The small rural town of Douglas Massachusetts is located in Worcester County and has a humid continental climate of warm summers, snowy winters and mild fall weather. Douglas is a small town surrounded by extensive woodlands. Despite its moderate isolation, the town’s attractions include a community-oriented small town atmosphere, extensive nearby nature areas such as Douglas State Park and unique country shopping opportunities through local farm and orchard retailers. Douglas also hosts a town farmer’s market.  Based on information from 2019 U.S. Census estimates, Douglas has a population of just over 9,000 residents. 12.1% of them are aged 65 or older, which is well under the national average of 16.5%.

Access to high-quality primary medical care isn’t available in Douglas itself. However, UMass Memorial Health manages at least two locations in nearby Worcester, less than 15 miles from the town. Homemaker and home health aide services in the town are on the expensive side according to Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 data, respectively having average prices of $5,602 and $5,510. This is well above national averages of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aides.

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

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Eastern Worcester County

8 Church Street, Westborough, MA, 01581

I have used Right at Home from time to time to care for my Aunt when she would have issues that resulted in her need to be hospitalized. Right at Home staff helped transition her back to her Independe … (read more)
I have used Right at Home from time to time to care for my Aunt when she would have issues that resulted in her need to be hospitalized. Right at Home staff helped transition her back to her Independe … (read more)

2017, 2018

Home Instead – Attleboro, MA

555 Pleasant St, Unit 104, Attleboro, MA, 02703

The agency provides care for my bedridden husband. They do a 3-hour shift in the morning and another 3-hour shift in the evening. They are always on time, and very courteous and respectful. When n … (read more)
The agency provides care for my bedridden husband. They do a 3-hour shift in the morning and another 3-hour shift in the evening. They are always on time, and very courteous and respectful. When n … (read more)

Home Instead – Northborough, MA

386 W Main St, Suite 14, Northborough, MA, 01532

Wonderful individuals on both sides of the organization… Administrative staff and in-home assistance. Don’t know what I would do without them all!
Wonderful individuals on both sides of the organization… Administrative staff and in-home assistance. Don’t know what I would do without them all!

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)

Always Best Care of Greater Worcester

65 James St., Ste. 8A , Worcester, MA, 01603

Since 1996, Always Best Care has combined national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. We are experts at offering Assisted Living Placement services and Non medical i … (read more)
Since 1996, Always Best Care has combined national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. We are experts at offering Assisted Living Placement services and Non medical i … (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)

Oasis At Dodge Park

101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA, 01606

My Dad has been with Oasis for over 2 years. I tell everyone I know about Oasis. Dad was in a prior facility that did not have the training or the capability to care for those who have mental challe … (read more)
My Dad has been with Oasis for over 2 years. I tell everyone I know about Oasis. Dad was in a prior facility that did not have the training or the capability to care for those who have mental challe … (read more)

Commonwealth Caregivers

56 Pickering Street , Needham, MA, 02492


Connecticut Homecare Services LLC

155 Main St Suite 202 A, Danbury, CT, 06810

Caring considerate employees of this agency. They know their stuff. Very respectful of client. A great experience so far.
Caring considerate employees of this agency. They know their stuff. Very respectful of client. A great experience so far.

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)

Integra Home Health

264 N Main Street, Suite 12, East Longmeadow, MA, 01028

Prime Home Health is very good, and so far it’s working out fine. The staff was fine, and we just started using them. That’s a blessing. The caregiver is very caring, and I liked her. The billing … (read more)
Prime Home Health is very good, and so far it’s working out fine. The staff was fine, and we just started using them. That’s a blessing. The caregiver is very caring, and I liked her. The billing … (read more)

Medex Healthcare

PO Box 231, Auburn, MA, 01501



GIA Home Care Services LLC

316 MAIN ST Suite 500, Worcester, MA, 01608


Peace and Harmony Homecare Services

28 South Main Street, Building B, Sharon, MA, 02067


Omama Home Healthcare

484 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01601


Douglas 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 Douglas:

Douglas Adult Social Center

Address: 331 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516
Phone Number: (508) 476-2283

The Douglas Adult Social Center offers an essential social activity focal point for elderly residents of the town of Douglas. The senior center makes a weekly schedule of osteo exercise classes, painting classes, game days, Zumba sessions, yoga classes and other recreational or hobby activities available to visitors. The Adult Social Center is also a pickup and information point for seniors wishing to enroll with the Elder Bus Service of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority, which offers regularly scheduled pickup and drop-off services for seniors to medical and shopping destinations.

Worcester Commission on Aging

Address:  4767 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone Number: (410) 632-1277

More than one organization offers Meals on Wheels to residents of Worcester County and Douglas, but the main provider is the nonprofit Worcester Commission on Aging, which serves daily hot lunch options throughout the whole of the county with help from volunteers and affiliates. Residents of the county who are homebound may apply by phone. The WorCOA also delivers a wide range of other services which include an adult day care center, a caregiver support program and personal care assistance. All of the commission’s programs and services are offered at nonprofit pricing or are free of charge.

Tri-Valley, Inc.

Address: 10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA, 01571
Phone Number: (508) 949-6640

The regional nonprofit Tri-Valley is dedicated to assisting senior residents of Worcester County who have difficulties with the daily necessities of independent living. Its services include information assistance, resource management and referrals to other programs. One example of this is Tri-Valley’s referral service for the Massachusetts State Home Care (SHC) Program, which provides eligible seniors 60 or older with a whole range of in-home support services. Elders who contact Tri-Valley can then be referred to the SHC Program for an assessment with a case manager.

Worcester LGBT Elder Network (WLEN)

Address: 67 Millbrook St, Worcester, MA 01606
Phone Number: (508) 756-1545

The Worcester LGBT Elder Network is a branch of the nonprofit Elder Services of the Worcester Area. The parent organization offers numerous referral, information and direct support services to vulnerable senior residents of Worcester County, while the WLEN offers similar services but with a focus on elderly LGBT individuals. The Elder Network’s services include nutrition programs, protective services support, legal assistance, options counseling and the possibility of enrollment in the regional, MassHealth-funded Personal Care Attendant 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 – 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.