Dayton was once the manufacturing hub of southwestern Ohio, but it eventually developed into a center of banking and insurance, with many of the old industrial lots replaced by open park spaces seniors can visit on foot. Thanks to Dayton’s early days as a shipping hub, the downtown streets are comparatively wide and easy to drive, which opens up easy access and parking for the many attractions in the urban zone, such as the Dayton Art Institute, which offers discounted admission to seniors aged 60 or over.

Over 12.5% of Dayton’s 140,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and over. Ohio has a highly seasonal climate, with summer highs that average 84 degrees and winter lows of 20, with moderate summer rain and enough snow to support seniors’ winter activities outdoors. In the summer, seniors can pack a picnic lunch and enjoy discount admission at the Fraze Pavillion, which features outdoor seating for classic rock and other music events.

Seniors in Dayton pay an average cost of $4,385 a month for both homemaker and home health aide services. This is about $23 an hour, which is somewhat higher than the national averages. Nationally, seniors pay an average cost of $4,004 a month for homemaker services and $4,195 for in-home assistance from a home health aide. These prices average out to $21 and $22 an hour, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Dayton, OH

7977 Washington Woods Dr, Dayton, OH, 45459

A great company to deal with with such an important Part of your loved ones life.
A great company to deal with with such an important Part of your loved ones life.

Home Helpers of Miami Valley

2312 Far Hills Ave., Suite #139, Dayton, OH, 45419

He picks up our prescriptions for us every week. I like the caregiver he is one of the best ones we have ever had, he comes in and works the whole time.
He picks up our prescriptions for us every week. I like the caregiver he is one of the best ones we have ever had, he comes in and works the whole time.

Home Instead Senior Care – Vandalia, OH

211 Kenbrook Dr, Suite 3, Vandalia, OH, 45377

Home Instead has definitely been a great support for my mother. I was referred to Home Instead from the rehabilitation facility my mother stayed in after a fall. After my mother returned home, I used … (read more)
Home Instead has definitely been a great support for my mother. I was referred to Home Instead from the rehabilitation facility my mother stayed in after a fall. After my mother returned home, I used … (read more)


Right at Home Greene & Clark Counties

3183 Beaver-Vu Drive, Suite B, Beavercreek, OH, 45434

We have used Right at Home on several occasions. Their care is excellent. Every single aide they send out is absolutely excellent and very professional. They delivered our care on very short notice. W … (read more)
We have used Right at Home on several occasions. Their care is excellent. Every single aide they send out is absolutely excellent and very professional. They delivered our care on very short notice. W … (read more)

Golden Heart Senior Care

1293 Lyons Rd, Dayton, OH, 45458

I have found Golden Heart to be a great blessing to our family. I was afraid that mom was not eating after dad"s death and she seemed do lonely. I hired a caregiver to come check on her make meals an … (read more)
I have found Golden Heart to be a great blessing to our family. I was afraid that mom was not eating after dad"s death and she seemed do lonely. I hired a caregiver to come check on her make meals an … (read more)

Home State Healthcare, LLC

107 W. Market St., Troy, OH, 45373

The caregivers from Home State Healthcare do a good job. They help my husband with showers, exercises, and they walk him. Scheduling is good. We use them twice a week.
The caregivers from Home State Healthcare do a good job. They help my husband with showers, exercises, and they walk him. Scheduling is good. We use them twice a week.

BrightStar Care Centerville / Warren County

10536 Success Lane, Centerville, OH, 45458

I was able to get away from the house. They’re consistent and on time, and they did what they said they’d do.
I was able to get away from the house. They’re consistent and on time, and they did what they said they’d do.

Touching Hearts at Home – Dayton, OH

4625 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH, 45429

My dad’s able to get out and get to the store to do some things. He feels comfortable so he can get things done. One girl was there every day, but now she is gone, and now they are having trouble get … (read more)
My dad’s able to get out and get to the store to do some things. He feels comfortable so he can get things done. One girl was there every day, but now she is gone, and now they are having trouble get … (read more)

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)

Day to Day Home Care

263 Regency Ridge Dr, Dayton, OH, 45459

Day to Day Homecare had supported my wife for over a year. In fact, she was there holding her hand when my wife passed away. I’d like to keep her online, so she continues to see me. She comes to the h … (read more)
Day to Day Homecare had supported my wife for over a year. In fact, she was there holding her hand when my wife passed away. I’d like to keep her online, so she continues to see me. She comes to the h … (read more)

Family Bridges Home Care

2620 Lance Dr, Dayton, OH, 45409

flexible, reliable and always there when we needed them.
flexible, reliable and always there when we needed them.

