Listed among the best places to retire, Baltimore, Maryland, appeals to seniors looking for a vibrant location with a small-town feel, low cost of living and access to plentiful natural and cultural amenities. The Charm City’s Inner Harbor features a bevy of mesmerizing waterfront vistas and floating museums, and Harbor East offers a wealth of upscale shopping and dining experiences. Out of the area’s population of 593,490, 13.2% are individuals aged 65 and older. Baltimore has some of the nation’s best hospitals for geriatrics, including Johns Hopkins Beacham Center for Geriatric Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Baltimore has multiple agencies providing high-quality home-based care for its seniors. The 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reports that residents here pay an average of $4,624 per month for homemaker services and $4,767 per month for home health aide services. Older adults in Baltimore are paying more than the average nationwide costs for these services, as the national monthly averages are $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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, MD

Right at Home Forest Hill, MD

260 Gateway Drive , Suite 3-4C, Bel Air, MD, 21014

I could be better organized to plan their time here more efficiently. They are perfectly on time when they are supposed to arrive.
I could be better organized to plan their time here more efficiently. They are perfectly on time when they are supposed to arrive.

Compassionate Healthcare Nursing Services

5411 Old Frederick Rd # 6a, Baltimore, MD, 21229

The provider has helped the most financially. The agency has done everything that was told to us that would be done. They have more or less done that with minimal intrusion and no follow ups needed … (read more)
The provider has helped the most financially. The agency has done everything that was told to us that would be done. They have more or less done that with minimal intrusion and no follow ups needed … (read more)

2018, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care – Arnold, MD

1511 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 301, Arnold, MD, 21012

I know that the Home Instead staff work hard with me to form a team in supporting my Mom. We’ve been doing this for about 18 months now. It isn’t easy for any of us. Occasionally things aren’t perfect … (read more)
I know that the Home Instead staff work hard with me to form a team in supporting my Mom. We’ve been doing this for about 18 months now. It isn’t easy for any of us. Occasionally things aren’t perfect … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Ellicott City, MD

3691 Park Ave, Suite 202, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

My experience with Home Instead has been wonderful. They are very responsive and accommodating. The staff members they have sent to help me have been professional and responsible. I highly recommen … (read more)
My experience with Home Instead has been wonderful. They are very responsive and accommodating. The staff members they have sent to help me have been professional and responsible. I highly recommen … (read more)

Blessed Angels Home Healthcare Services

1806 Saint Georges Way, Mitchellville, MD, 20721

The care that Blessed Angels Home Healthcare Services provides for my mother is excellent. We have one caregiver who comes 7 days a week for 6-7 hours, and she has been wonderful. She helps prepare my … (read more)
The care that Blessed Angels Home Healthcare Services provides for my mother is excellent. We have one caregiver who comes 7 days a week for 6-7 hours, and she has been wonderful. She helps prepare my … (read more)

Direct Home Nurturing LLC – Nottingham, MD

7720 Nicole Grace Dr, Nottingham, MD, 21236

The Towanda who works for the agency as his care giver. Not does Tawanda take excellent and professional Care for my dad but I feel Tawanda cares about my dad from the time arrives in the morning to … (read more)
The Towanda who works for the agency as his care giver. Not does Tawanda take excellent and professional Care for my dad but I feel Tawanda cares about my dad from the time arrives in the morning to … (read more)

Right at Home Baltimore County, MD

3455 Williams Avenue, Suite 200, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD, 21229

We got Right at Home for Mom and we got a caregiver match about a week after we started. The caregiver does everything mom needs to do. She helps her get dressed and bathe. She comes every day, and sh … (read more)
We got Right at Home for Mom and we got a caregiver match about a week after we started. The caregiver does everything mom needs to do. She helps her get dressed and bathe. She comes every day, and sh … (read more)

GILMO RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

830 Queens Park Drive, Owings Mills, MD, 21117

Gilmo Residential services presently taking care of my sick mother and I really appreciate their support and love showed to my mother. Here are some of the services rendered by Gilmo Residential serv … (read more)
Gilmo Residential services presently taking care of my sick mother and I really appreciate their support and love showed to my mother. Here are some of the services rendered by Gilmo Residential serv … (read more)

Hope & Fonder LLC

1340 Smith Ave, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD, 21209

We are using Hope & Fonder LLC, and it’s been very good. Yvonne, the manager, has been very receptive. Unfortunately, we gone through a couple of health aides, but we have one that’s permanent, … (read more)
We are using Hope & Fonder LLC, and it’s been very good. Yvonne, the manager, has been very receptive. Unfortunately, we gone through a couple of health aides, but we have one that’s permanent, … (read more)

Ella Stewart Care

32 Over Ridge Court Unit 2032, Baltimore, MD, 21210

I reached out to Ella Stewart Care to provide part time home care for my ailing mother, and I can unequivocally state that every aspect of working with, and the care they provided, was not just extrem … (read more)
I reached out to Ella Stewart Care to provide part time home care for my ailing mother, and I can unequivocally state that every aspect of working with, and the care they provided, was not just extrem … (read more)

Home Helpers of Northwest Baltimore

9722 Groffs Mill Drive Ste. 721, Owings Mill, MD, 21117

Can’t say enough good things about this company. They treat their clients with respect and real care. I’ve never seen anyone on their phones or not giving the client their attention. It’s the little … (read more)
Can’t say enough good things about this company. They treat their clients with respect and real care. I’ve never seen anyone on their phones or not giving the client their attention. It’s the little … (read more)

