Historic Wakefield, Massachusetts, is a small suburb just ten miles north of Boston in Middlesex County. Around 17% of Wakefield residents are seniors over the age of 65. Wakefield is a thriving community known for its impressive public library and the beautiful Lake Quannapowitt. Many residents enjoy the 3.6-mile walking track around the lake, and sailing, kayaking and pedal boats are also popular on pleasant days. Wakefield boasts a variety of enjoyable community festivals including a 4th of July celebration and the Festival Italia. Residents enjoy life in this quiet community knowing that Boston’s cultural institutions and exciting shopping and dining options are only a short train ride on the MBTA away.

Understandably, many seniors are interested in care options that allow them to stay in their homes for a longer period of time. Wakefield seniors may decide to use the services of a quality home health care agency, which averages around $28 per hour in the Boston area. The average monthly cost for both in-home care, at $5,434, and home health care, at $5,482, are about the same. The cost of care in Wakefield is somewhat higher than the national average, which is $23 per hour for home health care. 

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

Home Instead – Melrose, MA

One Nelson Ter, 1st Floor, Melrose, MA, 02176

What I love the most about Home Instead SC is that their quality service does not stop at their office. The caregivers they hire and train are outstanding at what they do. I also find the company very … (read more)
What I love the most about Home Instead SC is that their quality service does not stop at their office. The caregivers they hire and train are outstanding at what they do. I also find the company very … (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)

Right at Home Somerville, MA

120 Middlesex Ave., Somerville, MA, 02145

my mom needed a companion in assisted living and the folks at right at home were able to provide support within just a couple days. when my moms needs increased they were again able to provide som … (read more)
my mom needed a companion in assisted living and the folks at right at home were able to provide support within just a couple days. when my moms needs increased they were again able to provide som … (read more)

Purple Nurse Home Care

125 Cambridge Park Drive Suite 301 , Cambridge, MA, 02140

We proudly provide non-medical home care services to individuals with disabilities, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. We are composed of highly trained and competent staff members wh … (read more)
We proudly provide non-medical home care services to individuals with disabilities, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. We are composed of highly trained and competent staff members wh … (read more)

Access Now Homecare

147 Range Way Rd., Apt. 3301, Billerica, MA, 01862

AccessNow Home care is a company that Helps Seniors stay safe at home.This company bases it’s services on the needs of a home bound individual.We provide personalised care,hourly or 24/7. We are affor … (read more)
AccessNow Home care is a company that Helps Seniors stay safe at home.This company bases it’s services on the needs of a home bound individual.We provide personalised care,hourly or 24/7. We are affor … (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)

Homewatch CareGivers of Malden

40 Eastern Ave, Malden, MA, 02148

Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG) of Malden is a family owned business, providing Personal non-medical care to the elderly and persons with disabilities, with a goal of providing them with a higher quality … (read more)
Homewatch CareGivers (HWCG) of Malden is a family owned business, providing Personal non-medical care to the elderly and persons with disabilities, with a goal of providing them with a higher quality … (read more)

Guardian Angel Senior Services Inc. – Lynnfield

40 Salem St Ste 8, Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Guardian Angel Senior Services is an 18-year-old family-owned business. <p></p> Founded in 2003 by Daniel and Melanie Lewis, Guardian Angel Senior Services was created from a dream that we could mak … (read more)
Guardian Angel Senior Services is an 18-year-old family-owned business. <p></p> Founded in 2003 by Daniel and Melanie Lewis, Guardian Angel Senior Services was created from a dream that we could mak … (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

Just being here was a big help to me, but one of the caregivers helped me when I had to set up a lot of medicines for the week and it was super helpful. I like the quality of the people that were sen … (read more)
Just being here was a big help to me, but one of the caregivers helped me when I had to set up a lot of medicines for the week and it was super helpful. I like the quality of the people that were sen … (read more)

Minute Women In-Home Care

238 Bedford St, Lexington, MA, 02420

We found the owner difficult and indifferent. The aide assigned left early and arrived late, and seemed to feel she could come and go as she pleased, spent a lot of time in her car on the phone. Thi … (read more)
We found the owner difficult and indifferent. The aide assigned left early and arrived late, and seemed to feel she could come and go as she pleased, spent a lot of time in her car on the phone. Thi … (read more)

