Bay City is a small city near the shore of Lake Huron in Bay County, Michigan. This vibrant coastal town enjoys a humid continental climate of warm winters bracketed by mild spring and fall weather. Winters can be very cold, however. Bay City is regionally famous for the many annual summer festivals and events it hosts. Among these are the St. Stan’s Polish Festival, the Bay City Fireworks Festival and historical theatrical reenactments. The city also has a thriving downtown riverfront with numerous fine dining restaurants, boating events and antique stores. The 2019 U.S. Census-estimated population of Bay City sits at 32,717 residents, with 13.9% of them aged 65 or older, which is below the national average of 16.5%.

Access to quality medical care in Bay City is available through several medical facilities, the largest of which is Bay City Regional Medical Center. Homemaker services in Bay City cost an average of $3,909, while home health aide support is considerably pricier at $4,767, according to Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 data. These costs compare modestly well to U.S. national average prices of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aides.

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

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Visiting Angels – Great Lakes Bay

527 Franklin Street, Ste. C, Frankenmuth, MI, 48734

Visiting Angels is America’s Choice in Home Care! <p></p> Since 2000, Visiting Angels has been providing the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan with awarding winning home care services. At Visiti … (read more)
Visiting Angels is America’s Choice in Home Care! <p></p> Since 2000, Visiting Angels has been providing the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan with awarding winning home care services. At Visiti … (read more)

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Right at Home Northern Michigan

5103 Eastman Avenue, Suite 147, Midland, MI, 48640

The agency provides help to Mom with things that she cannot completely do on her own. Such as giving her help in taking a shower, going for a walk, going down to play cards, helping her get changed or … (read more)
The agency provides help to Mom with things that she cannot completely do on her own. Such as giving her help in taking a shower, going for a walk, going down to play cards, helping her get changed or … (read more)

Great Lakes Home Care Unlimited

1160 James Savage Rd, Suite D, Midland, MI, 48640

Service started out great. Staff is very friendly. Been with the company about 8 months. Have had a few times when there was nobody to cover shifts. One time was told they could not find a replacement … (read more)
Service started out great. Staff is very friendly. Been with the company about 8 months. Have had a few times when there was nobody to cover shifts. One time was told they could not find a replacement … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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

I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Freeland

143 S 1st St Ste B, , Freeland, MI, 48623

My mother suffered a stroke in June 2015 and then went to Stratford for rehabilitation. Upon leaving Stratford it was apparent that she could not be left without assistance. Homewatch CareGivers too … (read more)
My mother suffered a stroke in June 2015 and then went to Stratford for rehabilitation. Upon leaving Stratford it was apparent that she could not be left without assistance. Homewatch CareGivers too … (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)

Comfort Keepers of Bay City

3865-6 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 48706

My mother has been using Comfort Keepers Bay City for a month and a half now. The caregiver has been OK so far and the service that I’m getting is consistent. We don’t have any direct communication wi … (read more)
My mother has been using Comfort Keepers Bay City for a month and a half now. The caregiver has been OK so far and the service that I’m getting is consistent. We don’t have any direct communication wi … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Bay City, MI

701 E. Midland Street , , Bay City, MI, 48706


Able Hearts Care

23409 Jefferson Ave Ste 102, Saint Clair Shores, MI, 48080


At Home Care For You

3461 E North Union Rd, Bay City, MI, 48706


Heaven Leigh Helping Hands

2004 Arthur St, , Saginaw, MI, 48602


Bay City 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 Bay City:

Region VII Area Agency on Aging

Address: 1615 South Euclid Avenue, Bay City, MI 48706
Phone Number: (989) 893-4506 

Area Agencies on Aging are regional government and nonprofit elderly support organizations that provide senior services within their coverage areas. The Region VII Area Agency on Aging covers Bay City and offers critical information services and referrals for other government programs in the area, mobility assistance programs, nutrition support options and respite care services. The Region 7 AAA also handles personal counseling and support group sessions for its elderly clients and their caregivers.

 Home Delivered Meals – Bay County

Address: 515 Center Ave #202, Bay City, MI 48708
Phone Number: (989) 895-4100

The Meals on Wheels program for Bay County is operated by the Bay County Department of Aging with the support of volunteers and government funds. Through this program, homebound seniors aged 60 or over can have hot lunches delivered to their homes once a day as long as they meet the eligibility criteria of being unable to prepare their own food or leave home to buy it. Minimum service duration is one week for seniors who apply, and meals are delivered at no cost. although donations are welcome.

Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 1574 East Washington Road, Farwell, Michigan 48622
Phone Number: (989) 386-3805

Michigan’s weatherization assistance program is administered by the state and offered to eligible applicants through regional providers. It’s also funded federally and governed by federal criteria for who may apply. In Bay County, the Mid Michigan Community Action Agency offers home weather sealing, heating system replacement and other weatherization services to applicants. Preference is given to low income families and households with elderly individuals. Weatherization services are free of charge to those who successfully apply. Seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income payments are automatically eligible, while other applicants may apply if their income falls below certain amounts depending on household size. For single-person homes, annual income must not exceed $25,760.

Williams Township Hall Senior Dining Center

Address: 1080 W. Midland Rd, Auburn, MI 48611
Phone Number: (989) 662-4631

Located in nearby Auburn, Michigan in Bay County, the Williams Township Hall Senior Dining Center offers elderly visitors a place to enjoy a hot lunch, socialize and join in on group excursions and other activities. Senior visitors aged 60 or over are welcome to participate and may enjoy lunch in a group setting regardless of ability to pay.

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 – oftentimes 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.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


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.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs