Bend, Oregon, is perfect for seniors who enjoy the comforts of nature. The Deschutes River runs through the city, and the lush Deschutes National Forest is minutes away. Bend is famous for its outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. Seniors can bird-watch along the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, opt for a stroll along the Deschutes River Trail or play at one of the city’s many golf courses. Seniors who like to shop can visit the Old Mill District in downtown Bend.

Due to the multitude of activities seniors can partake in, Bend is ranked as one of the best places to retire. Out of a population of 100,421, 16.5% are seniors aged 65 and over.

Seniors in Bend have an abundance of home health care services available to them. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average costs of homemaker and home health aide services in the city are both $5,625, which is slightly above the national average. In comparison, the national average 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 Bend 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 Bend, OR

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Central Oregon

2195 Northeast Professional Court, Suite 15, Bend, OR, 97701

Last July, during the pandemic with both my in-laws at age 95, living independently at home-my father-in-law experienced a sudden and rapid decline. We tried to care for him at home and help our mom … (read more)
Last July, during the pandemic with both my in-laws at age 95, living independently at home-my father-in-law experienced a sudden and rapid decline. We tried to care for him at home and help our mom … (read more)

2018

Home Instead – Bend, OR

296 SW Columbia St, Suite C, Bend, OR, 97703

Caregivers have been great! Office staff have been great! Fantastic company to have come into my home to care for my family member! So thankful for Home Instead!
Caregivers have been great! Office staff have been great! Fantastic company to have come into my home to care for my family member! So thankful for Home Instead!

Comfort Keepers of Central Oregon

390 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR, 97701

We’re using Comfort Keepers Home Care for my mother. They come in and they supervise her medicine. They help with housekeeping and pretty much keep her active and keep her on a schedule. Most importan … (read more)
We’re using Comfort Keepers Home Care for my mother. They come in and they supervise her medicine. They help with housekeeping and pretty much keep her active and keep her on a schedule. Most importan … (read more)

Evergreen In-Home Care Services

243 SW Scalehouse Loop, Suite 3A, Bend, OR, 97702

We used Evergreen for post surgery care while Mom was recovering from a broken hip. I usually do not write reviews but decided to do so since our experience with this business was exemplary from begin … (read more)
We used Evergreen for post surgery care while Mom was recovering from a broken hip. I usually do not write reviews but decided to do so since our experience with this business was exemplary from begin … (read more)

Visiting Angels of Central Oregon

2920 NE Conners Ave, Bend, OR, 97701

Visiting Angels is an amazing living assistance service for seniors. I love working for the visiting angels. They are a company who takes care of both clients and care providers. Organized and profess … (read more)
Visiting Angels is an amazing living assistance service for seniors. I love working for the visiting angels. They are a company who takes care of both clients and care providers. Organized and profess … (read more)

At Home Care Group

205 SE Wilson Avenue, Suite 1, Bend, OR, 97702

They are doing a really great job, and the hospital also provided care as well. So we have a nurse from the hospital and the physical therapist coming in, and then the At Home Care group is doing bath … (read more)
They are doing a really great job, and the hospital also provided care as well. So we have a nurse from the hospital and the physical therapist coming in, and then the At Home Care group is doing bath … (read more)

Helping Hands Home Care

61396 S. Hwy. 97, Ste. 107, Bend, OR, 97702

I’m very happy with the service from Helping Hands. We had three caregivers so far, they’ve all been very eager to work, and I’m very pleased with the current permanent caregiver that we have. They pr … (read more)
I’m very happy with the service from Helping Hands. We had three caregivers so far, they’ve all been very eager to work, and I’m very pleased with the current permanent caregiver that we have. They pr … (read more)

Central Oregon Council On Aging

373 NE Greenwood Ave , Bend, OR, 97701


Shalom Love Care

5250 Old Orchard Rd., Ste. 300, Skokie, IL, 60077


Mavis

650 California Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA, 94108


Interim HealthCare of Central Oregon

230 SE 3rd St, Suite 100, Bend, OR, 97702


Bend 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 Bend:

Senior Property Tax Deferral

Address: 951 SW Simpson Ave., Suite 100, Bend, OR 97702-3118
Phone Number: (541) 388-6139

Senior citizens who are 62 years and older can qualify to delay the tax on their residence. The Oregon Department of Revenue offers this program, but seniors must apply at the county assessor’s office. Qualified individuals can borrow money from the state to help pay their property taxes. Once they qualify, the Oregon Department of Revenue will pay their county property taxes on Nov. 15 of each year. Seniors who apply to this program must have owned and lived in their property for at least five years.

Meals on Wheels Program

Address: 1036 NE 5th St., Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: (541) 678-5483

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is a nonprofit organization offering many services to help seniors living in Central Oregon. The COA has a Meals on Wheels program that delivers food directly to seniors who are homebound or have difficulty shopping or cooking. The program aims to meet the social and nutritional needs of those who may be isolated. 

Home Weatherization Services

Address: 2303 SW 1st Street, Redmond, OR 97756
Phone Number: (541) 548-2380

NeighborImpact is a nonprofit organization that serves economically disadvantaged residents in Central Oregon. Their Home Weatherization Program, which is federally funded, offers free retrofit repair services, such as sealing leaky ducts and adding insulation, to make a home more energy efficient. The program prioritizes seniors and people with disabilities. All clients who receive weatherization assistance must attend a NeighborImpact Energy Education workshop that teaches energy conservation strategies.

Home Safety Assistance

Address: 373 NE Greenwood Avenue, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: (541) 678-5483

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon provides home safety assistance to seniors to ensure their home is accessible and well-suited to their changing needs. The organization offers home modification services, such as installing ramps or grab bars, that will increase the safety and security of a senior’s home. The Council’s home repair programs help ensure the house is kept in good condition.

Energy Assistance Program

Address: 2303 SW 1st Street, Redmond, OR 97756
Phone Number: (541) 548-2380

Seniors who need help with their electric bill can apply for Oregon Energy Assistance Program assistance through the NeighborImpact organization. This program provides payment assistance for low-income families or individuals at risk of having their power shut off due to insufficient funds. Applicants may own or rent their home and must be within the program’s income guidelines to qualify.

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.