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

They help me to travel to my doctor’s appointments. They could not charge outrageously for travel expenses. Sometimes my mileage out weighs the rest of my bill, that’s it.
They help me to travel to my doctor’s appointments. They could not charge outrageously for travel expenses. Sometimes my mileage out weighs the rest of my bill, that’s it.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Round Rock, TX

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

They give me a break from taking care of her. I like the caregiver that they are sending over.
They give me a break from taking care of her. I like the caregiver that they are sending over.

2017, 2018, 2020

Red Bud Home Care

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

My parents are using Red Bud Home Care. They’re wonderful. They provide 24/7 homecare. Everyone that they have sent has been excellent. I’m completely happy with all of them. Some are a little better, … (read more)
My parents are using Red Bud Home Care. They’re wonderful. They provide 24/7 homecare. Everyone that they have sent has been excellent. I’m completely happy with all of them. Some are a little better, … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home of North Austin and Williamson County

715 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX, 78613

Preferred Care at Home was able to find someone immediately to take care of my wife. The caregiver was helpful and we’re doing good. I have no complaints so far.
Preferred Care at Home was able to find someone immediately to take care of my wife. The caregiver was helpful and we’re doing good. I have no complaints so far.

Home Instead Senior Care – Round Rock, TX

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

We are very happy with HomeInstead services.
We are very happy with HomeInstead services.

Home Instead Senior Care – 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)

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)

Golden Heart Austin West

16016 Spillman Ranch , Austin, TX, 78738

We’re using Golden Heart Austin West for my friend. They were helping with meals, bathing, and general cleaning. They just started yesterday. They came out, gave an assessment, then they had a nurse c … (read more)
We’re using Golden Heart Austin West for my friend. They were helping with meals, bathing, and general cleaning. They just started yesterday. They came out, gave an assessment, then they had a nurse c … (read more)

Right at Home Brenham, TX

348 Stone Hill Drive, 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)

FirstLight Home Care of Austin

3930 Bee Caves Rd., Bldg. 2, Suite H, Austin, TX, 78746



2019, 2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Greater Austin

1317 Picadilly Drive, Suite B-201, Pflugerville, TX, 78660

I wouldn’t have been able to go back to work without them. They were so courteous and I didn’t think I could ever walk again. They were amazing.
I wouldn’t have been able to go back to work without them. They were so courteous and I didn’t think I could ever walk again. They were amazing.

2019

SYNERGY HomeCare of South Austin

11111 South I-H 35 Frontage Road, Suite 103, Austin, TX, 78747

They can make my life easier by communicating with the aides and her duties. They only allow two days and five hours which is new to us. I would like to see the communication improved.
They can make my life easier by communicating with the aides and her duties. They only allow two days and five hours which is new to us. I would like to see the communication improved.

Heavenly Care Home Health

13266 Pond Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78729

The caregivers would prepare meals. They would help her shower and walk safely. This agency is good at filling shifts when needed.
The caregivers would prepare meals. They would help her shower and walk safely. This agency is good at filling shifts when needed.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Austin, TX

5424 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd #105, Austin, TX, 78735

Exceptional! Katrina is professional, efficient, & caring. My caregivers are phenomenal – prompt, accommodating, & personable. I couldn’t ask for more.
Exceptional! Katrina is professional, efficient, & caring. My caregivers are phenomenal – prompt, accommodating, & personable. I couldn’t ask for more.

Comfort Connection

2019 Clovis Barker, San Marcos, TX, 78666

My mother likes the person that Corridor Caregivers sends out to her. She’s always on time. She’s willing to do anything to help my mother. Even when her time is up, she always wants to make sure … (read more)
My mother likes the person that Corridor Caregivers sends out to her. She’s always on time. She’s willing to do anything to help my mother. Even when her time is up, she always wants to make sure … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care Austin

2906 S. 1st Street #103, Austin, TX, 78704

Elvira was wonderful. She was more than professional. I can’t tell you enough how much her service was professional and compassionate. I will recommend your business to everyone and especially Elvira. … (read more)
Elvira was wonderful. She was more than professional. I can’t tell you enough how much her service was professional and compassionate. I will recommend your business to everyone and especially Elvira. … (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.