Cincinnati is an economic and cultural hub along the Ohio River near the border of Kentucky and Indiana that has quite a bit to offer seniors. In addition to an abundance of museums, restaurants and other shopping locations, the city has an extensive recreational program that helps local seniors participate in everything from aerobics and sports to crafts and dance. It’s no surprise that more than 36,000 people aged 65 and over call Cincinnati home. 

Seniors in Cincinnati who would rather age in place than move to a nursing or assisted living facility have many different options for quality home care. Agencies in the area charge an average of about $22 per hour according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey. The average annual cost is the same for both in-home care and home health care at $50,336. The national averages for in-home care and home health care, $21 and $22 per hour respectively, are about the same as costs in Cincinnati. 

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

Right at Home Hamilton County

11162 Luschek Dr, Cincinnati, OH, 45241

She was able to tell them what she wanted and how she wanted things done which really helped. I think the staff was very good. They were all very compassionate. When we had somebody that my mother i … (read more)
She was able to tell them what she wanted and how she wanted things done which really helped. I think the staff was very good. They were all very compassionate. When we had somebody that my mother i … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Queen City Elder Care

2692 Madison Rd., Suite N1-325, Cincinnati, OH, 45208

My mother- in- law was in a rehab then put on hospice. We used this agency for a short time .I must say Sally and her team were awesome. Extremely organized,attention to detail ,caring,compassionate, … (read more)
My mother- in- law was in a rehab then put on hospice. We used this agency for a short time .I must say Sally and her team were awesome. Extremely organized,attention to detail ,caring,compassionate, … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Milford, OH

400 Techne Center Dr, Suite 406, Milford, OH, 45150

Care provider was caring and showed up when needed. Went above and beyond what we expected.
Care provider was caring and showed up when needed. Went above and beyond what we expected.

Senior Services Options

105 W 9th St, Suite 5 , Cincinnati, OH, 45202

I was unable to drive for a few weeks and after letting them know my appointment times, there was always someone there to pick me up and get me to my appointment. I was also taken to the grocery stor … (read more)
I was unable to drive for a few weeks and after letting them know my appointment times, there was always someone there to pick me up and get me to my appointment. I was also taken to the grocery stor … (read more)

FirstLight Home Care – Cincinnati, OH

9811 Humphrey Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Exceptional caring staff and front office with scheduling. Highly, highly recommended
Exceptional caring staff and front office with scheduling. Highly, highly recommended

Home Instead Senior Care – Cincinnati, OH

3985 Race Rd, Suite 12, Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Home Instead Senior Care has provided excellent, loving care for our father in his home for some time now. The caregivers from this agency help Dad with all of his daily needs, including personal car … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care has provided excellent, loving care for our father in his home for some time now. The caregivers from this agency help Dad with all of his daily needs, including personal car … (read more)

Right at Home Northern Kentucky

1522 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY, 41011

My dad’s mom had advanced parkinsons as well as dementia cause by her parkinsons medications. When our family wasn’t able to care for her by ourselves we still wanted for her to be able to live at hom … (read more)
My dad’s mom had advanced parkinsons as well as dementia cause by her parkinsons medications. When our family wasn’t able to care for her by ourselves we still wanted for her to be able to live at hom … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Cincinnati-East, OH

9563 Montgomery Rd, Suite 203, Cincinnati, OH, 45242


Gracious Home Care

201 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202


Visiting Angels

1080 Nimitzview Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45230

I’m not able to do some things so I have somebody do them for me. When I ask them for something, they do it without asking questions. They come on time.
I’m not able to do some things so I have somebody do them for me. When I ask them for something, they do it without asking questions. They come on time.

2019

Family Bridges Home Care

8372 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH, 45237

The caregiver that Family Bridges provided was very personable. I liked just about everything about Family Bridges. I liked the initial interview and caregivers. Every step was good.
The caregiver that Family Bridges provided was very personable. I liked just about everything about Family Bridges. I liked the initial interview and caregivers. Every step was good.

BrightStar Care Cincinnati N & E

11305 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH, 45241

She is really thorough, quick, knows what she needs. They are really good, really knowledgeable nurses.
She is really thorough, quick, knows what she needs. They are really good, really knowledgeable nurses.

Comfort Keepers

7525 State Road, B,, Cincinnati, OH, 45255

I would tell a friend that Comfort Keepers is professional, reliable, and provides good services. Comfort Keepers has made life better for me by taking away some of the duties that I would have to do … (read more)
I would tell a friend that Comfort Keepers is professional, reliable, and provides good services. Comfort Keepers has made life better for me by taking away some of the duties that I would have to do … (read more)

Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati, OH

7712 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45236

I found the caregivers competent but not very open and honest. Communication with the case manager was poor. I am 61 disabled and really need their help. I feel very let down.
I found the caregivers competent but not very open and honest. Communication with the case manager was poor. I am 61 disabled and really need their help. I feel very let down.

