Founded in 1639, Rowley was one of the early Puritan settlements of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Today, nearly 6,400 people live in Rowley, and 14% of them are seniors 65 and older. Local seniors can relax at Mill River Winery when they try out the latest vintage, or enjoy 9-hole golf at the Rowley Country Club. With crime rates about a third of the national average, Rowley is safe for seniors who need to attend appointments and run errands in town.

Some seniors may wish to age in place at home but require assistance with personal care and housekeeping. Local home care agencies provide two levels of care, homemaker services and lighter home health aide services. Rowley homemaker services average $5,434 per month or $28.50 per hour; home health aide care costs approximately $5,482 per month or $28.75 per hour. The national average for homemaker services is $4,290 monthly for homemaker services and $4,385 monthly for health aide services. Rowley home care costs are only slightly higher than the Massachusetts state averages.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Rowley, MA, so data for the closest city, Boston, MA, was used.

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

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)

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)

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


Rowley 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 Rowley:

Rowley Council on Aging

Address: 39 Central Street, Rowley, MA 01969
Phone: (978) 948-7637

The Council on Aging in Rowley offers numerous programs to improve the lives of city seniors. For example, the Meals on Wheels Program offers well-balanced meals to seniors living at home and unable to cook for themselves. The COA Financial Resource Program helps older adults continue to live at home. Seniors 60 and older receive financial education and counseling and referrals to available assistance programs. 

Community Action 

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

Seniors can receive assistance for heating and heating systems based on household size and income. This program is administered locally and the site has three locations where seniors can fill out applications. Financial guidelines for eligibility are based on the average income in the state, found here.

Action, Inc.

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

This Gloucester-based organization serves Rowley and all of Essex County, as well as several other counties. It provides financial assistance to low-income seniors struggling to pay their winter fuel bill. The program also has limited resources to help seniors living at home upgrade or replace heating systems in older homes. Weatherization assistance saves seniors money on heating and cooling all year long. 

Homestead Exemptions for Property Tax

Address: Northern Essex Registry of Deeds, 354 Merrimack Street Suite 304 (C), Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: (978) 557-1900

In Rowley and the rest of the state, seniors may be eligible for Homestead Exemptions that save them money on property taxes. The state exempts $125,000 to $500,000 of the taxable home value for eligible seniors. Seniors who currently live in and own the homestead property can work with their local municipality to apply for the exemption.

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.