Lancaster, located almost two hours west of Philadelphia, combines the small-town feel of midwest America with the cozy farmland of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Voted the 5th best place to retire in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, it’s home to areas of colonial and Victorian architecture, historic antiques and a passionate arts scene. Among its population of 59,265, there are more than 6,000 seniors who call Lancaster home, as well as numerous families in this comfortable town.

As reported by the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, Lancaster residents can expect monthly average costs of homemaker services of $4,576 and home health aide costs of $4,671 a month. These are right around the national averages of $4,481 and $4,576, respectively. 

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

Home Instead Senior Care – Lancaster, PA

1532 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17601

We’ve greatly appreciative for the high responsiveness when my mom encountered a medical emergency and needed reserve care at practically a moment’s notice. HomeInstead-Lancaster was there to ably ass … (read more)
We’ve greatly appreciative for the high responsiveness when my mom encountered a medical emergency and needed reserve care at practically a moment’s notice. HomeInstead-Lancaster was there to ably ass … (read more)

Right at Home Lancaster, PA

911 State St, Lancaster, PA, 17603

We have been very pleased with the Right at Home Caregiver who provides 24/7 care. She has been outstanding and a real blessing for our 95 year old aunt! Her health has improved because of the care s … (read more)
We have been very pleased with the Right at Home Caregiver who provides 24/7 care. She has been outstanding and a real blessing for our 95 year old aunt! Her health has improved because of the care s … (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.

Nightingale Devoted Care

872 Westminister Dr , Lancaster, PA, 17601


Right at Home Denver, PA

352 Main St, Ste 102, Denver, PA, 17517


Visiting Angels Lancaster

2141 Oregon Pk, 2nd Floor, Lancaster, PA, 17601

Our experience with Visiting Angels has been very good. My relative is very pleased with the caregivers. He loves them because they’re both wonderful. They come in 3 times a week, and they do light ho … (read more)
Our experience with Visiting Angels has been very good. My relative is very pleased with the caregivers. He loves them because they’re both wonderful. They come in 3 times a week, and they do light ho … (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)

Caring Matters Home Care – Lancaster

888 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA, 17603

Right now, my mom has Caring Matters Home Care. They weren’t so good in the beginning, but they have really tried, and things have changed drastically. We wanted the aide put on a different schedule … (read more)
Right now, my mom has Caring Matters Home Care. They weren’t so good in the beginning, but they have really tried, and things have changed drastically. We wanted the aide put on a different schedule … (read more)

Addus HomeCare

140 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 208, York, PA, 17401


Comfort Keepers of Lancaster Pennsylvania

2733 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17603


Senior Helpers

47 Marchwood Road Suite 1-C, Exton, PA, 19341


Options for Senior America – Harrisburg

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


Griswold Special Care

122 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite A, Reading, PA, 19607


Keystone In-Home Care

900-C Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA, 17601


Genesa Home Healthcare & Companion Agency

164 Lincoln Hwy, Fairless Hills, PA, 19030


Lancaster 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 Lancaster:

Options

Address: 150 N Queen Street Suite 415 Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: (717) 299-7979

Options is a program offered to seniors to provide in-home assistance for those unable to do so for themselves. These services are designed to help those who would otherwise have to live in an assisted facility.  Services include:

  • Personal emergency response system
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  • Bathing/dressing
  • Grooming

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Meal Assistance

Address: 150 N Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: (717) 299-7979

For seniors ages 60 years and older, there are several services available to ensure healthy nutrition every day. These include deliverable meals to the senior’s home and the ElderShare Supplemental Food Program, which works with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to deliver a monthly box of shelf-stable food to low-income seniors. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with benefit checks redeemable at local farmers’ markets.

Pennsylvania Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: Commonwealth Keystone Building 400 North Street, 4th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone Number: (866) 466-3972

The Weatherization Assistance Program of Pennsylvania is a nationally-funded program that aims to reduce energy costs and increase efficiency for homeowners in need of assistance. Priority is given to seniors and other high-risk residents. To qualify, individuals must be considered low income, which is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Offered services include:

  • Installing insulation throughout the house to reduce heat and energy loss
  • Reductions to air leakages throughout the house
  • Modification and/or replacement of inefficient heating systems
  • Education and lessons on proper weatherization techniques

The Link

Address: Commonwealth Keystone Building 400 North Street, 4th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone Number: (866) 466-3972

The Link, Pennsylvania’s Aging and Disability Resource, is part of a national group to ensure that seniors and adults with disabilities receive the help they need for daily living. Information and assistance provided through the Link are completely free for eligible individuals. Link’s services include assistance in creating plans for independence and securing funding for independent living. Additionally, the Link offers help in remaining and/or returning to the home after an illness, accident, or disability. Seniors also have connections to local Link support services. 

Lancaster Rec Senior Center

Address: 525 Fairview Avenue Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: (717) 399-7671

The Lancaster Rec Senior Center, part of the Lancaster Recreation Commission, is devoted to providing seniors aged 60 and over with free classes, groups and activities for the body and mind. Seniors can stay fit and active with:

  • Yoga
  • Strength exercise courses
  • Technology classes
  • Painting and drawing classes
  • Educational presentations

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.