Knoxville is a scenic city located on the Tennessee River that is known for its shopping and restaurant district that is housed in beautiful 19th-century buildings. Seniors who enjoy dining out at interesting restaurants, exploring the outdoors and visiting historic sites will love living in Knoxville. The city has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. It has a population of 187,603, and 13.2% of residents are over the age of 65.

Knoxville has multiple quality home health care programs available for its senior citizens. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $3,935 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is also $3,935 per month. Both services cost less in Knoxville than the national average, which is $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services. 

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Knoxville West

9050 Executive Park Dr Ste #201, Ste A-201, Knoxville, TN, 37923

I have been using Right at Home for year now and highly recommend their services. I have been living with MS for the last 25 years. My mobility has slowly been diminished to nothing. I use Right at Ho … (read more)
I have been using Right at Home for year now and highly recommend their services. I have been living with MS for the last 25 years. My mobility has slowly been diminished to nothing. I use Right at Ho … (read more)

Delphina Home Health – Oak Ridge, TN

107 Brentwood Drive, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830

We got Delphina Home Health for my friend. They do regular things like light duty cleaning, bathing, and give her the meds. We’ve had excellent caregiving, the owner came out, worked for a while, and … (read more)
We got Delphina Home Health for my friend. They do regular things like light duty cleaning, bathing, and give her the meds. We’ve had excellent caregiving, the owner came out, worked for a while, and … (read more)

The Home Option

800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Ste A208, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830

The Home Option provides in-home care at no cost to clients that qualify for medical benefits under the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP … (read more)
The Home Option provides in-home care at no cost to clients that qualify for medical benefits under the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP … (read more)

Home Instead – Knoxville, TN

4635 Chambliss Ave, Knoxville, TN, 37919

Home Instead Senior Care provided excellent service in caring for our 86 year old mother. They were dependable, kind and trustworthy. The caregivers genuinely did care about her needs. I would high … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care provided excellent service in caring for our 86 year old mother. They were dependable, kind and trustworthy. The caregivers genuinely did care about her needs. I would high … (read more)

MediCall Homecare – Knoxville, TN

9111 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37923

Welcome to MediCall Home Care. <p></p> Quality Care You Can Trust! <p></p> There comes a time in each of our lives when we or our loved ones need medical assistance. If you or your loved ones are … (read more)
Welcome to MediCall Home Care. <p></p> Quality Care You Can Trust! <p></p> There comes a time in each of our lives when we or our loved ones need medical assistance. If you or your loved ones are … (read more)

BrightStar Care Knox, Anderson, Blount Counties

6500 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37919

I’ve been having a lot of problems with the caregivers coming on time, staying as long as they should, and finding replacements. It’s difficult to say, because my loved one simply likes having the co … (read more)
I’ve been having a lot of problems with the caregivers coming on time, staying as long as they should, and finding replacements. It’s difficult to say, because my loved one simply likes having the co … (read more)

Acti-Kare of Knoxville, TN

1510 Boyd St ,, Knoxville, TN, 37921

"After the stroke I never thought my dad could live at home again. I knew it was what he wanted so at the recommendation of the hospital case manager I tried Acti-Kare. They have been a blessing. Dad … (read more)
"After the stroke I never thought my dad could live at home again. I knew it was what he wanted so at the recommendation of the hospital case manager I tried Acti-Kare. They have been a blessing. Dad … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers

9047 Executive Park Drive, Suite 210, Knoxville, TN, 37923

Home Watch cared for my mother 24/7 for two and a half years. For the most part, I was very pleased with them. My mother had several caregivers who truly became part of the family, and I trusted the … (read more)
Home Watch cared for my mother 24/7 for two and a half years. For the most part, I was very pleased with them. My mother had several caregivers who truly became part of the family, and I trusted the … (read more)

East Tennessee Personal Care Service

9125 Cross Park Dr, Knoxville, TN, 37923

We had someone come and give my mother-in-law a bath twice a week from Gentiva Home Health Care. We had a nurse that came every week to change her wrap. She had bath, food, supplies, laundry, and ever … (read more)
We had someone come and give my mother-in-law a bath twice a week from Gentiva Home Health Care. We had a nurse that came every week to change her wrap. She had bath, food, supplies, laundry, and ever … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors

802 Lovell Road, , , Tennessee, , Knoxville, TN, 37932

We are using Seniors Helping Seniors for my parents. They help with a lot of housekeeping, transportation, they check their blood pressure every day, and make sure their pills are taken. The caregiver … (read more)
We are using Seniors Helping Seniors for my parents. They help with a lot of housekeeping, transportation, they check their blood pressure every day, and make sure their pills are taken. The caregiver … (read more)

