Bethlehem, in eastern Pennsylvania, has a population of 75,815, 15.8% of whom are 65 years and older. The area is rich with history for seniors to explore, such as the quaint buildings in the Colonial Industrial Quarter, and Wind Creek Bethlehem, located at the former Bethlehem Steel plant, has an exciting casino as well as shopping and restaurants. The Hoover Mason Trestle is a fascinating walk through history with beautiful views, and in the summer, there’s baseball with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Bethlehem has many fine choices of home health care for elderly loved ones. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the monthly average for homemaker services is $4,385, the same as the national average.  The cost of a home health aid in Bethlehem is $4,528, slightly higher than the national average of $4,290. St. Luke’s University Hospital has a campus in Bethlehem that provides quality health care for seniors.

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

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

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Home Instead – Whitehall, PA

3722 Lehigh St, Whitehall, PA, 18052

I had another care provider for my mom for almost two years. Many times I would receive calls from them stating that they did not have anyone to provide care for my mom so my sister and I had to scra … (read more)
I had another care provider for my mom for almost two years. Many times I would receive calls from them stating that they did not have anyone to provide care for my mom so my sister and I had to scra … (read more)

Home Instead – Bethlehem, PA

2508 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Great care that gives family peace of mind. Kind, cheerful, attentive to needs.
Great care that gives family peace of mind. Kind, cheerful, attentive to needs.

Better Fit Home Care Agency

2110 Allen Town Road, unit 51 , Quakertown, PA, 18935

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Right at Home Northampton County

101 S 3rd St ‌ , Suite 201, Easton, PA, 18042

My brother is using Right at Home Northampton County. They’re coming out twice a week for two hours a day now. I called them, and the owner called me right back. He just seemed nice over the phone, an … (read more)
My brother is using Right at Home Northampton County. They’re coming out twice a week for two hours a day now. I called them, and the owner called me right back. He just seemed nice over the phone, an … (read more)

Always Best Care of Greater Bethlehem

1240 Win Drive, Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Always best care cared for my mother. They have been amazing. My mother really likes her caregiver.
Always best care cared for my mother. They have been amazing. My mother really likes her caregiver.

Homewatch CareGivers of Lehigh Valley

35 E Elizabeth Ave Suite 42 , Bethlehem, PA, 18018

When the time comes that extra care is required, whether due to age or health condition, many people prefer the familiarity and comfort of their own home. At Homewatch CareGivers®, we believe that go … (read more)
When the time comes that extra care is required, whether due to age or health condition, many people prefer the familiarity and comfort of their own home. At Homewatch CareGivers®, we believe that go … (read more)

2019

BrightStar Care Lehigh Valley

118 E Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018

She is always there to do what I need to be done. My nurse is very nice.
She is always there to do what I need to be done. My nurse is very nice.

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)

Homewatch CareGivers

3864 Adler Place Suite 300, Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Homewatch Caregivers are punctual and pleasant. Having somebody present is nice. To have a companion even for few hours, breaks up the day and gives me something to look forward to. It keeps me active … (read more)
Homewatch Caregivers are punctual and pleasant. Having somebody present is nice. To have a companion even for few hours, breaks up the day and gives me something to look forward to. It keeps me active … (read more)

Home Care Assistance- Lehigh Valley

1104 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Suite 200, Allentown, PA, 18103

They are there to meet my mother’s needs and help if I need them to do something for her. I have a great caregiver who is highly conscientious.
They are there to meet my mother’s needs and help if I need them to do something for her. I have a great caregiver who is highly conscientious.

Gracious Loving Home Care LLC

2151 E High Str, Suite B, Pottstown, PA, 19464

Very helpful and awesome team. Keep up the good work
Very helpful and awesome team. Keep up the good work

Compassionate Assistance

222 Amanda Lane, Phoenixville, PA, 19460

My father-in-law was under the care of Compassionate Assistance for several months. Working with Carl, he made it really easy for us to deal with the everyday needs. All of the caregivers were very ni … (read more)
My father-in-law was under the care of Compassionate Assistance for several months. Working with Carl, he made it really easy for us to deal with the everyday needs. All of the caregivers were very ni … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors

175 S 21st St # 4, Easton, PA, 18042

I was using Seniors Helping Seniors and they were fine. I really didn’t ask them for much more than just companionship. They didn’t do any cooking. They were just somebody who was here with my husband … (read more)
I was using Seniors Helping Seniors and they were fine. I really didn’t ask them for much more than just companionship. They didn’t do any cooking. They were just somebody who was here with my husband … (read more)

