Home to nearly 50,000 Pennsylvanians, with 10.4% 65 and older, Harrisburg provides the conveniences of a capital city with a small-town feel. Recognized as the best place to live in the Keystone State, it boasts a scenic central location on the Susquehanna River. Seniors can explore city and nature parks along the Capital Area Greenbelt, have fun at City Island and enjoy fresh food finds at the Broad Street Market. The Whitaker Center, Forum Auditorium and Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex offer year-round entertainment. Quality health care services can be accessed from UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg and Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

The cost of living in Harrisburg is relatively low for a capital city, benefiting retirees who prefer aging in place at home. The average home care and home health care costs in the area are $4,528 and $4,576, respectively, based on the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. These estimates are comparable to the Pennsylvania median at $4,576 for both care types, as well as the national average of $4,481 for home care and $4,576 for home health care.

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Synergy HomeCare of Mid Penn, Pennsylvania

1514 Commerce Ave., Ste. 203 , Carlisle, PA, 17015

It helps us out. They make sure that my mother gets her meals. Everyone seems very nice, punctual, and reliable.
It helps us out. They make sure that my mother gets her meals. Everyone seems very nice, punctual, and reliable.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Ella Home Care Inc – Camp Hill, PA

20 N. 12th Street, #341, Lemoyne, PA, 17043

They do all the things that I cannot do. I am not mobile. I like the willingness on the part of the owner to understand the situation.
They do all the things that I cannot do. I am not mobile. I like the willingness on the part of the owner to understand the situation.

2017, 2018

Home Instead Senior Care – Harrisburg, PA

3675 Vartan Way, Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA, 17110

We have had wonderful aides who obviously love their jobs. They are so kind and caring. They are dependable and take excellent care of my parents. If there is ever a concern the agency takes it seriou … (read more)
We have had wonderful aides who obviously love their jobs. They are so kind and caring. They are dependable and take excellent care of my parents. If there is ever a concern the agency takes it seriou … (read more)

Specialty Home Care

1251 E Chocolate Ave #4, Hershey, PA, 17033

We’re very satisfied with Specialty Home Care. They’re very good. We started with them in the first week of August, and they found a caregiver within a day or two. It was pretty fast. Both caregivers … (read more)
We’re very satisfied with Specialty Home Care. They’re very good. We started with them in the first week of August, and they found a caregiver within a day or two. It was pretty fast. Both caregivers … (read more)

Options For Senior America – Harrisburg, PA

5000 Ritter Rd # 202, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055

I called Sandy at last minute to help with my mother in law who had just come home from the hospital. We had been using another agency and they said they could not find someone for at least 3 days … (read more)
I called Sandy at last minute to help with my mother in law who had just come home from the hospital. We had been using another agency and they said they could not find someone for at least 3 days … (read more)

Visiting Angels – Harrisburg, PA

4607 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA, 17109

I have a caregiver from Visiting Angels comes for my mother. She helps with showering, she helps get her dressed, and just general companionship. She is very nice. The only drawback I have with her is … (read more)
I have a caregiver from Visiting Angels comes for my mother. She helps with showering, she helps get her dressed, and just general companionship. She is very nice. The only drawback I have with her is … (read more)

Care 4 U Unlimited

202 Chelton Avenue, Millersburg, PA, 17061

What a God send for my mother; she could not remaine in her own home without these people. The owner, Linda, is always helpful and gets the job done with professional care. The caregivers are all out … (read more)
What a God send for my mother; she could not remaine in her own home without these people. The owner, Linda, is always helpful and gets the job done with professional care. The caregivers are all out … (read more)

Comfort Keepers-Fayetteville

3374 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA, 17222

Comfort Keepers has provided me with great care. They always accomodated my aunt on what hours she needed. As little or as much as she needed. The caregivers are pleasant and well trained. I would … (read more)
Comfort Keepers has provided me with great care. They always accomodated my aunt on what hours she needed. As little or as much as she needed. The caregivers are pleasant and well trained. I would … (read more)

UDS Independent Living Resource Center

1901 Olde Homestead Lane, Lancaster, PA, 17605

We got United Disabilities Services pretty fast, my sister’s insurance paid for it. The caregiver’s pretty good with her, knows my sister’s routine and she liked her companionship. She has another car … (read more)
We got United Disabilities Services pretty fast, my sister’s insurance paid for it. The caregiver’s pretty good with her, knows my sister’s routine and she liked her companionship. She has another car … (read more)

Senior Helpers Serving the Greater Harrisburg Area

3806 Market Street Suite 3, Camp Hill, PA, 17011

Thank God for Senior Helpers. I was at the end of my proverbial rope trying to take care of my Aunt. It is just so hard to do everything. Her caregiver Laura was a godsend. Tess came to her home an … (read more)
Thank God for Senior Helpers. I was at the end of my proverbial rope trying to take care of my Aunt. It is just so hard to do everything. Her caregiver Laura was a godsend. Tess came to her home an … (read more)


Home Care Assistance of Harrisburg

2304 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17110


Addus HomeCare

401 E. Louther Street #306, Carlisle, PA, 17013


Comfort Keepers-Harrisburg

7 N Clover Ln, Harrisburg, PA, 17112



Options for Senior America – Harrisburg

5000 Ritter Rd., Ste. 202, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055


Griswold Home Care

4815 Jonestown Road, , Suite 226A, Harrisburg, PA, 17109


MaxCare HCBS,LLC

3544 N. Progress Ave, Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA, 17110


Maxim Healthcare Harrisburg, PA

800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA, 17110



Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg:

Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 2 South Second St., 3rd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: (717) 780-6130

The Dauphin County AAA administers a wide range of programs to Harrisburg seniors 60 and older, serving as a convenient access point for home and community-based services such as care management, home-delivered and congregate meals, adult day services and senior center programs. This agency also functions as a local Information and Assistance Resource Center to help eligible seniors apply for programs such as PACE, County Assistance benefits and property tax/rent relief. Other available services include free legal assistance and APPRISE State Health Insurance counseling.

Dauphin County Assistance Office

Address: 2432 N 7th St., Harrisburg PA 17110
Phone Number: (717) 787-2324

Dauphin County’s CAO provides various forms of assistance to elderly Harrisburg residents in need. These include financial assistance, medical assistance, food stamps, long-term care services and one-time cash grants under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The LIHEAP crisis program grants additional benefits to eligible households with broken heating, insufficient fuel, risks of utility services termination and other similar emergency situations. In addition to CAO case workers who are available for in-person and telephone assistance during office hours, benefit applications may be done online through COMPASS.

SCCAP Weatherization Program

Address: 153 N Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 787-2324

South Central Community Action Programs, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that administers the Weatherization program for Dauphin County, helping low-income Harrisburg homeowners and renters save heating and energy costs. Free weatherization services may include insulation, air sealing, minor heating repairs, energy audits and energy usage education. Eligibility is based on gross annual household income, and applications are subject to a waiting list.

Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg

Address: 251 Verbeke St., Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone Number: (717) 232-2557

RTGH is a nonprofit organization of volunteers that provides free home repairs and modifications for low-income elderly, disabled and war veteran homeowners. Repair services may include plumbing, roofing and electrical repairs/improvements. Eligible seniors must be over 60, earning within the HUD guidelines, living in their properties for over three years and unable to do the work themselves. An applicant must also have their name on the title of the property, be current on their property taxes and have exhausted all financial means to complete the necessary repairs.

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.