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

Avila Home Care – Towson, Maryland

1300 York Road, Lutherville, MD, 21093

They allowed us to be with Shirley as her family and with the stress of being her caretaker. I felt that they were trustworthy. I also felt safe with them.
They allowed us to be with Shirley as her family and with the stress of being her caretaker. I felt that they were trustworthy. I also felt safe with them.

Right at Home Forest Hill, MD

350 Granary Rd, Ste 1, Forest Hill, MD, 21050

I don’t have to be there in the morning to help her get up, get dressed, and eat breakfast. I’m there most afternoons. The caregiver coming isn’t consistent, it’s someone different quite often. I kno … (read more)
I don’t have to be there in the morning to help her get up, get dressed, and eat breakfast. I’m there most afternoons. The caregiver coming isn’t consistent, it’s someone different quite often. I kno … (read more)

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 – 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 – Ellicott City, MD

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

My wife has Alzheimer’s disease and she needs someone to be with her at all times. I am her sole 24/7 caregiver. For my health, I need to get respite from time to time. It is particularly important … (read more)
My wife has Alzheimer’s disease and she needs someone to be with her at all times. I am her sole 24/7 caregiver. For my health, I need to get respite from time to time. It is particularly important … (read more)

Home Helpers of Northwest Baltimore

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

They helped me with the care I needed. They are on time when they tell you. They take pride and care in the work they do.
They helped me with the care I needed. They are on time when they tell you. They take pride and care in the work they do.

Right at Home Baltimore County, MD

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

I appreciate the excellent service that you all provided to me during my illness. Your company attention to detail great communication skills awesome smiles made the experience even better than I trul … (read more)
I appreciate the excellent service that you all provided to me during my illness. Your company attention to detail great communication skills awesome smiles made the experience even better than I trul … (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)

Sarah’s Peace and Love Home Healthcare

8101 Sandy Spring Rd., , Suite 300-W16 , Laurel, MD, 20707

We are committed to helping our seniors stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible while exceeding our client’s expectations. We will treat each of our clients with honesty, integri … (read more)
We are committed to helping our seniors stay independent in their own homes for as long as possible while exceeding our client’s expectations. We will treat each of our clients with honesty, integri … (read more)

Care at Home

10411 Motor City Dr #750 , Bethesda, MD, 20817

Care at Home is committed to improving the quality of life of seniors and individuals with chronic health conditions by providing personalized home care and supportive services that promote their inde … (read more)
Care at Home is committed to improving the quality of life of seniors and individuals with chronic health conditions by providing personalized home care and supportive services that promote their inde … (read more)

Ella Stewart Care

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

I recently contracted with Ella Stewart Care to obtain services for a family member. My experience with the team of providers was unmatched. Every one from the intake provider, the schedulers and the … (read more)
I recently contracted with Ella Stewart Care to obtain services for a family member. My experience with the team of providers was unmatched. Every one from the intake provider, the schedulers and the … (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)

Home Instead – Towson, MD

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

Home Instead provides companion care 3 days each week. The staff is consistently prompt and arrives on time- never been a problem. My interactions with the caregiver is one of mutual interest in the … (read more)
Home Instead provides companion care 3 days each week. The staff is consistently prompt and arrives on time- never been a problem. My interactions with the caregiver is one of mutual interest in the … (read more)

Caregivers of the Potomac

3200 Fait Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224

DO YOUR PARENTS WANT TO STAY AT HOME or continue living wherever they call home? We are a small, private, and exclusive nurse-owned and family run home care agency. <p></p> We help older adults to k … (read more)
DO YOUR PARENTS WANT TO STAY AT HOME or continue living wherever they call home? We are a small, private, and exclusive nurse-owned and family run home care agency. <p></p> We help older adults to k … (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)

Heavenly Home Care Agency LLC

3817 Cassandra Rd , Randallstown, MD, 21133


HomeCentris Healthcare – Capitol Region

10 Crossroads Dr, Suite 110 , Owings Mills, MD, 21117

If your loved one needs assistance with the activities of daily living or home making services, HomeCentris Personal Care can help. Our home care services and caring, professional staff will allow you … (read more)
If your loved one needs assistance with the activities of daily living or home making services, HomeCentris Personal Care can help. Our home care services and caring, professional staff will allow you … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

2nd Family

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

We have been extremely pleased with 2nd Family for the care of our mother. We began using them after leaving another agency with poor service. 2nd Family is very efficient and always responsive. The … (read more)
We have been extremely pleased with 2nd Family for the care of our mother. We began using them after leaving another agency with poor service. 2nd Family is very efficient and always responsive. The … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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

The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)
The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (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.