Truly Cherished Home Care LLC

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

Truly Cherished was unbelievably helpful and kind when our family was in a time of need. My grandfather needed 24 hour assistance at home, especially when COVID restrictions would not allow family to … (read more)
Truly Cherished was unbelievably helpful and kind when our family was in a time of need. My grandfather needed 24 hour assistance at home, especially when COVID restrictions would not allow family to … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care of Wilmington

5 Middlesex Ave, Ste 19, Wilmington, MA, 01887

Highly recommend this service. From the very beginning, John and his team were very compassionate, professional and genuine in helping us with a solution. We encountered a few hurdles with the state … (read more)
Highly recommend this service. From the very beginning, John and his team were very compassionate, professional and genuine in helping us with a solution. We encountered a few hurdles with the state … (read more)

Advanced Care Inc

5 Bristol Dr, South Easton, MA, 02375

I have been a client of Advanced Care for a while now and my way of life has improved dramatically. My aid and I get along great and have a wonderful relationship. She helps with light housekeeping, p … (read more)
I have been a client of Advanced Care for a while now and my way of life has improved dramatically. My aid and I get along great and have a wonderful relationship. She helps with light housekeeping, p … (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)

Commonwealth Caregivers

56 Pickering Street , Needham, MA, 02492


Independence Home Care, Inc.

21 Custom House Street, Suite 910, Boston, MA, 02110

I contacted Independence Home Care because my mother needed very special care. My mother received excellent care from IHC. I had heard about Independence Home Care from MIT University, they told me IH … (read more)
I contacted Independence Home Care because my mother needed very special care. My mother received excellent care from IHC. I had heard about Independence Home Care from MIT University, they told me IH … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of North Shore

2 Franklin St, Stoneham, MA, 02180

Comfort Keepers were utterly professional, caring, reliable, and creative when it came to caring for my Mom, who suffers from dementia. I truly had a support team at my disposal 24/7. I would highly … (read more)
Comfort Keepers were utterly professional, caring, reliable, and creative when it came to caring for my Mom, who suffers from dementia. I truly had a support team at my disposal 24/7. I would highly … (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)

Beyond Love ‘N Care

124 4th St, Medford, MA, 02155

I had been searching for a Home Care agency that I could feel comfortable with. After calling a few places I decided to contact Beyond Love N’ Care; when I got to talk to the owner he understood imm … (read more)
I had been searching for a Home Care agency that I could feel comfortable with. After calling a few places I decided to contact Beyond Love N’ Care; when I got to talk to the owner he understood imm … (read more)

Wakefield 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 Wakefield:

Elizabeth E. Boit Fund

Address: Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street, #19, Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (781) 324-7705

The Elizabeth E. Boit Fund is a special program set aside for older adults living in the Wakefield area. Seniors who face an urgent need and meet certain eligibility requirements can reach out to see if the Elizabeth E. Boit fund may be able to provide emergency financial assistance. 

Wakefield Tax Exemption Program

Address: 30 Converse Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: (781) 245-3312

Residents of Wakefield over the age of 60 may be able to qualify for a special exemption of $750 on their real estate tax bills in exchange for 68 hours of community service to the Town of Wakefield. In order to be eligible for the program, residents must:

  • be age 60 years and over
  • be the assessed owner of the property on which the tax is exempted
  • live in the property as a primary residence 
  • have owned residence for at least 5 years
  • have lived in Massachusetts for at least 10 years

MassOptions

Address: 1 Ashburton Pl 11th floor, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (844) 422-6277

MassOptions is a free resource for all Massachusetts residents. It can help seniors, caregivers and family members find services and assistance programs that help older adults live independently at home. Thanks to MassOptions, seniors can avoid the frustration of calling several agencies or researching online. 

Health Equipment Items for Loan

Address: Wakefield’s Council on Aging, 30 Converse Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: (781) 245-3312

Seniors who wish to remain in their home may occasionally suffer an occasional health setback and require certain helpful items during their recovery. The Wakefield Council on Aging has a number of health equipment items available to borrow for a long or short-term basis including: 

  • Bath chair
  • Bed rail
  • Cane
  • Commode
  • Transport chair
  • Walker

Call the above number for more information about availability and reservations. 

Transportation Services 

Address: Wakefield’s Council on Aging, 30 Converse Street, Wakefield, MA   01880
Phone: (781) 245-3312

The Wakefield Council on Aging offers transportation services to senior residents to make it easier to attend medical appointments, run errands or even go to the hair salon. General transportation is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trips to the senior center are free. Other trips require a small fee. Call the above number or check the website for more information about scheduling and payment. 

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.