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

2017, 2018, 2020

Right at Home of Wake County

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

They help by being my hands and feet. I like the quality of individuals.
They help by being my hands and feet. I like the quality of individuals.

2020, 2021

Home Instead – Raleigh, NC

8360 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615

Could not be happier with my caretakers interaction with my mom
Could not be happier with my caretakers interaction with my mom

Right at Home Durham-Chapel Hill

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

Our family was so fortunate to receive services through Right at Home. The staff was amazing—both the caregivers and the admin support responsive and helpful with last minute changes and adjustments. … (read more)
Our family was so fortunate to receive services through Right at Home. The staff was amazing—both the caregivers and the admin support responsive and helpful with last minute changes and adjustments. … (read more)

LiveWell Home Care

1829 East Franklin St., Ste. 1100, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514

Livewell Home Care has been a blessing for our family. Not only are they skilled in memory care but they really took the time to get to know our mother and find things she enjoys. For us to have a bre … (read more)
Livewell Home Care has been a blessing for our family. Not only are they skilled in memory care but they really took the time to get to know our mother and find things she enjoys. For us to have a bre … (read more)

1st Home Care Solutions

2910 Barmettler St, Raleigh, NC, 27607


Thrive at Home Adult Care, LLC

4922 Windy Hill Drive Suit A, Raleigh, NC, 27609

Thrive at Home Adult Care, LLC is a non-medical, private pay, senior and adult home care agency. Our highly skilled and compassionate caregivers offer adults (of any age) the assistance needed with Ac … (read more)
Thrive at Home Adult Care, LLC is a non-medical, private pay, senior and adult home care agency. Our highly skilled and compassionate caregivers offer adults (of any age) the assistance needed with Ac … (read more)

Grace Care Solutions LLC – Raleigh, NC

8480 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615

Grace Care Solutions provides non-medical in-home care to assist seniors and adults with disabilities with ADLs such as personal care, hygiene, mobility, and toileting as well as IADLs such as bill pa … (read more)
Grace Care Solutions provides non-medical in-home care to assist seniors and adults with disabilities with ADLs such as personal care, hygiene, mobility, and toileting as well as IADLs such as bill pa … (read more)

2019, 2020

Brightstar Care Cary

102-K Commonwealth Court, Cary, NC, 27511

When you cannot see well, it means a lot to have someone come in to support you. The young ladies that I have at this location seem to be more educated and more intelligent, as to what I need.
When you cannot see well, it means a lot to have someone come in to support you. The young ladies that I have at this location seem to be more educated and more intelligent, as to what I need.

2018, 2019, 2020

Aware Senior Care

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

They have helped me the most by being willing to do what I ask her to. I would tell a friend that they provide wonderful services.
They have helped me the most by being willing to do what I ask her to. I would tell a friend that they provide wonderful services.

2019, 2020

Homewatch CareGivers of Cary

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

The services are a huge help to me so I can care for my own family. My mother’s health has improved since starting as well. The agency is super reliable, nurturing, and caring.
The services are a huge help to me so I can care for my own family. My mother’s health has improved since starting as well. The agency is super reliable, nurturing, and caring.

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)

2021

HomeChoice Home Care Solutions

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

My mother can be a little difficult at times, and I am not sure how they could make a better impact. It doesn’t affect my life too much. I like the quality of care that we get from the caregiver tha … (read more)
My mother can be a little difficult at times, and I am not sure how they could make a better impact. It doesn’t affect my life too much. I like the quality of care that we get from the caregiver tha … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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

The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)
The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (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)

Options for Senior America – Cary, NC

315 East Chatham, Cary, NC, 27511

Do to a medical issue we need night time care. I found Options. From the office staff to the caregiver everyone was amazing. Since we needed immediate assistance they assigned us a caregiver. Fami … (read more)
Do to a medical issue we need night time care. I found Options. From the office staff to the caregiver everyone was amazing. Since we needed immediate assistance they assigned us a caregiver. Fami … (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.


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.