Syracuse, New York offers a year-round lifestyle through four distinct seasons for seniors. Step into the outdoors to enjoy some breathtaking scenery and famous waterfalls in surrounding parks, hit the slopes in winter and enjoy some golf.

For seniors who like a bit more hustle and bustle, the vibrant downtown area is the place to be, with a variety of eateries to satisfy even the fussiest foodie. The city is ranked in the top 100 places to live in the United States, with a population of 142,327, according to the U.S. Census. 12.2 % of the population is aged over 65.

Syracuse has a wide choice of home care services available. The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 lists the average cost of homemaker services at $4,862 per month and the average cost of home health aide care at $5,339 per month. These are more expensive than the national averages, which are $4,481 for in-home care and $4,546 for home health aide care.

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

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

At Home Independent Living

4464 Milton Ave, Syracuse, NY, 13031

They could remember what I ask them to do just a little bit better. She needs a lot of reminders. They are very responsive to complaints and rectify them.
They could remember what I ask them to do just a little bit better. She needs a lot of reminders. They are very responsive to complaints and rectify them.

Home Instead – Syracuse, NY

6443 Ridings Rd, Suite 123, Syracuse, NY, 13206

My family received a consultation visit from the owner. We explained all of my brother’s needs and health issues, specifically, his incontinence and HIV. The owner left never stating that my brother … (read more)
My family received a consultation visit from the owner. We explained all of my brother’s needs and health issues, specifically, his incontinence and HIV. The owner left never stating that my brother … (read more)

Serving Seniors

44 Schilly Rd., Central Square, NY, 13036

Serving Seniors are very good; they’re very professional. We use the person they send over two or three days a week. We have no complaints. They showed up on time, stayed with my wife, and my wife was … (read more)
Serving Seniors are very good; they’re very professional. We use the person they send over two or three days a week. We have no complaints. They showed up on time, stayed with my wife, and my wife was … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Fayetteville, NY

6834 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY, 13066

I have been using Comfort Keepers for my mother. The agency has provided reliable and competent assistance and they have been responsive to my needs. They are relatively close to my home; my mother li … (read more)
I have been using Comfort Keepers for my mother. The agency has provided reliable and competent assistance and they have been responsive to my needs. They are relatively close to my home; my mother li … (read more)

Syracuse Home Care

126 S. Terry Road, Syracuse, NY, 13219

We hired Syracuse Home Care. They respond to requests pretty quickly because it is a small agency. It is nice. The caregiver I have now is great. She knows how to handle an Alzheimer’s patient. She is … (read more)
We hired Syracuse Home Care. They respond to requests pretty quickly because it is a small agency. It is nice. The caregiver I have now is great. She knows how to handle an Alzheimer’s patient. She is … (read more)

Nascentia Health

1050 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY, 13204

We’ve used Nascentia for my mom many times, they were very good, and we are very pleased with that group. We were using subservices right up until my mom went into the hospital at the end of February. … (read more)
We’ve used Nascentia for my mom many times, they were very good, and we are very pleased with that group. We were using subservices right up until my mom went into the hospital at the end of February. … (read more)

Maxim Healthcare Syracuse, NY

224 Harrison St, Suite 680, Syracuse, NY, 13202


Griswold Home Care

110 Buchmans Close Circle, Fayetteville, NY, 13066


Interim HealthCare of Syracuse, NY

3300 James St., Suite 201, Syracuse, NY, 13206


Changing Seasons Home Care

214 Highbridge St, Fayetteville, NY, 13066


Loyalty Senior Care

2700 Bellevue Ave , Syracuse, NY, 13219


Syracuse 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 Syracuse:

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address:  811 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 472-2663

The U.S Department of Energy funds the Weatherization Assistance Program. This program increases homes’ energy efficiency, reducing the amount of energy required to heat homes and provide hot water and lighting. Priority is given to people over 60 years of age, families with one or more members with a disability and families with children. To be eligible, your income must be less than 60% of the state’s median income. Those who receive Social Security income are also eligible.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 413 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212
Phone:  (315) 452-1402

North Area Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to seniors, the homebound and the disabled in northern Onondaga County. Recipients receive one hot and one cold meal, delivered between 11:00 and 1:00, Monday to Friday. Weekend meals are delivered on Wednesdays and Fridays. The service provides a therapeutic diet to aid with health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, renal disease and difficulty chewing. Assistance may be available for those aged over 60, receiving a Supplemental Security Income or other managed care insurance. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted.

Home Energy Assistance Program

Address:  421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone:  (315) 435-2700

The Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, is a federally funded scheme to help low-income households meet their energy costs. To be eligible, applicants must meet housing situation and income limits. Once an applicant is accepted, payments are made directly to energy and phone providers on their behalf.

Respite Care

Address: 1050 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (888) 477-4663

Onondaga County residents caring for a person over the age of 60, or those over the age of 60 caring full-time for a chronically ill or disabled person, are eligible for respite care from Nascentia Health. Through the support of New York State and Onondaga County, the Program has several options to provide relief for caregivers. Care, under the supervision of a registered nurse, can be arranged for several days or longer with a temporary out-of-home placement. Emergency respite care needed due to unforeseen circumstances is also available.

Onondaga County Aging Service

Address: 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-2362

The Onondaga County Aging Service is a federally funded agency that helps older adults live independently by assisting them with services and benefits. It provides services directly and through partnerships with community-based organizations. The agency is a one-stop shop for information on health and care in the home.

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.