Suffolk County is home to beautiful beaches, award-winning vineyards and some of the best golf courses in the country. It is situated on Long Island and has a number of interesting museums and historic sites to explore. Suffolk County is a popular place to retire for seniors who want the quiet of the suburbs but would like to be close to the action of New York City. Suffolk County has a population of 1,476,601, and 17.3% of residents are over the age of 65. 

Suffolk County has a number of high-quality home health care programs to assist their senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $3,909 per month, and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,576 per month. Both of these services cost less in Suffolk County 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 Suffolk County, so data for the closest city, New Haven Area, was used. 

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Nassau Suffolk County

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

I like how we can rely on them. I like that the agency is reliable.
I like how we can rely on them. I like that the agency is reliable.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Eastern Long Island

85 Echo Ave, Suite 5, Miller Place, NY, 11764

Because of the services, I’m not there all the time. They are reliable and caring.
Because of the services, I’m not there all the time. They are reliable and caring.

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)

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

630 Youngs Hill Rd., Huntington, NY, 11701

I look forward to the care. They are always available when I call, when I have had issues they’re able to help.
I look forward to the care. They are always available when I call, when I have had issues they’re able to help.

2020

Home Instead – Hampton Bays, NY

148 E Montauk Hwy, Suite 2, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946

We used Home Instead to care for our elderly father 5 hours a day before he moved to an assisted living facility. It is a well run, reliable company. They have such caring, competent and trustworthy … (read more)
We used Home Instead to care for our elderly father 5 hours a day before he moved to an assisted living facility. It is a well run, reliable company. They have such caring, competent and trustworthy … (read more)

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)

Ellison Home Care Agency, Inc

1747 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ste. 44, Islandia, NY, 11749

I’ve had an excellent experience with Ellison Care from day one. I was stranded with somebody to take care of my father in-law who was not well and living at home. They called me back at 5.30 in the m … (read more)
I’ve had an excellent experience with Ellison Care from day one. I was stranded with somebody to take care of my father in-law who was not well and living at home. They called me back at 5.30 in the m … (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 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)

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)

Right At Home Smithtown

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

<p>Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. … (read more)
<p>Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. … (read more)

Right at Home South Central Long Island

212 Medford Ave., Rte 112, Patchogue, NY, 11772

I had this Agency for my sister. the aides were extremely helpful. If there was a cancellation, they would communicate and send me someone as soon as they could. No complain about this office.
I had this Agency for my sister. the aides were extremely helpful. If there was a cancellation, they would communicate and send me someone as soon as they could. No complain about this office.

Senior Helpers – NY

72 Sherbrooke Drive, Smithtown, NY, 11787

senior Helpers has been a godsend for providing my mom with companionship and essential support for over seven years. The staff and the providers have been extremely helpful. I would highly recommend … (read more)
senior Helpers has been a godsend for providing my mom with companionship and essential support for over seven years. The staff and the providers have been extremely helpful. I would highly recommend … (read more)

Moskowitz Legal Group

1318 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11219


2021

Elder Home Care

45 W John St, Hicksville, NY, 11801

My mother broke both of her wrists so they help her with daily living activities. They provide companionship for her. I like Mona, our case worker, she is awesome.
My mother broke both of her wrists so they help her with daily living activities. They provide companionship for her. I like Mona, our case worker, she is awesome.

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)

Baylin Home Care

80 White Street, Southampton, NY, 11968

Baylin Home Care is a first-class organization. They are fast, professional and caring. A family member needed a 24/7 live-in health aide. Baylin got us the support we needed fast. Their staff is … (read more)
Baylin Home Care is a first-class organization. They are fast, professional and caring. A family member needed a 24/7 live-in health aide. Baylin got us the support we needed fast. Their staff is … (read more)

Suffolk 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 Suffolk County:

Senior Resident Services

Phone Number: (631) 436-1892

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of senior services at four different venues across the county. The aim of the services is to assist seniors to age in place and remain independent for as long as possible. Volunteers help seniors to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Housing Choice Voucher. Additionally, they help seniors fill out paperwork, pay bills and understand programs such as Medicare Part D. The centers also offer activities, including arts and crafts, movie screenings, fitness classes and wellness programs. 

Catholic Charities of Long Island

Address: 143 Schleigel Boulevard, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: (631) 789-5219

The Catholic Charities of Long Island is a nonprofit organization that is funded by community donations and staffed by volunteers from the church. It serves hot meals at congregate sites two days a week for senior citizens in the area. There is no charge for the meals, and transport to the sites can be arranged. In addition, the organization runs a Meals on Wheels program that delivers warm or frozen meals to seniors in the area on a daily or weekly basis. Seniors need to be homebound to qualify for the program, and a small donation is requested for the meals. Case managers can assist seniors in applying for other programs that they may qualify for.

The Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: Not Listed
Phone Number: (631) 471-1215 Ext 155

The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This free program assists low-income households to reduce their energy costs. Priority is given to the elderly and disabled residents. An energy audit is conducted on the property to determine what cost-effective measures could be installed to reduce energy usage. Some of the services offered include attic insulation, weather stripping, and repairing or replacing 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.