Philia Home Care

4420 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 202, Washington, DC, 20008

We used Philia Home Care for Dad. We were very pleased with the services that were provided. They were able to provide daily care for my dad like getting bathed, getting dressed, as well as providing … (read more)
We used Philia Home Care for Dad. We were very pleased with the services that were provided. They were able to provide daily care for my dad like getting bathed, getting dressed, as well as providing … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Towson, MD

8601 Lasalle Rd, Suite 100, Towson, MD, 21286

I never doubted the choice of Home Instead for my mom, who has several health issues which prevent her from caring for herself. I did plenty of research and made the right choice. Mom is happier, clea … (read more)
I never doubted the choice of Home Instead for my mom, who has several health issues which prevent her from caring for herself. I did plenty of research and made the right choice. Mom is happier, clea … (read more)

Freedom Home Care

2525 Riva Rd Suite 145 , Annapolis, MD, 21401

I have no problem with Freedom Home Care. They provided people who are helpful. I chose them because they were attentive, they called me right away, and were interested in doing it. It’s working out w … (read more)
I have no problem with Freedom Home Care. They provided people who are helpful. I chose them because they were attentive, they called me right away, and were interested in doing it. It’s working out w … (read more)

Senior Helpers – Parkville, MD

1313 York Road 3rd Floor, Lutherville Timonium, MD, 21093


Tru Assist Home Health

7694 Dorchester Blvd Unit 701, Hanover, MD, 21076

The patient will always be at the center of all that we do. We have an exceptional routine in serving the physical, behavioral, social, and spiritual needs of OUR PATIENTS. <p></p> At Tru Assist, we … (read more)
The patient will always be at the center of all that we do. We have an exceptional routine in serving the physical, behavioral, social, and spiritual needs of OUR PATIENTS. <p></p> At Tru Assist, we … (read more)

Avila Home Care

1300 York Road, Lutherville, MD, 21093

I just got a call, and they are already scheduling people for the holidays and into next year. They make sure that we are covered. I love that they are on top of making sure that there is coverage i … (read more)
I just got a call, and they are already scheduling people for the holidays and into next year. They make sure that we are covered. I love that they are on top of making sure that there is coverage i … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020

2nd Family

1532 Liberty Road, Ste 105, Eldersburg, MD, 21784

The staff was kind and when I went to visit my mother the caregivers were very understanding and accommodating to my mother. The staff was on time. The communication between the nurse and myself was v … (read more)
The staff was kind and when I went to visit my mother the caregivers were very understanding and accommodating to my mother. The staff was on time. The communication between the nurse and myself was v … (read more)

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Caring Connection, Inc.

304 Vale Road,, Bel Air, MD, 21014

I used Caring Connection for my wife. They were too expensive and they were not dependable because when people didn’t show up, they didn’t have backups. As for their caregivers, some were good and som … (read more)
I used Caring Connection for my wife. They were too expensive and they were not dependable because when people didn’t show up, they didn’t have backups. As for their caregivers, some were good and som … (read more)

Baltimore 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 Baltimore:

Community Personal Assistance Services

Address: 201 W. Preston St., Suite 136, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone number: (410) 767-1739

Maryland’s Community Personal Assistance Services supports residents who need help with activities of daily living in their homes. They must meet the program’s medical and financial criteria to qualify. Participants receive nurse monitoring and personal assistance, and they may qualify for support with medical equipment and supplies, pharmacy needs, physician and hospital care and mental health services.

Hopkins ElderPlus

Address: 4940 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone number: (410) 550-8093

Hopkins ElderPlus is a voluntary program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) designed to provide care services seniors need to continue living at home. Care coordinators meet with each participant to devise a personalized care plan. As needed, seniors may receive personal assistance, home-delivered meals, skilled nursing support, assistive devices and prescription medications. Hopkins ElderPlus also provides transportation to and from medical appointments and its day health care center, where clients receive a hot lunch and snacks.

Community Pathways Waiver

Address: 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone number: (844) 253-8694

The state-administered Community Pathways Waiver program integrates community resources and supports to enhance the lives of older individuals who wish to age in place in their own residence. Participants can self-direct some of these services with the help of a support broker. Clients may be eligible to receive:

  • Medical day care
  • Personal assistance
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Assistive technology
  • Respite support
  • Live-in caregiver support
  • Transportation and vehicle modifications

Keswick Community Health

Address: 700 West 40th St., Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone number: (410) 593-3292

In a partnership with the Maryland Department of Aging, Keswick Community Health offers Maryland Community for Life, a package of low-cost, all-inclusive support services to help adults aged 60 and older stay in their homes as long as possible. It connects seniors with vetted local resources for health and wellness, home maintenance and transportation. Members also receive help with obtaining medication and groceries.

Accessible Homes for Seniors

Address: 7800 Harkins Rd., Lanham, MD 20706
Phone number: (301) 429-7821

Accessible Homes for Seniors is a state-run program that provides accessibility-related modifications to the homes of eligible residents aged 55 and older. It offers grants or 0% interest, deferred loans to finance needed improvements to help seniors remain in their homes and maintain their independence and safety. The program may help pay for widening doorways, installing accessible showers, ramps, grab bars and railing as well as accommodations for first floor bathrooms and laundry rooms.

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.