The small town of Howell occupies a convenient location in southeast Michigan, with major cities Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor all within a hour’s drive. According to U.S. Census data, only about 9,604 people live in Howell itself, approximately 15% of whom are 65 or older. The area’s weather appeals to seniors who prefer a four-season climate, as high temperatures hover around freezing in the winter but rise to a comfortable low 80s in the summer.
Animal lovers may enjoy visits to the Howell Nature Center, which hosts a wildlife refuge and is Michigan’s largest such facility.

Findings from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 show that average prices for home care in the Howell area are roughly $300 higher than they are nationwide. In Howell, seniors pay an average of $4,767 per month for homemaker services and $4,862 for home health aide services; nationwide, the equivalent numbers are $4,481 and $4,576 per month.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Howell, so data for the closest city, Ann Arbor, was used.

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

2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Central Michigan

‌324 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI, 48116

Great company, very caring, compassionate, and very hardworking caregivers, especially my caregiver, Nick. I really appreciate the service, the owner and operators. Managers were great.
Great company, very caring, compassionate, and very hardworking caregivers, especially my caregiver, Nick. I really appreciate the service, the owner and operators. Managers were great.

2019

Home Instead – Ann Arbor and Brighton, MI

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

My family has been supported by the Ann Arbor Home Instead team for close to ten years, first for my father and then my mother. Every individual we have worked with has been professional, compassiona … (read more)
My family has been supported by the Ann Arbor Home Instead team for close to ten years, first for my father and then my mother. Every individual we have worked with has been professional, compassiona … (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)

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 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)

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)

TLC Senior Care of Michigan

2669 Union Lake Road, Commerce Township, MI, 48382

We’ve been using TLC for my parents for about 6 weeks now. They do personal care and sometimes meal preparations and cleaning. This has been really a good change; they’ve been really good. They go to … (read more)
We’ve been using TLC for my parents for about 6 weeks now. They do personal care and sometimes meal preparations and cleaning. This has been really a good change; they’ve been really good. They go to … (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)

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)

FirstLight Home Care of Greater Lansing

4125 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI, 48864

We hired First Light to care for my father in his final months. Deb and her staff cared for dad around the clock for nearly 90 days before he passed. Being an elder law attorney, I know how hard it i … (read more)
We hired First Light to care for my father in his final months. Deb and her staff cared for dad around the clock for nearly 90 days before he passed. Being an elder law attorney, I know how hard it i … (read more)

Tanglewood Assisted Living

19086 Tipsico Lake Rd, Fenton, MI, 48430

The caregivers that come to my house provide wonderful care for my husband. They are nice, willing to go above and beyond what I ask for, and are great at keeping things in order when I’m not home. Be … (read more)
The caregivers that come to my house provide wonderful care for my husband. They are nice, willing to go above and beyond what I ask for, and are great at keeping things in order when I’m not home. Be … (read more)


Able Hearts Care

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


M & M Home Care

37771 W 7 Mile Rd # A, Livonia, MI, 48152


Comfort Keepers Home Care of Livingston County

903 E Clinton St, Suite 102, Howell, MI, 48843


Howell 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 Howell:

Howell Senior Center

Address: 1661 N. Latson Rd. Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 546-0693

Operated by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, this social hub for seniors organizes and administers a wide array of fitness and education programs. Activities include book discussion clubs, knitting groups, live music performances and low-impact intramural sports such as pickleball. The center’s programming is open to adults ages 50 and up.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

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

Covering residents of Livingston and five other Michigan counties, this nonprofit organization supports seniors by providing access to services that can help them delay or avoid moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. The AAA 1-B runs meal delivery and community dining programs, in addition to an ombudsman program that helps seniors who have concerns about the quality of their home care.

MyRide2 

Address: 29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (855) 697-4332

Part of the AAA 1-B’s senior-related offerings, the myride2 service focuses on connecting seniors with low-cost curb-to-curb transportation options for safe travel. In addition to its concierge services, myride2 staff provides educational seminars that help teach seniors how to use public transportation and a counseling service for seniors deciding to cease driving independently. There is no cost for the myride2 service itself, but third-party transportation services may charge users a fee.

Livingston County Catholic Charities

Address: 2020 E. Grand River, Suite #104, Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 545-5944

This faith-based organization’s Community Liaison program offers area seniors help with locating legal services, financial support, low-cost home repair, elder-focused psychological counseling and assistance with paying for prescription drugs, among other common needs. As Certified Medicare & Medicaid Assistance Program counselors, the LCCC’s specialists can also help seniors understand and apply for related benefits.

Community Mental Health Services of Livingston County

Address: 2280 E. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 404-0614

The CMHSLC offers home-based emotional and physical support services to Howell seniors through its Senior Reach program. The program focuses on helping withdrawn or disoriented elderly adults access help before a crisis occurs. Specialists can also intervene to help seniors who are at risk of misusing prescription drugs. Concerned third parties may request Senior Reach’s free services on a senior’s behalf, but such services are contingent on the senior’s consent and cooperation. 

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 in-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