The capital city of Missouri, Springfield is a regional hub that’s bursting with amenities that support a comfortable, happy and healthy retirement. Despite being the third-largest city in the state, Springfield maintains a charming, small-town atmosphere and is an affordable retirement option with access to world-class health care. Seniors can look forward to a pleasant, year-round climate and easy access to the Ozark Mountains, where retirees can escape to the outdoors for hikes, fishing and birdwatching. The city is home to a number of cultural destinations and attractions, including the trendy restaurants, art galleries, music venues and shops of  Downtown Springfield.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of both homemaker services and home health aide services in Springfield is $4,290 per month. These costs are not only around $100 cheaper than the statewide median, but also fall below the U.S. national average of $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 Springfield 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 Springfield, MO

2018

Sutton In-Home Senior Care

1739 E Sunshine St, Suite 501, Springfield, MO, 65804

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2018, 2021

Home Instead – Springfield, MO

705 W Battlefield Rd, Suite 110, Springfield, MO, 65807

Communication is very important with your agency. Always have a back up plan in case your caregiver cannot make it. Home Instead makes sure each caregiver that comes to our house Knows our history … (read more)
Communication is very important with your agency. Always have a back up plan in case your caregiver cannot make it. Home Instead makes sure each caregiver that comes to our house Knows our history … (read more)

Right at Home Springfield, MO

1927 S. National Avenue, Suite C, Springfield, MO, 65804

Thanks so much for taking such good care of the seniors and especially the veterans in our community!
Thanks so much for taking such good care of the seniors and especially the veterans in our community!

417 Home Care – Ozark, MO

850 N 25th St Suite A, Ozark, MO, 65721

417 Home Care is excellent and wonderful. They come in, clean, and take care of my mom’s health problems. I don’t have anything against them, they do what they’re supposed to do, and they take care of … (read more)
417 Home Care is excellent and wonderful. They come in, clean, and take care of my mom’s health problems. I don’t have anything against them, they do what they’re supposed to do, and they take care of … (read more)

Integrity Home Care

4830 E 32nd, Suite 1, Joplin, MO, 65804

Their staff are helpful and kind. Always enjoy talking with the social worker.
Their staff are helpful and kind. Always enjoy talking with the social worker.

Visiting Angels

1259 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO, 65804

I’ve hired Visiting Angels in Springfield. I liked them because they hired older workers. I think they understand it so much more than a 20-year-old. They have good work ethics. Scheduling and billi … (read more)
I’ve hired Visiting Angels in Springfield. I liked them because they hired older workers. I think they understand it so much more than a 20-year-old. They have good work ethics. Scheduling and billi … (read more)

Integrity Home Care – Springfield

2960 N Eastgate, Springfield, MO, 65803

Integrity’s employees didn’t perform their job well. They were very uninformative. Scheduling and customer service were terrible. They looked at my mail and personal stuff, and broke stuff, then wou … (read more)
Integrity’s employees didn’t perform their job well. They were very uninformative. Scheduling and customer service were terrible. They looked at my mail and personal stuff, and broke stuff, then wou … (read more)

Oxford HealthCare Home Care and Hospice

3660 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65807

They try really hard to meet the needs of your loved ones.
They try really hard to meet the needs of your loved ones.

Phoenix Home Care

3033 South Kansas Expressway , Springfield, MO, 65807

Phoenix Home Care helps my mom with a lot of basic care, like getting into the bathroom, helping her shower a couple of times a week, and making sure she has her meds. They seem to be short-handed a l … (read more)
Phoenix Home Care helps my mom with a lot of basic care, like getting into the bathroom, helping her shower a couple of times a week, and making sure she has her meds. They seem to be short-handed a l … (read more)

Maxim Healthcare Springfield, MO

2942 E. Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO, 65804


Heaven Scent Consumer

15610 Debridge Way, Florissant, MO, 63034


Springfield 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 Springfield:

Greene County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund

Address: P.O. Box 9766, Springfield, MO 65801-9766
Phone Number:  (417) 829-6060

To help seniors remain safely living in their homes as long as possible, the Senior Citizens’ Services Fund provides a range of services that support healthy living, proper nutrition and an overall high quality of life. These may include in-home services such as housekeeping and personal care, transportation, home safety modifications and assistance with meal preparation. The program is available to seniors residing in Greene County who are 60 years of age or older.

OATS Transit

Address: 2501 Maguire Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone Number: (888) 875-6287

OATS Transit provides safe and reliable transportation services to seniors throughout Missouri. In addition to its deviated-fixed routes, the program also offers shared-ride, demand-response and door-to-door services, and all vehicles are ADA accessible. The program runs on weekdays, with some routes operating on weekends, and is available in 87 counties throughout Missouri, including Greene County.

SeniorAge

Address: 1735 S. Fort Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: (417) 862-0762

SeniorAge is the southwest Missouri region’s Area Agency on Aging. It offers a wide range of services and programs to promote healthy aging, both at home and in the community. Some of its programs include homemaker services, meal delivery, home safety modifications, care coordination and transportation. The organization is also responsible for the region’s senior centers.

Ozarks Food Harvest

Address: 2810 N. Cedarbrook Avenue, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone Number: (417) 865-3411

Low-income seniors can get assistance with meals and groceries through the Ozark Food Harvest’s Senior Food Program. It supplies monthly food boxes to help supplement seniors’ nutritional needs and is partnered with a number of senior centers and churches to provide congregate and home-delivered meals. The program is designed to serve seniors aged 60 and older who express financial need and is available in 28 counties, including Greene County.

Connections Handyman Service

Address: 627 N Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone Number: (417) 862-3586

The Connections Handyman Service provides free essential home repairs and services to low-income seniors so they can continue to live safely and independently in their homes. These services may include installing bathroom grab bars, fixing floors, repairing water heaters and building wheelchair ramps. This program is run by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

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.