Chester County, Pennsylvania is settled with numerous historical towns amid rolling hills with forests and farms. The county partially serves as a suburb to two large neighboring cities: Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The regional climate is humid continental, with especially mild spring and fall weather. Chester County’s attractions include the historic hamlets of the Brandywine Valley, which features local wineries and restaurants. Chester is also home to many gardens, most notably Longwood Gardens park. There are also many performing arts venues throughout the county’s towns. Chester County has a population of 524,989, of which 16.8% are aged 65 or older. This is nearly identical to the national average of 16.5%.

There are many easily accessible quality health care options in Chester County. Key primary care facilities include Chester County Hospital and Brandywine Hospital by Tower Health. Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 data shows that homemaker and home health aide services cost $4,576 and $4,671 on average respectively in the region. This is close to respective national averages of $4,481 and $4,576.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Chester County, so data for the closest city, Lancaster was used.

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

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Lower Berks County, Upper Chester County and Western Montgomery County

2103 E High St, Ste 100, Pottstown, PA, 19464

From day one, your staff has been a Godsend. My Dad is now living on his own and enjoying his life.
From day one, your staff has been a Godsend. My Dad is now living on his own and enjoying his life.

Always Best Care of Chester County

403 W. Lincoln Hwy., Suite 110, Exton, PA, 19341

They help get me up and get dressed. She does laundry. They are quick and got me in smoothly.
They help get me up and get dressed. She does laundry. They are quick and got me in smoothly.

Home Instead – West Chester, PA

7 N Five Points Rd, West Chester, PA, 19380

This is a top notch service group of skilled employees that are highly trained and qualified to render appropriate services at whatever level of service your family needs. They are able to advance in … (read more)
This is a top notch service group of skilled employees that are highly trained and qualified to render appropriate services at whatever level of service your family needs. They are able to advance in … (read more)

2018, 2020

Always Best Care of Upper BuxMont

16 N. Franklin Street, Suite 301, Doylestown, PA, 18901

My beloved dad recently passed away after losing his battle with cancer. During his last months, he was lucky enough to have had Claire as his caregiver and friend. I firmly believe that Claire extend … (read more)
My beloved dad recently passed away after losing his battle with cancer. During his last months, he was lucky enough to have had Claire as his caregiver and friend. I firmly believe that Claire extend … (read more)

Home Instead – Phoenixville, PA

112 N Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA, 19468

Folks give us respite twice a week for my elderly mother. They arrive on time and are super good with my mom. We have changed our provider a few times and have always been happy with the folks w … (read more)
Folks give us respite twice a week for my elderly mother. They arrive on time and are super good with my mom. We have changed our provider a few times and have always been happy with the folks w … (read more)

Home Instead – Skippack, PA

4059 Skippack Pike, Suite 100, Skippack, PA, 19474

My wife’s caregiver has never been late or missed a day unless it was prearranged in 5 yeard. Never had a billing mistake.
My wife’s caregiver has never been late or missed a day unless it was prearranged in 5 yeard. Never had a billing mistake.

Home Instead – Lafayette Hill, PA

507 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444

My mom had a few falls so I hired Home Instead to provide immediate support and they exceeded my expectations. Jill, the service manager, was immediately on board with scheduling competent caregivers … (read more)
My mom had a few falls so I hired Home Instead to provide immediate support and they exceeded my expectations. Jill, the service manager, was immediately on board with scheduling competent caregivers … (read more)

Effraim Home Care Agency LLC

780 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 204, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010

At Effraim Home Care, we understand that finding the best home care for someone you love can be overwhelming, and we strive to provide the relief and restoration families need, alleviating anxiety and … (read more)
At Effraim Home Care, we understand that finding the best home care for someone you love can be overwhelming, and we strive to provide the relief and restoration families need, alleviating anxiety and … (read more)

Charter Home Health – Jenkintown, PA

101 Old York Road, Suite 402, Jenkintown, PA, 19046

Charter Home Health offers an integrated approach to home care, aimed at enhancing the quality of our patients’ lives, particularly those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Our goal is to p … (read more)
Charter Home Health offers an integrated approach to home care, aimed at enhancing the quality of our patients’ lives, particularly those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Our goal is to p … (read more)

Right at Home Delaware County

111 Carlton Place, Media, PA, 19063

These guys did an awesome job for both my parents. The caregivers were great and the office was always available for my questions.
These guys did an awesome job for both my parents. The caregivers were great and the office was always available for my questions.

