For seniors, New York City is a great place to live. Bankrate recently ranked it 18th on its list of the best large cities for retirees, with high marks for the low crime rate, excellent public transportation and numerous cultural attractions. Seniors who live here can explore world-class museums like the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Despite having a population of 8.4 million people, New York City offers plenty of green space, including Central Park and the New York Botanical Garden. With so many senior-friendly attractions, it’s no wonder that 13.6% of the residents are over 65.

Compared to the national average, New York City’s home care costs are relatively high. The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey revealed that the city’s seniors pay an average of $4,576 per month for homemaker services and $4,767 per month for home health aides. The national average monthly costs for these services are $4,004 and $4,195, respectively. These figures are based on 44 hours of care per week. 

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Uptown NYC

180 W 80th St, Chesterfield Suites #203, New York, NY, 10024

Kind, able, last minute aides and extremely reachable/responsive owner. Will use again. Thank you!
Kind, able, last minute aides and extremely reachable/responsive owner. Will use again. Thank you!

2020, 2021

Alliance Homecare

252 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018

They make a team effort to be supportive. They are very professional, understanding, well organized and follow through. I can rely on them and trust them.
They make a team effort to be supportive. They are very professional, understanding, well organized and follow through. I can rely on them and trust them.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Lower of Manhattan, NY

30 Broad Street, Suite 1439, New York, NY, 10004

My apartment gets clean. She cleans and dries my laundry. They could provide me with more hours.
My apartment gets clean. She cleans and dries my laundry. They could provide me with more hours.

2019

Synergy HomeCare Manhattan, New York

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

She didn’t need anyone that badly, and we were fortunate for that. They were willing to accommodate us with different hours because she didn’t need eight hours. She felt better, it helped a lot. It ga … (read more)
She didn’t need anyone that badly, and we were fortunate for that. They were willing to accommodate us with different hours because she didn’t need eight hours. She felt better, it helped a lot. It ga … (read more)

Touching Hearts at Home – NYC area; Brooklyn; Westchester

275 Madison Ave., Suite 1428 , New York, NY, 10016

The services help her to get around and have a more normal life. The caregiver was a great gal.
The services help her to get around and have a more normal life. The caregiver was a great gal.

2021

Home Instead – Manhattan, NY

400 E 56th St, Professional Wing, Suite 2, New York, NY, 10022

The Manhattan office of Home Instead took care of my sister for 3 years and I can only say that they were so responsive, so caring and were available 27 hours a day, 7 days a week at all hours. We dro … (read more)
The Manhattan office of Home Instead took care of my sister for 3 years and I can only say that they were so responsive, so caring and were available 27 hours a day, 7 days a week at all hours. We dro … (read more)

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)

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)

Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC

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

This provider responded within a half hour of my email. They are courteous, efficient, and can provide immediate help when needed. The home health aides are caring, reliable ….always on time , and … (read more)
This provider responded within a half hour of my email. They are courteous, efficient, and can provide immediate help when needed. The home health aides are caring, reliable ….always on time , and … (read more)

AllWel

2 West 45th Street Suite 1200, New York, NY, 10036

I began the relationship with Allwel during the beginning of my long recovery from a catastrophic injury. They quickly proved themselves indispensable to my wife and I because of their knowledgeable a … (read more)
I began the relationship with Allwel during the beginning of my long recovery from a catastrophic injury. They quickly proved themselves indispensable to my wife and I because of their knowledgeable a … (read more)

Elite Home Care

3838 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11234

Elite Home Care is wonderful. The staff is great. If I have any questions or whatever, they promptly answered. They’re absolutely professional and prompt. We have an aide three days a week for my dad. … (read more)
Elite Home Care is wonderful. The staff is great. If I have any questions or whatever, they promptly answered. They’re absolutely professional and prompt. We have an aide three days a week for my dad. … (read more)

A BETTER CARE OPTION

235 E 62ND ST STE 4, New York, NY, 10065

We hired A Better Care Option and it worked out very well. I have had different caregivers who have been quite good at their jobs. They do whatever I ask. They help me with shopping and going to the d … (read more)
We hired A Better Care Option and it worked out very well. I have had different caregivers who have been quite good at their jobs. They do whatever I ask. They help me with shopping and going to the d … (read more)

Home Instead – North Brooklyn

1 Pierrepont plaza suite 12002 , Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Home Instead is a non-medical provider of in-home care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, assistance with transportation and even Alzheimer’s and deme … (read more)
Home Instead is a non-medical provider of in-home care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, assistance with transportation and even Alzheimer’s and deme … (read more)

