Austin’s spirited entertainment culture coupled with its abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities makes it an attractive destination for active seniors. Famous for its bustling Sixth Street dining and nightlife, the city is also home to the relaxing Barton Springs Pool and picturesque Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Noted as one of the best places to retire in Texas, 8.7% of the city’s large population of 978,908 are seniors aged 65 and older. Seniors who live in Austin have access to numerous health care facilities, including St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin has an abundance of home health care facilities. According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the average costs of both home health care services and homemaker services in Austin is $4,576 per month. Both services in Austin cost more than the national average, which is $4,385 for home health care and $4,290 for homemaker services. 

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

2017, 2019

Right at Home Austin West

5555 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite C111, Austin, TX, 78751

I really need their services. I’m physically handicapped, and they help me with all my personal and household care. They seem to have great people.
I really need their services. I’m physically handicapped, and they help me with all my personal and household care. They seem to have great people.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Round Rock, TX

2681 Gattis School Road, #250, Round Rock, TX, 78664

Our current caregivers have really helped by being good with the client and they can handle him well. They do a wonderful job. I really like that they are flexible with our caregivers if they are no … (read more)
Our current caregivers have really helped by being good with the client and they can handle him well. They do a wonderful job. I really like that they are flexible with our caregivers if they are no … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2020

Red Bud Home Care

11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 305 , Austin, TX, 78748

I have been negligent in providing a review of Redbud Homecare Services. Going through many of my mother’s belongings since her passing in 2019, I have come across notes, paperwork, etc. from Redbud. … (read more)
I have been negligent in providing a review of Redbud Homecare Services. Going through many of my mother’s belongings since her passing in 2019, I have come across notes, paperwork, etc. from Redbud. … (read more)

Home Instead – Round Rock, TX

2851 Joe DiMaggio Blvd, Suite 8, Round Rock, TX, 78665

We have had a wonderful experience with Home instead. Jennifer and her team of caregivers provided the BEST of care for my father. Highly recommend.
We have had a wonderful experience with Home instead. Jennifer and her team of caregivers provided the BEST of care for my father. Highly recommend.

Royal CareGivers

12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1155 , Houston, TX, 77046

Royal CareGivers delivers personalized care with love, excellence, prestige, individual pride, and company spirit. Our focus is to maximize the health and quality of life of the individual we serve, … (read more)
Royal CareGivers delivers personalized care with love, excellence, prestige, individual pride, and company spirit. Our focus is to maximize the health and quality of life of the individual we serve, … (read more)

Home Instead – Austin, TX

3301 Northland Dr, Suite 130, Austin, TX, 78748

I used Home Instead Senior Care four hours a day, two days a week, for two weeks. The caregiver was good. She cooked and cleaned for me, and they do whatever you need. Management was fine, and pricing … (read more)
I used Home Instead Senior Care four hours a day, two days a week, for two weeks. The caregiver was good. She cooked and cleaned for me, and they do whatever you need. Management was fine, and pricing … (read more)

Right at Home San Marcos, TX

120 Ebony St, Ste 100, San Marcos, TX, 78666

We have been using Right at Home San Marcos. We have them twice a week for eight hours a day. A caregiver comes in to stay with my mom, reminds her about her medication, washes her laundry, and cleans … (read more)
We have been using Right at Home San Marcos. We have them twice a week for eight hours a day. A caregiver comes in to stay with my mom, reminds her about her medication, washes her laundry, and cleans … (read more)

Senior Helpers Central Texas

1201 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock, TX, 78681

I wish I could give Ashley and her team 10 stars…They have assisted me so much with my 94 yr old father as we had to make an emergency move and could not get him in rehab for 2 weeks. They were amaz … (read more)
I wish I could give Ashley and her team 10 stars…They have assisted me so much with my 94 yr old father as we had to make an emergency move and could not get him in rehab for 2 weeks. They were amaz … (read more)

Golden Heart Austin West

16016 Spillman Ranch , Austin, TX, 78738

My parents have been receiving care from Golden Heart for over a year now. We have had the same caregiver who is wonderful. The owner Libby, who is a nurse, visits often checking on my parents healt … (read more)
My parents have been receiving care from Golden Heart for over a year now. We have had the same caregiver who is wonderful. The owner Libby, who is a nurse, visits often checking on my parents healt … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Austin Lakeway

6101 W. Courtyard Drive, Bld 1 Suite 150, Austin, TX, 78730

We hired Homewatch CareGivers of Austin Lakeway. They were the only ones that reached out, took the time, and explained everything. They talked with me and my family, and we thought it would be a good … (read more)
We hired Homewatch CareGivers of Austin Lakeway. They were the only ones that reached out, took the time, and explained everything. They talked with me and my family, and we thought it would be a good … (read more)

Care At Home – Austin TX

7600 Chevy Chase Blvd, Austin, TX, 78752

You deserve to have the optimum level of health and comfort. When life’s difficulties impede you from achieving wellness, we are here to provide you with home care services that are specifically str … (read more)
You deserve to have the optimum level of health and comfort. When life’s difficulties impede you from achieving wellness, we are here to provide you with home care services that are specifically str … (read more)

