While the heart of New York City is less than an hour’s drive away, Huntington’s 37,807 seniors have plenty to do right outside their doorsteps. The Heckscher Museum of Art, Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium and The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor are among the many area museums. When seniors need a bit of retail therapy, a variety of upscale retailers at Walt Whitman Shops await. Whether they prefer the feeling of sand or grass beneath their feet, nature lovers can have both at Huntington’s parks and beaches. If a medical emergency ever occurs while seniors are exploring the town, Huntington Hospital and its nationally ranked orthopedic surgeons are ready to help. 

For in-home care and home health care, Huntington’s seniors spend more than most seniors around the country. Huntington’s seniors spend around $4,767 for a month of in-home care, $286 more than the national median. At $5,148 a month, Huntington’s cost of home health care is also higher than the national average of $4,576. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Huntington, so data for the closest city, Bridgeport, CT, was used.

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Nassau Suffolk County

732 Smithtown Bypass, Suite 102B, Smithtown, NY, 11787

They have been in close touch with me if there needs to be a substitute. They are conscious of the clients I like how they take good care of the client.
They have been in close touch with me if there needs to be a substitute. They are conscious of the clients I like how they take good care of the client.

2018, 2019

Home Instead – Hauppauge, NY

900 Wheeler Rd, Suite 240, Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Pattie is always on top of everything. The quality of the women who have been hired is excellent. They have all seemed to be capable and caring. I am very happy that I chose Home Instead when I needed … (read more)
Pattie is always on top of everything. The quality of the women who have been hired is excellent. They have all seemed to be capable and caring. I am very happy that I chose Home Instead when I needed … (read more)

Home Helpers of Huntington – NY

775 Park Ave. Suite 255 , Huntington, NY, 11743

I like having an aide around. I am able to go about my daily activities. I like the conversations that I have with the owners.
I like having an aide around. I am able to go about my daily activities. I like the conversations that I have with the owners.

Home Instead – Melville, NY

150 Broadhollow Rd, Suite 315, Huntington Station, NY, 11746

As soon as I indicated interest, I was immediately called to see if I had any questions. From the initial consultation through the placement of a caretaker, Home Instead has been professional, courte … (read more)
As soon as I indicated interest, I was immediately called to see if I had any questions. From the initial consultation through the placement of a caretaker, Home Instead has been professional, courte … (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

3100 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Bohemia, NY, 11716

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)

2021

Elder Home Care

45 W John St, Hicksville, NY, 11801

She does her job well. We haven’t really had any problems. The communication is good.
She does her job well. We haven’t really had any problems. The communication is good.

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

Dementia Care Aides, 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)

Angel Care Home Companion Services, Inc

34 East Main Street Suite 430 , Smithtown, NY, 11787

Angel Care has given me and my family peace of mind and comfort just by being there and helping my father-in-law stay in his home. They are always on, always ready to go the extra mile, and always res … (read more)
Angel Care has given me and my family peace of mind and comfort just by being there and helping my father-in-law stay in his home. They are always on, always ready to go the extra mile, and always res … (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)

Senior Helpers – Central Long Island

115 Newbridge Road, Hicksville, NY, 11801

Senior Helpers in-home companion and personal care services focus on improving the health and well-being of your aging loved ones so they can get the most out of life. Whether you need assistance 24 … (read more)
Senior Helpers in-home companion and personal care services focus on improving the health and well-being of your aging loved ones so they can get the most out of life. Whether you need assistance 24 … (read more)

Homecare Therapies

20 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville, NY, 11801

My experience with Homecare Therapies was wonderful. They were attentive, caring, and highly professional. Would recommend to anyone in need.
My experience with Homecare Therapies was wonderful. They were attentive, caring, and highly professional. Would recommend to anyone in need.

The Handmaiden Services, Inc.

