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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Eastern Queens

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

For my father it is definitely a positive, even though my father is difficult they do a good job with him. I like how they had a nurse and an aide come to visit us first, and we had an initial meetin … (read more)
For my father it is definitely a positive, even though my father is difficult they do a good job with him. I like how they had a nurse and an aide come to visit us first, and we had an initial meetin … (read more)

2020, 2021

Alliance Homecare

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

He was much healthier when they were coming. I like that they have good caregivers that are very attentive.
He was much healthier when they were coming. I like that they have good caregivers that are very attentive.

2019

Synergy HomeCare Manhattan, New York

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

She is an aide for him. She helps him go to the doctor. They are very accommodating. They are patient. After several tries, the caregiver that we have now works perfectly.
She is an aide for him. She helps him go to the doctor. They are very accommodating. They are patient. After several tries, the caregiver that we have now works perfectly.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home South Shore Long Island

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

I’m very happy with service PAMELA provi des for me and she is allways on time and does more than I exspected. I am sorry, but I’m close to 102 years old. I live by myself & this is the be … (read more)
I’m very happy with service PAMELA provi des for me and she is allways on time and does more than I exspected. I am sorry, but I’m close to 102 years old. I live by myself & this is the be … (read more)

Touching Hearts at Home NYC

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

The caregiver has helped me to work on my closet because of the change of temperature.
The caregiver has helped me to work on my closet because of the change of temperature.

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)

Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC

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

<h4>Welcome to Gentle Hands Home Care</h4> <h5>“In House Care Service”</h5> <p>Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC is a locally owned and operated home care agency. We are proud to be affiliated to Ne … (read more)
<h4>Welcome to Gentle Hands Home Care</h4> <h5>“In House Care Service”</h5> <p>Gentle Hands Home Care, LLC is a locally owned and operated home care agency. We are proud to be affiliated to Ne … (read more)

VT Exquisite Home Care Agency

470 Lakeville 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)

Joy Professional Home Care Services, LLC

49 West Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY, 11520

Joy is a very caring and knowledgeable professional who seemed truly concerned with providing the care my husband needed after he became ill. Joy responded quickly, compassionately, and knowledgeably … (read more)
Joy is a very caring and knowledgeable professional who seemed truly concerned with providing the care my husband needed after he became ill. Joy responded quickly, compassionately, and knowledgeably … (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)

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)

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


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)

Allegiant Home Care LLC

86 34th Street , Suite 602, Brooklyn, NY, 11232

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)

Allegiant Home Care

1 Old Country Road, Suite 495, Carle Place, NY, 11514

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)

Hometeam

71 W 23rd St , 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10010

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)

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.