Once famous for its thriving textile industry, Lawrence is popular with seniors today for its historic interests and vibrant arts and culture community. Of the more than 80,000 people who live here, only 9.8% are aged 65 and over. Despite this relatively low percentage of seniors, the city has many special programs for older adults, and is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

Seniors who plan on aging in place in Lawrence have many options when it comes to home care. According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, a home health aide costs an average of $25.75 per hour while homemakers services cost an average of $25.50 per hour. The national average cost for a home health aide is $4,385 per month compared to $5,482 per month in Lawrence, making home services in the area quite a bit more expensive than they are in other parts of the country.

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

2017, 2020

Right at Home Haverhill, MA

350 Main Street, Haverhill, MA, 01830

My father needed overnight supervision. They were able to provide care right away (next day) and were very reliable. I would highly recommend this agency.
My father needed overnight supervision. They were able to provide care right away (next day) and were very reliable. I would highly recommend this agency.

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)

Home Instead – 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)

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.

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)

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)

Truly Cherished Home Care LLC

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

Very caring and excellent caregivers, my mom was really happy to have them as her carers.
Very caring and excellent caregivers, my mom was really happy to have them as her carers.

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)

Home Health Vna

360 Merrimack Street Building 9, Lawrence, MA, 01843


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)

Bring Care Home

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


Clark Care Inc.

533 Main Street,, Winchester, MA, 01890


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



Lawrence 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 Lawrence:

Lawrence Council on Aging

Address: 155 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 620-3540

The Council on Aging for the City of Lawrence operates a wide variety of services and programs to help seniors in the community age in place. Some of these are available at the local senior center. The Housing Assistance Advocate can help seniors ensure that their home meets their mobility and health needs. They also provide Meals on Wheels and information about local legal and fuel assistance.

LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

Address: 305 Essex Street 4th Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 681-4900

Provided by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, LIHEAP helps pay for a portion of heating bills for residents who are at risk. Funds are submitted directly to utilities for this purpose. This program is available for households that earn less than $37,360 per year. Proof of residence and valid photo identifications will be needed to apply. In addition, local law prevents utilities from shutting off service for those aged 65 and over between November 15 to March 15.

Home Modification Loan Program

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

This loan program, which is operated by Community Teamwork, gives seniors the funding they need to make accessibility and safety modifications so they can remain independent in their own homes. Loan amounts are between $1,000 and $50,000, depending on the income of the applicant. This is a 0% deferred payment loan that the homeowner can use to hire contractors of their choice. Unfortunately, there are no reimbursements available for already completed work. 

Elderly Statutory Exemption

Address: 200 Common Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978)-620-3190

The city of Lawrence offers a modest homestead exemption for low-income seniors. To be eligible, at least one owner must be aged 70 or over, and the residents can’t have an income of more than $13,000 if they are single, and  $15,000 if they are married. The entire value of the owner’s estate, excluding property value, cannot exceed $28,000. Applications must be submitted with proof of income and residency to the city’s assessor’s office. The exemption is worth $500 per year. 

Meals on Wheels Program

Address: 280 Merrimack Street, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: (978) 683-7747

The Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley provides a Meals on Wheels program that brings hot, nutritious meals to seniors in Lawrence who are unable to obtain meals on their own. These delivered meals meet one-third of daily USDA standards and they are available in many varieties, including renal, cardiac, chopped, ground and pureed. 

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.