Flushing is one of the most exciting neighborhoods for seniors in Queens. Flushing is the home of one of the largest Chinatown districts in the eastern United States, with a large and very active senior community still working in the traditional Chinese shops and market stalls downtown. Seniors in Flushing can take long walks through the Botanical Garden, which turns every shade of red and orange in New York’s long autumn season. Local craft breweries and New York’s fourth-busiest shopping district also create a lively community for seniors in Flushing.

Nearly 16% of the 2.3 million people who live in Queens are seniors aged 65 and over, with dozens of senior centers and community groups to help them live fully engaged and involved with people in the area.

Flushing is part of New York City, where seniors can expect to pay about $24 an hour, or $4,576 a month, for homemaker services and $25 per hour, or $4,767 monthly, for home health aides, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Both of these costs are somewhat higher than the national averages for similar services. National rates for these services amount to about $21 an hour for homemakers, or $4,004 per month, and $22 an hour for home health aides, or $4,767 monthly. 

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

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

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)

Caring People Inc

118-35 Queens Blvd, Suite 105, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

We needed somebody to help my aunt shower and get dressed in the morning, so we used Caring People. The person we dealt with at the agency, Danielle, was very helpful. They definitely heard what we ne … (read more)
We needed somebody to help my aunt shower and get dressed in the morning, so we used Caring People. The person we dealt with at the agency, Danielle, was very helpful. They definitely heard what we ne … (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)

Diamond Home Health Agency INC.

5904-08 Foster Ave,, Brooklyn, NY, 11234

I highly recommend diamond home health agency, the workers are passionate, dedicated and committed to their job. They are the best companion care to my sister. The home attendant always arrives on tim … (read more)
I highly recommend diamond home health agency, the workers are passionate, dedicated and committed to their job. They are the best companion care to my sister. The home attendant always arrives on tim … (read more)

Flushing 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 Flushing:

Emergency Assistance for Adults (EAA)

Address: 150 Greenwich Street, Commissioner – 42nd floor, New York, NY 10007
Phone: (718) 557-1399

The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) administers the Emergency Assistance for Adults program to provide short-term financial aid to seniors and people with disabilities who live in Flushing. Program benefits include emergency rent assistance, bill payment help and disconnect prevention, as well as food and moving assistance as needed.

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program (EPIC)

Address: EPIC, P.O. Box 15018, Albany, NY 12212-5018
Phone: (800) 332-3742

EPIC provides supplemental assistance to seniors in New York who need help with the cost of prescription drugs. To qualify, seniors aged 65 and over must live in New York and meet the state’s low-income and asset guidelines. Seniors in Flushing can apply online or ask for an application packet by telephone or mail from the program’s state headquarters in Albany.

Community Advisory Program for the Elderly (C.A.P.E.)

Address: 193-10 Peck Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Phone: (718) 224-0566

C.A.P.E. is an outpatient mental health clinic in Queens that provides no-cost counseling, support groups and coping skills classes for seniors aged 60 and over who have lost a loved one. Programs include coping with the loss of a spouse, stress from isolation or living alone, family issues and aging acceptance and support. Transportation to and from C.A.P.E. offices is available to enrolled seniors at no cost.

Parker Institute

Address: 271-11 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (718) 289-2100

The Parker Institute assists seniors in Flushing with adult daycare, respite care, home healthcare and house calls for homebound seniors. The program is open to local residents with a medical need for in-home support and prices vary with the ability to pay. Seniors and caregivers who participate in Parker Institute programs may also be invited to regular social events put on at no cost for seniors in Flushing and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)

Address: 66 John Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
Phone: 3-1-1

Seniors in Flushing aged 62 and older may be exempt from most rent increases. To qualify, seniors must live in a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment, public housing or another controlled housing unit in the city, they must spend at least one-third of their income on rent and have an overall income that’s less than $29,000 a year.

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.