Featuring expansive natural spaces and big-city amenities, South Carolina’s capital Columbia attracts retirees with authentic Southern charm and contemporary vibrancy. This city is home to the nationally acclaimed Riverbank Zoo and Garden, landmark-rich Historic Columbia and the minor league baseball team Columbia Fireflies. Seniors aged 65 and older make up 9.7% of Columbia’s population of 130,421, and they’re the fastest-growing demographic in the state’s Midlands region. They have access to over a dozen hospitals including Lexington Medical Center.

The 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey states that the average monthly costs of homemaker services and home health aide services in Columbia are both $4,004 per month. Seniors here pay slightly less than the national average of $4,290 per month for homemaker services and $4,385 per month for home health aide services.

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

2017, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Columbia

1904 Sunset Blvd., Suite D, West Columbia, SC, 29169

It allowed me to go back to work. The caregiver is the best and has really gotten along with my mom.
It allowed me to go back to work. The caregiver is the best and has really gotten along with my mom.

Always Best Care of The Midlands

5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 207, Columbia, SC, 29201

They have helped me the most by taking me to appointments. I would tell a friend that they are prompt.
They have helped me the most by taking me to appointments. I would tell a friend that they are prompt.

2020

Home Instead – Columbia, SC

9367 Two Notch Rd, Suite C1, Columbia, SC, 29223

Good job. Need to more understanding when unexpected things happen with caregiver and has to call out for emergency.
Good job. Need to more understanding when unexpected things happen with caregiver and has to call out for emergency.

Key Choice Home Care

7801 Saint Andrews Road, Irmo, SC, 29063

A friend recommended Key Choice Home Care. They were good and I wish they would continue working with me. They helped with cooking, bathing, light housekeeping, transportation, and laundry. But they t … (read more)
A friend recommended Key Choice Home Care. They were good and I wish they would continue working with me. They helped with cooking, bathing, light housekeeping, transportation, and laundry. But they t … (read more)

Alternatives In Home Care

1612 Marion St., Ste. 211, Columbia, SC, 29201

We are quite pleased with the caregiving services we have received. They were careful to match the providers who would work well with my mother-in-law. They are attentive, flexible, and always pleasan … (read more)
We are quite pleased with the caregiving services we have received. They were careful to match the providers who would work well with my mother-in-law. They are attentive, flexible, and always pleasan … (read more)

Homecare Solutions SC LLC – Columbia, SC

100 Ashland Park Lane, Ste C, Columbia, SC, 29210

Homecare Solutions took care of me after a knee replacement. Their staff took excellent care of me and I would highly recommended them. It was a huge relief to have the help I needed.
Homecare Solutions took care of me after a knee replacement. Their staff took excellent care of me and I would highly recommended them. It was a huge relief to have the help I needed.

Carepro Health Services

1612 Marion Street, Suite 103, Columbia, SC, 29201

Fabulous office staff. Caring caregiver. My dad has been pleased and he is not easily pleased with his caregivers. Thank you Addis Columbia!!
Fabulous office staff. Caring caregiver. My dad has been pleased and he is not easily pleased with his caregivers. Thank you Addis Columbia!!

St Christopher’s Home Care Agency

9005 Two Notch Road, Ste. 22, Columbia, SC, 29223


Comfort Keepers In Home Care

117 Alpine Circle, Suite 100, Columbia, SC, 29223


Home Care Assistance Columbia

1201 Main Street, Suite 1980, Columbia, SC, 29201



Home Helpers

2 Big Oak St, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926


Sheppard’s Helping Hands

114-B East Columbia Ave., Batesburg, SC, 29006


ResCare HomeCare Columbia, South Carolina

455 Saint Andrews Road, Bldg A, Suite 1, Columbia, SC, 29210


Hands & Hearts Home Care

1213 State St, Cayce, SC, 29033


BrightStar Care Columbia

1701 Devonshire Drive, Suite 102, Columbia, SC, 29204


Homewatch CareGivers of Columbia

115 Atrium Way, #211 , Columbia, SC, 29223


Hope, Love & Compassionate Care – Columbia, SC

140 Wildewood Park Dr Suite 109 , Columbia, SC, 29223


Columbia 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 Columbia:

The FriendShip

Address: 2827 Wheat St., Columbia, SC 29205
Phone number: (803) 602-6434

The FriendShip is a nonprofit that offers a variety of programs to help seniors live independently and healthy in their own homes and engage in their communities. Volunteers provide personalized support with home maintenance, transportation, errands and technology assistance to members aged 50 and older. The organization also connects members with resources for plumbing, home inspections and contractors.

Senior Resources

Address: 2817 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205
Phone number: (803) 252-7734

Senior Resources provides care and services for older Columbians who wish to remain in their homes but cannot afford private services. This organization brings food to seniors through its Meals on Wheels, Senior Care Pantry and Food Co-op programs. Experienced and trained caregivers help with activities of daily living on a temporary or long-term basis. Clients can receive assistive medical devices such as shower seats, walkers and wheelchairs. Senior companions offer respite services, meal preparation, light housekeeping and friendship.

Lourie Center

Address: 1650 Park Circle, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone number: (803) 779-1971, ext. 102

The Lourie Center offers low-cost transportation for older adults aged 50 and older and disabled individuals within the downtown Columbia area. The wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus runs five mornings per week to take riders to medical appointments and on personal errands and shopping trips. Clients must live within the boundaries of Sunset Drive to the north, Huger/Elmwood to the west, Rosewood to the south and Beltline to the east.

South Carolina Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Address: 1915 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29204
Phone number: (803) 807-9811

The LIHEAP is a federal emergency assistance grant that provides seniors with assistance for safe and efficient home heating and cooling. Clients can also receive energy crisis assistance and help with utility bill payments. Qualification is subject to income guidelines and proof of need. Wateree Community Actions, Inc. administers the program in Columbia.

Home Builders Association

Address: 625 Taylor St. #A, Columbia, SC 29201 
Phone number: (803) 256-6238

The Home Builders Association of South Carolina maintains a directory of Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) contractors who are specially trained in the best ways to modify residences for seniors who prefer to remain in their homes as they age. Some contractors work for a reduced fee or sliding scale. These professionals can also point clients to grant and loan programs to help finance repairs and modifications.

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.