The city of Cary is known as the home of the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Seniors who enjoy dining out, exploring the outdoors and arts and cultural experiences may love living in Cary. It has a subtropical climate with short and mild winters making it an ideal place to retire and escape the cold of the north. The population of Cary is 170,282, and 11.9% of the residents are over the age of 65.

Cary offers a number of quality home care services to its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $4,004 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,195 per month. Both services cost less in Cary 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 Cary, so data for the closest city, Raleigh, was used. 

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

2020, 2021, 2022

Home Instead – Raleigh, NC

8360 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615

We utilized Home Instead with my father and from the first call all the way to where the services were not needed any more, everyone was warm, welcoming and provided excellent care to everyone in our … (read more)
We utilized Home Instead with my father and from the first call all the way to where the services were not needed any more, everyone was warm, welcoming and provided excellent care to everyone in our … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2020

Right at Home of Wake County

2500 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC, 27607

I appreciate your staff making the switch in my Mother’s care. Shanquesha has been just wonderful for my Mother. She is very thoughtful, thinks ahead, and is a great help for my Mom. She also has a … (read more)
I appreciate your staff making the switch in my Mother’s care. Shanquesha has been just wonderful for my Mother. She is very thoughtful, thinks ahead, and is a great help for my Mom. She also has a … (read more)

Right at Home Durham-Chapel Hill

4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 2, Durham, NC, 27707

We have struggled for six months to have this service handle the most basic of services without any luck. They have a dedicated service provider at my mother-in-law’s independent living facility and … (read more)
We have struggled for six months to have this service handle the most basic of services without any luck. They have a dedicated service provider at my mother-in-law’s independent living facility and … (read more)

Wenev Home Care Services – Durham, NC

600 Park Offices Dr, Durham, NC, 27709

We are nurse own agency that provides the following: In-Home aides Companionship/sitter Respite Our staff are compassionate and caring and treats our clients with dignity and respect.
We are nurse own agency that provides the following: In-Home aides Companionship/sitter Respite Our staff are compassionate and caring and treats our clients with dignity and respect.

Acti-Kare – Raleigh, NC

2028 Thorpshire Dr , Raleigh, NC, 27615


AccordCare – Raleigh, NC

3739 National Dr suite 150 , Raleigh, NC, 27612

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 offer specialized in-home n … (read more)
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 offer specialized in-home n … (read more)

At Home Eldercare of Western Wake County

187 Wind Chime Ct Suite 202 , Raleigh, NC, 27615

Our mission is to provide the best Senior Care and Companionship for those you love. We are committed to providing high quality care by Caregivers that strive for the client to achieve the highest lev … (read more)
Our mission is to provide the best Senior Care and Companionship for those you love. We are committed to providing high quality care by Caregivers that strive for the client to achieve the highest lev … (read more)

2019, 2020

Brightstar Care Cary

102-K Commonwealth Court, Cary, NC, 27511

The services give relief to the family, knowing that you have a trusted professional when you are not there. They are professional and experienced. They did a good job.
The services give relief to the family, knowing that you have a trusted professional when you are not there. They are professional and experienced. They did a good job.

2019, 2020

Homewatch CareGivers of Cary

1210 SE Maynard Avenue, Suite 202, Cary, NC, 27511

My mom has been using Homewatch CareGivers of Cary since mid-May. It’s been working great. The people are always punctual. They always let me know if there’s a conflict of schedule. They do cleaning, … (read more)
My mom has been using Homewatch CareGivers of Cary since mid-May. It’s been working great. The people are always punctual. They always let me know if there’s a conflict of schedule. They do cleaning, … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Always Best Care of East & South Wake

5421 Old Poole Rd, #105, Raleigh, NC, 27610

He can’t do without assistance so it has been great assistance. With that being said, there were some caregivers that were better than others. There are some caregivers that are fantastic and there … (read more)
He can’t do without assistance so it has been great assistance. With that being said, there were some caregivers that were better than others. There are some caregivers that are fantastic and there … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Aware Senior Care, a division of Home Care Assistance

104-A Fountain Brook Circle, Cary, NC, 27511

They have been very helpful in making sure she has her meds, and helps her to the dining room, and helps her with the laundry and other things. I like that they have been accommodating but we have ha … (read more)
They have been very helpful in making sure she has her meds, and helps her to the dining room, and helps her with the laundry and other things. I like that they have been accommodating but we have ha … (read more)

2021, 2022

HomeChoice Home Care Solutions

312 W Millbrook Rd # 141, Raleigh, NC, 27609

It was pleasant for my mother to have someone in the house with her. I was very unfamiliar with the process and they were nice to me.
It was pleasant for my mother to have someone in the house with her. I was very unfamiliar with the process and they were nice to me.

