Salem is a picturesque city surrounded by the parks, fields of flowers and vineyards of the Willamette Valley. It is situated an hour from the ocean and an hour from the hiking trails of the Cascade Mountains.  Seniors who enjoy learning about history, attending music concerts and walking through scenic parks will love living in Salem. The summers are warm and dry, and the winters are generally cold and wet. It has a population of 174,365, and 13.9% of residents are over the age of 65.

Salem has a multitude of high-quality home health care programs for its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $5,234 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $5,234 per month. Both of these services cost more in Salem than the national average, which 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 Salem 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 Salem, OR

2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

Home Instead – Salem, OR

2015 25th St SE, Salem, OR, 97302

For me it’s the people. From those in the office to the care givers in the field, this is such a wonderfully warm and caring group of people. They give me confidence knowing that my mom is in their ca … (read more)
For me it’s the people. From those in the office to the care givers in the field, this is such a wonderfully warm and caring group of people. They give me confidence knowing that my mom is in their ca … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Salem

2659 Commercial St. SE, Suite 270, Salem, OR, 97302

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care: <p></p> Senior Helpers is proud to offer our exclusive program for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia: Senior Gems. The Senior Gems program was designed by expert … (read more)
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care: <p></p> Senior Helpers is proud to offer our exclusive program for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia: Senior Gems. The Senior Gems program was designed by expert … (read more)

FirstLight Home Care of Salem

5044 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR, 97306

FirstLight Home Care, leading provider of non-medical home care, helps individuals achieve the quality of life they deserve. At FirstLight, caring is our calling. We’ve set a new standard in home ca … (read more)
FirstLight Home Care, leading provider of non-medical home care, helps individuals achieve the quality of life they deserve. At FirstLight, caring is our calling. We’ve set a new standard in home ca … (read more)

Serenity Home Care, LLC

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR, 97005


New Horizons In-Home Care

1345 Olive St., Eugene, OR, 97401

The housework has been the most helpful to me. I like that I have regular caregivers that I know and trust.
The housework has been the most helpful to me. I like that I have regular caregivers that I know and trust.

New Horizons In-Home Care – Salem, OR

2085 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR, 97301

The providers give me companionship and get the things done that I need done. They are very, very nice. Their personalities are great. Even though they are young I draw out conversations with them. T … (read more)
The providers give me companionship and get the things done that I need done. They are very, very nice. Their personalities are great. Even though they are young I draw out conversations with them. T … (read more)

New Horizons In-Home Care

1318 NW 9th Street Suite A, Corvallis, OR, 97330

My caregivers and I went on walks. My last two caregivers loved to walk. They are honest. They call early in the morning to tell us a caregiver isn’t coming.
My caregivers and I went on walks. My last two caregivers loved to walk. They are honest. They call early in the morning to tell us a caregiver isn’t coming.

HDE Home Care

12655 SW Center St SUITE 450, Beaverton, OR, 97005

My brother, Sheldon is developmentally disabled and it was determined that he needed a personal help. United Cerebral Palsy contracted a caregiver through HDE health and that’s how I met Donny who was … (read more)
My brother, Sheldon is developmentally disabled and it was determined that he needed a personal help. United Cerebral Palsy contracted a caregiver through HDE health and that’s how I met Donny who was … (read more)

Addus HomeCare

142 Glynbrook Street N, Ste 100, Keizer, OR, 97303

I am so grateful for my caregiver Tiffany she is a gods blessing. She always has a smile no matter what the situation. I look forward for her to come Im always in a better mood when she leaves I dont … (read more)
I am so grateful for my caregiver Tiffany she is a gods blessing. She always has a smile no matter what the situation. I look forward for her to come Im always in a better mood when she leaves I dont … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Portland, OR

9498 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 310, Portland, OR, 97219

As a trustee of a family trust, I hired Interim HealthCare to provide personal care services to my 98 year old friend, in the final days of her life. She lived in an assisted living facility and afte … (read more)
As a trustee of a family trust, I hired Interim HealthCare to provide personal care services to my 98 year old friend, in the final days of her life. She lived in an assisted living facility and afte … (read more)

First Call In Home Care

2608 Cascadia Industrial St SE, Salem, OR, 97301

My brother is using First Call In Home Care. He gets somebody who can cook meals, can do light housekeeping, can sterilize his home, and run errands. The caregivers have been good.
My brother is using First Call In Home Care. He gets somebody who can cook meals, can do light housekeeping, can sterilize his home, and run errands. The caregivers have been good.

Personal Home Care

1320 Lewis St. SE, Salem, OR, 97302

Personal Home Care provides my mom with companionship, light housekeeping, laundry, help with bathing, and walking. The caregiver is great and we’re very happy. So far, they’ve been excellent, and we … (read more)
Personal Home Care provides my mom with companionship, light housekeeping, laundry, help with bathing, and walking. The caregiver is great and we’re very happy. So far, they’ve been excellent, and we … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Salem, OR

494 State St NE Suite 210, Salem, OR, 97301


A Golden Hand Home Care Services

858 Lancaster Drive SE , Salem, OR, 97317


Salem 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 Salem:

The Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 2475 Center Street, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 585-6232

The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the federal government and supplemented by the state of Oregon. The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action organization operates the program in Salem. The aim of the program is to assist low-income households to reduce their energy bills by installing cost-effective energy-efficient measures. Residents from low-income households can apply to the organization to see if they qualify for the program. Priority is given to seniors and families with young children. Those that don’t qualify are provided with information to assist them in reducing their energy usage. Services offered include LED bulbs, attic insulation and water heater repairs or replacements. There is no charge for any of the services.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 2615 Portland Road, Salem, OR 97301
Phone number: (503) 364-2856

The Marion Polk Food Share organization is a nonprofit that runs the Meals on Wheels program in Salem. Meals are delivered by volunteers around lunchtime every day to seniors throughout the Salem area. All meals include one hot main dish, vegetables, salad, a roll and dessert. The meals are reviewed by a registered dietician and contain between 1/3 and 1/2 of the recommended daily caloric intake of the average older adult. Special diets can be accommodated if requested in advance. There is a small charge for each meal but financial assistance can be arranged for those that cannot afford the payment. Additionally, the group serves free meals at a congregate site on a daily basis from Monday to Friday.

Respite Care

Address: 555 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 588-6303

The City of Salem runs a respite care program to provide assistance to caregivers and to keep seniors living safely in their own homes for as long as possible. There are two program options available. One program is designed for individuals with memory loss disorders and it is a social program that encourages seniors to make friends and participate in group activities. The second program is for seniors and disabled adults in the community. This program provides five hours of care and includes a range of fun activities and a nutritious lunch. There is a charge for attending the respite care programs, but payment options are available for those with financial difficulties. 

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.