The historic city of Delaware, Ohio is located in Delaware County and falls under a humid continental climate with mild spring and fall weather. This small city offers considerable historical attractiveness and the Historic Northwest Neighborhood district includes more than 700 carriage houses and homes that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Aside from this, there are many museums and cultural activities in the town, notably including the Central Ohio Symphony. Delaware is also dotted by numerous nature parks for strolling opportunities. There are around 41,000 residents in Delaware. Of these, 12% are 65 or older, which is well below the national average of 16.5%.

High-quality medical care is mainly available inside the town through the Grady Memorial Hospital, but the nearby city of Columbus, of whose metropolitan area Delaware is a part, also offers extensive medical care options. Homemaker and home health aide services in Delaware both cost an average of $4,576 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. This is close to the respective national averages of $4,481 and $4,576.

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

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

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Greater Columbus

8828 Commerce Loop Dr, Columbus, OH, 43240

They have done a great job with me. They have treated me very well. They have done a great job with me. They have treated me very well, the caregiver is doing a super job. She knows exactly what to d … (read more)
They have done a great job with me. They have treated me very well. They have done a great job with me. They have treated me very well, the caregiver is doing a super job. She knows exactly what to d … (read more)

2022

Home Helpers of Delaware – OH

6321 Lido Ct., Delaware, OH, 43016

It is not too terribly impactful but it is helpful. I have not had them long but they are good.
It is not too terribly impactful but it is helpful. I have not had them long but they are good.

Home Instead – Delaware, OH

10567 Sawmill Parkway, Ste 120 , Powell, OH, 43065

Home Instead has been the best decision we have made for my parents. It’s so nice to have someone there for companionship and to look over meals and even light house cleaning. We love our caregiver … (read more)
Home Instead has been the best decision we have made for my parents. It’s so nice to have someone there for companionship and to look over meals and even light house cleaning. We love our caregiver … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Columbus

635 Park Meadow Rd., Westerville, OH, 43081

Our overall experience working with Senior Helpers Westerville was fine. I liked the person who did the orientation a lot. She also did all the initial screenings. When the caregiver first came out, s … (read more)
Our overall experience working with Senior Helpers Westerville was fine. I liked the person who did the orientation a lot. She also did all the initial screenings. When the caregiver first came out, s … (read more)

2020, 2021, 2022

HomeWell Care Services

6649 North High St, Suite LL2, Worthington, OH, 43085

She only has the services 2 days a weeks and I get to live on those 2 days. They do what they are supposed to do and they do it well.
She only has the services 2 days a weeks and I get to live on those 2 days. They do what they are supposed to do and they do it well.

2017, 2018, 2020

Homewatch CareGivers Serving Columbus and Central Ohio

5001 Horizons Drive Suite 203, Columbus, OH, 43220

So I was asked to write an honest review for Homewatch, which I will do without hesitation. Homewatch worked with my son for three years and their staff did an outstanding job. Never once did I feel u … (read more)
So I was asked to write an honest review for Homewatch, which I will do without hesitation. Homewatch worked with my son for three years and their staff did an outstanding job. Never once did I feel u … (read more)

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)

Griswold Home Care

26220 Center Ridge Rd, Suite B – Lower Level, Westlake, OH, 44145

.They have some very good care givers but they also have some poor one’s. I have stayed with them because live in home care is hard to find. My Wife has Parkinson’s and most care givers they send d … (read more)
.They have some very good care givers but they also have some poor one’s. I have stayed with them because live in home care is hard to find. My Wife has Parkinson’s and most care givers they send d … (read more)

FirstLight HomeCare of Licking & Fairfield Counties, OH

9 N 3rd St, Newark, OH, 43055

i was very pleased with the service. t was beyond anything one could expect. I would highly recommend them.
i was very pleased with the service. t was beyond anything one could expect. I would highly recommend them.

