Charlotte, North Carolina ranks #6 for one of the best cities to live in the United States and #23 as one of the best retirement locations according to the U.S. News and World Report. Charlotte’s size and diversity allows for affordable housing choices. It combines quaint, Southern neighborhoods with a robust urban area, providing a variety of homes and townhomes, including retirement centers, from which to choose. State-of-the-art health facilities are easily accessible with a reliable public transportation system. Charlotte has temperate weather year-round enabling residents to enjoy various urban entertainment venues, all with gorgeous parks and golf courses located throughout the city. 

Charlotte is the most populous city in North Carolina with a population of 885,708, of which roughly 10%, are 65 years or older. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the national averages for home-health services costs are $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aides, and Charlotte falls below these. Homemaker services run $3,890, and home health aides run $4,195 in this city.

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

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Visiting Angels – Charlotte, NC

125 Floyd Smith Drive, Suite 180, Charlotte, NC, 28262

The provider helped the most with company. I liked the agency because I liked the nurse.
The provider helped the most with company. I liked the agency because I liked the nurse.

2018, 2019

Right at Home Charlotte and Lake Norman

107 Kilson Drive, Suite 106, Mooresville, NC, 28117

They provide quality care. I like their attention to detail.
They provide quality care. I like their attention to detail.

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Belmont, NC

100 N. Main Street, Suite 107, Belmont, NC, 28012

It helps me out, in that someone helps her in whatever aspect she needs. I like that the agency is warm and fuzzy, they are also loving.
It helps me out, in that someone helps her in whatever aspect she needs. I like that the agency is warm and fuzzy, they are also loving.

2018, 2019, 2020

Home Instead – Charlotte, NC

2151 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC, 28217

Home Instead has been more than we asked for. HI has been professional, listens well, states clear boundaries and responds positively to our boundaries, and has been very very caring. Our person, we h … (read more)
Home Instead has been more than we asked for. HI has been professional, listens well, states clear boundaries and responds positively to our boundaries, and has been very very caring. Our person, we h … (read more)

2022

Right at Home South Charlotte, NC

2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Suite 202, Office 211, Charlotte, NC, 28273

Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. Th … (read more)
Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. Th … (read more)

Always Best Care of Charlotte

6701 Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28210

Always Best Care was just absolutely wonderful. I needed to qualify people who could deal with my sister with brain cancer. My sister would throw people in and out of her house; it was crazy. She died … (read more)
Always Best Care was just absolutely wonderful. I needed to qualify people who could deal with my sister with brain cancer. My sister would throw people in and out of her house; it was crazy. She died … (read more)

Bluebird Homecare – Charlotte

6201 Fairview Rd, #200, Charlotte, NC, 28210

I can honestly say from the initial home/patient assessment that Care Manager, Joanne and her Assistant, Megan will move mountains to accommodate the care and hours needed. As for the staff, they all … (read more)
I can honestly say from the initial home/patient assessment that Care Manager, Joanne and her Assistant, Megan will move mountains to accommodate the care and hours needed. As for the staff, they all … (read more)

Cornerstone Caregiving -West Charlotte NC

725 E Trade St Suite 110, Charlotte, NC, 28202

Caregiving with compassion. We offer 24/7 care with immediate start times available and no minimum hours of care required. We are a community of compassionate people who are committed to providing the … (read more)
Caregiving with compassion. We offer 24/7 care with immediate start times available and no minimum hours of care required. We are a community of compassionate people who are committed to providing the … (read more)

Home Care Freedom

10130 Mallard Creek Rd #399, Charlotte, NC, 28262

We have been using Home Care Freedom since April. They help us out with cooking, with cleaning, and with light medical work like bathing. They help my uncle. The caregivers are amazing; they’re awesom … (read more)
We have been using Home Care Freedom since April. They help us out with cooking, with cleaning, and with light medical work like bathing. They help my uncle. The caregivers are amazing; they’re awesom … (read more)

HomeWell Care Services of Charlotte NC

17105 Kenton Drive Suite 206C, Cornelius, NC, 28031

At HomeWell of Charlotte, NC we provide home care for seniors and others who are struggling to manage day-to-day activities like grooming, bathing, cooking or even running errands. Our knowledgeable C … (read more)
At HomeWell of Charlotte, NC we provide home care for seniors and others who are struggling to manage day-to-day activities like grooming, bathing, cooking or even running errands. Our knowledgeable C … (read more)

