Fresh Meadows is a beautiful area for seniors who love to be outside. This residential neighborhood in Queens features idyllic farmland and commercial gardens as well as the popular Fresh Meadow Country Club. There are also modern attractions like the AMC Loews IMAX theater. With all these great choices, it’s no wonder about 1 in 7 people in Fresh Meadows are 65 or older.

Like other areas in the Queens borough, prices can be a bit higher. According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, Fresh Meadows home care services cost, on average, $4,528 per month for in-home care and $4,862 per month for home health care. With rates of $23.75 per hour for in-home care and $25.50 per hour for home health care, Fresh Meadows has an average hourly cost several dollars higher than the national averages.


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


Home Helpers of Jamaica, New York

89-36 Sutphin Blvd., Suite 302, Jamaica, NY, 11435


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)

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)

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)

Fresh Meadows 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 Fresh Meadows:

Selfhelp NORC Fresh Meadows

Address: 67-00 192nd Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Phone: (718) 559-4330

Selfhelp Community Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps seniors get the care they need to remain independent. Selfhelp manages Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs), which are housing complexes with many residents over age 60 who need essential support.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Address: 478 East Fordham Road (1 Fordham Plaza), 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-707-7771

NYCHA helps low- and moderate-income individuals secure safe and affordable housing. There’s no cost to apply. To be eligible for senior buildings, the applicant and all other household members must be 62 years of age or older. The annual income limit for a single person is $59,750, and it increases with each additional person.

Senior Tax Exemption

Address: 66 John Street, New York, New York 10008
Phone: (212) 504-4080

Seniors age 65 or older who meet income limits and other restrictions are eligible for a property tax reduction by as much as 50%. The full exemption requires an annual income of no more than $29,000, but localities have sliding scale options to reduce the tax burden on seniors exceeding this limit. Application forms are available online or via the Queens County Tax Assessor’s Office.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Address: 325 Beach 37th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: (781) 471-3724

Margert Community Corporation assists income-eligible individuals and families with home energy efficiency, reducing heating and cooling costs. The program includes services such as wall and ceiling insulation, heating system improvement or replacement, lighting improvements and refrigerator replacement. Those receiving public assistance (SSI, food stamps, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits and so on) are automatically eligible.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Address: 165-08 88th Avenue, 3rd floor, Queens, NY 11432
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 are at risk of having utilities shut off.

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.