Battle Creek is home to senior-friendly cultural and social venues and activities. Golfers can choose from several courses, including Lake Doster Golf Club, home of the tough “Little Monster” hole. Movies and live theater, a symphony orchestra and parks that feature horticultural displays and walks are just a few of the offerings. The Willard Library has a vast selection of books, CDs, DVDs and other media. Seniors looking for some physical activity can find it on local trails, in the Leila Arboretum and even in the Curtis Whitaker Bark Park, where they can play endless games of catch with their pups.

Battle Creek’s population is 20,697, with 14.4% age 65 or older. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, homemaker and home health aide costs are estimated to be $4,671 each in Battle Creek, which is higher than the national average of $4,481 and $4,576.

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

In Home Companions

5749 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

By giving me a little bit of a break so I can do more jobs and get more hours because I know someone is here with her. A lot of them seem to be invested in her care and how she’s doing.
By giving me a little bit of a break so I can do more jobs and get more hours because I know someone is here with her. A lot of them seem to be invested in her care and how she’s doing.

Right at Home Kalamazoo

2990 Business One Drive, Kalamazoo, MI, 49048

We got Right at Home Kalamazoo for my parents. They’ve been very good, we haven’t had any issues, and they come once a week. They do house cleaning, sometimes, and transport to the store. I have to su … (read more)
We got Right at Home Kalamazoo for my parents. They’ve been very good, we haven’t had any issues, and they come once a week. They do house cleaning, sometimes, and transport to the store. I have to su … (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)

Health Care Associates

3101 Prairie St SW, Grandville, MI, 49418

We hired Health Care Associates & Community Care Givers. They seem to be doing a good job. I feel confident that they are taking care of my husband. They clean up the house. Everything seems to be … (read more)
We hired Health Care Associates & Community Care Givers. They seem to be doing a good job. I feel confident that they are taking care of my husband. They clean up the house. Everything seems to be … (read more)

Here To Help Home Care

2150 44th St. SE , Suite 204, Kentwood, MI, 49508

They REALLY ARE here to help us. They are very customer service oriented. When we first set up they had some great tips that turned out to make our job a lot easier. The staff responds quickly to a … (read more)
They REALLY ARE here to help us. They are very customer service oriented. When we first set up they had some great tips that turned out to make our job a lot easier. The staff responds quickly to a … (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)

Homewatch CareGivers of Kalamazoo

810 W. Kilgore Rd. Suite 4, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008

My wife’s caregivers come from Homewatch CareGivers. There’s one caregiver that is like a tornado. She works so fast and she has the house clean very well. I have a checklist for them to do and a coup … (read more)
My wife’s caregivers come from Homewatch CareGivers. There’s one caregiver that is like a tornado. She works so fast and she has the house clean very well. I have a checklist for them to do and a coup … (read more)

Bronson at Home

165 N Washington Ave,, Battle Creek, MI, 49037

We’ve got home care coming in a day or two a week for my aunt. The caregiver helps her with her personal care and cleaning her house. The service has been good. A caregiver comes once a week, shower … (read more)
We’ve got home care coming in a day or two a week for my aunt. The caregiver helps her with her personal care and cleaning her house. The service has been good. A caregiver comes once a week, shower … (read more)

Arcadia Home Care & Staffing Battle Creek MI

77 S 20th St Suite 213, , Battle Creek, MI, 49015


Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek:

CareWell Services Southwest (Region 3B Area Agency on Aging)

Address:  200 W. Michigan Ave., #102, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone Number:  (269) 966-2450

CareWell Services is designated to provide services on behalf of the Region 3B Area Agency on Aging. Its goal is to help seniors maintain their independence while staying in their communities and homes. One of their educational programs, the Aging Mastery Program, teaches older adults how to thrive and plan their nutritional, physical and emotional health. Besides arranging group dining experiences, the agency makes available federal financial assistance for purchasing fresh, non-processed foods from farmers’ markets in the area.

Senior Care Partners, PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

Address:  200 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone Number: (269) 441-9300

Senior Care Partners provides information to older adults, most of whom pay nothing for the resulting services. Working with PACE, a part of the federal CMS agency behind Medicare and Medicaid, Senior Care Partners is a nonprofit agency that utilizes a team approach. The team assesses each senior’s living situation, health, memory and other parameters, then develops a list of helpful resources they may need. Common resources are medical care, medication management and wellness both physical and social. The intended result is that seniors live safely in the community.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 190 E. Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 490, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0490
Phone Number:  (269) 966-1284

LIHEAP is a government-funded program that assists low-income households pay their heating bills. It can also assist with managing telephone and gas bills. Applicants must be 18 years old and meet specific home and income requirements. The program improves the delivery of low-income energy sources, enabling low-income seniors to spend less on their utilities.

Legal Services of S. Central Michigan

Address: 123 W. Territorial Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone Number: (269) 965-3951

This service provides no-charge advice and representation to older adults with legal needs, though it doesn’t advise or represent clients in criminal or civil proceedings that generate fees. It helps seniors acquire supplemental income for basic needs, navigates insurance and health care issues, and provides remedies to prevent homelessness in the older population. Legal Services prioritizes its services to benefit low-income older adults.

AgingCare Online Caregivers Support Group

Phone Number: (239) 594-3222

AgingCare Online Caregivers Support Group is a web-based organization that supports family caregivers. Professional in-home care can be expensive, and the responsibility often falls to family members. Having to care for someone 24/7 can take a toll on the caregiver, who may suffer from depression, anxiety and burnout. There’s often a financial toll as well. AgingCare maintains a peer-to-peer support group in a forum where caregivers can ask questions and provide feedback. The platform, which is available 24/7, is free and anonymous.

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.