Blue Ridge Home Care Inc

1370 Broadway, , Ste 6049, New York, NY, 10018

Blue Ridge Home Care is a Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA). We provide Nursing, Home Health Aide, Personal Care, Homemaker and Housekeeper Services. We offer a full range of services from Co … (read more)
Blue Ridge Home Care is a Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA). We provide Nursing, Home Health Aide, Personal Care, Homemaker and Housekeeper Services. We offer a full range of services from Co … (read more)

Helping U Homecare

75 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY, 11550

Helping U Homecare provides unparalleled service and valued companionship. This special touch goes a long way to make a person in need’s life happier and more fulfilling. Licensed by the New York Stat … (read more)
Helping U Homecare provides unparalleled service and valued companionship. This special touch goes a long way to make a person in need’s life happier and more fulfilling. Licensed by the New York Stat … (read more)

Unconlove Home Care Of New York

41 Flatbush Avenue Ste 225 , Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Easy, affordable in-home care provided with unconditional love. <p></p> Unconlove Home Care Of New York was founded by Registered nurses practicing in New York. After over a decade in the field w … (read more)
Easy, affordable in-home care provided with unconditional love. <p></p> Unconlove Home Care Of New York was founded by Registered nurses practicing in New York. After over a decade in the field w … (read more)

Epsilon Home Based Quality Care – Snellville, GA

1350 Scenic Highway Suite 266 , Snellville, GA, 30078

Epsilon Home Based Quality Care offers various home care services around Metro Areas of Atlanta, Georgia, that are made specifically to meet your health and personal needs. Our team of professional ca … (read more)
Epsilon Home Based Quality Care offers various home care services around Metro Areas of Atlanta, Georgia, that are made specifically to meet your health and personal needs. Our team of professional ca … (read more)

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

My mother needed PDN services. I was lucky enough to get to this wonderful agency Greater NY Nursing. They really care! They are here to truly make a difference. My nurses were very well trained and h … (read more)
My mother needed PDN services. I was lucky enough to get to this wonderful agency Greater NY Nursing. They really care! They are here to truly make a difference. My nurses were very well trained and h … (read more)

First Care of New York Inc – Manhattan

2488 Grand Concourse , Suite 332, Bronx, NY, 10459

When I initially spoke with First Care, they provided immediate customer service to me and I’ve been with them ever since. They really train their staff to work with patients who are experiencing comp … (read more)
When I initially spoke with First Care, they provided immediate customer service to me and I’ve been with them ever since. They really train their staff to work with patients who are experiencing comp … (read more)

New York 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 New York:

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens 

Address: 11 Park Pl., 14th Fl., New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 962-7559

This nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides several services to seniors throughout New York City. Its services include subsidized housing, case management and home safety audits. The organization also offers a free transportation service, Project CART, that takes seniors to destinations around the city. For seniors who aren’t eligible for Medicaid, the organization offers a low-cost respite care program.

Citymeals on Wheels 

Address: 355 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 687-1234

Citymeals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers weekend and holiday meals to homebound seniors. It also operates a mobile food pantry that provides shelf-stable foods, such as cereal and canned fruit, to seniors. In addition to its meal programs, the organization offers companionship through the Friendly Visiting program. Volunteers are matched with seniors based on common interests, and once they’re matched, volunteers have a six-month commitment.

Rebuilding Together New York City 

Address: 126 10th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 488-8840

Since 1998, this nonprofit organization has helped New York City seniors repair and modify their homes. It provides home repair services for low-income seniors. These services include performing routine maintenance and rebuilding after disasters. The organization also offers accessibility modifications for low-income seniors. Wheelchair ramps, handrails and ADA-compliant bathrooms are some of the modifications the organization may provide.

New York City Department for the Aging 

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

This Office for the Aging connects seniors with case-management agencies that can help them remain in their homes. These agencies may provide personal care, housekeeping, home-delivered meals and other services. The cost of these services is determined on a sliding scale, and depending on a senior’s income, they may be asked to make contributions.

The Parodneck Foundation 

Address: 121 Sixth Ave., Ste 501, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 431-9700

The Parodneck Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps New York City seniors improve their living conditions and avoid foreclosure. The organization offers low and interest-free loans that seniors can use to make emergency home improvements. It also offers deferred loans that may be partially or totally forgiven if seniors meet certain requirements.

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.