Brunswick County is North Carolina’s southernmost region known for its natural beauty, rich history and unmistakable southern charm. The region’s temperate climate is perfect for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors and participating in activities such as golf and fishing. With its many beacheshistorical attractions and quaint coastal towns, it comes as no surprise that Brunswick County is a popular destination for seniors. Of the county’s 142,820 residents, 32.6% are aged 65 and older.

To support this demographic, Brunswick County has a variety of home health care programs designed to help seniors comfortably age in place. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services is $3,909 per month, and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,185 per month. While these costs are slightly higher than the statewide average, they’re quite a bit lower than the national average, which is $4,481 per month for homemaker services and $4,576 per month for home health aide services.

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Brunswick County, so data for the closest city, Wilmington, was used. 

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Wilmington, NC

2202 Wrightsville Ave. , Suite 112, Wilmington, NC, 28403

I’m not in the area and I have to trust them. They do what they can when they can. The patient is difficult and they struggle with staffing. They’re doing well with what they have. It depends on the … (read more)
I’m not in the area and I have to trust them. They do what they can when they can. The patient is difficult and they struggle with staffing. They’re doing well with what they have. It depends on the … (read more)

2020

Home Instead – Wilmington, NC

2505 S 17th St, Suite 110, Wilmington, NC, 28401

Home Instead Senior Care comes in two days a week for three hours a day. They help with changing the bed, getting my mother dressed and getting a shower, light housework, and just give my dad a break. … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care comes in two days a week for three hours a day. They help with changing the bed, getting my mother dressed and getting a shower, light housework, and just give my dad a break. … (read more)

Home Instead – Shallotte, NC

25 Union School Rd NW, Shallotte, NC, 28469


2019, 2020

BrightStar Care Wilmington and Brunswick County

2709 Market Street, Suite 201, Wilmington, NC, 28403

I thought that the owner did a good job to accommodate our needs. We had different aides, so the service was not consistently outstanding.
I thought that the owner did a good job to accommodate our needs. We had different aides, so the service was not consistently outstanding.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Griswold Home Care

4016 Shipyard Blvd, Suite A, Wilmington, NC, 28403

After experiencing extremely difficult times & circumstances trying to care for our mother, Carol, at home, we wanted to give up. We had lost faith in the caregiving industry. Upon meeting Mike an … (read more)
After experiencing extremely difficult times & circumstances trying to care for our mother, Carol, at home, we wanted to give up. We had lost faith in the caregiving industry. Upon meeting Mike an … (read more)

Comfort Keepers Myrtle Beach

3009-A Church Street, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577

When my father-in-law was in need of in-home care the hospital he was discharged from recommended Comfort Keepers. Everyone we came in contact with, from the office representative doing his assessmen … (read more)
When my father-in-law was in need of in-home care the hospital he was discharged from recommended Comfort Keepers. Everyone we came in contact with, from the office representative doing his assessmen … (read more)

Visiting Angels Wilmington NC

3205 Randll Pkwy Suite 111, Wilmington, NC, 28403

Visiting Angels was wonderful. They did a great job. We had a bad experience with one of them and we needed to try another agency. They helped my mother-in-law with eating, bathing, dressing, and taki … (read more)
Visiting Angels was wonderful. They did a great job. We had a bad experience with one of them and we needed to try another agency. They helped my mother-in-law with eating, bathing, dressing, and taki … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Wilmington

4610 Holly Tree Road Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 28409

Synergy HomeCare has been good to my parent. When we first requested a caregiver, they were very prompt in sending one for us. In general, the caregivers they have for us are very good and very profes … (read more)
Synergy HomeCare has been good to my parent. When we first requested a caregiver, they were very prompt in sending one for us. In general, the caregivers they have for us are very good and very profes … (read more)

Cape Fear Respicare Inc

6427 Windmill Way, Wilmington, NC, 28405


Care Providers of Wilmington, Inc

2547 So 17th Street, Suite B, Wilmington, NC, 28401


Health Keeperz Inc. – Pembroke

209 W 3rd Street, PO Box 1030, Pembroke, NC, 28372


Comfort Keepers of Calabash

10239 Beach Dr Suite 20, Calabash, NC, 28467


Comfort Keepers of Wilmington North Carolina

219 Racine Drive, Suite A2,, Wilmington, NC, 28403


Caring Senior Service

3955 Market St, Wilmington, NC, 28403


Maxim Healthcare Wilmington, NC

2106 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC, 28401


Interim HealthCare of Shallotte NC

592 Ocean Highway West, Suite 101-A, Supply, NC, 28462




Senior Helpers

2311 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, 28401


Brunswick 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 Brunswick County:

Special Assistance In-Home Program (SA-IH)

Address: 60 Government Center Drive, Building B, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone Number: (910) 253-2197

The Special Assistance In-Home Program (SA-IH) provides a cash supplement and support services to low-income adults who could benefit from the support of a residential facility but would prefer to remain living in their own homes. Case managers work with caregivers and family members to develop a care plan that enables the senior to remain living safely in their home. The program is run by Brunswick County Social Services.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470
Phone Number: (910) 754-2300

The Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious meals to seniors residing in Brunswick County. Community volunteers deliver hot mid-day meals right to seniors’ homes on weekdays. This program is run by Brunswick Senior Resources. Inc. and available to adults age 60 or older who are homebound, do not have the support of a caregiver or are unable to shop for groceries and prepare their own meals.

Elderly & Disabled Exclusion Tax Program

Address: 30 Government Center Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422
Phone Number: (910) 253-2829

Brunswick County’s Elderly & Disabled Exclusion Tax Program reduces the amount of annual property tax seniors are required to pay. Through this program, qualifying seniors are exempt from paying either 50% of their home’s assessed value or $25,000, whichever is greater. Applicants must be 65 years of age or older and meet income requirements.

BSRI Family Caregiver Support Program

Address: 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470
Phone Number: (910) 754-2300

Primary caregivers of homebound seniors can receive short-term, temporary relief through Brunswick Senior Resources. Inc.’s Family Caregiver Support Program. An in-home assessment is conducted to determine the level of support and services needed. The organization is also able to provide resources, education and assistance with care management.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Address: 60 Government Center Drive, Building B, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone Number: (910) 253-2077

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides financial assistance to low-income seniors to help cover heating costs. A one-time annual payment is made directly to the heating vendor. The program is available to Brunswick County seniors who are age 60 and older.

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.