Seniors who call Methuen, Massachusetts, home enjoy suburban city living while staying connected to the community. Among the city’s nearly 50,000 residents, 14.6 percent are 65 and older. A number of things to enjoy for this aging population include year-round activities at the Methuen Senior Activity Center and Nevins Memorial Library, as well as concerts and other live performances at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Seniors and their loved ones can shop, dine and watch movies at The Loop or simply relax and appreciate nature at Forest Lake and the Methuen Rail Trail. Methuen also has the state-of-the-art Holy Family Hospital, and the city provides easy access to Boston and New Hampshire.

As part of the Greater Boston region, Methuen is a relatively expensive area for home care. According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, in-home care in Methuen costs $5,434 monthly, while home health care is slightly higher at $5,482. These amounts are significantly higher than the national monthly averages where in-home care and home health care costs are $4,290 and $4,385, respectively.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Methuen, 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 Methuen 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 Methuen, 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)

Savens Homecare – METHUEN, MA

300 BROADWAY SUITE 202, Methuen, MA, 01844


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)

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)

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)

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)

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


Griswold Home Care

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


GIA Home Care Services LLC

316 MAIN ST Suite 500, Worcester, MA, 01608


Methuen 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 Methuen:

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

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

This non-profit organization is a designated federal Area Agency on Aging (AAA) that serves seniors and persons with disabilities in Northeast Massachusetts. Some of the program’s services offered by ESMV are:

Methuen Assessor’s Office

Address: Searles Building, Room 103, 41 Pleasant Street, Methuen, MA 01844
Phone: (978) 983-8530

The City of Methuen Office of the City Assessor provides information on property tax exemption for elderly residents. Different qualifications are granted to seniors 60+ and 70+, widows, disabled veterans and the legally blind. Other criteria for eligibility are income and property ownership status as specified by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc.

Address: 100 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: (978) 388-7474

This non-profit volunteer driver program provides affordable curb-to-curb transportation for seniors going to local and out-of-town medical appointments, as well as shopping destinations and other places for errands. NEET serves 14 communities in the Merrimack Valley area, which includes Methuen. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles, and they receive supplemental automobile insurance and mileage reimbursement.

GLCAC LIHEAP and Fuel Assistance

Address: 305 Essex Street, 2nd Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 681-4950

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council provides assistance to Methuen seniors 65 years and older in need of support in paying their energy bills. Eligibility is based on the federal guidelines for a household’s gross income, and payments are made directly to the fuel provider. Home visits are available to homebound elderly applicants who are handicapped, and supplemental benefits may be provided.

GLCAC Project SENIOR

Address: 305 Essex Street, 2nd Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 681-4950

This free home safety repair program by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council and Lawrence Community Development Department is funded by Wells Fargo and has been serving seniors, including those in Methuen, since 2005. Some of the home safety services covered include the installation and repair handrails, grab bars, steps, ramps and bathroom fans, as well as the removal of hazardous components.

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.