Home to the esteemed University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, consistently ranks as one of America’s top cities in which to live. Its entrancing blend of vintage and progressive flair is appealing to seniors, who make up 11.5% of the city’s population of 119,980. Ann Arbor is full of scenic outdoor spaces such as Gallup Park and senior-friendly attractions such as the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Leslie Science Center and Main Street. Older residents here are in close proximity to world-class health care facilities including the University of Michigan Hospital.

Multiple home health care programs are available to older adult homeowners and renters in Ann Arbor. The 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reports that the average cost of homemaker services and home health aide services here is $3,527 per month. This is significantly lower than the national monthly average of $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services.

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

2019

Synergy Home Care

140 W. Middle st Suite A, Chelsea, MI, 48118

It has really made my life easer by doing the jobs that neither of us can do anymore. They do the dusting in places I cannot reach. Our experience have been really positive. We have had no problems … (read more)
It has really made my life easer by doing the jobs that neither of us can do anymore. They do the dusting in places I cannot reach. Our experience have been really positive. We have had no problems … (read more)

2020, 2021

Right at Home Ann Arbor

2355 East Stadium Boulevard, Suite 2, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

She really enjoyed the caregivers. They were very caring and willing to go over and beyond to care for my mother-in-law.
She really enjoyed the caregivers. They were very caring and willing to go over and beyond to care for my mother-in-law.

2019

Home Instead – Ann Arbor, MI

2160 S Huron Pkwy, Suite 4, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

We ask that staff do grocery shopping, cooking and light housekeeping. The staff ALWAYS arrive on time and they are ALWAYS responsive to our requests.
We ask that staff do grocery shopping, cooking and light housekeeping. The staff ALWAYS arrive on time and they are ALWAYS responsive to our requests.

Choice Senior Home Care

7551 Wisteria Way, Brighton, MI, 48116

Senior Choice Homecare is outstanding. My mother is 97 and has Alzheimer’s/Dementia. All of the caregivers who have helped us with Mom have been so very kind and thoughtful with her. They make a poi … (read more)
Senior Choice Homecare is outstanding. My mother is 97 and has Alzheimer’s/Dementia. All of the caregivers who have helped us with Mom have been so very kind and thoughtful with her. They make a poi … (read more)

Comforcare Home Care – Washtenaw-Downriver

124 Pearl St, Suite 203, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

We offer a wide variety of personal and companion care to our in-home clients. We specialize in fall risk awareness, dementia care, and being your one stop resource for all of your transition needs. H … (read more)
We offer a wide variety of personal and companion care to our in-home clients. We specialize in fall risk awareness, dementia care, and being your one stop resource for all of your transition needs. H … (read more)

My Family Home Care – West Bloomfield, MI

7154 Heather Heath Lane, West Bloomfield, MI, 48322

My Family Home Care offers in home caregiving services to seniors requiring assistance with activities of daily living <p></p> Services include <p></p> <li>Companionship support</li> <li>Personal … (read more)
My Family Home Care offers in home caregiving services to seniors requiring assistance with activities of daily living <p></p> Services include <p></p> <li>Companionship support</li> <li>Personal … (read more)

Home Instead – Brighton, MI

455 E Grand River Ave, Suite 102, Brighton, MI, 48116


FirstLight Home Care of Greater Ann Arbor

2723 South State St. Suite 150 , Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

FirstLight Home Care of Ann Arbor is rooted in the community we serve. Our culture is defined by our care. When you or your loved one need help at home, turn to FirstLight Home Care. We offer complete … (read more)
FirstLight Home Care of Ann Arbor is rooted in the community we serve. Our culture is defined by our care. When you or your loved one need help at home, turn to FirstLight Home Care. We offer complete … (read more)

BrightStar Care Ann Arbor

3810 Packard St, Suite 100C, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

It would have been very difficult for me to have to care for my husband all by myself. The owner was incredibly responsive and they accommodated for stressful situations.
It would have been very difficult for me to have to care for my husband all by myself. The owner was incredibly responsive and they accommodated for stressful situations.

2017, 2018

Caregiving Experts-Westland

33300 Warren Rd, Westland, MI, 48185

Caregiving Experts was great when they took care of my Mom. The caregivers were dependable and trustworthy. Karen was always responsive to my Mom’s care needs. I highly recommend this caregiving … (read more)
Caregiving Experts was great when they took care of my Mom. The caregivers were dependable and trustworthy. Karen was always responsive to my Mom’s care needs. I highly recommend this caregiving … (read more)

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)
The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Huron Valley

42450 12 Mile Rd, #215, Novi, MI, 48377

Our family is a current client of this exceptional provider. The Ann Arbor director of Client Services is excellent and has shared very helpful insights and tips about caring for a challenging parent … (read more)
Our family is a current client of this exceptional provider. The Ann Arbor director of Client Services is excellent and has shared very helpful insights and tips about caring for a challenging parent … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors® – In-Home Care Services – SE, MI

10 Washington Street , Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

The concept of relatable seniors speaking the same language as my parents made sense. But when I reached out to this Wayne County chapter of SHS I was BLOWN AWAY by the genuine kindness and flexibili … (read more)
The concept of relatable seniors speaking the same language as my parents made sense. But when I reached out to this Wayne County chapter of SHS I was BLOWN AWAY by the genuine kindness and flexibili … (read more)

Affinity Home Care Agency

2569 Union Lake Road, Commerce Township, MI, 48382

I’m so happy that I told my doctor that I wanted Affinity to provide me with my rehabilitation after my hip surgery. I was given the best patient care possible. The staff came to visit me at the hospi … (read more)
I’m so happy that I told my doctor that I wanted Affinity to provide me with my rehabilitation after my hip surgery. I was given the best patient care possible. The staff came to visit me at the hospi … (read more)

Angel Home Care Services, Inc.

