Gloucester, Massachusetts, lies on Cape Ann, 40 miles north of Boston and is America’s oldest fishing port. It’s home to more than 30,000 people, 21% of whom are aged 65 and over. Seniors can breathe easy here, especially since the EPA gives the city an air quality rating of 75, 17 points higher than the national average. There’s an interesting Fisherman’s Memorial that locals use as a landmark, and visitors can trek aboard the Adventure, a 1926 schooner docked in Gloucester.

Area seniors living at home may wish to age in place. These seniors can contact one of several home care agencies in Gloucester. Full homemaker services or lighter home health aide care is available. According to the Genworth Cost of Care 2019 Survey, seniors can expect to pay $28.75 an hour for home health and $28.50 for homemaker services. These rates are somewhat higher than the state averages of $27.20 per hour for homemaker services and $27.50 for home health aides.

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

2021

Right at Home Salem Marblehead

6 Lynde Street, Salem, MA, 01970

My family member has been receiving services from Right At Home since 2017. We have been so grateful for the well trained, highly professional aides who have cared for her with compassion and skill a … (read more)
My family member has been receiving services from Right At Home since 2017. We have been so grateful for the well trained, highly professional aides who have cared for her with compassion and skill a … (read more)

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)

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)

Home Instead – Peabody, MA

26-28 West St, Suite 108, Peabody, MA, 01960


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

Finding a really good aide who is well trained is the most important thing we needed. They need to communicate better from the office to the client. They need to be clearer.
Finding a really good aide who is well trained is the most important thing we needed. They need to communicate better from the office to the client. They need to be clearer.

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)

Nurta Home Healthcare – Lynn, MA

330 Lynnway, Suite 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)

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)

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.

Connected Home Care

57 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA, 01930

I have used this agency for 6 months. The aides are ok, but the office staff needs improving. Whenever I have questions about my mothers care or the schedule I get the run around. I’m still waiting … (read more)
I have used this agency for 6 months. The aides are ok, but the office staff needs improving. Whenever I have questions about my mothers care or the schedule I get the run around. I’m still waiting … (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)

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


Griswold Home Care

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


GIA Home Care Services LLC

316 MAIN ST Suite 500, Worcester, MA, 01608


Assurance Homecare LLC

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


Home Helpers of Lexington, MA

1500 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803


Global Care Provider LLC

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


Gloucester 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 Gloucester:

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

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

Massachusetts has some of the highest taxes in the country. Fortunately, seniors 65 and up may be eligible for a $1,100 refundable credit on personal state income taxes. The so-called Circuit Breaker tax credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes paid on the Gloucester home where the senior resides. 

Massachusetts LIHEAP

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

This state-funded program offers financial assistance with heating and electric bill payment for Gloucester seniors who meet certain income guidelines. Household size impacts the benefit amount, which varies from year to year. Other programs available offer assistance with home weatherization, which reduces heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

Action, Inc.

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

This agency, located in Gloucester, covers seniors in Essex, Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester counties. It helps low-income seniors pay their heating costs in the cold winter months in partnership with the Citgo Free Oil Heat program. Seniors may also be able to get assistance for heating system maintenance. Weatherization assistance offered by Action, Inc. can result in energy-saving updates to property owned and occupied by seniors.

SeniorCare, Inc. – Gloucester Meals on Wheels

Address: 49 Blackburn Ctr., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 281-1750

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals for Gloucester seniors who can no longer prepare their meals. Volunteers deliver the meals and provide human contact for vulnerable seniors. This can improve their health and well-being.

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.