With the largest population of any borough in New York, Brooklyn offers plenty for seniors who enjoy the buzz of city life. There is always something to do, whether it’s strolling on the Brooklyn Bridge, grabbing a slice of classic New York-style pizza or visiting one of Brooklyn’s many historic museums. Prospect Park is a popular spot to enjoy free concerts, picnics or visit animals at the Prospect Park Zoo. Considering that nearly 13% of its population is 65 years of age or older, Brooklyn is an exciting place for older adults to live. 

Seniors who are interested in aging at home in Brooklyn have many services to choose from, which on average cost $23.75 per hour for in-home care and $25.50 per hour for home health care according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey. On a monthly basis, in-home care has an average cost of $4,528, while home health care costs $4,862. On an hourly basis, the cost of care in Brooklyn is more than the national average of $21 for in-home care and $22 for home health care.

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

2019

Synergy HomeCare Manhattan, New York

575 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite #11, New York, NY, 10022

They could have been screening better to see who is actually interested in care, and they could focus on mental health more instead of just physical stuff. They could have delegated instructions bet … (read more)
They could have been screening better to see who is actually interested in care, and they could focus on mental health more instead of just physical stuff. They could have delegated instructions bet … (read more)

Right at Home Brooklyn

7102 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11204

They did their job but only contacted me if they needed something. On occasion, there wasn’t an adequate number of caregivers, so they could be made more aware of their workers who isn’t coming in.
They did their job but only contacted me if they needed something. On occasion, there wasn’t an adequate number of caregivers, so they could be made more aware of their workers who isn’t coming in.

Love & Care LLC

68 old farm road, Fairfield, CT, 06824

Our whole family is so thankful for how caring and professional Bruce and his staff were in caring for our father. The caregivers were on time, helpful, and trustworthy. The agency was responsive t … (read more)
Our whole family is so thankful for how caring and professional Bruce and his staff were in caring for our father. The caregivers were on time, helpful, and trustworthy. The agency was responsive t … (read more)

Touching Hearts at Home – Manhattan

275 Madison Ave., Suite 1428 , New York, NY, 10016

Touching Hearts has provided our family peace of mind. We know that everyday our dad is getting the care he needs and that our mom is receiving the support she deserves. Overall, the caregivers have … (read more)
Touching Hearts has provided our family peace of mind. We know that everyday our dad is getting the care he needs and that our mom is receiving the support she deserves. Overall, the caregivers have … (read more)

Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC

92-11 172nd Street, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY, 11433

We did hire Gentle Hands Home Care, and they provide live-in home care. We chose them because their price was right, and they had someone available. They do cooking, bathing, and helping my mother-in- … (read more)
We did hire Gentle Hands Home Care, and they provide live-in home care. We chose them because their price was right, and they had someone available. They do cooking, bathing, and helping my mother-in- … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Forest Hills, NY

67-12 Yellowstone Blvd, Suite A6, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Great group of people to work with. Very responsive to my needs. The caregiver they placed with me has been outstanding. This is definitely a 5-star organization.
Great group of people to work with. Very responsive to my needs. The caregiver they placed with me has been outstanding. This is definitely a 5-star organization.

AllBorogh Personal Care Inc

1414 Utica Ave, Brooklyn,, Brooklyn, NY, 11203

My aunt needed round the clock services and unlike other service providers she has been receiving excellent services from the provider diligent staff and great personel .she is so happy now.
My aunt needed round the clock services and unlike other service providers she has been receiving excellent services from the provider diligent staff and great personel .she is so happy now.

Home Instead Senior Care – Brooklyn, NY

2350 Ocean Ave, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY, 11229

Before my recent surgery, I knew I needed assistance since family/friends are not in a position to help, but I wasn’t sure where to turn or how to find good quality assistance. I narrowed the field t … (read more)
Before my recent surgery, I knew I needed assistance since family/friends are not in a position to help, but I wasn’t sure where to turn or how to find good quality assistance. I narrowed the field t … (read more)

Elite Home Care

3838 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11234


HALLMARK HOMECARE

9070 Irvine Center Drive #280 , Irvine, CA, 92618


Hometeam

50 W 23rd St, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10024

I know that my mother is in good hands. I’m comfortable knowing that she has a daily companion to take care of her. The company is easy to communicate with when I have an issue. They are very reachab … (read more)
I know that my mother is in good hands. I’m comfortable knowing that she has a daily companion to take care of her. The company is easy to communicate with when I have an issue. They are very reachab … (read more)

Greater New York Home Care

6321 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11219

Greater New York Nursing Services provides thorough training to all their LPNs. All nurses that visited our house were very skilled and polite. They were all familiar with ventilator care! Its the … (read more)
Greater New York Nursing Services provides thorough training to all their LPNs. All nurses that visited our house were very skilled and polite. They were all familiar with ventilator care! Its the … (read more)

Alliance Homecare

252 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018

It’s essential that she has a caregiver. She helped her out. They need better screening of the aides.
It’s essential that she has a caregiver. She helped her out. They need better screening of the aides.