Home Choice Companion Care Inc – Trappe, PA

212 W Main St # 1, Collegeville, PA, 19426

Great company Easy to work with The entire process was quick and easy which we needed during very stressful times with my mother who loved her caregiver
Great company Easy to work with The entire process was quick and easy which we needed during very stressful times with my mother who loved her caregiver

AllBorogh Personal Care Inc

1414 Utica Ave, Brooklyn,, Brooklyn, NY, 11203

It is a very professional well coordinated company who takes personal and loving care of its patients according to my personal experience with All Bourough and its staff. Thank you for providing t … (read more)
It is a very professional well coordinated company who takes personal and loving care of its patients according to my personal experience with All Bourough and its staff. Thank you for providing t … (read more)

HomeCare Instead

225 Wilmington West Chester Pike #200, Chadds Ford, PA, 19317

Mission Statement <p></p> The Agency’s mission is to provide paraprofessional services to consumers in their place of residence thereby assisting them to realize his or her highest level of indepe … (read more)
Mission Statement <p></p> The Agency’s mission is to provide paraprofessional services to consumers in their place of residence thereby assisting them to realize his or her highest level of indepe … (read more)

Neighborly Home Care

26 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA, 19003

<h4>Welcome to Neighborly Home Care </h4> <h5>Compassionate Care Is Our Focus</h5> <p>Neighborly Home Care is a non-medical agency in Pennsylvania that specialized services assist those afflicted … (read more)
<h4>Welcome to Neighborly Home Care </h4> <h5>Compassionate Care Is Our Focus</h5> <p>Neighborly Home Care is a non-medical agency in Pennsylvania that specialized services assist those afflicted … (read more)

Right at Home Lancaster and Chester Counties, PA

5406 Lincoln Highway , Suite 5, Gap, PA, 17527

Right at Home is very helpful people. The caregivers are very nice. I would recommend them to everyone that needs help. I had a few other caregivers but I am glad I have Right at Home.
Right at Home is very helpful people. The caregivers are very nice. I would recommend them to everyone that needs help. I had a few other caregivers but I am glad I have Right at Home.

Pennsylvania Home Care LLC

352 Maple Ave, Glenside, PA, 19038

I had used Pennsylvania Home Care for almost a year. They were providing assistance for my mother-in-law, and they were good. During the course of time, there were three different people. My mother-in … (read more)
I had used Pennsylvania Home Care for almost a year. They were providing assistance for my mother-in-law, and they were good. During the course of time, there were three different people. My mother-in … (read more)

A Place At Home

1055 Westlakes Drive Suite 300 , Berwyn, PA, 19312

Senior-Focused Care was designed with the senior’s aging journey in mind. Our services range from in-home care, care coordination, to senior community placement and staffing. Families appreciate the … (read more)
Senior-Focused Care was designed with the senior’s aging journey in mind. Our services range from in-home care, care coordination, to senior community placement and staffing. Families appreciate the … (read more)

Always Best Care of Plymouth Meeting

600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462



BrightStar Care The Main Line

175 Strafford Avenue, Suite 214, Wayne, PA, 19087

We offer non-skilled companion and personal care services as well as skilled care including: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Skilled Nursing services as well as Medical staffin … (read more)
We offer non-skilled companion and personal care services as well as skilled care including: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Skilled Nursing services as well as Medical staffin … (read more)

Chester County 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 Chester County:

Chester County Department of Aging Services

Address: 601 Westtown Road, Government Service Center, Suite 320, West Chester, PA 19380-0990
Phone Number: (610) 344-6350

The Chester County Department of Aging Services offers a wide range of assistance and support programs. These include information and referral to other government programs or benefits systems, scheduled transportation and in-home assistance services. The Chester County AAA also administers several senior centers in the county and has staff on standby for help in protecting the elderly from abuse. 

Senior Centers

The Kennett Area Senior Center

Address: 427 S. Walnut St, Kennett Square, PA  19348
Phone Number: (610) 444-4819

The West Chester Area Senior Center

Address: 530 E. Union St. West Chester, PA  19382
Phone Number: (610) 431-4242

The Kennett Area Senior Center and Westchester Area Senior Center offer similar programming to seniors living in different areas of Chester County. Seniors can participate in group meals, day and evening activity programs for exercise, hobbies, arts and crafts, games and social events. There are also courses in computer literacy, safe driving, health and nutrition and in cultural areas such as languages and art appreciation. Free health screenings are also available. 

Meals on Wheels of Chester County

Address: 404 Willowbrook Lane, West Chester, PA 19382
Phone Number: (610) 430-8500

The nonprofit Meals on Wheels of Chester County works with several local organizations such as the Chester County Department of Aging to offer home delivery of balanced lunches to seniors of the county. Homebound residents of all adult ages may apply for meal delivery and food is delivered Monday to Friday without distinction for economic status. The Meals on Wheels program also offers wellness checkups and delivers emergency provisions of food with a long shelf life to clients during the winter months.

Pennsylvania Weatherization Assistance Program for Chester County Residents

Address: 1414 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061
Phone Number: (610) 521-8770.

The Pennsylvania Weatherization Assistance Program is administered locally for Chester County residents through the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. Elderly residents and all others who qualify based on income levels or enrollment in other government support programs such as SSI are eligible for free home weatherization regardless of whether they rent or own their residence. In Pennsylvania, income limits mean having to earn less than $25,760 per year for a single-person home. Two-person homes should earn less than $34,840.

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.