Raleigh, North Carolina is North Carolina’s capital city and part of the three-city area known as the Research Triangle, along with nearby Durham and Chapel Hill. From the North Carolina Museum of History to the natural beauty found along the hiking trails of William B. Umstead State Park, seniors have plenty of options for active living in Raleigh. The city’s senior population aged 65 and older represent 10.2% of Raleigh’s 474,069 residents. Because of the city’s position in the Research Triangle, Raleigh is home to two of the nation’s top-tier research and teaching medical facilities at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill

Raleigh seniors also have access to a wide array of home health services. Per the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, homemaker services cost $4,004 monthly on average and home health aide services run $4,195 monthly on average. Both monthly costs are lower than the national averages of $4,290 monthly for homemaker services and $4,385 monthly for home health aides. 

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

2020, 2021, 2022

Home Instead – Raleigh, NC

8360 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615

We utilized Home Instead with my father and from the first call all the way to where the services were not needed any more, everyone was warm, welcoming and provided excellent care to everyone in our … (read more)
We utilized Home Instead with my father and from the first call all the way to where the services were not needed any more, everyone was warm, welcoming and provided excellent care to everyone in our … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2020

Right at Home of Wake County

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

I appreciate your staff making the switch in my Mother’s care. Shanquesha has been just wonderful for my Mother. She is very thoughtful, thinks ahead, and is a great help for my Mom. She also has a … (read more)
I appreciate your staff making the switch in my Mother’s care. Shanquesha has been just wonderful for my Mother. She is very thoughtful, thinks ahead, and is a great help for my Mom. She also has a … (read more)

Always Best Care of Raleigh-Durham

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

Staff helped guide and navigate options for my mother. We found a new home for her and the extra attention she is now receiving has given both the family and her comfort and peace of mind. It is a c … (read more)
Staff helped guide and navigate options for my mother. We found a new home for her and the extra attention she is now receiving has given both the family and her comfort and peace of mind. It is a c … (read more)

Right at Home Durham-Chapel Hill

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

We have struggled for six months to have this service handle the most basic of services without any luck. They have a dedicated service provider at my mother-in-law’s independent living facility and … (read more)
We have struggled for six months to have this service handle the most basic of services without any luck. They have a dedicated service provider at my mother-in-law’s independent living facility and … (read more)

Wenev Home Care Services – Durham, NC

600 Park Offices Dr, Durham, NC, 27709

We are nurse own agency that provides the following: In-Home aides Companionship/sitter Respite Our staff are compassionate and caring and treats our clients with dignity and respect.
We are nurse own agency that provides the following: In-Home aides Companionship/sitter Respite Our staff are compassionate and caring and treats our clients with dignity and respect.

Home Instead – Smithfield, NC

1327 N Brightleaf , Suite F, Smithfield, NC, 27577

<p>Home Instead Senior Care is a non-medical provider of personal care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, incidental transportation and even Alzheimer … (read more)
<p>Home Instead Senior Care is a non-medical provider of personal care, companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, incidental transportation and even Alzheimer … (read more)

Acti-Kare – Raleigh, NC

2028 Thorpshire Dr , Raleigh, NC, 27615


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)

At Home Elder Care – East Wake

1100 Logger Ct , Ste H101, Raleigh, NC, 27609

At Home Eldercare of East Wake provides non-medical in-home care services. We provide home health aides and assistive personnel who systematically provide personal every daycare, including elder care, … (read more)
At Home Eldercare of East Wake provides non-medical in-home care services. We provide home health aides and assistive personnel who systematically provide personal every daycare, including elder care, … (read more)

At Home Eldercare of Western Wake County

187 Wind Chime Ct Suite 202 , Raleigh, NC, 27615

Our mission is to provide the best Senior Care and Companionship for those you love. We are committed to providing high quality care by Caregivers that strive for the client to achieve the highest lev … (read more)
Our mission is to provide the best Senior Care and Companionship for those you love. We are committed to providing high quality care by Caregivers that strive for the client to achieve the highest lev … (read more)

2019, 2020

Homewatch CareGivers of Cary

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

My mom has been using Homewatch CareGivers of Cary since mid-May. It’s been working great. The people are always punctual. They always let me know if there’s a conflict of schedule. They do cleaning, … (read more)
My mom has been using Homewatch CareGivers of Cary since mid-May. It’s been working great. The people are always punctual. They always let me know if there’s a conflict of schedule. They do cleaning, … (read more)

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)

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

HomeChoice Home Care Solutions

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

It was pleasant for my mother to have someone in the house with her. I was very unfamiliar with the process and they were nice to me.
It was pleasant for my mother to have someone in the house with her. I was very unfamiliar with the process and they were nice to me.

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)

Caring Senior Service

5630 Six Forks Road , Suite 203, Raleigh, NC, 27609

I love this company, the difference they have made in the quality of our lives is incredible. Taking care of my parents had become very difficult for my sister and me. and Danny and his staff knew exa … (read more)
I love this company, the difference they have made in the quality of our lives is incredible. Taking care of my parents had become very difficult for my sister and me. and Danny and his staff knew exa … (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)

Golden Harmony

148 Wind Chime Court, Raleigh, NC, 27615

They help get me through my days and do the tasks that I need to get done. I like that they are competent and able to do their job. The people that work for them are nice.
They help get me through my days and do the tasks that I need to get done. I like that they are competent and able to do their job. The people that work for them are nice.

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)

Raleigh 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 Raleigh:

Resources for Seniors

Address: 1110 Navaho Drive, 4th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone Number: (919) 872-7933

Resources for Seniors was founded in 1973 with the core mission of providing area seniors with home-based services that would allow them to maintain their independence as long as possible. Home modification and repair services can be found through this resource with payment determined based on household income. Resources for Seniors can also help coordinate transportation and other components of in-home care. 

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

Address: 1150 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511
Phone Number: (919) 460-0567

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving provides seniors with transportation assistance as well as light housekeeping and yard work, grocery shopping, companionship and respite support. The services provided are targeted toward seniors that want to continue living independently without family or friends nearby to offer a hand. All of the center’s services are free of charge, but donations are encouraged. 

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Address: 220 Swinburne Street, 4th floor, Raleigh, NC 27620
Phone Number: (919) 212-7000

LIEAP is a federal program that helps Raleigh-area seniors with payment for their heating bills. There are eligibility requirements, but seniors get priority and may sign up for the program a month before other residents. Applicants must provide a phone number so that a caseworker can reach out if any additional information is necessary. 

A Helping Hand

Address: 1502 West NC Highway 54, Suite 405, Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: (919) 403-5555

This nonprofit organization offers respite care, senior companionship, medical transportation and home care services. While the group charges for its services, it works with people at all income levels through grants and charitable contributions to ensure that its services are in reach of any older adult that needs them. 

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: (919) 707-9198

A program of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, the Weatherization Assistance Program improves household safety and energy efficiency for low-income residents. The goal is to ensure that residents stay warm during the harsh winter months and cool in summer, with an emphasis on North Carolina’s senior population.

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 in-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