New Bern is a compact city of 29,994 located along the shores of the Neuse River near the Atlantic coast. Originally the state capital, the city is one of the oldest in the region, and it’s well known as the birthplace of Pepsi. Retirees can find plenty to do in the area, from strolling through scenic Union Point Park to browsing the shops of the historic downtown district. 

Over one in five residents of New Bern are aged 65 and older, and there are a number of in-home care options available to the city’s 6,539 seniors. Homemaker and home health aide rates in New Bern run an average of $4,004 per month, based on 44 hours of service weekly. Compared to the national average rates of $4,481 for a homemaker and $4,576 for a home health aide, in-home care costs are quite affordable in New Bern. 

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

2018, 2019

Home Instead – New Bern, NC

3601 Trent Rd, Suite 4, New Bern, NC, 28562

The Home Instead Senior Care Team was so caring, thoughtful and easy to work with. They provide an excellent service under difficult circumstances.
The Home Instead Senior Care Team was so caring, thoughtful and easy to work with. They provide an excellent service under difficult circumstances.

Home Helpers of the Crystal Coast

209 N. 35th St Suite A-1 , Morehead City, NC, 28557

Dan & Tina are extremely dedicated to the care of their clients, they go above and beyond. Their employees have been fantastic caring for my sister who has Down Syndrome. Can’t say enough excep … (read more)
Dan & Tina are extremely dedicated to the care of their clients, they go above and beyond. Their employees have been fantastic caring for my sister who has Down Syndrome. Can’t say enough excep … (read more)

Trinity Adult and Senior Services LLC

11560 NC 55 Unit 7 , Grantsboro, NC, 28529

Feel better in the comfort of your own home. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistance due to aging or illness, from chi … (read more)
Feel better in the comfort of your own home. We specialize in care and daily living assistance to an array of individuals. Whether you need daily or weekly assistance due to aging or illness, from chi … (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)

Assisting At Home, LLC

3400 Trent Road, New Bern, NC, 28562

Melinda and Assisting At Home, exceed every qualification required and then some. Her caregivers are experienced, thoughtful and loving. They are flexible and resourceful in their care of my mother … (read more)
Melinda and Assisting At Home, exceed every qualification required and then some. Her caregivers are experienced, thoughtful and loving. They are flexible and resourceful in their care of my mother … (read more)

CarePartners

2407 Grace Avenue, New Bern, NC, 28562

Great experience. My father was in need of around the clock care after a hernia repair. They sent a nurse out within 1 day of the call and had caregivers scheduled the same day. The office staff and c … (read more)
Great experience. My father was in need of around the clock care after a hernia repair. They sent a nurse out within 1 day of the call and had caregivers scheduled the same day. The office staff and c … (read more)

Accommodating Home Care Services, Inc

1425 South Glenburnie Road #2, New Bern, NC, 28562


Carolina Home Medical Inc

2117 S Glenburnie Rd, New Bern, NC, 28562



Interim HealthCare of Wilson, NC

1705 Medical Park Dr., Wilson, NC, 27893


Addus Health Care

2807 Neuse Boulevard, New Bern, NC, 28562


Our House Home Care Service

2807 Neuse Blvd, Ste. 6, New Bern, NC, 28562


SWEET WATERS HOME CARE, LLC

130 STONEMARK CT, Jacksonville, NC, 28540


East Carolina Home care

1911 S Glenburnie Rd Suite B, New Bern, NC, 28560


New Bern 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 New Bern:

Craven Area Rural Transit System

Address: 2822 Neuse Boulevard, New Bern, NC 28562
Phone Number: (252) 636-4917

The Craven Area Rural Transit System is the regional public transit service for Craven County, which includes New Bern. The system operates fixed route and on-demand service using a fleet of 32 vehicles, some of which are ADA-compliant and accessible for riders who use mobility devices. 

Seniors aged 65 and older qualify for half-priced fares on all CARTS routes. 

Craven County Senior Activity Center

Address: 811 George Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone Number: (252) 638-1790

Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Craven County Senior Activity Center offers seniors a variety of free and low-cost programs and activities designed to promote socialization, health and community engagement. Activities include:

  • Painting groups
  • Organized bingo games
  • Line dances
  • Movie screenings
  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Sewing and needle arts clubs

Seniors can also sign up for a number of county-sponsored health promotion programs geared toward those living with diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and other age-related conditions. 

Craven County Home Delivered Meals

Address: 811 George Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone Number: (252) 638-1790

The Craven County Home Delivered Meals program provides free prepared meals to housebound seniors aged 60 and older. Meals are delivered every weekday morning between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and contain one-third of the daily nutrition required by a senior. Volunteer drivers distribute the meals as well as conduct brief wellness checks on each client. 

Craven County Adult Services

Address: 406 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560-4971
Phone Number: (252) 636-6600

Craven County Adult Services provides a number of services to frail seniors who prefer to age in place in their own homes. Services are assigned on a case-by-case basis, and may include in-home aides, financial assistance and case management. 

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.