A historical city located where the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers meet, Defiance, Ohio is great for seniors who like scenic drives, parks and water recreation. Seniors can enjoy picnics, fishing, camping, hiking and boating at Independence Dam State Park and swimming at Kingsbury Park. Seniors can visit the reconstructed historical AuGlaize Village which is home to a number of small museums. The city has a population of 16,634, 18.6% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older.

Defiance has an array of quality home health care programs available for its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services and home health aide services is $4,576 per month each. Services cost more in Defiance than the national average, which is $4,481 for homemaker services but is the same at $4,576 for home health aide services.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Defiance, so data for the closest city, Lima, was used.

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

2021

Visiting Angels – NW Ohio

143 N Michigan Ave, Edgerton, OH, 43517

It gives me peace of mind that there is someone checking on my mom a couple times a week. They do a good job of matching my mom with caregivers.
It gives me peace of mind that there is someone checking on my mom a couple times a week. They do a good job of matching my mom with caregivers.

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)

VNA Healthcare Partners of Ohio, Inc- Cleveland

2500 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH, 44115

We used Visiting Nurses. They checked out my mom. The head nurse came out and did a fairly good job. The caregiver did a good job too. They did an OK job; however, when my mom had a bowel movement, sh … (read more)
We used Visiting Nurses. They checked out my mom. The head nurse came out and did a fairly good job. The caregiver did a good job too. They did an OK job; however, when my mom had a bowel movement, sh … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Bowling Green

1616 E Wooster St, Unit 28, Bowling Green, OH, 43402


Interim HealthCare of Defiance, OH

1018 Ralston Avenue, Suite 108, Defiance, OH, 43512


Defiance 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 Defiance:

Heat Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Address: 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone Number: (800) 282-0880

HEAP is a state-funded program that assists low-income homeowners and seniors 60 years old and over with their heating bills. To be eligible, applicants must meet certain household size and income limits. Once approved, the benefit amount will be directly applied to the customer’s utility bill.

Nutrition Program

Address: 140 E. Broadway St., Defiance, OH 43512
Phone Number: (419) 782-3233

Defiance County Senior Services provides nutritious meals at the center or home-delivered to seniors who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Meals are approved by a licensed dietician and can be delivered hot or frozen. A nutritional assessment will be performed to determine any additional needs and provide available resources within the community.

Area Office on Aging

Address: Area Office on Aging
Phone Number: (800) 472-7277

The PASSPORT Program through the Area Office on Aging’s In-Home Care Program helps qualified low-income seniors 60 years old and over with housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming, transportation, home medical equipment and supplies.

United Way of Defiance County

Address: 608 Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512
Phone Number: (419) 782-3510

The FlexRide Program through the United Way provides transportation services to residents of Defiance County for medical appointments, court services and job interviews.

Elderly Home Repair Program

Address: 1933 E. 2nd St. Defiance, Ohio 43512
Phone Number: (419) 784-5393

Low-income homeowners age 60 and over who reside in the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding and Williams can qualify for the Elderly Home Repair Program. Minor home repairs are addressed to help seniors continue to live safely and independently in their homes. Some home modifications include grab bars, handrails, adequate lighting, handheld showerheads, wheelchair-accessible toilets, repair or replace furnaces or hot water heaters and roofing repairs.

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 – oftentimes 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.