First Care of New York Inc

833 Flatbush Ave , Brooklyn, NY, 11226

I’ve been with First Care for 4 or 5 years now. I’m very happy with them. They’re friendly and helpful. I don’t have any complaints at all.
I’ve been with First Care for 4 or 5 years now. I’m very happy with them. They’re friendly and helpful. I don’t have any complaints at all.

LeanonWe

575 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018

We have been using :LeanonWe for 6 months now. It has been a complete life saver for us. They have assisted in all aspects of providing great carers for my Mother in Law.
We have been using :LeanonWe for 6 months now. It has been a complete life saver for us. They have assisted in all aspects of providing great carers for my Mother in Law.

BrightStar Care South Brooklyn

813 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY, 11223

They help me with a lot of different clinics. I like that they will cover a lot of areas.
They help me with a lot of different clinics. I like that they will cover a lot of areas.

European Expert Care Agency

110 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222

Back in 2013 I fell and severely fractured my hip. I contacted European Expert Care to inquire about getting help for myself. From the very beginning I spoke to Dorothy, she informed me about options … (read more)
Back in 2013 I fell and severely fractured my hip. I contacted European Expert Care to inquire about getting help for myself. From the very beginning I spoke to Dorothy, she informed me about options … (read more)

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

23 Main St, Suite D1, Holmdel, NJ, 07733

This this service is amazing. I’ve had others. They are caring and empathetic. They’re always extremely helpful. Empathy is key. As a caretaker to my dad for years, I tried other services. The … (read more)
This this service is amazing. I’ve had others. They are caring and empathetic. They’re always extremely helpful. Empathy is key. As a caretaker to my dad for years, I tried other services. The … (read more)

ComForCare Home Care Services

2467 Ocean Ave., Ste. C, Brooklyn, NY, 11229

I used ComforCare for my mom. We were very happy with their care. They’re very friendly, caring and most of all, they’re very professional. When I call the office, they always attend to my questi … (read more)
I used ComforCare for my mom. We were very happy with their care. They’re very friendly, caring and most of all, they’re very professional. When I call the office, they always attend to my questi … (read more)

No Limit Home Care Agency LLC

134 North Ave, Suite 203, New Rochelle, NY, 10801

No Limit Home Care has provided extraordinary home care for my 99 year old father. They are very attentive to the needs of my father. The care that is given to my father will give him another 5 years … (read more)
No Limit Home Care has provided extraordinary home care for my 99 year old father. They are very attentive to the needs of my father. The care that is given to my father will give him another 5 years … (read more)

Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn:

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Address: 3050 Coney Island Ave., 1st floor, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: (718) 557-1399

HEAP provides low-income people with heating bill assistance. Eligible applicants can receive benefits from the program once per year, but they may also qualify for emergency funds when running low on fuel or at risk of having utilities shut off. 

Senior Tax Exemption

Address: 2806 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: (718) 469-4679

Brooklyn seniors can file for a property tax exemption or renew a previously filed exemption if they are eligible. The Senior and the Disabled Exemption both have a maximum income limit of $58,399 annually. It’s possible to apply for more than one exemption if eligible.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Services (BNS)

Address: 506 MacDonough St, 1st fl (corner of Patchen Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11233
Phone: (718) 919-2100

BNS is a nonprofit organization that helps Brooklyn residents achieve financial stability and long-term homeownership. They offer many services, including financial literacy education, foreclosure intervention, rehab and repair services and more. BNS is HUD-certified and offers programs throughout the entire Brooklyn borough.

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ)

Address: 191 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Phone: (718) 722-6001

CCBQ offers over 160 programs and services to senior citizens, including services such as friendly visiting and meal delivery for the homebound elderly. The organization receives funding from the New York City Department for Aging.

Selfhelp Safety Net

Address: 419 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11218
Phone: (718) 633-1300

Selfhelp’s Safety Net program provides case management services to low-income senior citizens and older adults who are frail, disabled or otherwise homebound. The program is tailored to individual needs and includes intensive care planning as well as less intensive services like benefits assistance.  

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.