Interim HealthCare of Columbus, OH

784 Morrison Road, Gahanna, OH, 43230


Cornerstone Caregiving

1201 Dublin Rd Ste 149 , Columbus, OH, 43215

Cornerstone Caregiving was fine. They took my mom to the doctor’s office, to a couple of appointments, and did some cleaning too. Then they didn’t want to do more, so they just stopped the services (e … (read more)
Cornerstone Caregiving was fine. They took my mom to the doctor’s office, to a couple of appointments, and did some cleaning too. Then they didn’t want to do more, so they just stopped the services (e … (read more)

Assisting Hands North Central, OH

94 N. Sandusky St. Suite 202, Delaware, OH, 43015

Assisting Hands North Central Ohio is an in-home care provider serving Delaware, Knox, Crawford, Morrow, Marion, Richland Counties, and surrounding area. Assisting Hands North Central Ohio offers no … (read more)
Assisting Hands North Central Ohio is an in-home care provider serving Delaware, Knox, Crawford, Morrow, Marion, Richland Counties, and surrounding area. Assisting Hands North Central Ohio offers no … (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)

Interim HealthCare of Marysville, OH (CLOSED)

441 Allenby Dr., Marysville, OH, 43040

I have a caregiver in interim. But they are not bonded. The girl was taking little things. I’ve been talking to people who had same experience as I. Things will disappear from time to time. But it’s m … (read more)
I have a caregiver in interim. But they are not bonded. The girl was taking little things. I’ve been talking to people who had same experience as I. Things will disappear from time to time. But it’s m … (read more)

M J Nursing Registry Inc

8280 Montgomery Road, Suite 301, Cincinnati, OH, 45236


Ohio Senior Home Health Care, LLC

6004 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH, 43231


Comfort Keepers of Delaware & Marysville

560 Sunbury Rd. Suite 11, Delaware, OH, 43015


Seniors Helping Seniors

7313 Schoolcraft Lane, Columbus, OH, 43235



Holistic Comfort Care Service

280 Haystack, Pataskala, OH, 43062


Delaware 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 Delaware:

People In Need of Delaware County

Address: 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware, OH  43015
Phone Number: (740) 363-6284

The Regional charity People In Need offers a range of services for local residents of Delaware and the surrounding county. Its programs are open to the elderly and to others dealing with economic difficulties. This organization’s services include assistance in paying emergency medical or dental bills, cash grants for payment of rent and housing expenses and emergency funds for energy and utility bill payments. People In Need also offers a food pantry service for giving qualified individuals meal packages up to five times per year. The organization also runs a free legal aid service.

Ohio Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Address: 77 South High Street, 28th Floor, Columbus OH 43215
Phone Number:  (800) 282-0880

The weatherization service for the state of Ohio is funded with federal, state and utility service funds but administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency as the Home Weatherization Assistance Program or HWAP. Senior residents of Delaware may contact the central office in Columbus to apply. HWAP gives preference to seniors and certain other family groups. Those receiving Supplemental Security Income payments are automatically eligible. Otherwise, elderly individuals may apply if they have an income of less than $34,840 for a two-person household or $25,760 for a single-person home.

COAAA National Family Caregiver Support Program

Address: 3776 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207
Phone Number: (614) 645-7250

The Central Ohio Agency on Aging or COAAA administers the federally supported Family Caregiver Program. This particular initiative gives caregivers of elderly adults help in dealing with the difficulties of their responsibilities for their elderly family members. In addition to counseling services and workshops on elderly care, Family Caregiver Support assists caregivers and seniors in finding subsidies and funding sources for care in other state or federal programs. On a limited basis, COAAA uses the Family Caregiver Support Program to directly fund caregivers on a short-term basis.

Lutheran Services of Central Ohio

Address: Oakhurst Place, 2178, Bruce Road. Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone Number: (740)-369-5267

Lutheran Services of Central Ohio offers several different support programs with each having its own unique office in the area of Delaware County. This organization is a local branch of the National Lutheran Services organization. For Delaware, support available to the elderly and others includes rental assistance, affordable housing referral, transitional housing services and a food bank. They also operate a service for low-cost home health care.

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.

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