Carolina Hearts Home Care

801 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC, 28352

Carolina Hearts Home Care began operations in the fall of 2005 in Scotland County, North Carolina. Since that time, Carolina Hearts has grown into a company that serves clients in nine counties in Nor … (read more)
Carolina Hearts Home Care began operations in the fall of 2005 in Scotland County, North Carolina. Since that time, Carolina Hearts has grown into a company that serves clients in nine counties in Nor … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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

I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)

Ideal Healthcare Services

4904 Waters Edge Dr, Ste. 160, Raleigh, NC, 27606

I have a person who comes at night from Ideal. She supervises my husband’s dinner and reminds me of his medication. She provides good care and patience to my husband. I’m very satisfied with the quali … (read more)
I have a person who comes at night from Ideal. She supervises my husband’s dinner and reminds me of his medication. She provides good care and patience to my husband. I’m very satisfied with the quali … (read more)

Affordable Family Care Services Inc

114 Wind Chime Ct., Suite 102E, Raleigh, NC, 27615

I have somebody from Affordable Family Care Services coming in for two hours a week, and so far so good. I have no real complaints. At first they said, they had a twelve hour a week minimum and I can’ … (read more)
I have somebody from Affordable Family Care Services coming in for two hours a week, and so far so good. I have no real complaints. At first they said, they had a twelve hour a week minimum and I can’ … (read more)

Glorious Life Home Care Services

212 N Corcoran St suite 208, Durham, NC, 27701

I’m perfectly and completely satisfied with the care I got from Glorious Life Home Care. At times it was above and beyond the call of duty. It was very good. The first person that came was a match and … (read more)
I’m perfectly and completely satisfied with the care I got from Glorious Life Home Care. At times it was above and beyond the call of duty. It was very good. The first person that came was a match and … (read more)

Senior Life Home Care

8396 6 Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615

This company has done a good job helping me. They are reliable and honest. I have used them for a few months and haven’t had any problems.
This company has done a good job helping me. They are reliable and honest. I have used them for a few months and haven’t had any problems.

Elite Care One Home Care

4909 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC, 27606

I am very happy with the care and attention given to me by Elite Care.
I am very happy with the care and attention given to me by Elite Care.

Extension of You Home Care

P.O. Box 1341, Apex, NC, 27502

I’ve been a client for extension of you since last November and I have been extremely happy with the service I’ve received. My in home care giver, John, arrives on time every day and sees to my needs … (read more)
I’ve been a client for extension of you since last November and I have been extremely happy with the service I’ve received. My in home care giver, John, arrives on time every day and sees to my needs … (read more)

Cary 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 Cary:

Healthy Home Cary

Address: 316 N. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27513
Phone Number: (919) 469-4000

The Town of Cary funds this program with the aim to assist low-income homeowners to carry out basic home improvements to their property to make the home safe for habitation. Priority is given to senior citizens to assist them in safely aging in place in their own homes.  Services offered include correcting hazardous structural conditions, eliminating blight and improving accessibility for disabled residents. Applicants are required to submit proof of income to prove that they qualify for assistance. 

Cary Senior Center

Address: 120 Maury O’Dell Place, Cary, NC 27513
Phone Number: (919) 469-4081

The Cary Senior Center is funded by the city of Cary and donations from the local community. The center hosts a variety of social and recreational activities for seniors over the age of 55, including fitness classes, volunteer opportunities, arts and crafts, language classes, educational classes and clubs for seniors. It can be hired as a venue for private celebrations and events. There is no charge for most of the activities at the center but a small donation may be requested to cover costs for some options. 

Go Triangle Regional Transit

Address: 901 Slater Rd Durham, NC 27703
Phone Number: (919) 485-7433

Go Cary is the public transport system in Cary and it provides certain transport options specifically for senior citizens. Those who are over the age of 60 can register for door-to-door transport, which is a shared ride service that picks riders up and takes them to specific destinations. There is a small charge for using this service, but financial aid can be arranged if required. Senior discounts are available for using the regular bus routes. All buses are fitted with wheelchair ramps and drivers are trained in assisting those with disabilities. 

Trash Collection Assistance

Address: 316 N. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27513
Phone Number: (919) 469-4000

Seniors who are unable to bring their recycling or garbage cans to the curb for pick-up can apply for assistance with this task. A doctor’s letter is required indicating that the senior is physically incapable of moving their own garbage cans. Once the request is approved, assistance will be provided by the collection service on the required days. 

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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-home care


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.

Talking with family and others about a loved one's needs