Seniors will feel at home in Corona, New York, a neighborhood in Queens  known for being a vibrantly diverse, multicultural area. With convenient access to New York City’s famous attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building, keeping a full calendar is easy.

Music lovers will appreciate the Louis Armstrong House, preserving the legacy of one of America’s most famous musicians, and those who live a life of faith are certain to find religious services with the neighborhood’s high concentration of churches that tend to a variety of beliefs. With all the convenience of big city living, it’s no surprise that seniors make up just over 13 percent of New York City residents.

Seniors who wish to age in place can do so by working with a home care agency. In New York City, the average hourly rate for these services, according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, is $24 for in-home care and $25 for home health. That’s just $3 more per hour than the national averages for each service.

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

2019

Synergy HomeCare Manhattan, New York

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

The aides fill out forms that have nothing to do with my loved one’s care. I do like the aides but there are some things they can do to improve.
The aides fill out forms that have nothing to do with my loved one’s care. I do like the aides but there are some things they can do to improve.

Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC

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

I needed a home care person to help with caregiving. Caring.com suggested several agencies, and I picked Gentle Hands, who provided an excellent person to help at home. The rate was reasonable. Wh … (read more)
I needed a home care person to help with caregiving. Caring.com suggested several agencies, and I picked Gentle Hands, who provided an excellent person to help at home. The rate was reasonable. Wh … (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)

UniversaCare

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

Our story began in 2008, with a vision to provide a higher level of care in the homes of individuals in our community. Caregiving is rooted in the principles of trust and compassion, and those are the … (read more)
Our story began in 2008, with a vision to provide a higher level of care in the homes of individuals in our community. Caregiving is rooted in the principles of trust and compassion, and those are the … (read more)

Helping Hands Services – Little Neck, NY

24650 57th Dr, Little Neck, NY, 11362

We hired Helping Hands Services for my aunt. They’re very good. They cooked, and they did light housekeeping and laundry. They’re excellent. The staff was awesome because they kept in touch with us to … (read more)
We hired Helping Hands Services for my aunt. They’re very good. They cooked, and they did light housekeeping and laundry. They’re excellent. The staff was awesome because they kept in touch with us to … (read more)

Elite Home Care

3838 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11234


Moskowitz Legal Group

1318 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11219


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)

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.

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)

Renewal Care Partners

52 Vanderbilt Avenue , 14th Floor, New York, NY, 10017

at least in new york, all the agencies seem the same (for the most part). no one seems to care. that’s why my expectations were low when i contacted this one. the main thing they offer is they match c … (read more)
at least in new york, all the agencies seem the same (for the most part). no one seems to care. that’s why my expectations were low when i contacted this one. the main thing they offer is they match c … (read more)

Serendipity Senior Companion Care Inc

565 Route 25 A, Ste. LL2, Miller Place, NY, 11764

We want to thank you for the prompt call back on a Saturday morning. My mom was discharged from the Hospital and lived alone and we contacted Serendipity. We went into a panic mode. After the weekend … (read more)
We want to thank you for the prompt call back on a Saturday morning. My mom was discharged from the Hospital and lived alone and we contacted Serendipity. We went into a panic mode. After the weekend … (read more)

Goldenhearts Elderly Care Services

306 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY, 10473

One of the best elderly care services I’ve seen in a long while. The workers are really great. My aunt has been quite happy with the service provided. She seems quite pleased with the care given. Last … (read more)
One of the best elderly care services I’ve seen in a long while. The workers are really great. My aunt has been quite happy with the service provided. She seems quite pleased with the care given. Last … (read more)

Kingsbridge Home Healthcare Services

187 East 96th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11212

Kingsbridge Home Healthcare was excellent. They had a home caregiver who was very good, very caring, and very supportive. They were very professional with billing and scheduling. There was a woman nam … (read more)
Kingsbridge Home Healthcare was excellent. They had a home caregiver who was very good, very caring, and very supportive. They were very professional with billing and scheduling. There was a woman nam … (read more)

Stellar Home Care & Staffing

149 So. Euclid Ave, Westfield, NJ, 07090

They were caring so beautifully for my dad. My dad already passed away. Their care for him was excellent. Everytime I call them, there’s always a consistent person or two who took my calls. They alway … (read more)
They were caring so beautifully for my dad. My dad already passed away. Their care for him was excellent. Everytime I call them, there’s always a consistent person or two who took my calls. They alway … (read more)

Quality Healthcare, Inc.

