Queens County is one of the five boroughs of New York City and is situated across the East River from Manhattan. The borough is home to the New York City Mets baseball team and the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center where the US Open is played. Seniors who want to be close to the action of New York City but enjoy living in a peaceful residential area will love Queens. The borough has a population of 2,253, 858 people, and 16.3% of residents are over the age of 65. 

Queens County has multiple home health care programs available for its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $4,767 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,767 per month. Both of these services cost more in Queens than the national average, which is $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services. 

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Queens County, so data for the closest city, New York City, was used. 

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

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.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Eastern Queens

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

She does my shopping and she cooks for me. I am satisfied with my caregiver. She is pleasant.
She does my shopping and she cooks for me. I am satisfied with my caregiver. She is pleasant.

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)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home South Shore Long Island

1111 Route 110, Suite 207, Farmingdale, NY, 11735

RAH has provided care for my mother for a year and a half now. They have been wonderful and provided great staff to watch over her. The feedback they provide has helped adjust the needs required fo … (read more)
RAH has provided care for my mother for a year and a half now. They have been wonderful and provided great staff to watch over her. The feedback they provide has helped adjust the needs required fo … (read more)

Touching Hearts at Home – NYC area; Brooklyn; Westchester

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

The lady anticipates what is needed to be done. I like they work with me in the payment and they lady they sent me is excellent.
The lady anticipates what is needed to be done. I like they work with me in the payment and they lady they sent me is excellent.

Home Instead – Merrick, NY

19 Merrick Ave, Suite 201, Merrick, NY, 11566

I currently have Home Instead Merrick helping with my husband’s care. They help out with showering and preparing lunch or breakfast, whichever is needed — but it’s mainly lunch. They see that he’s dr … (read more)
I currently have Home Instead Merrick helping with my husband’s care. They help out with showering and preparing lunch or breakfast, whichever is needed — but it’s mainly lunch. They see that he’s dr … (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)

VT Exquisite Home Care Agency

470 Lake Zille Rd, New Hyde Park, NY, 11040

I am a current client of vtexquisite home care agency, I came out of the hospital and needed companion care I google home care and found this agency was so happy I did Verona, spoke to me over the ph … (read more)
I am a current client of vtexquisite home care agency, I came out of the hospital and needed companion care I google home care and found this agency was so happy I did Verona, spoke to me over the ph … (read more)

Angel Care Home Companion Services, Inc

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

Angel Care Home Companion Services provides quality care and companionship within the comforts of home allowing seniors to continue leading independent lives and ensuring their loved ones with peace o … (read more)
Angel Care Home Companion Services provides quality care and companionship within the comforts of home allowing seniors to continue leading independent lives and ensuring their loved ones with peace o … (read more)

Home Helpers of Mineola, NY – Great Neck/Long Beach

92-20 Gettysburg St. , Bellerose, NY, 11426

Over the past 9 months, Home Helpers of Mineola have been providing care for my wife. The staff we have in the home are extremely helpful and fantastic. We are treated as family and loved. I would rec … (read more)
Over the past 9 months, Home Helpers of Mineola have been providing care for my wife. The staff we have in the home are extremely helpful and fantastic. We are treated as family and loved. I would rec … (read more)

Home Instead – Forest Hills, NY

67-12 Yellowstone Blvd, Suite A6, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

At the height of the COVID pandemic in New York City, our 94 year old Aunt’s caregiver unexpectedly passed away. We contacted Home Instead of Forest Hills and they were there for us immediately and w … (read more)
At the height of the COVID pandemic in New York City, our 94 year old Aunt’s caregiver unexpectedly passed away. We contacted Home Instead of Forest Hills and they were there for us immediately and w … (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)

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)

Moskowitz Legal Group

1318 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11219


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)

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)

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)

Queens County 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 Queens County:

Meals Services

Address: 2 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007
Phone Number: (212) 639-9675

This service is funded by the New York City Department of Aging. Volunteers distribute meals to homebound seniors in Queens and the other boroughs. Additionally, meals are served at senior centers in the city at lunchtime to seniors taking part in activities at the center. There is no charge for the delivered meals or those served at the center but donations are always appreciated. Meals are delivered five days a week. To be eligible for the meal delivery services, seniors need to prove that they are unable to prepare meals for themselves. 

Senior Centers

Address: Multiple locations
Phone Number: Multiple Locations

Queens Community House operates five senior community centers in the borough of Queens. Hot meals are provided on a daily basis at all of the centers for seniors taking part in activities. There is no cost for the meals or taking part in any of the activities offered. Additionally, the centers provide basic health screenings and assist seniors in managing any chronic health conditions. Activities offered include fitness classes, dance classes, social events, ping pong, educational lectures and arts and crafts.

New York Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: Not Listed
Phone Number: (866) 275-3427

The majority of homes in Queens were built when energy was relatively inexpensive, and this means that are generally inefficient and expensive to heat. The New York Weatherization Assistance Program is a federal and state-funded system that aims to assist low-income households to reduce their energy bills. Priority is given to senior citizens and residents with disabilities. Those who receive Supplemental Security Income automatically qualify for weatherization services. Each house is subject to an audit to see which weatherization options will improve the energy efficiency of the property. Services offered include weather stripping, installing insulation and repairing water heaters. 

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.