Frederick is known for its high concentration of local churches, thriving arts community and convenient crossroads location in central-western Maryland. Those who make their homes in Frederick have direct highway access to Baltimore (an hour east on I-70) and Washington, D.C. (an hour and 15 minutes southeast on I-270). Approximately 65,239 people live in this historic but growing city, with 13% of them 65 years of age or older. The city’s impressive array of local theatre spaces, which include Other Voices Theatre, Weinberg Center for the Arts and Maryland Ensemble Theatre, make Frederick an excellent choice for seniors who enjoy taking in live performances. 

Going by data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost for homemaker services in Frederick is $4,576; the cost for home health aide services is identical. Those costs are extremely similar to average prices across the country. Nationally, homemaker services average $4,481 per month, about $100 less than Frederick’s. Home health aide services average $4,576, the same as Frederick’s.

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Central Maryland, Frederick County, MD

340 E Patrick St, Ste 103, Frederick, MD, 21701

We have been using Right at Home’s services since September 2020 to provide care for our mother. We are very pleased with the services provided. Jennifer, the caregiver, has done a wonderful job of … (read more)
We have been using Right at Home’s services since September 2020 to provide care for our mother. We are very pleased with the services provided. Jennifer, the caregiver, has done a wonderful job of … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Instead – Frederick, MD

614 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD, 21701

Our aunt died last week, and my sister and I had to travel out of state. Mom is unable to travel due to her medical conditions. We require 24/7 caregivers, we were a little nervous, but each caregiver … (read more)
Our aunt died last week, and my sister and I had to travel out of state. Mom is unable to travel due to her medical conditions. We require 24/7 caregivers, we were a little nervous, but each caregiver … (read more)

Home Instead – Westminster, MD

250 Englar Rd, Suite 11, Westminster, MD, 21157

My experience with Home Instead has been very positive in the sense that they have been very patient with the needs of my Mother and our family’s challenges to deal with her. They had gone above and b … (read more)
My experience with Home Instead has been very positive in the sense that they have been very patient with the needs of my Mother and our family’s challenges to deal with her. They had gone above and b … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Frederick

174 Thomas Johnson Dr, Suite 202, Frederick, MD, 21771

Senior Helpers is the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and compani … (read more)
Senior Helpers is the nation’s premier provider of in-home senior services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to personal and compani … (read more)

Comforcare Home Care

174 Thomas Johnson Dr Suite 203, Frederick, MD, 21702

<li>Companion care – light home cleaning, cooking, reading to clients, memory activities, music therapy, companion sitting, dementia care</li> <li>Personal Care – bathing, grooming, hygiene, dressi … (read more)
<li>Companion care – light home cleaning, cooking, reading to clients, memory activities, music therapy, companion sitting, dementia care</li> <li>Personal Care – bathing, grooming, hygiene, dressi … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Shepherd’s Staff In-home Care

205 Broadway St, #210, Frederick, MD, 21701

They seem to know what they are doing, and they do it well. They make my life better. The people that they hire to work with my wife and I come here and get to work.
They seem to know what they are doing, and they do it well. They make my life better. The people that they hire to work with my wife and I come here and get to work.

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)

Accessible Home Health Care

1185 Mt Aetna Road, Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD, 21740

As a health care provider myself I was confident about employing the services of Accessible Home Health Care when I needed transportation to a large metropolitan hospital for several follow up visits … (read more)
As a health care provider myself I was confident about employing the services of Accessible Home Health Care when I needed transportation to a large metropolitan hospital for several follow up visits … (read more)

Four Seasons Home Care

7701 Groton Road, Bethesda, MD, 20817

Thanks for all the help and the caregivers are terrific. I could not have recovered so quickly if it had not been for all the attention and help. It was very much appreciated
Thanks for all the help and the caregivers are terrific. I could not have recovered so quickly if it had not been for all the attention and help. It was very much appreciated

Visiting Angels

801 Toll House Avenue, Frederick, MD, 21701

I used Visiting Angels. They were very good, expedient, worked well around the house, took care of my needs quite well, and they were pleasurable company as well. They didn’t require a deposit, which … (read more)
I used Visiting Angels. They were very good, expedient, worked well around the house, took care of my needs quite well, and they were pleasurable company as well. They didn’t require a deposit, which … (read more)

Vitalis Healthcare – Silver Spring, MD

8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 440, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

Vitalis is a wonderful, caring organization filled with professionals and people with a heart for caring.  They have been so helpful and accommodating regarding my mom’s care.  She currently has a c … (read more)
Vitalis is a wonderful, caring organization filled with professionals and people with a heart for caring.  They have been so helpful and accommodating regarding my mom’s care.  She currently has a c … (read more)

Helping Hands Home Care

304 Delaware Rd, Frederick, MD, 21701

Very helpful. They do not have a long list of employees to help if you need a back up but the ones that they provide are very helpful.
Very helpful. They do not have a long list of employees to help if you need a back up but the ones that they provide are very helpful.

Elder Clean Pros

267 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD, 20878


Premium Quality Services LLC

1564 Andover Lane, Frederick, MD, 21702


Housen Homecare

10 North Jefferson St, Suite 406, Frederick, MD, 21701


Nightingale Home Heatlh Inc

120 W Church St, Frederick, MD, 21701


Maxim Healthcare Frederick, MD

64 Thomas Johnson Dr, Suite 302, Frederick, MD, 21702


Mustardseed Healthcare Svc LLC

198 Thomas Johnson Dr # 205, Frederick, MD, 21702


Atlas Professional Home Care LLC

16 Linda Court #A, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877


Edenton Retirement Community

5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD, 21703


Frederick 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 Frederick:

Maryland Access Point of Frederick County

Address: 12 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701
Phone number: (301) 600-9000

Run by the Frederick County government, the MAP helps disabled and aging county residents access benefit-, assistance- and service-related information that can help them improve their quality of life. Program representatives can help seniors determine whether they meet eligibility requirements for public programs; they also visit Frederick’s senior centers every month for in-person community discussions about MAP services. 

Maryland WholeHome Program

Address: 7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
Phone number: (301) 429-7847

This Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development program offers home repair and energy-efficiency improvement grants to area homeowners. Seniors can take advantage of the program to make their homes safer by installing accessibility aids such as grab bars and ramps; homes can also be made cheaper via the lowered energy costs from furnace upgrades and window sealing. Income restrictions apply.

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Address: 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick, MD 21702
Phone number: (301) 600-1234

This federally funded program, part of the Older Americans Act, works to help those who are providing care for people over 60 years old or who have dementia-related disorders. In addition to offering once-a-year financial assistance of up to $700 to help fund respite care, the NFCSP provides training, education, therapy groups and a resource library for caregivers.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 12 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701
Phone number: (301) 600-3524

Homebound Frederick County citizens 60 years of age and older can sign up to receive two meals a day (one hot and one intended for refrigeration) from this service. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be without a caregiver who can prepare food or shop for the applicant and also must be unable to prepare food independently. Special meals for seniors with dietary restrictions are available. 

Project SAFE

Address: 311 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone number: 1 (800) 243-3425

This coalition of government and private entities works together to help reduce financial exploitation of the elderly, which can include tax fraud, home repair grift and other scams targeting older citizens. Seniors or members of the public who believe a vulnerable senior is being financially exploited may anonymously report the activity to Adult Protective Services through Project SAFE’s hotline. Third parties are encouraged to get the perceived victim’s consent before making a report.

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 – oftentimes 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.