Philadelphia is the third-best city in the state of Pennsylvania for retirees, according to Caring.com’s 2022 Senior Living Report. The city ranked high in areas such as housing and quality of life. Residents can choose from several medical facilities, including the highly rated Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar. Home care agencies in the city cost $5,329 on average each month, while home health care providers charge $5,339. Both providers include personal care services such as assistance with bathing and dressing. However, home health care services also offer nursing care.

Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Philadelphia area – complete with services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled resources to help seniors and their families to access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Philadelphia, PA

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Loving Arms Elder Care

720 Johnsville Blvd, Warminster, PA, 18974

It provides my husband and I an opportunity to go out knowing my mom is in good hands. They accepted that we only needed one day a week. All of the people I’ve talked to there are very open and frien … (read more)
It provides my husband and I an opportunity to go out knowing my mom is in good hands. They accepted that we only needed one day a week. All of the people I’ve talked to there are very open and frien … (read more)

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home East Montgomery & South Bucks Counties

501 Washington Lane, Suite 301, Jenkintown, PA, 19046

They find new people when we don’t have anyone. They are consistent even when an aid is out they try to find someone.
They find new people when we don’t have anyone. They are consistent even when an aid is out they try to find someone.

2018

Home Instead – Levittown, PA

1609 Woodbourne Rd, Suite 100, Trevose, PA, 19053

The aides who were taking care of my mother were caring and attentive to her needs way over and above expected, really good women! I can’t ever thank them enough for their kindness and absolute depend … (read more)
The aides who were taking care of my mother were caring and attentive to her needs way over and above expected, really good women! I can’t ever thank them enough for their kindness and absolute depend … (read more)

2021

SYNERGY HomeCare of Philadelphia

525 S. 4th Street, Suite #245, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare! At SYNERGY HomeCare, we build connections and forward momentum in people’s lives. We call it the Synergy Effect. We believe our purpose is to provide the best care poss … (read more)
Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare! At SYNERGY HomeCare, we build connections and forward momentum in people’s lives. We call it the Synergy Effect. We believe our purpose is to provide the best care poss … (read more)

Home Instead – Philadelphia, PA

1211 Chestnut St, Suite 1102, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

My moms aide (Sheah) is wonderful. She understands my mothers needs and is very accommodating and extremely helpful. She communicates well with me when necessary. She is very timely and reliable. She … (read more)
My moms aide (Sheah) is wonderful. She understands my mothers needs and is very accommodating and extremely helpful. She communicates well with me when necessary. She is very timely and reliable. She … (read more)

NursePartners, Inc. – Philadelphia, PA

336 N Water St , Philadelphia, PA, 19106

We have been serving our clients for over 20 years. Founded, owned, and operated by a registered nurse and certified dementia practitioner, we have grown while staying true to our roots. <p></p> Exp … (read more)
We have been serving our clients for over 20 years. Founded, owned, and operated by a registered nurse and certified dementia practitioner, we have grown while staying true to our roots. <p></p> Exp … (read more)

Right at Home Chestnut Hill, PA

7047 Germantown Avenue, Suite 103, Philadelphia, PA, 19119

Right at Home has been providing care givers for my mother for over three years. The office staff is always very friendly and helpful whenever I or my mom contact them. They work very hard to find the … (read more)
Right at Home has been providing care givers for my mother for over three years. The office staff is always very friendly and helpful whenever I or my mom contact them. They work very hard to find the … (read more)

Home Choice Companion Care Inc – Trappe, PA

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

Home Choice Companion Care is one of most caring, trustworthy company’s that you can safely put your faith in for your loved ones health and care. Our care giver Diane was heaven sent!! Thank yo … (read more)
Home Choice Companion Care is one of most caring, trustworthy company’s that you can safely put your faith in for your loved ones health and care. Our care giver Diane was heaven sent!! Thank yo … (read more)

Charter Home Health – Philadelphia, PA

123 South Broad Street, Suite 1945, Philadelphia, PA, 19109

I have been using Charter Home Health for about a year and a half now. They’re excellent. I never had any problem with my caregiver. He had no issues here. I wasn’t satisfied with a former healthcare … (read more)
I have been using Charter Home Health for about a year and a half now. They’re excellent. I never had any problem with my caregiver. He had no issues here. I wasn’t satisfied with a former healthcare … (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.

