Maryland’s lovely and historic city of Salisbury is a regional economic hub with a thriving cultural scene. The city’s subtropical climate makes for warm, humid summers and generally moderate winters. The monthly roster of public events in this active city includes 3rd Friday, which hosts music, arts and food fair events in Salisbury’s downtown. The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District is also well worth visiting. According to 2019 U.S. Census estimates, the population of Salisbury is 32,935 residents, with 11.5% of them aged 65 or older. That senior population is well-served by Salisbury’s high-quality primary health care facilities, which include TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Deer’s Head Hospital Center.

Homemaker and home health aide services in Salisbury have an average cost of $4,528 and $4,576 respectively, according to data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. These prices are very close to U.S. national average fees, which are $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

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

Home Instead – Berlin, MD

10031 Old Ocean City Blvd, Suite 101, Berlin, MD, 21811

Always concerned about clients safety and welfare. Excellent!
Always concerned about clients safety and welfare. Excellent!

BrightStar Care Salisbury

10441 Race Track Road, Suite 6, Berlin, MD, 21811

They come right to my house so I don’t have to go anywhere. I’ve been pretty well satisfied. The lady that comes is very professional and does a great job.
They come right to my house so I don’t have to go anywhere. I’ve been pretty well satisfied. The lady that comes is very professional and does a great job.

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)

Thomas Patient Care Services

1325 Mt Hermon Road, Suite 12B, Salisbury, MD, 21804


Griswold Home Care

212 E Main Street, Suite 218, Salisbury, MD, 21801



Eagle Healthcare services

5115 Cheshire Ln, Lanham, MD, 20706


Lifematters

1505 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD, 21801


HomeCentris Healthcare – Eastern Shore

206 E. Main Street Office C , Salisbury, MD, 21801


AAF Divine Healthcare

11613 Clocktower Lane , Laurel, MD, 20708


Salisbury 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 Salisbury:

Wicomico County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Address: 125 North Division Street, P.O. Box 870, Salisbury, MD 21803-0870
Phone Number: (410) 548-4801

The Office of the County Executive for Wicomico County uses federal funding to assist county residents in paying utilities and rent during personal financial emergencies. This program is available to both elderly and younger residents, but there are several eligibility criteria: a demonstrated risk of housing instability, income that’s 80% or less of area median income as defined by HUD, and an obligation to pay rent for a residential home. The office’s website lays out the exact annual income quantities per household size that determine program eligibility. 

Maryland Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 520 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone Number: (410) 749-1142

Funded federally and with state support, Maryland’s Weatherization Assistance Program is administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and delivered through regional community action agencies. Preferential enrollment is given to low-income families and low-income adults 60 years of age or older. Elderly applicants receiving Supplemental Security Income are automatically eligible, but any household earning less than $25,760 for a single-person home or $34,840 for a two-person home may apply; income limits continue to increase with household size. These services are provided free of charge.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Address: 301 West Preston Street, Suite 1007, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 742-0505

The Maryland State Health Insurance Plan offers assistance and counseling support for elderly Maryland residents and their caregivers. The program’s one-on-one consultations can assist seniors with understanding financial assistance options, aspects of Medicare coverage, fraud prevention, billing issues and eligibility options for different associated health programs. Counselors are trained to offer impartial, unbiased advice.

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.