6800 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI, 48101

This company hires CNAS and they do not comply by the 24 month recertification laws for you to get recertified.
This company hires CNAS and they do not comply by the 24 month recertification laws for you to get recertified.

Reliable Home Care, LLC

2232 S. Main St. , # 533 , Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

My family was a client of Reliable Home Care for our 90 year old father. Staff were not only timely, polite but was a team of staff that covered all our hours without conflict. With my father havin … (read more)
My family was a client of Reliable Home Care for our 90 year old father. Staff were not only timely, polite but was a team of staff that covered all our hours without conflict. With my father havin … (read more)

Nothing But Us Care

31700 W 13 Mile Rd, Ste 212, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

We have used Nothing But Us Care for my spouse, and they’re excellent. We were very pleased with the service that we got from them. They did just about everything we asked. The caregiver who came was … (read more)
We have used Nothing But Us Care for my spouse, and they’re excellent. We were very pleased with the service that we got from them. They did just about everything we asked. The caregiver who came was … (read more)

Experts In Home Health Management, Inc.

25319 Little Mack Ave., Saint Clair Shores, MI, 48081

I think that Experts In Home Health Managem in Eastpointe, Michigan is an excellent choice for someone who is independent and who prefers to live independently in the privacy of their own home and who … (read more)
I think that Experts In Home Health Managem in Eastpointe, Michigan is an excellent choice for someone who is independent and who prefers to live independently in the privacy of their own home and who … (read more)

Caring Partners Home Health

3909 Research Park Dr , Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

I think that Glacier Hills in Ann Arbor, Michigan is an excellent choice for someone who is independent and who prefers to live in the privacy of their own home and who is looking for some outside sup … (read more)
I think that Glacier Hills in Ann Arbor, Michigan is an excellent choice for someone who is independent and who prefers to live in the privacy of their own home and who is looking for some outside sup … (read more)

MPI Home Care

1055 Charter Dr, Ste 102, Flint, MI, 48532

I would recommend MPI Home Care because they are accommodating and the nurses were hand picked. The services help us to not have to be with the cleint all the time. She has dementia and cannot take c … (read more)
I would recommend MPI Home Care because they are accommodating and the nurses were hand picked. The services help us to not have to be with the cleint all the time. She has dementia and cannot take c … (read more)

Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor:

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Address: 29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48034
Phone number: (800) 852-7795

Part of a national network of agencies, the nonprofit Area Agency on Aging 1-B supports older adults and their caregivers in a six-county region that includes Washtenaw County. This organization connects individuals with programs and services they need for independence, safety and comfort in their homes. Services include personal assistance, housekeeping, meal preparation and financial counseling. Through the Community Living Program, AAA 1-B may also provide emergency response buttons and respite care.

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

Address: 4925 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone number: (734) 971-9781

The Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County provides assistance and information to older individuals aged 60 and older who need help remaining in their own homes. The Senior Services program includes a dedicated advocate, minor household chores and repairs and home safety device installations. Adult day activities and respite services for caregivers are also available. Resources include a Senior Resource Guide and an online directory of county-wide initiatives for seniors.

Housing Bureau for Seniors

Address: Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone number: (734) 998-9339

The University of Michigan’s Housing Bureau for Seniors connects older residents and caregivers to community-based resources to find and maintain permanent, safe housing. The Elderly Eviction Prevention and Foreclosure Prevention programs help senior renters and homeowners remain in their residences. Coordinators and volunteers in the Housing Counseling program offer personal and group assistance through educational programs and community events.

Jewish Family Services

Address: 2245 S. State St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone number: (734) 769-0209

The JFS’s Washtenaw Integrated Senior Experience (WISE) offers individualized care and care coordination to help seniors age in place with dignity. Through the Comfort Line and Friendly Visitors programs, volunteers connect with older residents to reduce isolation and assess for needs. Aging in Place Services links seniors and their families to needed community resources. Other services include:

  • Meals at Home delivery
  • Grief counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Specialty Food Pantry
  • Caregiver Assessment Respite Education & Support (CARES)
  • Low-cost transportation

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 415 W Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone number: (734) 544-6748

Washtenaw County residents who qualify can receive free weatherization services through a partnership between the county and the US Department of Energy. This initiative provides a free energy audit and eligible repairs for homeowners and renters. Home improvements may include:

  • Weather-stripping around doors 
  • Caulking around drafty doors and windows
  • Water heater and furnace inspections and repairs
  • Insulation in the walls, attic and crawl spaces

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.