Home Instead – Cornelius, NC

19700 Catawba Ave, Suite F, Cornelius, NC, 28031

We could not be happier with Cheryl from Home Instead. My mother looks forward to the days that Cheryl is with her. Very professional and caring person. We used Home Instead in Fayetteville, NC and … (read more)
We could not be happier with Cheryl from Home Instead. My mother looks forward to the days that Cheryl is with her. Very professional and caring person. We used Home Instead in Fayetteville, NC and … (read more)

Rite Home Health Care Services

2750 E W.T. Harris Blvd #208, Charlotte, NC, 28213


Always Best Care Serving Matthews and Pineville

1811 Sardis Road North Suite 216, Charlotte, NC, 28270

Since 1996, the compassionate caregivers from Always Best Care have helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care needs. We provide free consultations and are dedicated to exceeding your … (read more)
Since 1996, the compassionate caregivers from Always Best Care have helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care needs. We provide free consultations and are dedicated to exceeding your … (read more)

Grandma Doves Home Care

4621 Charlie Hipp Road, Charlotte, NC, 28214


Cornerstone Caregiving – North Charlotte

20462 Chartwell Center Dr Ste D , Cornelius, NC, 28031

Caregiving with compassion. We offer 24/7 care with immediate start times available and no minimum hours of care required. We are a community of compassionate people who are committed to providing the … (read more)
Caregiving with compassion. We offer 24/7 care with immediate start times available and no minimum hours of care required. We are a community of compassionate people who are committed to providing the … (read more)

Care You Can Afford LLC

10130 Mallard Creek Road , Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28262


Gentle Shepherd Care – Charlotte, NC

8604 Cliff Cameron Dr , Suite 144, Charlotte, NC, 28262

We are a family owned, nurse managed in-home care service in Charlotte. We service families who want the stress of family care giving relieved but want to see their loved ones thrive outside of the nu … (read more)
We are a family owned, nurse managed in-home care service in Charlotte. We service families who want the stress of family care giving relieved but want to see their loved ones thrive outside of the nu … (read more)

2018, 2020

HomeWatch CareGivers Serving Charlotte and Surrounding Areas

8307 University Executive Park Dr Suite 220, Charlotte, NC, 28262

I can’t make my bed or do lots of other things for myself. I can’t do very much, and they help me out with everything. They help me out a whole lot with everything. If I didn’t have them, I don’t kno … (read more)
I can’t make my bed or do lots of other things for myself. I can’t do very much, and they help me out with everything. They help me out a whole lot with everything. If I didn’t have them, I don’t kno … (read more)

BrightStar Care Charlotte S

1900 Abbott St, Ste 101, Charlotte, NC, 28203

They’re very organized. I really like the caregiver they send out. I like that they have great communication.
They’re very organized. I really like the caregiver they send out. I like that they have great communication.

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)

Charlotte 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 Charlotte:

NCDHHS Aging and Adult Services

Address: 2011 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2101
Phone Number: (919) 855-3400

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services strives to facilitate independence and enhance the process of aging through a community-based system of services, opportunities, protections, and benefits. Seniors, families and caregivers can find numerous options to develop care plans to help seniors remain independent and various ways to help when it is time to move toward assisted living.

Centralina Area Agency on Aging

Address: 9815 David Taylor Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone Number: (704) 0372-2416

Centralina AAA is committed to helping people with disabilities and older adults reside in their communities independently and with dignity. Centralina AAA offers programs to help individuals using both families and agency services and support. Services include adult day care/health, caregiver support services, home-delivered meals, housing and home improvement, information and options counseling, in-home aides, legal assistance, lunch bunch/group meals, senior centers and transportation.

Charlotte Senior Centers

Shamrock Senior Center

Address: 320 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone Number: (980) 314-1175

Tyvola Senior Center

Address: 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone Number: (980) 314-1320                            

Charlotte’s senior centers provide an array of programs designed to improve cognitive and physical health, widen senior’s support systems and provide assistance finding services to help them remain independent. The centers utilize the nationally recognized Health Promotion/Disease Prevention programs to design classes, including exercise opportunities, health programs and education programs.

Aging in Place

Address: Housing & Neighborhood Services, 600 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 336-3380

Aging in Place is an innovative program developed by the City of Charlotte to help senior homeowners continue living in their own homes independently and comfortably, despite age, income, or ability.  Low-income/moderate-income senior homeowners have the opportunity to age in place” with the assistance of grants through an easy application process.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Address: Valerie C. Woodard Center Suite 1800, 3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone Number: (704) 432-1111

The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services helps eligible households through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). LIEAP is a federally funded program that provides a one-time direct vendor payment of $300, $400 or $500 to prevent disconnection or account delinquency of electricity.


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 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