Salisbury is a seaside resort town in the northern reaches of the greater Boston area that has become a popular destination for in-state tourists and weekend visitors from around New England. Home to 9,400 people, 19% of Salisbury’s residents are seniors aged 65 and over.

Seniors are relatively safe in Salisbury, where the crime rate is generally half the national average for similar-sized cities. The cost of living in Salisbury is roughly 32% above the national average for all expenses combined, though much of this is the high price of local real estate. Seniors in Salisbury can expect to pay up to 17% less than the national average for healthcare. Massachusetts has joined the AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which means the Commonwealth’s leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city, county or state a great place to live for people of all ages.

Homemaker services in Salisbury cost an average of $5,148 a month, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Home health aides cost seniors in Salisbury an average of $5,339. Seniors nationwide pay an average of $4,195 for homemaker assistance, while the cost of home health aides averages $4,004 nationally.

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

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 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.

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


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


Salisbury 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 Salisbury:

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Address: 100 Cambridge St., Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 573-1100

Seniors who own a home in Salisbury can get help weatherizing their homes from the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). WAP services include a free home inspection and recommendations for improved energy efficiency. Upgrades the program pays for can include new insulation and weather-resistant windows and doors.

Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP)

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

Seniors in Salisbury may be able to upgrade their homes for improved safety and accessibility through the Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP). HMLP is a state program that seniors in Essex County can apply for to get a 0% loan for approved repairs to their home’s structure, roof, flooring or kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Income and asset limits apply, as do residency requirements.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 100 Cambridge St., Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 573-1100

Seniors in Salisbury with limited incomes may be eligible for reduced monthly energy bills by signing up for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also known as the Fuel Assistance Program. LIHEAP is open to seniors in Salisbury who meet the program’s income and asset limitations, and eligible seniors may save up to 30% on their monthly utility costs.

Family Caregiver Support Program

Address: One Ashburton Pl., Floor 5, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-7750

Seniors aged 55 and over in Salisbury can get several different types of support to live independently in their homes from the Family Caregiver Support Program. The Family Caregiver Support Program is a recipient-directed benefit that can pay the cost of an in-home caregiver, as well as continuing training and support groups for designated caregivers. The program also helps seniors who are raising their grandchildren find resources to help with nutrition, education and both state and federal benefits.

Neighbors in Need

Address: 60 Island St., Suite 214-East, MA 01840
Phone: (978) 685-8321

Salisbury seniors can get the nutritional support they need to stay healthy, as well as several other essential items, from Essex County nonprofit Neighbors in Need. Neighbors in Need operates 13 food bank centers in the Essex County area, which are open to all residents, including seniors who need help buying or preparing their own food. The program also provides needed personal care supplies for seniors.

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.