast

5602 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46227

After our loved one was hospitalized, we had a very short time to find a caregiver, and Right at Home came recommended by the staff at the retirement community. I was impressed from the first phone ca … (read more)
After our loved one was hospitalized, we had a very short time to find a caregiver, and Right at Home came recommended by the staff at the retirement community. I was impressed from the first phone ca … (read more)

Home Instead – Indianapolis West

2611 Waterfront Pkwy E Dr, Suite 305, Indianapolis, IN, 46214

My mom’s caregivers are absolutely amazing. Without them my mom would not be able to continue her independent living.
My mom’s caregivers are absolutely amazing. Without them my mom would not be able to continue her independent living.

FirstLight Home Care of Northern Indianapolis and Suburbs

13277 Illinois Street , Suite 100, Carmel, IN, 46032

FirstLight Home Care of Northern Indianapolis and Suburbs… Extraordinary People offering Exceptional Care! <p></p> "Our Culture of Care" defines who we are and is the foundation for our commitment … (read more)
FirstLight Home Care of Northern Indianapolis and Suburbs… Extraordinary People offering Exceptional Care! <p></p> "Our Culture of Care" defines who we are and is the foundation for our commitment … (read more)

Right at Home Brownsburg, IN

23 Motif Blvd , Ste 203-D, Brownsburg, IN, 46112

<p>Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. … (read more)
<p>Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers Of Brownsburg, IN

41 A Motif Blvd , Brownsburg, IN, 46112

Homewatch CareGivers of Brownsburg provides non-medical in-home care through personal care, companionship, meal preparation &amp; planning, light housekeeping, medication reminders and transportation. … (read more)
Homewatch CareGivers of Brownsburg provides non-medical in-home care through personal care, companionship, meal preparation &amp; planning, light housekeeping, medication reminders and transportation. … (read more)

BrightStar Care Indianapolis NW

9102 N Meridian St, Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN, 46260

I had wrist surgery and I needed help. I am kind of handicapped right now. They are very helpful with anything that I need help with. Things will get done.
I had wrist surgery and I needed help. I am kind of handicapped right now. They are very helpful with anything that I need help with. Things will get done.

2018

Home Care Assistance of Indianapolis

12525 Old Meridian St, Suite 130, Carmel, IN, 46032

I would tell a friend that Home Care Assistance’s management and supervisors my sibling and I interacted with were extremely responsive and helpful if there were any problems or issues or special requ … (read more)
I would tell a friend that Home Care Assistance’s management and supervisors my sibling and I interacted with were extremely responsive and helpful if there were any problems or issues or special requ … (read more)

HappyChoice Home Care LLC

5160 E. 65th Street , Indianapolis, IN, 46220

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God’s Power Homecare LLC

10835 Albertson Dr, Indianapolis, IN, 46231

God’s Power Homecare provides excellent care for my dad should as bathing, cooking meals, disinfecting my dads equipment / room, reminding my dad to take his medication daily and weight, making sure m … (read more)
God’s Power Homecare provides excellent care for my dad should as bathing, cooking meals, disinfecting my dads equipment / room, reminding my dad to take his medication daily and weight, making sure m … (read more)

Avalon Home Care, LLC

7740 East 50th St., Indianapolis, IN, 46226

Jeff, Jessica and their team have been wonderful with my mother, who has dementia and is currently working to get back on her feet. They have been very caring, both to her mental health and acuity an … (read more)
Jeff, Jessica and their team have been wonderful with my mother, who has dementia and is currently working to get back on her feet. They have been very caring, both to her mental health and acuity an … (read more)

At Home Preferred

10333 N. Meridian St. , Suite 225, Indianapolis, IN, 46290

To Whom This Information May Be Of Need; Our family had need of in-home-care for my wife &amp; a mother, with that being said we were lucky be told of At Home Preferred. From the interview through m … (read more)
To Whom This Information May Be Of Need; Our family had need of in-home-care for my wife &amp; a mother, with that being said we were lucky be told of At Home Preferred. From the interview through m … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors

6063 E 600 N, Shelbyville, IN, 46176

We’ve had Seniors Helping Seniors for three weeks, and they’re caring. The caregiver gets my mother dressed in the morning and evening. She serves my parents breakfast and is very nice.
We’ve had Seniors Helping Seniors for three weeks, and they’re caring. The caregiver gets my mother dressed in the morning and evening. She serves my parents breakfast and is very nice.

Senior Helpers

494 South Emerson Avenue Suite I-2, Greenwood, IN, 46143

I have had Senior Helpers visiting my parents 3 times a week for 2 or 3 months now. My parents are extremely happy with the caregivers.
I have had Senior Helpers visiting my parents 3 times a week for 2 or 3 months now. My parents are extremely happy with the caregivers.

ComForCare Home Care – North Metro Indianapolis, IN

737 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46240

They have been great for the past 3 months (give or take). If any new aides come to help, the owner shows up to show them the ropes. The aides have been caring and compassionate. They’re on time and r … (read more)
They have been great for the past 3 months (give or take). If any new aides come to help, the owner shows up to show them the ropes. The aides have been caring and compassionate. They’re on time and r … (read more)

Attentive Personal Care

5226 S East Street Suite A9, Indianapolis, IN, 46227

I think the caregiver from Attentive Home Care is doing great. She stays with my husband 9 to 10 hours a day for 5 days a week.
I think the caregiver from Attentive Home Care is doing great. She stays with my husband 9 to 10 hours a day for 5 days a week.

Servant Home Care, LLC – Indianapolis, IN

4035 Sunshine Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46228

If you are thinking about Servants Home Care for your love one, you would be making a GREAT choice. My mother has been with Servants Home Care for more than 6 months and I can’t say enough good thi … (read more)
If you are thinking about Servants Home Care for your love one, you would be making a GREAT choice. My mother has been with Servants Home Care for more than 6 months and I can’t say enough good thi … (read more)

Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis:

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana

Address: 708 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone Number: (317) 252-5558

Homebound seniors aged 60 or older who are unable to cook or find a means to provide their own food and meals due to limited mobility or any other medical and health restrictions are eligible to apply for Meals on Wheels. They can apply either by phone or download an application online to be printed and mailed out. There is no waiting list for new clients as they can expect to start receiving their meals at their homes in less than one week after applying. As part of the application process, clients must also obtain a note from their doctor that lists their dietary needs and restrictions so that Meals on Wheels can plan the clients’ weekly meals accordingly.

Indiana Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 30 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 232-7777

LIHEAP gives financial assistance to low-income households to keep homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer, without having to worry about utility companies shutting off services. This service provides fans for the summer months for those on limited funds. To be eligible for this program, applicants must reside in Indiana and make less than $19,140 annually before taxes if living alone. Those who are in other programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) might also be eligible for LIHEAP. 

Home Accessibility Modifications

Address: CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions 8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Suite #175 Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone Number: (317) 254-5465

To be eligible for home accessibility modifications in Indianapolis, applicants must be homeowners, residents of Marion County and at least 60 years of age or any age with a disability. This program helps fund necessary home modifications such as adding grab bars and handrails, installing wheelchair ramps, widening doorways and replacing doorknobs and faucets with lever handles. 

Weatherization Assistance Program 

Address: 30 S. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone Number: (317) 232-7777

Indiana’s Weatherization Assistance Program works with low-income Indiana residents to help lower their monthly energy and utility bills. Funds are issued by this program and to be eligible for it, applicants must reside in Indiana, and preference is usually given to those at least 60 years of age, families with at least one disabled member and families with children. Homes are also thoroughly evaluated to make sure that both the furnace and water heater are functioning properly. 

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.