Durham, located in the center of North Carolina’s Triangle Area, is known for its beautiful outdoor spaces and variety of shopping centers. It’s considered one of the top 10 best places to live in America and has a population of 278,993, 11.6% of whom are aged 65 and over. Seniors can enjoy the local cultural scene at the Durham Performing Arts Center and visit the Museum of Life and Science’s wildlife exhibits. They have access to premium health care facilities, including Duke University Hospital and North Carolina Specialty Hospital.

There are multiple home health care programs available for Durham’s senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services is $4,385 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,767. These costs are similar to the national averages of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

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

Always Best Care of Raleigh-Durham

1151 South Main St., Ste. 327, Wake Forest, NC, 27587

ABC caregivers took care of my 93 yr old father from when he came out of the hospital until he passed away 8 months later. The nurse was very fast and efficient and met us at his residence when we arr … (read more)
ABC caregivers took care of my 93 yr old father from when he came out of the hospital until he passed away 8 months later. The nurse was very fast and efficient and met us at his residence when we arr … (read more)

Home Instead – Durham, NC

2726 Croasdaile Dr, Suite 203, Durham, NC, 27705

The HISC staff is very responsive to the families needs.Staff is communicative and helpful. Caregivers are on time, considerate,develop a rapport with the Senior and follow instructions based on the n … (read more)
The HISC staff is very responsive to the families needs.Staff is communicative and helpful. Caregivers are on time, considerate,develop a rapport with the Senior and follow instructions based on the n … (read more)

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)

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)

At Home Eldercare – Durham, NC

4819 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC, 27703

The Senior Care market is a rapidly expanding industry that continues to be competitive. We differentiate ourselves every day with the quality of our senior care services, how we speak and how we pres … (read more)
The Senior Care market is a rapidly expanding industry that continues to be competitive. We differentiate ourselves every day with the quality of our senior care services, how we speak and how we pres … (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

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.

Cobb’s Home Care Specialists

3540 Vest Mill Road, Suite 6, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103

Gwen, the owner’s mom, brings joy wherever she goes she made me and my family feel like we have been knowing her for years. This company exceeded all of our expectations for my dad.
Gwen, the owner’s mom, brings joy wherever she goes she made me and my family feel like we have been knowing her for years. This company exceeded all of our expectations for my dad.

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)

Helping Hands of America

4205 Wake Forest Road, Suite 202, Raleigh, NC, 27609

We hired Helping Hands of America, and we’ve had good luck with the individuals that we have had. We are satisfied with them. We’ve had them since February of this year. They seemed to be conscienti … (read more)
We hired Helping Hands of America, and we’ve had good luck with the individuals that we have had. We are satisfied with them. We’ve had them since February of this year. They seemed to be conscienti … (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.

Durham 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 Durham:

Durham Home Repair Program

Address: 215 N. Church St., Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: (919) 682-0516

Durham Habitat’s program helps low-income homeowners with structural repairs to improve their safety and accessibility conditions. Services offered include plumbing, roofing, painting, heating, air conditioning and flooring. Assistance is provided in the form of non-repayable grants, and a separate program to install ramps and railings is also available. Eligible property owners must reside within Durham County and meet income guidelines based on their household size. They must be willing to pay part of the repair costs.

Meals on Wheels of Durham

Address: 2522 Ross Road, Durham, NC 27703
Phone Number: (919) 667-9424

Meals on Wheels provides a daily meal to Durham residents of all ages and incomes who are homebound due to an ongoing medical condition. The menu incorporates lean protein, vegetables, fruits, bread and milk. Each meal is low in sodium and fat and includes at least one-third of an adult’s nutritional requirements. Volunteers work from Monday to Friday, and they also provide a safety check and companion services. Meals are offered at a low cost, but funding is available for certain applicants.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 1110 Navaho Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone Number: (919) 872-7933

Through this federally funded program, low-income applicants receive help to lower the costs of their monthly utility bills. Services include installing smart thermostats, sealing air leaks, and insulating walls, floors and attics. The program provides energy-efficient light bulbs at no cost, and heating and air conditioning system maintenance is also available. Qualifying property owners and tenants must reside in Durham County and meet income limits according to their household size. Seniors and individuals with disabilities are given priority.

Medical Transportation Program

Address: 1110 Navaho Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone Number: (919) 872-7933

This program serves seniors with no means of transportation to medical appointments. Wheelchair users are welcome to apply, and up to three trips are offered per month. The service doesn’t cater to patients with regular appointments, such as those who need chemotherapy or dialysis. Eligible applicants aged 60 and over must be unable to drive due to a physical condition and reside within the Durham County limits.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Address: 414 E. Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: (910) 560-8000

This federally funded program helps to cover the heating costs of low-income households. Assistance is provided through a one-time payment, which is made directly to the energy supplier. Qualifying applicants must be responsible for their energy costs and meet income eligibility guidelines. Priority is given to seniors aged 60 or older and individuals with a physical disability.

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