Located in northeast Kansas, Lawrence is a diverse, friendly city with a vibrant downtown district and a number of well-maintained parks, a beloved historic theater and plenty of activities for retirees. The summers are hot and dry, and each winter the area receives an average of 13″ of snow, making Lawrence ideal for seniors who enjoy experiencing all four seasons. 

Approximately 10,800 seniors aged 65 and older live in Lawrence, a city of 98,193. Average home care costs in Lawrence run $4,004 per month for 44 hours of weekly care from either a homemaker or home health aide. By comparison, the national average rate for homemaker service is $4,481 per month, and $4,576 per month for a home health aide, making senior living in Lawrence more affordable than in many other areas. 

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

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Right at Home Overland Park, KS

5750 W. 95th St., Suite 122, Overland Park, KS, 66207

They could have made life easier by maybe changing their personnel. I would recommend them because they were very accommodating in scheduling and meeting my needs.
They could have made life easier by maybe changing their personnel. I would recommend them because they were very accommodating in scheduling and meeting my needs.

Home Instead – Topeka, KS

2900 SW Wanamaker Dr, Suite 103, Topeka, KS, 66614

Consistency and quality in the companionship and help for our mom have been the hallmarks of our experience with Home Instead. We appreciate the attention to detail from the office staff, particularl … (read more)
Consistency and quality in the companionship and help for our mom have been the hallmarks of our experience with Home Instead. We appreciate the attention to detail from the office staff, particularl … (read more)

Right at Home Lawrence, KS

1611 Saint Andrews Dr, Ste 21, Lawrence, KS, 66044


Private Home Care Kansas City – Overland Park, KS

7500 College Blvd, Suite 500 , Overland Park, KS, 66210

<p>From the very beginning, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted to provide the most personalized service available, so our clients could stay at home comfortably for as long as they choose. Aft … (read more)
<p>From the very beginning, we wanted to keep things simple. We wanted to provide the most personalized service available, so our clients could stay at home comfortably for as long as they choose. Aft … (read more)

Clear Choice Home Care

9393 W. 110th, Suite 500, Overland Park, KS, 66210

These guys are pros! Very professional and everything is managed by an actual RN and pharmacist. They made this entire process very easy and comfortable. Very happy with my caregiver!
These guys are pros! Very professional and everything is managed by an actual RN and pharmacist. They made this entire process very easy and comfortable. Very happy with my caregiver!

Home Care Assistance of Kansas City

7214 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS, 66210

My parents are using Home Care Assistance. I think they are enjoying it. My mom had some concerns early on, but she worked it out. She works with the ladies and they have been helpful. I think right n … (read more)
My parents are using Home Care Assistance. I think they are enjoying it. My mom had some concerns early on, but she worked it out. She works with the ladies and they have been helpful. I think right n … (read more)

Integrity Home Care – Kansas City

3675 South Noland Rd – Suite 222, Independence, MO, 64055

I use Integrity Home Care. They provide cooking, cleaning, help with showers, and other light housekeeping. I have a person who comes every weekday, and she’s excellent. The people who come on the wee … (read more)
I use Integrity Home Care. They provide cooking, cleaning, help with showers, and other light housekeeping. I have a person who comes every weekday, and she’s excellent. The people who come on the wee … (read more)

Lawrence 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 Lawrence:

Just Food 

Address: 2920 Haskell Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone Number: (785) 856-7030

Just Food is the food bank for Douglas County. The nonprofit organization operates a food pantry that provides free perishable and non-perishable food to those living with food insecurity, including low-income seniors. Just Food clients can also sign up for free cooking classes to learn how to create low-cost, affordable meals, and a Pots and Pantry program that gives clients access to high-quality kitchen supplies for use in their own homes. 

Senior Wheels

Address: 745 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone Number: (785) 727-7876

Senior Wheels is a county-wide accessible transportation service that provides seniors with on-demand, door-to-door rides throughout Lawrence. All Senior Wheels vehicles are equipped with portable steps, and vehicles with wheelchair ramps and lifts are available on request. Rides within the Lawrence city limits cost $4 per one-way trip, while rides within Douglas County beyond Lawrence cost $6 each. 

Tax-Aide

Address: 1501 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone Number: (785) 691-9737

The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation services to clients of all ages. Screened and trained volunteers prepare individual taxes on a seasonal basis, and assistance is also available on a year-round basis by appointment only. 

Lawrence Meals on Wheels

Address: 2121 Kasold, Suite B, Lawrence, KS 66047
Phone Number: (785) 830-8844

The Lawrence Meals on Wheels program provides homebound seniors aged 60 and older with home-delivered hot meals each weekday. Meals are prepared at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital and delivered by volunteer drivers who conduct a brief daily wellness check on each client.

To qualify for the Meals on Wheels program, seniors must be homebound and on a special diet ordered by a medical doctor to manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney disease or obesity. Participants are asked to make a small donation towards the cost of the meals. 

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.