Wilmington is a port city in southeastern North Carolina. It’s great for seniors who enjoy nature, with unspoiled beaches such as Kure Beach, as well as various gardens and parks across the city. Wilmington was the first city in the country to be designated an American World War II Heritage City and offers great historical sites, including the Battleship North Carolina. Wilmington has a population of 123,744, 15.9% of whom are seniors over the age of 65. 

Wilmington has some great home health care programs that are available for seniors in the community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $3,804 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,096 per month. Both of these services in Wilmington are lower than the national average, which is $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services. 

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Wilmington, NC

2202 Wrightsville Ave. , Suite 112, Wilmington, NC, 28403

I was pleasantly surprised with the compassion and care we received from the very first phone calls with Lacy and Jennifer. What a blessing to have such kindness extended to our family during our time … (read more)
I was pleasantly surprised with the compassion and care we received from the very first phone calls with Lacy and Jennifer. What a blessing to have such kindness extended to our family during our time … (read more)

2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Wilmington, NC

2505 S 17th St, Suite 110, Wilmington, NC, 28401

Home Instead Senior Care comes in two days a week for three hours a day. They help with changing the bed, getting my mother dressed and getting a shower, light housework, and just give my dad a break. … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care comes in two days a week for three hours a day. They help with changing the bed, getting my mother dressed and getting a shower, light housework, and just give my dad a break. … (read more)

2019, 2020

BrightStar Care Wilmington and Brunswick County

2709 Market Street, Suite 201, Wilmington, NC, 28403

I thought that the owner did a good job to accommodate our needs. We had different aides, so the service was not consistently outstanding.
I thought that the owner did a good job to accommodate our needs. We had different aides, so the service was not consistently outstanding.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Griswold Home Care

4016 Shipyard Blvd, Suite A, Wilmington, NC, 28403

After experiencing extremely difficult times & circumstances trying to care for our mother, Carol, at home, we wanted to give up. We had lost faith in the caregiving industry. Upon meeting Mike an … (read more)
After experiencing extremely difficult times & circumstances trying to care for our mother, Carol, at home, we wanted to give up. We had lost faith in the caregiving industry. Upon meeting Mike an … (read more)

Visiting Angels Wilmington NC

3205 Randll Pkwy Suite 111, Wilmington, NC, 28403

Visiting Angels was wonderful. They did a great job. We had a bad experience with one of them and we needed to try another agency. They helped my mother-in-law with eating, bathing, dressing, and taki … (read more)
Visiting Angels was wonderful. They did a great job. We had a bad experience with one of them and we needed to try another agency. They helped my mother-in-law with eating, bathing, dressing, and taki … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Wilmington

4610 Holly Tree Road Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, 28409

Synergy HomeCare has been good to my parent. When we first requested a caregiver, they were very prompt in sending one for us. In general, the caregivers they have for us are very good and very profes … (read more)
Synergy HomeCare has been good to my parent. When we first requested a caregiver, they were very prompt in sending one for us. In general, the caregivers they have for us are very good and very profes … (read more)

Cape Fear Respicare Inc

6427 Windmill Way, Wilmington, NC, 28405


Care Providers of Wilmington, Inc

2547 So 17th Street, Suite B, Wilmington, NC, 28401


Health Keeperz Inc. – Pembroke

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


Comfort Keepers of Wilmington North Carolina

219 Racine Drive, Suite A2,, Wilmington, NC, 28403


Caring Senior Service

3955 Market St, Wilmington, NC, 28403


Maxim Healthcare Wilmington, NC

2106 South 17th St, Wilmington, NC, 28401


Interim HealthCare of Shallotte NC

592 Ocean Highway West, Suite 101-A, Supply, NC, 28462




Senior Helpers

2311 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, 28401


Wilmington 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 Wilmington:

Plantation Village, Inc

Address: 1200 Porters Neck Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411 
Phone Number: (910) 686-7181

Plantation Village is a nonprofit retirement community which aims to give seniors security while maintaining their joy for life. It provides housing, support services, health care, and financial security to seniors.

North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Phone Number: (877) 623-6748

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income seniors to save energy, reduce their utility bills, and stay safe in their homes by making home improvements. Services can include replacing heating equipment and installing floor insulation. To be eligible seniors need incomes that are below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Weekend Meals on Wheels, Inc

Address: PO Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28406
Phone Number: (910) 612-0676

Weekend Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals and social interactions to seniors on weekends. To be eligible seniors must be 60 years or older and homebound. It particularly focuses on at risk seniors who are frail or live with chronic health conditions and don’t have the ability or resources to prepare food.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 1050 Umstead, Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: (866) 674-6327

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income seniors with their home energy costs.  To qualify for this program, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs. Assistance includes bill payment assistance and energy-related home repairs.

Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Address: 5058 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC, 28403
Phone Number: (910) 399-7563

WARM serves low-income homeowners, including many elderly people. It assists with home repair and rebuild work to ensure residents can live safely and independently. Services include roof rebuilds, window replacement and wheelchair ramp construction.

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.