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

My husband and I are both in poor health, so it makes it challenging when we don’t have someone here to help us. It has gotten better since the beginning, but I used to have to go to other provider to … (read more)
My husband and I are both in poor health, so it makes it challenging when we don’t have someone here to help us. It has gotten better since the beginning, but I used to have to go to other provider to … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Round Rock, TX

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

They help my wife with her exercises and did what they were hired to do. The ones that come over here are professional and nice people.
They help my wife with her exercises and did what they were hired to do. The ones that come over here are professional and nice people.

2017, 2018, 2020

Red Bud Home Care

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

Redbud responded quickly to my call on behalf of my in-laws. Muriel in the office worked hard over a holiday weekend to secure Paloma’s services for us when we called. My father-in-law was very ill. … (read more)
Redbud responded quickly to my call on behalf of my in-laws. Muriel in the office worked hard over a holiday weekend to secure Paloma’s services for us when we called. My father-in-law was very ill. … (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.

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

Our caregiver is extraordinary – she arrives early, interactions are excellent, and communication is always upfront, informative, and on time. She is very attentive to my mom. Our caregiver cooks ho … (read more)
Our caregiver is extraordinary – she arrives early, interactions are excellent, and communication is always upfront, informative, and on time. She is very attentive to my mom. Our caregiver cooks ho … (read more)

Senior Helpers Central Texas

1201 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock, TX, 78681

I use Senior Helpers. I use them primarily for personal assistance for my husband and my father. They come in and they care for them personally if they need help. They have been doing some cooking, pr … (read more)
I use Senior Helpers. I use them primarily for personal assistance for my husband and my father. They come in and they care for them personally if they need help. They have been doing some cooking, pr … (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)

Always Best Care of Austin

13625 Pond Springs Road, Suite 102 , Austin, TX, 78729

Since 1996, the compassionate caregivers from Always Best Care have helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care needs. We provide free consultations and are dedicated to exceeding your … (read more)
Since 1996, the compassionate caregivers from Always Best Care have helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care needs. We provide free consultations and are dedicated to exceeding your … (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


SYNERGY HomeCare of West Austin

7000 North Mopac Expressway , Austin, TX, 78731

Our mission at SYNERGY HomeCare of West Austin is to offer the highest quality of life and independence that is attainable to our clients. Our caregivers provide personal assistance services to client … (read more)
Our mission at SYNERGY HomeCare of West Austin is to offer the highest quality of life and independence that is attainable to our clients. Our caregivers provide personal assistance services to client … (read more)

2019

SYNERGY HomeCare of South Austin

11111 S Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX, 78747

They have met her needs. I like the caregiver. I also like the owner, she is very available.
They have met her needs. I like the caregiver. I also like the owner, she is very available.

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

BrightStar Care Greater Austin

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

They come to me and that makes my life easier. I haven’t had any issues. Everybody has been very nice.
They come to me and that makes my life easier. I haven’t had any issues. Everybody has been very nice.

2022

Heavenly Care Home Health

13266 Pond Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78729

I wish my insurance would pay for both. Sometimes the office wasn’t great with communicating but the caregivers were excellent.
I wish my insurance would pay for both. Sometimes the office wasn’t great with communicating but the caregivers were excellent.

MGA Homecare – Austin

3636 Executive Center Drive , Austin, TX, 78731

My son has made improvements throughout the year. I like the responsibility that they take in taking care of my son.
My son has made improvements throughout the year. I like the responsibility that they take in taking care of my son.

HomeCare.com

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

I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (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.

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.

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.

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