Andover is a community in northwestern Massachusetts that’s adored by many seniors for its appreciation of history and thriving arts and culture scene. Of the more than 32,000 people that live here, 14.3% are aged 65 and over. The Division of Elder Services, which operates the Senior Center at Punchard, is the focal point of activity for older adults in the area.

Seniors in Andover who would rather age in place than move to a facility can choose from many high-quality home care agencies in the area. According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, these agencies charge an average of $27 per hour. The average monthly cost is $5,148 for homemaker services and $5,339 for home health care. Compared to the national averages of $21 per hour for in-home care and $22 per hour for home health care, the cost of care in Andover is expensive.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Andover, so data for the closest city, Boston, was used.

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

Senior Helpers Boston North

153 Andover St, Suite 203, Danvers, MA, 01923

The help from Senior Helpers Boston North is fine. They send me some young people who needed some training, but evidently they trained them to listen carefully and follow instructions. They’re doing t … (read more)
The help from Senior Helpers Boston North is fine. They send me some young people who needed some training, but evidently they trained them to listen carefully and follow instructions. They’re doing t … (read more)

A Place At Home – Merrimack Valley

73 Princeton Street, Suite 308 , North Chelmsford, MA, 01863

When it’s time to make decisions about the health and care of yourself or your loved ones, A Place At Home will be there to provide the compassionate and professional care needed to remain in the co … (read more)
When it’s time to make decisions about the health and care of yourself or your loved ones, A Place At Home will be there to provide the compassionate and professional care needed to remain in the co … (read more)

Perfect Care Match

638 Adamsville Road, Westport, MA, 02790

We Provide Stress-Free, Supportive Care Relationships. <p></p> Professional Care Match Provides CONSISTENCY with <p></p> Live-In and Hourly Caregivers <p></p> Caregiving Services Provided By < … (read more)
We Provide Stress-Free, Supportive Care Relationships. <p></p> Professional Care Match Provides CONSISTENCY with <p></p> Live-In and Hourly Caregivers <p></p> Caregiving Services Provided By < … (read more)

BrightStar Care Danvers / North Shore

85 Constitution Lane, Suite 200F, Danvers, MA, 01923

They have helped us to know that someone is there. I like that they are reliable.
They have helped us to know that someone is there. I like that they are reliable.

Meetcaregivers, Inc.

124 Vernon St. , Newton, MA, 02458

MeetCaregivers is a fabulous agency. They are responsive and sensitive to the needs of the client and family, and work hard to find the right match(es). For example, my mother was extremely hard of … (read more)
MeetCaregivers is a fabulous agency. They are responsive and sensitive to the needs of the client and family, and work hard to find the right match(es). For example, my mother was extremely hard of … (read more)

TLC HomeCare

1550 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT, 05403

I live in Costa Rica and my parents are in Vermont. I am writing this review on all three of their pages as I am not sure which one is accurate. I am so grateful for the help and support provided … (read more)
I live in Costa Rica and my parents are in Vermont. I am writing this review on all three of their pages as I am not sure which one is accurate. I am so grateful for the help and support provided … (read more)

CareTrak Home Care LLC

32 Newbury Street, Lowell, MA, 01851

This company was amazing. During my injury, they provided me with the best in-home non-medical care to help me with my leg. I hurt my leg and couldn’t move easily or prepare meals as I could not stand … (read more)
This company was amazing. During my injury, they provided me with the best in-home non-medical care to help me with my leg. I hurt my leg and couldn’t move easily or prepare meals as I could not stand … (read more)

Help in Home

841 Main Street, West Newbury, MA, 01985

I chose them after speaking to the owner. He called me back right away and we spoke on the phone. He was actually the only person that called me back after I had reached out to them. Their care we’re … (read more)
I chose them after speaking to the owner. He called me back right away and we spoke on the phone. He was actually the only person that called me back after I had reached out to them. Their care we’re … (read more)

Truly Cherished Home Care LLC

305 Whiney St, suite G4, Leominster, MA, 01453

Truly Cherished was unbelievably helpful and kind when our family was in a time of need. My grandfather needed 24 hour assistance at home, especially when COVID restrictions would not allow family to … (read more)
Truly Cherished was unbelievably helpful and kind when our family was in a time of need. My grandfather needed 24 hour assistance at home, especially when COVID restrictions would not allow family to … (read more)

Nurta Home Healthcare – Lynn, MA

330 Lynn Way, #346, Lynn, MA, 01901

I have been using this for agency for few months now, they’re amazing, very caring, great service, nothing but the best. Caregivers arrive on time to care for my aunty. My Initial call and request f … (read more)
I have been using this for agency for few months now, they’re amazing, very caring, great service, nothing but the best. Caregivers arrive on time to care for my aunty. My Initial call and request f … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care of Wilmington

5 Middlesex Ave, Ste 19, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Highly recommend this service. From the very beginning, John and his team were very compassionate, professional and genuine in helping us with a solution. We encountered a few hurdles with the state … (read more)
Highly recommend this service. From the very beginning, John and his team were very compassionate, professional and genuine in helping us with a solution. We encountered a few hurdles with the state … (read more)

Associated Home Care, Inc.

495 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915

Associated Home Care is very good. They clean and take me grocery shopping. Each caregiver comes once a week, and each is very friendly and cooperative. I’m happy with the communication from the home … (read more)
Associated Home Care is very good. They clean and take me grocery shopping. Each caregiver comes once a week, and each is very friendly and cooperative. I’m happy with the communication from the home … (read more)

Independence Home Care, Inc.

