Glen Oaks is a 110-acre neighborhood located in the easternmost region of the New York City borough of Queens, where seniors make up almost 16% of the population. This neighborhood has its own private security service that patrols the grounds and is deemed to be one of the safest places to live in New York City, which may make it a popular option for retirees. Active seniors can take advantage of its proximity to public bus lines and the subway, both of which those aged 65 and over can ride for a discounted fare.  

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, the cost of home care in Glen Oaks is a little higher than in the nation as a whole. On average, home care agencies in this region charge $24/hour for homemaker services and $25/hour for home health aide services. This is $3 more per hour than the respective national averages of $21 and $22.

Note: Cost data for home care in Glen Oaks is not available, so data for New York City, where the neighborhood is located, was used. 

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

2019, 2020

Right at Home Eastern Queens

58-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., Ste 102, Bayside, NY, 11364

The most helpful part of the care has been the caregiver. They were also able to supply another caregiver when she couldn’t come out one time. I like that they follow through, check up on things, an … (read more)
The most helpful part of the care has been the caregiver. They were also able to supply another caregiver when she couldn’t come out one time. I like that they follow through, check up on things, an … (read more)

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


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)

SeniorCare Companions, Inc.

152 Islip Ave Suite 25, Islip, NY, 11751

I’m not someone who makes many reviews, but I felt like I needed to write one. I was very skeptical about working with another in home agency since I had multiple bad experiences. Many times I was ass … (read more)
I’m not someone who makes many reviews, but I felt like I needed to write one. I was very skeptical about working with another in home agency since I had multiple bad experiences. Many times I was ass … (read more)

2017

Companion Home Care of Long Island, Inc.

445 Broad Hollow Road , Suite 25, Melville, NY, 11747

Companion Home Care of LI has been a wonderful agency to work for. My husband and I were looking for a caretaker long distance as we are out of state. Our Mom was a very active 97 year old. We nee … (read more)
Companion Home Care of LI has been a wonderful agency to work for. My husband and I were looking for a caretaker long distance as we are out of state. Our Mom was a very active 97 year old. We nee … (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Glen Oaks 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 Glen Oaks:

Meals on Wheels

Address: 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. #4, CBU #29, Queens Village, NY 11427 
Phone: (718) 454-2385 

Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. provides a meal delivery program for seniors residing in Glen Oaks. Meals are delivered seven days a week and can be reheated in a microwave, toaster oven or conventional oven, and they are made in accordance with the nutritional guidelines set forth by the New York City Department for the Aging. 

Environmental Modifications Services

Address: 42-09 28th St., Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (347) 396-7940

The state’s environmental modifications program provides and installs up to $15,000 in internal and external home and vehicle modifications in a 12-month period for eligible seniors in Glen Oaks. Some modifications that this program covers include ramps, widening of doorways or hallways, grab bars and roll-in showers. It is administered by the New York State Department of Health.

Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption

Address: 1 Centre St., New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 639-9675

Glen Oaks seniors aged 65 and older who reside in a one-, two- or three-bedroom single-family home, condominium or cooperative apartment may be eligible to receive property tax relief through the SCHE benefit, which is administered by the New York City Department of Finance. To be eligible, applicants must meet income requirements and have owned their property for at least 12 consecutive months. Seniors who receive in-patient care at a residential health care facility may also be eligible for this exemption. 

Respite Care Program

Address: 11 Park Place, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007-2801
Phone: (212) 962-7559

The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens provides affordable respite care for seniors aged 60 and over who reside in Glen Oaks. This care is provided on a short-term basis and may include basic service, which is available for a low hourly rate, and emergency respite care service, which is free for seniors whose primary caregiver is unavailable after 5 p.m., weekends, holidays or for emergencies. This program is funded by the state and by various private foundations and donors.

Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 165-08 88th Ave., 3rd floor, Queens, NY 11432
Phone: (212) 835-8300 

HEAP helps low-income seniors aged 60 and over in Glen Oaks avoid having a utility turned off by providing funds to pay for heating their homes. This program can help those who heat their home using fuel types like wood or wood chips, coal, oil, natural gas and electricity. Eligible seniors may receive one benefit per year. This program is administered by the Office of Temporary and Disability 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.