Always Best Care of Greater Knoxville

9724 Kingston Pike, Suite 702, Franklin Square, Knoxville, TN, 37922

The care givers at this company are awful. All they want to do is be on there phones all night and sleep. Many times they ask to have resident be medicated so they don’t have to deal with the resident … (read more)
The care givers at this company are awful. All they want to do is be on there phones all night and sleep. Many times they ask to have resident be medicated so they don’t have to deal with the resident … (read more)

Visiting Angels Home Care

106 Debusk Lane, Knoxville, TN, 37922

I have been using Visiting Angels. They are easy to work with, and I have a helper coming three days a week for four hours a day to sit with my husband who is disabled. She does little house chores, l … (read more)
I have been using Visiting Angels. They are easy to work with, and I have a helper coming three days a week for four hours a day to sit with my husband who is disabled. She does little house chores, l … (read more)

Silver Angels

112 Pierce Street , Rockwood, TN, 37854

I recently had my mother set up f or care with silver Angels everyone they sent was incompetent and untrained in care giving even had one leave my mother laying in a soaked bed and clock out
I recently had my mother set up f or care with silver Angels everyone they sent was incompetent and untrained in care giving even had one leave my mother laying in a soaked bed and clock out

East Tennessee Personal Care Services

320 Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN, 37923

We used East Tennessee Personal Care for about a month. They found a caregiver for us immediately as soon as we got approved. They were very good, and I was very pleased. I was concerned when I had to … (read more)
We used East Tennessee Personal Care for about a month. They found a caregiver for us immediately as soon as we got approved. They were very good, and I was very pleased. I was concerned when I had to … (read more)

Senior Solutions Home Care

38 Old Hickory Cove, Ste E250, Jackson, TN, 38305

If I only knew then what I am painfully aware of now, I would never have signed an agreement with Senior Solutions. They promise care and concern and deliver absolutely nothing. There clearly is a pat … (read more)
If I only knew then what I am painfully aware of now, I would never have signed an agreement with Senior Solutions. They promise care and concern and deliver absolutely nothing. There clearly is a pat … (read more)

Home Helpers of Knoxville

1304 Papermill Pointe Way, Knoxville, TN, 37909

They are the worst people I’ve ever done business with! They forgot to give my father medicine on several occasions, only needed light cleaning couldn’t seem to get that done either. Usually on thei … (read more)
They are the worst people I’ve ever done business with! They forgot to give my father medicine on several occasions, only needed light cleaning couldn’t seem to get that done either. Usually on thei … (read more)

Breakthrough Corporation

900 E Hill Ave #145, Knoxville, TN, 37915


D and S Community Services

3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 101 , Nashville, TN, 37211


Helping Hands Home Assistance

6900 Office Park Creek, Knoxville, TN, 37909


Interim HealthCare of Morristown, TN

2482 Brights Pike, Morristown, TN, 37814


Knoxville 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 Knoxville:

Meal Delivery Service

Address: 2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone Number: (865) 524-2786

Mobile Meals is the nonprofit organization that operates the Meals on Wheels program in Knoxville. The program serves a meal at noon each day from Monday to Friday to seniors over the age of 60 in the area. Seniors who are unable to cook for themselves are eligible to apply to the program for meal delivery services. There is a small fee charged per meal, but the amount charged is based on income. This program enables senior citizens to remain independent and live in their own homes for a longer period of time. 

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone Number: (865) 244-3080

The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the federal government and the state of Tennessee. The aim of the program is to increase the energy efficiency of low-income households and reduce the homeowners’ energy bills. Applicants need to fall below a certain income level and priority is given to senior citizens. Services provided by the program include attic insulation, weather stripping, caulking, door and window replacement and water heater repair or replacement. 

Senior Centers

Address: Multiple Locations
Phone Number: Multiple Locations

The Knoxville Office on Aging operates seven senior centers located around the city of Knoxville. Most of the activities at the centers are offered for free, although some do require a small fee to cover the cost of running the activity. The centers offer a wide variety of recreational and social activities for seniors in the city. Some of the centers provide a hot meal for seniors attending activities on certain days. Most of the centers have computer centers that are free to use. Activities offered by the centers include fitness classes, group outings, dance classes, social events, language classes and cooking classes. The minimum age for taking part in the activities varies between the centers. 

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.