Boxford is in Essex County in Northern Massachusetts, This dates back to 1646 and is steeped in history. Among its present-day population of 8,300, nearly 17% are seniors 65 or older. Seniors with respiratory issues can breathe easily here thanks to the high air quality. The city’s low violent and property crime rates of 5.5 and 9.2, respectively, are a fraction of the national averages, indicating seniors can feel secure at home and while running errands in town.

Seniors living in Boxford can age at home with the assistance of home care agencies providing homemaker and home aide services. Boxford homemaker services average $5,484 monthly or $28.50 per hour, and home health aide services cost about $5,482, or $28.75 monthly. Nationwide, homemaker services average $4,290, whereas home aide services cost approximately $4,385 per month, making Boxford comparatively more expensive. However, the cost of living in Boxford is 60% higher than the national average, and the home care costs in the city are on par with state averages.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Boxford, 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 Boxford 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 Boxford, MA

2017, 2020

Right at Home Haverhill, MA

350 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830

Very professional service. Home makers were very hard and dedicated workers. Office workers and home makers had excellent customer service skills. Employees were always on time. I would highly recomme … (read more)
Very professional service. Home makers were very hard and dedicated workers. Office workers and home makers had excellent customer service skills. Employees were always on time. I would highly recomme … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – North Andover, MA

231 Sutton St, Suite 2H, North Andover, MA, 01845

My sister and I contacted Home Instead in North Andover at a difficult moment, when our father began to exhibit signs of serious mental decline that called for 24/7 assistance, when we each lived some … (read more)
My sister and I contacted Home Instead in North Andover at a difficult moment, when our father began to exhibit signs of serious mental decline that called for 24/7 assistance, when we each lived some … (read more)

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)

Griswold Home Care

9 Bartlet St., Suite 143, Andover, MA, 01810


BrightStar Care Danvers / North Shore

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

They send good quality caregivers. I would like more information about the company like about their clients and what they’re supposed to do. They didn’t give us a lot of information.
They send good quality caregivers. I would like more information about the company like about their clients and what they’re supposed to do. They didn’t give us a lot of information.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Comfort Keepers of the North Shore

129 Dodge Street, Suite One, Beverly, MA, 01915

Comfort Keepers was just fine. They helped my mother with the chores around the house and with the laundry. They showed up on time, called ahead, and managed appropriately.
Comfort Keepers was just fine. They helped my mother with the chores around the house and with the laundry. They showed up on time, called ahead, and managed appropriately.

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)

Bring Care Home

10 South Main Street, Suite 208, Topsfield, MA, 01833


Clark Care Inc.

533 Main Street,, Winchester, MA, 01890


GIA Home Care Services LLC

316 MAIN ST Suite 500, Worcester, MA, 01608


Assurance Homecare LLC

143 Essex Street, Suite 271, Haverhill, MA, 01832



Global Care Provider LLC

56 Central Ave, Suite 308, Lynn, MA, 01901


Home Care & More Llc

15 Nutting Rd, Westford, MA, 01886


Homewell Cares Services of Andover

300 Brickstone Square Suite 201, Andover, MA, 01810


Boxford 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 Boxford:

Action, Inc.

Address: 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 283-7874

Based in Gloucester, Action Inc. is available to seniors in Essex, Manchester, Rockport and Ipswich counties. It provides financial assistance to low-income seniors for the following services:

  • Energy Cost Assistance 
  • Heating System Maintenance 
  • Weatherization 

Homestead Exemptions for Property Tax

Address: Northern Essex Registry of Deeds, 354 Merrimack Street Suite 304 (C), Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: (978) 557-1900

Throughout Massachusetts, aging citizens may apply for property tax exemptions via the homestead laws. The state gives up taxes on $125,000 to $500,000 of the assessed property value, based on the total assessed value of the home and the income of the property’s senior owners. Seniors must live in the homestead property and can approach their local taxing authority to determine their eligibility. 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Address: 45 Congress Street, Suite 4120, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 825-7300

Boxford seniors can apply for help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. This federally mandated program is distributed through local or regional Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) offices. Seniors residents can use SNAP benefits to buy food in stores and some farmers’ markets. There are both financial and non-financial criteria, and Boxford seniors who qualify receive a benefits card in the mail.

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.