3512 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY, 11234

When I contacted them, they were very attentive to the needs of my mom. My mom clicked immediately with the first attendant they sent. They also sent a nurse who my mom absolutely loves. I have no des … (read more)
When I contacted them, they were very attentive to the needs of my mom. My mom clicked immediately with the first attendant they sent. They also sent a nurse who my mom absolutely loves. I have no des … (read more)

The Osborn

101 Theall Road, Rye, NY, 10583

I had a wonderful experience with Osborn Home Care. We were able to interview several caregivers before deciding on care for my mother. They were very accommodating to our schedule and the nurses and … (read more)
I had a wonderful experience with Osborn Home Care. We were able to interview several caregivers before deciding on care for my mother. They were very accommodating to our schedule and the nurses and … (read more)

Celestial Care Inc

110-05 Liberty Ave, Queens, NY, 11419

I am very happy that I chose celestial care inc for my mom. The staff is excellent . The aids are very polite n very well trained. They are taking very good care of my mom. Toshi Rani, Balwinder Kaur, … (read more)
I am very happy that I chose celestial care inc for my mom. The staff is excellent . The aids are very polite n very well trained. They are taking very good care of my mom. Toshi Rani, Balwinder Kaur, … (read more)

Bridgeview Senior Companions

2136 Deer Park Avenue #535 , North Babylon, NY, 11703

This wonderful company was so helpful and kind during the time of my fathers need. Enough thanks can’t be given! But, I’ll say it anyway, Thank you!!. Your reliable, compassionate care professiona … (read more)
This wonderful company was so helpful and kind during the time of my fathers need. Enough thanks can’t be given! But, I’ll say it anyway, Thank you!!. Your reliable, compassionate care professiona … (read more)

Corona 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 Corona:

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Address: 165-08 88th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Queens, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 883-8356

HEAP is a government-funded program available to seniors who are at least 60 years old and meet the program’s income guidelines. Eligible seniors may qualify for assistance with their heating costs, if their homes are heated with:

  • Electricity
  • Natural gas
  • Oil
  • Propane
  • Coal
  • Wood or wood pellets
  • Kerosene
  • Corn

The program also offers seniors assistance with the repair or replacement of heating equipment that is considered the home’s primary source of heat, and provides heating equipment maintenance services and the purchase and installation of air conditioning.

NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Address: 2 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10007
Phone: 311

The NYC DFTA provides in-home services to seniors who need assistance so they can age within their homes. The city-funded program offers help with home-delivered meals, counseling services, personal care and housekeeping, though Medicaid recipients are ineligible for the last two. Appointments with a case manager are free, but some services may require an income-based fee or a suggested contribution.

The Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE) Program

Address: Gertz Plaza, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, NY 11433
Phone: (866) 275-3427

The RESTORE program is offered through the Division of Housing Community Renewal and provides assistance to low-income seniors in need of emergency home repairs, installation of accessibility modifications or replacement of appliances that allow them to continue aging in-home. Applicants must be at least 60 years old, have a household income below the area median and must occupy and own their home as a primary residence.

Senior Citizens Property Tax Exemption

Address: Department of Taxation and Finance, W. A. Harriman Campus Bldg. 9, Albany, NY 12227
Phone: (518) 457-5181

Corona seniors who meet income eligibility guidelines, have owned their legal residence for at least 12 consecutive months, are at least 65 years old and do not have school-aged children living in their home may qualify for a property tax exemption of up to 50 percent. Income from all qualified sources may not exceed $50,000 per year and the city is free to reduce the amount of the exemption on a sliding, income-based scale. This exemption can be combined with the enhanced STAR exemption or credit for seniors who qualify.

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.