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)

Queen City Homecare

8041 Hosbrook Rd, Suite 422, Cincinnati, OH, 45236

The folks at Queen City Homecare are both kind and professional. I hired them to because I had a surgical procedure which required someone to drive me and stay at the hospital. Wumi was my driver and … (read more)
The folks at Queen City Homecare are both kind and professional. I hired them to because I had a surgical procedure which required someone to drive me and stay at the hospital. Wumi was my driver and … (read more)

Home Helpers of Cincinnati / N KY

4760 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH, 45227

Our family had a wonderful experience with Home Helpers. They cared for my aunt for 9 years and were present with her 24/7. The amazing caregivers assisted with everything my aunt needed and they ra … (read more)
Our family had a wonderful experience with Home Helpers. They cared for my aunt for 9 years and were present with her 24/7. The amazing caregivers assisted with everything my aunt needed and they ra … (read more)

Cherish Healthcare LLC – Cincinnati, OH

4439 Reading Rd, Suite 101, Cincinnati, OH, 45229

Cherish Healthcare has provided healthcare assistance for my father over the last several months. My father is 90 + , visually impaired with mobility challenges, and lives in an assisted living commu … (read more)
Cherish Healthcare has provided healthcare assistance for my father over the last several months. My father is 90 + , visually impaired with mobility challenges, and lives in an assisted living commu … (read more)

Tender Hearts at Home Senior Care

9435 Waterstone Blvd, Suite 140, Cincinnati, OH, 45249

Tender Hearts was recommended to us by a lady in our church. I found them to be very easy to work with and very conscientious. They provide good employees. Some caregivers are really great like supers … (read more)
Tender Hearts was recommended to us by a lady in our church. I found them to be very easy to work with and very conscientious. They provide good employees. Some caregivers are really great like supers … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

8160 Corporate Park Dr, Suite 202, Cincinnati, OH, 45242

Assisting Hands provided excellent care for my family members on and off for the last few years. Even at the last minute when we needed someone, they were able to help us. Always professional and cour … (read more)
Assisting Hands provided excellent care for my family members on and off for the last few years. Even at the last minute when we needed someone, they were able to help us. Always professional and cour … (read more)

Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati:

J’s Meals on Wheels

Address: 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 761.7500

This Meals on Wheels program, which is offered by the Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati, delivers nutritious meals for seniors who have difficulty cooking or who can’t leave their homes to obtain prepared meals. Seniors aged 60 and over may be eligible, and applications are submitted through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA). Qualified applicants can participate in this program for free, but donations are encouraged for those who are able.

Summer Crisis Cooling Program

Address: 1740 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Phone: (513) 569-1840

Between July 1st and August 31st every year, seniors in Hamilton County are eligible to receive electric utility assistance for cooling and indoor air quality and comfort assistance for healthier indoor air. Benefits can include up to $300 for regulated utility customers and up to $500 for central air conditioning repairs. Applications need to be submitted through the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Households with a single occupant can’t earn more than $21,857.50 per year to be eligible.

Homestead Exemption

Address: 138 East Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 946-4800

Seniors in Cincinnati who own homes may be eligible for a homestead exemption. To qualify, applicants must be aged 65 or over and not have an Ohio Adjusted Gross Income (OAGI) of more than $32,800 as of 2019. Applications need to be filed with the Hamilton County tax auditor. This is a means-tested program, so applicants will need to provide proof of income to the county. Seniors who are denied have the right to appeal the decision.

Compliance Assistance Repairs for the Elderly (CARE)

Address: 805 Central Avenue, #700, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 569 1840

Provided by the Community Action Agency (CAA) for Cincinnati, this program offers financial assistance for low-income seniors who need to bring their homes up to code for safety and health reasons. Participants must be aged 60 or over and must be under the 80% HUD income limit. Problems that are eligible for repairs include leaking roofs, unsafe stairs, defective siding and dilapidated porches. Approved applicants will receive grants to make repairs to these issues.

Respite Care at St. Margaret Hall

Address: 1960 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Phone: (513) 751-5880

Full-time caregivers for seniors in Cincinnati can get some relief from their duties by taking advantage of the respite services available at St. Margaret Hall. They offer a safe and comfortable environment right in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park area. This service is supported by donations from the community and volunteers. Caregivers in need are encouraged to call St. Margaret Hall to discuss their situation and what kind of respite is available.


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.