Senior Resource Connection

222 Salem Avenue , Dayton, OH, 45406

I got the name of Senior Resource Connection from a list of recommendations. They worked for my mother for two years. The caregiver got the job done which was mostly bathing and grooming, feeding, and … (read more)
I got the name of Senior Resource Connection from a list of recommendations. They worked for my mother for two years. The caregiver got the job done which was mostly bathing and grooming, feeding, and … (read more)

FirstLight HomeCare of NE Dayton

5600 Kentshire Drive, 5A, Dayton, OH, 45440

The responded quickly and were pleasant
The responded quickly and were pleasant

Miami Valley Homecare

922 Creighton Ave, Suite 1, Dayton, OH, 45410

Senior Home Health Care services in Dayton,Centerville,Oakwood Ohio/Miami Valley Homecare provided me with outstanding care after I had surgery. I did not want to go to a nursing home so I opted to ha … (read more)
Senior Home Health Care services in Dayton,Centerville,Oakwood Ohio/Miami Valley Homecare provided me with outstanding care after I had surgery. I did not want to go to a nursing home so I opted to ha … (read more)

FIRSTiCARE

3280 Morse Rd# 213, Columbus, OH, 43231

We’ve been using FIRSTiCARE for two months now and everything’s great. I have somebody there for eight hours with my mom because she has Alzheimer’s. They’re there just to make sure she’s safe and to … (read more)
We’ve been using FIRSTiCARE for two months now and everything’s great. I have somebody there for eight hours with my mom because she has Alzheimer’s. They’re there just to make sure she’s safe and to … (read more)

Dynamic Senior Solutions

3044 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45434

We’re using Dynamic Senior Solutions for my mom. It’s non-skilled service like you would get in an assisted living facility, such as meal preparation and bathing. The caregivers are flexible. They als … (read more)
We’re using Dynamic Senior Solutions for my mom. It’s non-skilled service like you would get in an assisted living facility, such as meal preparation and bathing. The caregivers are flexible. They als … (read more)

Lavender Home Care Solutions

7333 Paragon Road Suite 220, Dayton, OH, 45459

In working with Lavender Home Care and their staff, I was able to experience attention to my parents needs that I had not experienced before with any other agency. Living out of state, I feel like i’ … (read more)
In working with Lavender Home Care and their staff, I was able to experience attention to my parents needs that I had not experienced before with any other agency. Living out of state, I feel like i’ … (read more)

Choice Home Health Care

1257 N Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH, 45432

I had three different nurses from Choice Home Health Care and liked them all. I didn’t have any complaints. I was more disappointed with the office than I was with the actual people they sent out.
I had three different nurses from Choice Home Health Care and liked them all. I didn’t have any complaints. I was more disappointed with the office than I was with the actual people they sent out.

Fidelity Health Care

3832 Kettering, Dayton, OH, 45439

Fidelity does not seem to care about the health or well being of the patient. When it comes to oxygen, I would hope the response was quicker, but Fidelity seems to think oxygen and mobility are a lux … (read more)
Fidelity does not seem to care about the health or well being of the patient. When it comes to oxygen, I would hope the response was quicker, but Fidelity seems to think oxygen and mobility are a lux … (read more)

Dayton 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 Dayton:

People Working Cooperatively

Address: 4612 Paddock Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45229
Phone: (513) 351-7921

People Working Cooperatively offers emergency home repair assistance to seniors in Dayton for up to two emergencies a year. Any situation in the home that potentially threatens seniors’ health or well being, such as burst pipes or electrical hazards, gets priority repair scheduling for skilled local volunteers. Minor home improvements may also be scheduled for local seniors aged 60 and over on a less urgent basis. Participating seniors must own their homes and earn less than 50% of the county’s median income to qualify.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Address: 719 South Main Street, Dayton, OH, 45402
Phone: (937) 514-4777

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps local seniors keep their home heating and air conditioning bills under control with up to a 30% discount on services. Seniors in Dayton may also apply for emergency disconnect assistance by calling program offices for Montgomery County. Income limits apply in most cases.

Meals-On-Wheels

Address: 222 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45406
Phone: (937) 223-8246

Meals-On-Wheels delivers fresh food to seniors in the Dayton area. Meals are prepared in local food prep facilities and delivered by volunteers from the community through Senior Resource Connection. Deliveries of hot food take place five days a week, with frozen meals available for the weekend for seniors aged 60 and over by request.

Meals From Scratch

Address: 767 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton, OH, 45459
Phone: (937) 567-7850

Scratch Food delivers fresh, hot and frozen gourmet meals to seniors in Dayton whose ability to travel outside the home is restricted, or for seniors who live in assisted living communities. Special dietary needs, such as diabetic-friendly cuisine, are available upon request. 

Dayton Hospice House

Address: 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45420
Phone: (937) 256-4490

The Dayton Hospice House offers multiple services for local seniors and their loved ones, including respite care for seniors’ caregivers. Senior caregivers can apply for respite care and community support programs through the hospice central office by telephone. Provided services include:

  • Advice from a registered nurse 24/7
  • Free training opportunities
  • Community and group support for caregivers
  • Adult day care
  • Grief counseling and spiritual support for bereaved caregivers, including spouses who have lost a dependent loved one


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.