The small town of Wenham is located up the North Coast, at the far outer edge where the greater Boston area fades into the green countryside of rural Massachusetts. This bedroom community of just 5,200 people, 16% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over, has over 300 acres of public parks and other open land where seniors can enjoy the area’s mild summers outdoors. Outdoor activities are generally safe for seniors in Wenham, where the crime rate is just 5% of the national average for cities of this size. Both Boston and Massachusetts are members of the AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities, and the town’s Council on Aging invites all seniors aged 60 and over to participate in its complimentary van and ride service for appointments around town.

Wenham seniors pay an average monthly cost of $5,148 for homemaker assistance in the home, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Seniors in Wenham can also expect to pay $5,339 a month for home health workers. This is higher than the national average costs for similar services. Seniors nationwide pay $4,195 a month for homemaker help and $4,004 for home health aides.

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

Right at Home Salem Marblehead

6 Lynde Street, Salem, MA, 01970

My family member has been receiving services from Right At Home since 2017. We have been so grateful for the well trained, highly professional aides who have cared for her with compassion and skill a … (read more)
My family member has been receiving services from Right At Home since 2017. We have been so grateful for the well trained, highly professional aides who have cared for her with compassion and skill a … (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)

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


Home Instead Senior Care – Peabody, MA

26-28 West St, Suite 108, Peabody, MA, 01960


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)

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)

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)

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


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


Wenham 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 Wenham:

Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

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

The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps seniors in Wenham prepare their homes for the winter with free home inspections and upgrades to their homes. WAP helps seniors reduce energy losses and improve their homes’ energy efficiency with new insulation and weather-resistant windows and doors. Seniors who apply for the program must meet residency requirements, as well as income and asset limits.

Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP)

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

Seniors who own their homes in Wenham, but who need help bringing their property up to code or improving access and safety may be eligible for no-interest loans with assistance from the state’s Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP). To qualify for a 0% interest loan through one of the program’s participating lenders, seniors must meet income and asset restrictions and get work approved in advance.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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

Seniors in Wenham may be able to save up to 30% on their monthly energy bills by applying for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is also known as the Fuel Assistance Program in Massachusetts. This program is open to Wenham residents who meet income and asset limitations, and who need assistance keeping their utility bills low. The program may also assist low-income seniors with a cash benefit to prevent electric or gas disconnections due to nonpayment.

Family Caregiver Support Program

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

Seniors aged 55 and over in Wenham can get assistance finding and paying for an in-home caregiver through the Family Caregiver Support Program. This program pays recipient-directed benefits to hire the caregiver of a senior’s choice, as well as training and support group assistance for enrolled caregivers. Seniors who are raising minor children in their families, such as grandchildren, can also apply to the program for help finding education, personal care and benefit support.

Neighbors in Need

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

Seniors in Wenham can get free food and personal care items from one of the 13 food banks operated on the North Coast by Neighbors in Need. This local nonprofit serves over 750 families and low-income individuals in the region every week, as well as helping local seniors get personal hygiene and grooming supplies at no cost.

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.