Next 2 Heart Health Care Services

500 West Office Center Drive Suite 400, Fort Washington, PA, 19034

Next 2 Heart Health Care Services is a licensed home care agency located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and provides services to consumers in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. At Next 2 … (read more)
Next 2 Heart Health Care Services is a licensed home care agency located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and provides services to consumers in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. At Next 2 … (read more)

STAT Homecare Agency

12 Chestnut St , Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462

STAT Homecare Agency is a Homecare Agency that’s located in Conshohocken, Pa but serves in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Area. Our Team can handle all of your non-medical Homecare needs. Ou … (read more)
STAT Homecare Agency is a Homecare Agency that’s located in Conshohocken, Pa but serves in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Area. Our Team can handle all of your non-medical Homecare needs. Ou … (read more)

Home Instead – Media, PA

600 N Jackson St, Suite 200, Media, PA, 19063

We are extremely satisfied with my 95 year old mother’s care by a Home Instead caregiver, who has provided care for at approximately two years. Home Instead worked with the family to ensure that the c … (read more)
We are extremely satisfied with my 95 year old mother’s care by a Home Instead caregiver, who has provided care for at approximately two years. Home Instead worked with the family to ensure that the c … (read more)

Home Instead – North West Philadelphia, PA

7833 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

They take great care of my mother. They provide 24 hour care. Each and every one of the care takers are very friendly, understanding and very punctual! The care takers are constantly helping aroun … (read more)
They take great care of my mother. They provide 24 hour care. Each and every one of the care takers are very friendly, understanding and very punctual! The care takers are constantly helping aroun … (read more)

AllBorogh Personal Care Inc

1650 market street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

AllBorogh assists my mother who suffers from dementia with activities of daily living. They respond quickly when I reach out for help and send caregivers who are compassionate, respectful and engaging … (read more)
AllBorogh assists my mother who suffers from dementia with activities of daily living. They respond quickly when I reach out for help and send caregivers who are compassionate, respectful and engaging … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Bala Cynwyd

350 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA, 19066

We are using Synergy off and on for my dad. They’re good. We chose them because the manager we talked with was extremely helpful. She was helpful and committed to what she does. She was not trying to … (read more)
We are using Synergy off and on for my dad. They’re good. We chose them because the manager we talked with was extremely helpful. She was helpful and committed to what she does. She was not trying to … (read more)

Right at Home Feasterville-Trevose, PA

1034 Mill Creek Dr, Ste A8, Feasterville Trevose, PA, 19053

The caregiver that was sent was very helpful with both my parents as well as giving me ideas to help my parents. They were with my dad until he passed and then cared for my mom until she moved in with … (read more)
The caregiver that was sent was very helpful with both my parents as well as giving me ideas to help my parents. They were with my dad until he passed and then cared for my mom until she moved in with … (read more)

Golden Angels Senior Care, LLC

6548 N 17th Street , Philadelphia, PA, 19126

About Us <p></p> Golden Angels Senior Care has 15 years of experience. Here at Golden Angel’s senior care, we provide trustworthy kind-hearted home care services across the Philadelphia region are … (read more)
About Us <p></p> Golden Angels Senior Care has 15 years of experience. Here at Golden Angel’s senior care, we provide trustworthy kind-hearted home care services across the Philadelphia region are … (read more)

Doc Love Homecare LLC

6145 German Town Ave , Philadelphia, PA, 19144

Homemaking Meal preparation Cleaning Laundry Making beds Changing light bulbs and more! Personal Care Medication reminders Health monitoring Adherence to special diets Help walking and mobi … (read more)
Homemaking Meal preparation Cleaning Laundry Making beds Changing light bulbs and more! Personal Care Medication reminders Health monitoring Adherence to special diets Help walking and mobi … (read more)

Right at Home Lower Bucks/Center City/Philadelphia

340 E. Maple Ave., Suite 209, Langhorne, PA, 19047

The caregiver has been wonderful. The only area I’d like to see improvement is in a more detailed daily note. The problem is with the office and management or perhaps I should say mismanagement. Th … (read more)
The caregiver has been wonderful. The only area I’d like to see improvement is in a more detailed daily note. The problem is with the office and management or perhaps I should say mismanagement. Th … (read more)

Paying for Home Care in Philadelphia, PA

The Cost of Home Care in Philadelphia, PA

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, older Philadelphians pay $5,329 on average each month for in-home care. Prices in the area are higher than the state and national shared average of $4,957. As the largest city in the state, Philadelphia also has some of the highest home care rates in Pennsylvania’s southeastern region, surpassed only by Lancaster ($5,339). Costs in Allentown are $133 lower than in Philadelphia. Seniors in areas such as York ($4,767) and Reading ($4,576) can expect to pay significantly less than in Philadelphia for their in-home care. 

