Georgetown is nestled among rolling woods along the banks of the Merrimack River. It’s considered a far north suburb of Boston, where more than 10% of the population is 65 years of age or older, located about 28 miles from the city center. For retirees, there is plenty that Georgetown has to offer, from convenient access to amenities in the state’s capital to the small-town feel of the community. The community itself can be subject to colder, snowy winters which may affect the ability of the elderly to preserve their independence. 

Seniors can age in place in their own homes, with either light health care or homemaker services that include assistance with chores, meal preparation or running errands. According to the Genworth Cost of Care 2019 Survey, hourly rates for home health care are $28.75, and homemaker services are $28.50. To compare with Massachusetts overall, homemaker rates are $27.20 per hour and health aides $27.50. Georgetown seniors can expect to pay on average $5,434 to $5,482 for in-home care. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Georgetown, 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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown, 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.

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)

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)

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)

Altranais Home Care

1501 Main St Suite 32, Tewksbury, MA, 01876

Worst company ever, not helpful. My husband and I lost all our hours thanks to them. Stay as far away from this compa y a’s possible. They don’t even answer calls or pays employees
Worst company ever, not helpful. My husband and I lost all our hours thanks to them. Stay as far away from this compa y a’s possible. They don’t even answer calls or pays employees

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


Georgetown 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 Georgetown:

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Address: 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone:  (800) 392-6089

Although the state has some of the highest tax rates in the nation, there are a few exemptions for seniors who own property. Single people 65 and older may have a $1,000 tax exemption if their income is less than $23,718 per year and assets not in excess of $40,000. Deduction of the total water and sewer bills may be open to those 65 and older whose property taxes exceed 10% of their income. Exemptions for veterans and the legally blind are also available. 

Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP)

Address: 600 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 204-3600 

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission offers a no-interest loan program to help adults with disabilities modify their home, including bathroom access, larger doorways, and wheelchair ramps. The amount each household is eligible for depends on income and household size, although each home may only have one loan issued. The amount available to borrow ranges from $1,000 up to $50,000 (inclusive of all costs). 

Georgetown COA Meal and Activity Site

Address: 51 North Street, Georgetown, MA, 01833
Phone: (978) 452-5726.

Nutritious lunches are served Monday through Wednesday at the Georgetown Community Center, with spaces available by reservation. This outreach program is funded by the Older Americans Act and, while a small donation is advised, the program is free. This encourages seniors to enjoy socialization, thus reducing isolation. Transportation may be provided here through the COA Transportation Services. 

COA Transportation Services

Address: 51 North Street, Georgetown, MA 01833
Phone: (978) 352-5726

Seniors in Georgetown have options for transportation assistance. Two days a week, the COA van will take the elderly on shopping trips or to run errands. A Ring-and-Ride service is available for any type of appointment in the greater Boston area but requires a 24-hour notice. The North Essex Transportation Service also provides rides on an as-needed basis, with reservations required. All of these programs are executed by the Georgetown Senior Center and the Council on Aging. 

Massachusetts LIHEAP and HEARTWAP programs

Address:  3 Washington Square, 2nd Floor, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: (978) 373-1971

These programs are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and offer heating and electricity bill payment assistance for those who meet certain income guidelines. Eligibility is based on household size and can vary from year to year. Other programs include home weatherization for the elderly and needy. 

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.