Chapel Hill has been named one of North Carolina’s finest retirement destinations, thanks to attractive features such as its bustling music scene and numerous restaurants and museums. The town also has much to offer outdoor lovers, including arboretums and parks. Those positive traits have helped attract many older adults to the area. Just over 11% of Chapel Hill’s 64,051 residents are seniors 65 years of age and up. For medical care, they can rely on the UNC Medical Center, which is a highly rated facility whose network includes a dedicated geriatric practice.

Many high-quality home health care providers serve the seniors of Chapel Hill. Per the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average Chapel Hill home care provider charges $4,385 per month, while for home health care, the average monthly rate is $4,767. Nationally, the average home care price of $4,481 is higher than Chapel Hill’s, but the home health care rate of $4,576 is lower.

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Chapel Hill, so data for the closest city, Durham, was used. 

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

Right at Home Durham-Chapel Hill

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

They have some very good helpers, always excited to see her.
They have some very good helpers, always excited to see her.

Home Instead – Chapel Hill, NC

1289 Fordham Blvd, Suite E5, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514

Mom and Dad’s caregiver is wonderful, she is arriving on time or earlier for them if they have an appointment . She is helpful does everything that is ask of her, she makes them happy and that is the … (read more)
Mom and Dad’s caregiver is wonderful, she is arriving on time or earlier for them if they have an appointment . She is helpful does everything that is ask of her, she makes them happy and that is the … (read more)

Creative Home Care Solutions, Inc.

104 East Main Street, Jamestown, NC, 27282

Creative home care has been assisting my grandmother for 3 years now! The care they provide for her is very much appreciated. I highly recommend them. The care givers are very respectful and trustwort … (read more)
Creative home care has been assisting my grandmother for 3 years now! The care they provide for her is very much appreciated. I highly recommend them. The care givers are very respectful and trustwort … (read more)

Always Best Care of Burlington

1145 C Saint Marks Church Road, Burlington, NC, 27215

Always Best Care (Care Givers) in general have been very personable, friendly, supportive. I think each family has their own needs but my expectations was exceeded as the care givers kept my mom enga … (read more)
Always Best Care (Care Givers) in general have been very personable, friendly, supportive. I think each family has their own needs but my expectations was exceeded as the care givers kept my mom enga … (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)

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)

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Homewatch Caregivers of the Triangle – Chapel Hill

101 Cosgrove Ave., Suite 120, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514

They allow freedom for me to work and do other things. They need to be consistent in the caregivers they send.
They allow freedom for me to work and do other things. They need to be consistent in the caregivers they send.

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)

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)

A Bridge for Independence Home Care

10911 Raven Ridge Rd, Suite 103-44, Raleigh, NC, 27614

A Bridge to Care helped us fill in the gap with my father-in-law’s care. They worked with our needs and time frame in a caring and professional way.
A Bridge to Care helped us fill in the gap with my father-in-law’s care. They worked with our needs and time frame in a caring and professional way.

Comfort Keepers of Durham, NC

1415 West NC Highway 54 , Suite 209, Durham, NC, 27707

This company has more of a focus of telling the client what they will do for them than of asking what is needed. The saddest part is that they are dishonest about the schedule consistency that they … (read more)
This company has more of a focus of telling the client what they will do for them than of asking what is needed. The saddest part is that they are dishonest about the schedule consistency that they … (read more)

Right Choice Home Care

316 W. Millbrook Rd, STE 213, Raleigh, NC, 27609

Right Choice Home Care currently cares for my mother and I must say this is the best agency in North Carolina. The office staff stays on top things and they provide great aides. I have no regrets and … (read more)
Right Choice Home Care currently cares for my mother and I must say this is the best agency in North Carolina. The office staff stays on top things and they provide great aides. I have no regrets and … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Raleigh, NC

6310 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite 280, Raleigh, NC, 27607

In our experience, the CNA staff is very kind but the management is absolutely horrible. They demand more and more money but do not follow through with services already agreed to. When we told them w … (read more)
In our experience, the CNA staff is very kind but the management is absolutely horrible. They demand more and more money but do not follow through with services already agreed to. When we told them w … (read more)

Health Keeperz Inc. – Pembroke

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


Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill:

Meals on Wheels Orange County

Address: P.O. Box 2102, Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Phone Number: (919) 942 2948

Meals on Wheels delivers food to people who otherwise have trouble accessing nutrition, providing five meals per week. Deliveries take place between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. If recipients are not home during that time period, the organization can make once-weekly deliveries of five frozen meals. Eligible enrollees include homebound seniors as well as convalescing individuals. A sliding, income-based scale determines the fees for meals.

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle

Address: 200 Air Trans Dr., Suite 200, Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone Number: (919) 341-5980

Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization that performs home repairs and renovations for low-income individuals, including seniors and veterans. The organization builds wheelchair ramps and handles other accessibility modifications. Its workers also correct problems with gutters, flooring and electrical systems, among other elements of a home. Eligibility requirements include being up to date on property taxes and having at least two years of prior residency and ownership of the home. An income cutoff applies as well.

Orange County Department on Aging

Address: 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: (919) 968-2070

The OCDOA serves both seniors and caregivers. It runs the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, which answers questions regarding Medicare. Another offering is the Aging Helpline, which can be reached at (919) 968-2087 and provides information on numerous senior-relevant topics. Additionally, the organization helps older adults find appropriate transportation solutions. The OCDOA also oversees multiple programs designed to help seniors safely continue living at home.

Homestead Exclusion Program

Address: 228 S Churton St., Suite 200, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone Number: (919) 245-2100, option 2

Some of Chapel Hill’s elders may be eligible for the Homestead Exclusion Program, which provides significant property tax savings and is overseen by the Orange County Tax Office. This program is open to individuals who are permanently disabled or are 65 years of age and above. It applies only to enrollees’ permanent residences. An income limit of $31,500 is in effect.

North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 217 W Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: (877) 623-6748

The Weatherization Assistance Program boosts the energy efficiency and safety of homes. Its workers evaluate residences, including multifamily, mobile and single-family homes, and repair and replace heating and air systems. They also install insulation and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The program gives preference to the elderly. Income limits apply. 

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 – oftentimes 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.