Located about 45 minutes south of Grand Rapids, the southwestern Michigan city of Kalamazoo features an industrious populace and a lower-than-average general cost of living that can make it an attractive retirement location for seniors. The city’s known for its fine art, science and nature museums and preserves, including the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and the Lillian Anderson Arboretum. Seniors who enjoy automotive and aviation history can see rare, restored and replica vehicles at the Air Zoo and at the Gilmore Car Museum, which is just a few minutes northeast in nearby Hickory Corner.

U.S. Census estimates place Kalamazoo’s population at approximately 76,200, with about 1 in 10 of those residents being seniors. The area experiences pleasantly mild summers, with temperatures right around 70 degrees from June to September.

According to data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the cost of in-home care in Kalamazoo is identical to U.S. averages: $4,481 per month for homemaker services and $4,576 per month for home health aide services. 

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

2022

Fresh Perspective Home Care

7127 S. Westnedge Ave, Suite 5D, Portage, MI, 49002

Fresh Perspective Home Care provides affordable and flexible home care services to seniors, those recovering from surgery, expectant and new mothers, disabled veterans, and anyone else throughout Sout … (read more)
Fresh Perspective Home Care provides affordable and flexible home care services to seniors, those recovering from surgery, expectant and new mothers, disabled veterans, and anyone else throughout Sout … (read more)

In Home Companions

5749 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

In Home Companions is a wonderful care giving team!! My Mom needed 24 hour care after she fell off a ladder and broke all three bones in her leg. The care givers were phenomenal. So attentive and cari … (read more)
In Home Companions is a wonderful care giving team!! My Mom needed 24 hour care after she fell off a ladder and broke all three bones in her leg. The care givers were phenomenal. So attentive and cari … (read more)

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)

Comforcare Home Care – Portage, MI

6100 Newport Rd # 208, Portage, MI, 49002


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)

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)

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)


Home Helpers of Kalamazoo MI

111 South Farmer Street, Otsego, MI, 49078



Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo:

Older Adult Services Division

Address: 311 E. Alcott St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone number: (269) 373-5173

This county-government department serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Kalamazoo County, and as such works to coordinate local, state and federal support for seniors in the region. Seniors can contact the Older Adult Services Division for assistance with housing, transportation or food insecurity. The division also fights elder abuse and mistreatment through ombudsman, prevention and awareness programs. 

Tuesday Toolmen

Address: 918 Jasper Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone number: (269) 382-0515 

This group of volunteer handymen partners with senior services organizations in the Kalamazoo area to perform home repairs and safety modifications for low-income seniors. The volunteers’ goal is to help seniors live safely in their own homes while also reducing their need for assistance. 

Senior Services Southwest Michigan Friendship Centers

Address: 918 Jasper Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone number: (269) 382-0515

This congregate meals program is open to seniors 60 and up and provides a social dining option Monday through Friday at 10 different locations throughout Kalamazoo County. Donations are encouraged, though not required; the program is partially government-funded. Homebound seniors can receive these same nutritious meals delivered directly to their door through the associated Meals on Wheels program.

MI Choice Waiver Program

Address: 918 Jasper Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone number: (269) 382-0515 

The MI Choice Waiver Program works to help seniors and low-income adults age in place by helping them receive critical care at their own home rather than in a nursing home. Available support includes homemaking services, respite care services, transportation and counseling, among other options. Adults age 65 or older who are eligible for Medicaid and meet certain income limits may participate in this program. 

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