$5329

Philadelphia

$4957

Pennsylvania

$4957

The United States

$4767

York

$5339

Lancaster

$4576

Reading

$5196

Allentown

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Philadelphia, PA 

At $5,329 a month, home care provides non-medical care services such as help with bathing, meal prepping and housekeeping. Home health care is staffed by trained nurses who also offer light medical services at an average rate of $5,339. The least expensive senior care type in Philadelphia is adult day health care, at a monthly cost of $1,777. Assisted living facilities charge around $5,685 per month. Nursing homes cost $11,437 each month for a semiprivate room. 

$5329

Home Care

$5339

Home Health Care

$1777

Adult Day Health Care

$5685

Assisted Living Facility

$11437

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Philadelphia, PA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living.Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Free & Low-Cost Home Care Resources in Philadelphia, PA

For older adults who need help with continuing to age independently at home, there are several Philadelphia agencies offering assistance. These programs are free of charge for eligible seniors. 

Resource

Contact 

Service

(215) 765-9000

The PCA operates several programs promoting independent living for older adults. PCA care managers can help seniors adequately plan for their long-term care needs. Eligible seniors might benefit from an in-home caregiver with the In-Home Support Program and the Domiciliary Care Program. The agency can provide minor home repair services such as repairing stairs, replacing electrical outlets and installing railings. 

(877) 727-7529

Seniors in Philadelphia can receive advice, referrals and representation from volunteer attorneys and legal advisers with the SeniorLaw Center. Services are free of charge for eligible older adults. Seniors can get assistance in civil law areas such as housing, family law, consumer law and advance planning. 

(800) 783-7067

Medicare beneficiaries can obtain advice about their insurance options with this free statewide counseling program. Callers can gain insight into topics including long-term care policies, Medicare enrollment and Medicare prescription drugs benefit. 

(215) 609-1000

Older adults on low incomes can benefit from free home repairs that make their homes more energy-efficient, which can help reduce the cost of their gas and electric bills. The Weatherization program is federally funded and delivered locally by the Energy Coordinating Agency. 

(215) 560-1583

For seniors on a low income, the PGW offers several programs to help them pay for their energy bills. Eligible applicants may receive a set grant based on their household income.

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.

Checklist for determining the need for 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

Frequently Asked Questions


What should I look for in a good home care agency near me in Philadelphia?


When looking for a home care agency in Philadelphia, there are things you need to consider. A good care agency has a strenuous vetting process for the caregivers they hire. Seniors should ensure that all costs are disclosed upfront and all services are agreed to beforehand. Additionally, seniors should ask if there’s a process in place for emergencies. 


What is the difference between in-home care and home health care?


Home care providers are limited to non-medical personal care services. In-home caregivers might help seniors with bathing, dressing and eating. They also provide companionship and can assist with housekeeping and food preparation. Home health care agencies are staffed by qualified nurses who can provide both non-medical services and perform medical tasks such as medication management and checking blood pressure. 


How many home care agencies are there near Philadelphia?


Caring.com gathered a list of all agencies providing home care in the Philadelphia region. There are 49 home care services in and around the city. Three of these agencies have received the Caring Stars Award for the high quality of service they provide. 


Assisted living homes vs. home care: how to decide?


While both assisted living facilities and home care agencies offer similar levels of care, the main difference is that assisted living is provided in a residential setting. Home care in Philadelphia is more affordable than residential care. However, the rates for assisted living include bills, meals and housekeeping. For many seniors, home care is a more convenient option, as they don’t have to move. Deciding which type of care is more appropriate depends on the older adult’s lifestyle, preference and budget. 


What is in-home respite care?


Respite care is a temporary relief from duties for a senior’s main caregiver, who is often a family member. Caregivers can hire an in-home care agency to occasionally take over so that they can run errands, go to work or take a break for their own well-being.