N.F.T.J. Home Care LLC

5100 W Tilghman St., #240 , Allentown, PA, 18104

NFTJ Home Care has great caring staff members who take care of my mom. They are always punctual. Great client service! Very professional… the owner always calls to get feedback of the service and … (read more)
NFTJ Home Care has great caring staff members who take care of my mom. They are always punctual. Great client service! Very professional… the owner always calls to get feedback of the service and … (read more)

Visiting Angels of Bethlehem and Greater Lehigh Valley, PA

35 E Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA, 18018

I am a family member who sought the assistance of Visiting Angels for my aging parents. I live out of state and am not as accessible to my parents to assist them with their daily living. Visiting An … (read more)
I am a family member who sought the assistance of Visiting Angels for my aging parents. I live out of state and am not as accessible to my parents to assist them with their daily living. Visiting An … (read more)

Orange Caregivers

17 S Commerce Way #21106, Lehigh Valley, PA, 18002

My mother has dementia and lives alone in a condominium. As typical of a person with dementia, she has difficulty eating and often either forgets to eat or doesn’t eat enough. I wanted some support f … (read more)
My mother has dementia and lives alone in a condominium. As typical of a person with dementia, she has difficulty eating and often either forgets to eat or doesn’t eat enough. I wanted some support f … (read more)

Griswold Home Care

83 South Commerce Way, , Bethlehem, PA, 18017

We’re using Griswold Home Care. Those who did the intake were marvelous. The last caretaker I had was excellent and the others were good. They showered me, washed my hair, cleaned the bathroom and kit … (read more)
We’re using Griswold Home Care. Those who did the intake were marvelous. The last caretaker I had was excellent and the others were good. They showered me, washed my hair, cleaned the bathroom and kit … (read more)

Royal Home Care Svc Inc

1275 Glenlivet DR, STE 100, Allentown, PA, 18106

Royal Home Care Services, Inc is very responsive, and the caregivers’ attitudes are very positive, accommodating, and well trained. They help my mom with bathing and general house cleaning in her room … (read more)
Royal Home Care Services, Inc is very responsive, and the caregivers’ attitudes are very positive, accommodating, and well trained. They help my mom with bathing and general house cleaning in her room … (read more)

Angel Helpers 24/7 Homecare

400 Northampton Street, Easton, PA, 18042

I visited my mother for the first time in two years (because I am out of the area) and was horrified by how she looked and the lack of cleanliness in her house. I brought her a treat of rhubarb pie a … (read more)
I visited my mother for the first time in two years (because I am out of the area) and was horrified by how she looked and the lack of cleanliness in her house. I brought her a treat of rhubarb pie a … (read more)

Senior Solutions,Inc.

1611 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, PA, 18102


Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem:

Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley

Address: 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Phone Number: 610-691-1030

Meals on Wheels provides meals and other personalized services to homebound elderly and disabled adults in Bethlehem. Meals on Wheels’ experienced nutritionists set up special meals to ensure their clients are well-nourished according to USDA guidelines.

Weatherization Assistance Program 

Address: 1337 East Fifth Street, Bethlehem, PA 10815
Phone Number: (610) 691-5620

This Community Action Committee of Lehigh County program helps low-income citizens by ensuring their home is weatherized for the winter. Elderly and disabled citizens are a priority, and assistance is available for individuals whose household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Respite Care Service

Address: 321 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone Number: (610) 867-2177

ShareCare Faith In Action provides much-needed respite care for the caregivers of elderly and homebound people. A volunteer comes to the residence and temporarily relieves the caregiver so they have time to take care of personal needs. The nonprofit organization specializes in assisting seniors with quality of life needs such as transportation, shopping and visitation. A new program using GrandPad Senior Tablets helps seniors communicate with easy-to-use technology. 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 555 Union Boulevard, Suite 3, Allentown, PA 18109
Phone Number: (610) 821-6509

The LIHEAP federal program helps homeowners with low or no income pay their heating bills. When applicants have met the federal guidelines for income and household size, they can get a discount or full payment of bills for gas or electricity. Individuals or households can also seek assistance to pay telephone bills.

Senior Property Tax Relief

Address: 17 South Seventh Street, Room 517, Allentown, PA 18101
Phone Number: (610) 782-3038

In 2006, Governor Ed Rendell signed the Taxpayer Relief Act. This law helps Pennsylvania’s school districts use money generated by its casinos rather than property tax revenue, taking the burden of property taxes from homeowners, especially senior citizens, for years to come. An application must be filed with the County Assessor’s office annually to receive this benefit.

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.

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