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

2020, 2021

Right at Home Brooklyn

355 Ovington Ave, Ste 103, Brooklyn, NY, 11209

They have helped me the most by anticipating when I need something done. I like that they return calls and they seem to care.
They have helped me the most by anticipating when I need something done. I like that they return calls and they seem to care.

2020, 2021

Alliance Homecare

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

I find myself spending a majority of the time doing the care myself even when they are here. I have to be involved when they are moving him in and out of the bed. The home health aids need to have m … (read more)
I find myself spending a majority of the time doing the care myself even when they are here. I have to be involved when they are moving him in and out of the bed. The home health aids need to have m … (read more)

2019

Synergy HomeCare Manhattan, New York

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

She is an aide for him. She helps him go to the doctor. They are very accommodating. They are patient. After several tries, the caregiver that we have now works perfectly.
She is an aide for him. She helps him go to the doctor. They are very accommodating. They are patient. After several tries, the caregiver that we have now works perfectly.

Touching Hearts at Home – NYC area; Brooklyn; Westchester

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

She helps my mother in all areas. The caregiver they sent is very nice, understanding, and caring.
She helps my mother in all areas. The caregiver they sent is very nice, understanding, and caring.

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)

Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC

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

<h4>Welcome to Gentle Hands Home Care</h4> <h5>“In House Care Service”</h5> <p>Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC is a locally owned and operated home care agency. We are proud to be affiliated to Ne … (read more)
<h4>Welcome to Gentle Hands Home Care</h4> <h5>“In House Care Service”</h5> <p>Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC is a locally owned and operated home care agency. We are proud to be affiliated to Ne … (read more)

AllBorogh Personal Care Inc

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

It is a very professional well coordinated company who takes personal and loving care of its patients according to my personal experience with All Bourough and its staff. Thank you for providing t … (read more)
It is a very professional well coordinated company who takes personal and loving care of its patients according to my personal experience with All Bourough and its staff. Thank you for providing t … (read more)

Home Instead – North Brooklyn

1 Pierrepont plaza suite 12002 , Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Home Instead is a non-medical provider of in-home care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, assistance with transportation and even Alzheimer’s and deme … (read more)
Home Instead is a non-medical provider of in-home care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, assistance with transportation and even Alzheimer’s and deme … (read more)

Home Instead – 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)

Home Instead – Forest Hills, NY

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

At the height of the COVID pandemic in New York City, our 94 year old Aunt’s caregiver unexpectedly passed away. We contacted Home Instead of Forest Hills and they were there for us immediately and w … (read more)
At the height of the COVID pandemic in New York City, our 94 year old Aunt’s caregiver unexpectedly passed away. We contacted Home Instead of Forest Hills and they were there for us immediately and w … (read more)

Elite Home Care

3838 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11234

Elite Home Care is wonderful. The staff is great. If I have any questions or whatever, they promptly answered. They’re absolutely professional and prompt. We have an aide three days a week for my dad. … (read more)
Elite Home Care is wonderful. The staff is great. If I have any questions or whatever, they promptly answered. They’re absolutely professional and prompt. We have an aide three days a week for my dad. … (read more)

A Gentle Touch Senior Home Care

344 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY, 11702

A Gentle Touch Senior Home care is a family owned and operated home care agency servicing all of our families as both personally and professionally as possible. Who better to take care of your family … (read more)
A Gentle Touch Senior Home care is a family owned and operated home care agency servicing all of our families as both personally and professionally as possible. Who better to take care of your family … (read more)

Moskowitz Legal Group

1318 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11219


Allegiant Home Care LLC

86 34th Street , Suite 602, Brooklyn, NY, 11232

Allegiant Home Care an AccordCare company provides full-service private duty home care that is customized to your needs, allowing you to stay in your home where you feel most comfortable. We also offe … (read more)
Allegiant Home Care an AccordCare company provides full-service private duty home care that is customized to your needs, allowing you to stay in your home where you feel most comfortable. We also offe … (read more)

Hometeam

71 W 23rd St , 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10010

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

My mother needed PDN services. I was lucky enough to get to this wonderful agency Greater NY Nursing. They really care! They are here to truly make a difference. My nurses were very well trained and h … (read more)
My mother needed PDN services. I was lucky enough to get to this wonderful agency Greater NY Nursing. They really care! They are here to truly make a difference. My nurses were very well trained and h … (read more)

2020, 2021

BrightStar Care of South Brooklyn/Upper East Side

26 Broadway, Suite 844, New York, NY, 10004

They understand our situation and are sensitive to the situation. They walked us through the process. It was a smooth transition. They provide the care needed for my mother. They are attentive and a … (read more)
They understand our situation and are sensitive to the situation. They walked us through the process. It was a smooth transition. They provide the care needed for my mother. They are attentive and a … (read more)

UniversaCare

246-50 57th D, Queens, NY, 11362

I have enjoyed every step of the process with UC and their team. Attention to detail is something I want to highlight with them as they really inquired deeply about the care needs for my loved one and … (read more)
I have enjoyed every step of the process with UC and their team. Attention to detail is something I want to highlight with them as they really inquired deeply about the care needs for my loved one and … (read more)

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.

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.