21 Custom House Street, Suite 910, Boston, MA, 02110

I contacted Independence Home Care because my mother needed very special care. My mother received excellent care from IHC. I had heard about Independence Home Care from MIT University, they told me IH … (read more)
I contacted Independence Home Care because my mother needed very special care. My mother received excellent care from IHC. I had heard about Independence Home Care from MIT University, they told me IH … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of North Shore

2 Franklin St, Stoneham, MA, 02180

Comfort Keepers were utterly professional, caring, reliable, and creative when it came to caring for my Mom, who suffers from dementia. I truly had a support team at my disposal 24/7. I would highly … (read more)
Comfort Keepers were utterly professional, caring, reliable, and creative when it came to caring for my Mom, who suffers from dementia. I truly had a support team at my disposal 24/7. I would highly … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors

380 Pearl Street, Reading, MA, 01867

Liesje from Seniors Helping Seniors really took the time to find a good match for my mom. Her companion is dedicated and genuinely concerned about making sure my mom interacts more and participates in … (read more)
Liesje from Seniors Helping Seniors really took the time to find a good match for my mom. Her companion is dedicated and genuinely concerned about making sure my mom interacts more and participates in … (read more)

Happy At Home LLC

13 Ripley St, Waltham, MA, 02453

I am very pleased with the care that I received from Happy at Home LLC. I found them to be smart, kind, trust worthy and compasionate. Margaret and her staff took exquisite care of me as the care take … (read more)
I am very pleased with the care that I received from Happy at Home LLC. I found them to be smart, kind, trust worthy and compasionate. Margaret and her staff took exquisite care of me as the care take … (read more)

Comfort Angels Home Care

1 Chestnut Street Ste 337, Nashua, NH, 03060

The Management and staff of Comfort Angels home care are extraordinary. The staff is always on time, they are caring and observant to every need and provide truly excellent care and concern. The man … (read more)
The Management and staff of Comfort Angels home care are extraordinary. The staff is always on time, they are caring and observant to every need and provide truly excellent care and concern. The man … (read more)

Dedicated Homecare Services Inc

681 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451

Guided by the principles of quality, respect, excellence, ethics and integrity, we care for our community through uncompromised Dedication to client care. <p></p> In addition, in order to provide qu … (read more)
Guided by the principles of quality, respect, excellence, ethics and integrity, we care for our community through uncompromised Dedication to client care. <p></p> In addition, in order to provide qu … (read more)

Plan B Home Care

100 Trade Center, Ste. G700, Woburn, MA, 01801

A friend recommended Plan B to me. We’ve been pleased with everything. Esther is good in checking and communicating with me. She’s on top of everything. My parents like their caregivers. They’re doing … (read more)
A friend recommended Plan B to me. We’ve been pleased with everything. Esther is good in checking and communicating with me. She’s on top of everything. My parents like their caregivers. They’re doing … (read more)

All Care VNA, Hospice & Home Care

16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA, 01901

Not a fan. They come for my mom. They look thru drawers and closets as if it’s not someone’s home and the constant threats to discharge her is why I wouldn’t recommend them. My mom is poor and i … (read more)
Not a fan. They come for my mom. They look thru drawers and closets as if it’s not someone’s home and the constant threats to discharge her is why I wouldn’t recommend them. My mom is poor and i … (read more)

Andover 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 Andover:

Senior Tax Exemptions

Address: 36 Bartlet St., Andover, MA 01810
Phone: (978) 623-8200

The Real Estate Tax Deferral 41A offers a long-term deferral of property taxes for owner/occupants aged at least 65 or older. The maximum value of the deferral is 50% of the property’s appraisal, and the owner must not earn more than $40,000 per year. The deferred amount incurs interest at 5%. Program 41C offers an additional $1,000 per year for those aged 70 and over and earning less than $20,000. Program 41D provides an additional $350 for estates that are worth a total of $40,000 or less.

Supportive Day Program

Address: 30 Whittier Crt., Andover, MA 01810
Phone: (978) 623-8302

Respite for caregivers is available at the Andover Senior Center. When seniors visit the supportive day program, they benefit from a variety of activities that are designed to help them engage with the community. This program is open to all new individuals and families, and the first day is considered a free trial. Respite is available for a full day or a partial day depending on the caregiver’s needs. Transportation to the senior center can be arranged.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Address: 305 Essex St., Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 681-4950

All households in Andover with an occupant receiving SSI are categorically eligible for weatherization assistance. Eligible applicants can receive air sealing, insulation installation and limited repairs related to energy efficiency. Heating and cooling systems will also be tested for health and safety. The application for Fuel Assistance Program (LIHEAP) also serves as the application for this weatherization program. This program is carried out by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.

Home Modification Loan Program

Address: 17 Kirk St., Lowel, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 654-5741

For seniors in Andover who need to make modifications to their home so they can age in place gracefully, this program offers an interest-free loan. Low-income seniors can receive up to $50,000 to pay for labor and materials, and they are free to hire the contractor of their choice. Common modifications include ramps, handrails and accessible showers. This program does not help pay for modifications made to a home prior to the loan approval.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 280 Merrimack St., Suite 400, Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: (800) 892-0890

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and the federally funded Meals on Wheels program collaborate to provide home-delivered meals for seniors in need in Andover. While there is no cost for this program, those who are able to are encouraged to make a $2 donation. Only seniors who are unable to make it to their local senior center for meals will qualify. An Outreach Coordinator will come to the applicant’s home to determine if they are eligible for this program.

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.