Right at Home Brenham, TX

1800 S Day St, Suite 110, Brenham, TX, 77833

My mother’s caregiver was fantastic. Angelina was always there making sure she did not fall. She was always willing and ready to assist. She also assisted Mom with therapy- walking with her, helping … (read more)
My mother’s caregiver was fantastic. Angelina was always there making sure she did not fall. She was always willing and ready to assist. She also assisted Mom with therapy- walking with her, helping … (read more)

Halo Senior Care

2101 S Interstate 35, Suite 211, Austin, TX, 78741

Our mission is to help seniors live independently and age gracefully in their own home. We choose to make a difference in the lives of the elderly and their families who love them. The Halo Senior Car … (read more)
Our mission is to help seniors live independently and age gracefully in their own home. We choose to make a difference in the lives of the elderly and their families who love them. The Halo Senior Car … (read more)

Honor – Our Family Home Care

6000 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78708


ROSY HEALTH CARE/ IN HOME SERVICES, INC.

3724 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX, 78722

AT ROSY HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY, YOU GET PERSONALIZED CARE WITH CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY! WE ARE A LICENSED AND CERTIFIED PREMIER AGENCY THAT PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE COMF … (read more)
AT ROSY HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY, YOU GET PERSONALIZED CARE WITH CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY! WE ARE A LICENSED AND CERTIFIED PREMIER AGENCY THAT PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE COMF … (read more)

Home Helpers of South and Central Austin

3800 N. Lamar Boulevard, Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78756

At Home Helpers® Home Care, we want to be the extended family for your aging loved ones when you aren’t able to be there. It’s our mission to make life easier for our clients by providing the sam … (read more)
At Home Helpers® Home Care, we want to be the extended family for your aging loved ones when you aren’t able to be there. It’s our mission to make life easier for our clients by providing the sam … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Central Austin – Austin, TX

11615 Angus Rd, Suite 121, Austin, TX, 78759

Homewatch CareGivers of Central Austin was founded on the idea that individuals should receive kind, compassionate, and qualified care tailored to their unique needs and in their preferred surrounding … (read more)
Homewatch CareGivers of Central Austin was founded on the idea that individuals should receive kind, compassionate, and qualified care tailored to their unique needs and in their preferred surrounding … (read more)

2019

SYNERGY HomeCare of South Austin

11111 S Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX, 78747

It frees me up from having to go by every day, so they take a load off of me. They come by on time and they do a good job.
It frees me up from having to go by every day, so they take a load off of me. They come by on time and they do a good job.

2019, 2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Greater Austin

1317 Picadilly Dr, Suite # B201, Pflugerville, TX, 78660

We get a few caregivers that are really nice and engaging. I like that they’ve worked with my schedule.
We get a few caregivers that are really nice and engaging. I like that they’ve worked with my schedule.

Heavenly Care Home Health

13266 Pond Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78729

It depends on the day. Sometimes they are doing well, and sometimes they do poorly. It also depends on the person. I know the scheduler works hard, but there were a lot of snafoos the first month of … (read more)
It depends on the day. Sometimes they are doing well, and sometimes they do poorly. It also depends on the person. I know the scheduler works hard, but there were a lot of snafoos the first month of … (read more)

Austin 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 Austin:

Meals on Wheels Central Texas 

Address: 3227 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas, 78702
Phone Number: (512) 476-6325 

Meals on Wheels Central Texas delivers meals to seniors who are homebound or unable to prepare meals for themselves. To qualify, seniors must live within the greater Austin area and be able to accept meal deliveries, and they must not have consistent daytime assistance from another person. Once enrolled in the program, the organization provides case management services to seniors that assess their individual dietary needs and eligibility for other senior-related programs. 

Greater Austin Handy Wheels Program 

Address: 3227 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas, 78702
Phone Number: (512) 476-6325

Operated by Meals on Wheels, this program assists low-income seniors with minor, safety-related home improvement and repairs services that allow them to remain living independently. Seniors must already be enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program. Some services offered include shower and toilet safety modifications, as well as reflective address number, doorbell, doorknob, light plate and light bulb installations. Seniors can also receive carbon monoxide detectors and other specifically-requested items that can help them remain in their homes.

Travis County Homestead Exemptions

Address: 850 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas, 78752
Phone Number: (512) 834-9317

Seniors in Travis County receive an automatic homestead property tax exemption the year they turn 65. Seniors must submit an application accompanied by proof of their age, such as a Texas identification card or Texas driver’s license. 

Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program 

Address: 221 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701
Phone Number: (512) 475-3800

The Texas Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program provides low-income seniors with financial assistance for the heating and cooling costs of their homes. The program pays six to eight of the recipient’s highest energy bills throughout the year. To qualify, seniors must be a resident of Texas and must show proof of income that is below their annual household income caps. For example, seniors living alone in Austin must make below $19,140 before taxes to qualify, while seniors living with another person must have a collective household income of less than $25,860 to be eligible.

Texas Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 221 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701
Phone Number: (512) 475-3800

This program is funded by 22 Austin government and nonprofit agencies and provides low-income seniors with home-efficiency services. Qualifying seniors who meet the program’s annual income guidelines receive free services such as floor, ceiling and wall insulation, weather stripping, caulking, ductwork and other services that can help to reduce their home energy costs. 

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.