656 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ, 07306

The Handmaiden Services provided my mother and my father with excellent service. My mother passed away in February 2015. The Handmaiden Services also took care of my father after cancer surgery in 201 … (read more)
The Handmaiden Services provided my mother and my father with excellent service. My mother passed away in February 2015. The Handmaiden Services also took care of my father after cancer surgery in 201 … (read more)

Damen Companion Care

699 Acorn St, Deer Park, NY, 11729

I needed care for my mother and contacted them. They were wonderful from the first conversation, staff was very professional. The cost was also the best compared to others I called
I needed care for my mother and contacted them. They were wonderful from the first conversation, staff was very professional. The cost was also the best compared to others I called

Grace Companion Care

33B Country Club Drive, Coram, NY, 11727

When it was clear our 85 year old father needed support to continue to stay in his home, our research pointed us to Grace Senior Companion Care. We were very impressed with their compassion, caring a … (read more)
When it was clear our 85 year old father needed support to continue to stay in his home, our research pointed us to Grace Senior Companion Care. We were very impressed with their compassion, caring a … (read more)

Nannys For Grannys

34 Sunset Ln, Patchogue, NY, 11772

So many times aides didn’t show up & we were never told they weren’t coming. Happened to have only two aides that we felt were good (which is why we gave two stars). Very frustrating dealing with … (read more)
So many times aides didn’t show up & we were never told they weren’t coming. Happened to have only two aides that we felt were good (which is why we gave two stars). Very frustrating dealing with … (read more)

PearlCare Medical Staffing – Mamoroneck

434 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 101, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543

I first discovered PearlCare through the suggestion of one of my close friends who had used the service for her late step mother as she reached the end of her life. She loved the staff and the conveni … (read more)
I first discovered PearlCare through the suggestion of one of my close friends who had used the service for her late step mother as she reached the end of her life. She loved the staff and the conveni … (read more)

Ideal Home Care Services, Inc.

3241 Route 112, Building 7, Suite 5, Medford, NY, 11763

Ideal Home Care has been caring for my mother for the past 2 years. Words cannot express my dissatisfaction. Her aide calls in sick constantly and there are NO replacements. Also you can forget about … (read more)
Ideal Home Care has been caring for my mother for the past 2 years. Words cannot express my dissatisfaction. Her aide calls in sick constantly and there are NO replacements. Also you can forget about … (read more)

Huntington 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 Huntington:

Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program

Address: 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone Number: (631) 853-8200

Participants in the E.I.S.E.P. program can receive a range of non-medical services, including grocery shopping, laundry, changing beds and light cleaning of kitchens and bathrooms. Program participants are required to pay a share of the costs relative to their income, with $0 being the minimum and full cost of services the maximum. Seniors with incomes above Medicaid eligibility can apply at the Suffolk County Office for the Aging. 

Residential Repair Program

Address: 423 Park Ave., Rm. 208, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone Number: (631) 351-3253

The Residential Repair Program helps older adults complete small household repairs at a reduced cost. The minimum age to qualify is 60, and priority is given to frail and low-income seniors. Although the labor is free, program participants have to pay for the parts and supplies. Common repairs include:

  • Installing and removing air conditioning
  • Adding grab bars and safety rails
  • Installing window treatments
  • Replacing door locks
  • Fixing toilet leaks and other minor plumbing issues

Real Property Tax Exemption

Address: 100 Main St., Rm. 100, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone Number: (631) 351-3226

By claiming the Real Property Tax Exemption, seniors could reduce their property tax liability by up to 50%. To be eligible, seniors must have owned their home for at least 12 months, be age 65 or older and meet income requirements. Applications and income verification worksheets can be sent to the town assessor’s office.

Home Delivered Meals

Address: 100 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
Phone Number: (631) 421-1273

The Home Delivered Meals program is designed to ensure homebound seniors are meeting their nutritional needs with the additional benefit of a regular status check and social engagement. Meals are freshly prepared at a local senior center and approved by a registered dietitian to meet one-third of seniors’ daily suggested food allowance. To qualify, seniors must be at least 60 years of age and unable to prepare their own meals. Donations are suggested but not required. 

Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 200 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone Number: (631) 853-8825

The Home Energy Assistance Program subsidizes heating costs for low-income seniors. Residents can receive one payment from H.E.A.P. per year, with benefit amounts beginning at $21 and continuing up to several hundreds of dollars. Seniors have to meet income guidelines and live in a home that’s heated by an appropriate source which may include oil, electricity, natural gas, coal or propane. For more information, seniors should contact the Department of Social Services.

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.