The sprawling city of Dallas, Texas, is one half of the DFW Metroplex, one of the largest cities in the state. The area is rich in culture, such as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the Dallas Museum of Art. The warm weather and mild winters make the area attractive for seniors to retire, and the city has an abundance of elderly people — about one in ten Dallas residents are aged 65 or older. 

Seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors will have most of the year to do so. There’s plenty of wildlife to observe and easy walking trails at the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, and for those who enjoy golfing, the Stevens Park Golf Course has a challenging course. 

Many Dallas seniors choose to age in place, remaining in their homes and communities. There are many quality care services in the city, with both home health care aides and homemaker assistance to help seniors retain their independence. The average hourly cost for home health care is $21.19, while homemaker services average $21 per hour, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018, and these averages are close to the rest of the country, at $22 and $21, respectively. Seniors in Dallas can expect to pay an average of $4,000 per month for these services. 

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

2019

Right at Home North Dallas

11551 Forest Central Drive, Suite 116, Dallas, TX, 75243

They have helped the most by raising the quality of her everyday life. I like that they are doing an excellent job. They are responsive and a good fit for my mother.
They have helped the most by raising the quality of her everyday life. I like that they are doing an excellent job. They are responsive and a good fit for my mother.

2018, 2019

Right at Home Irving/Arlington

4322 N. Belt Line Road, Suite B105, Irving, TX, 75038

They were really good companions for him. They need to be a little better coordinated. They would sometimes send someone that we had not requested, but other than that, we liked who they sent.
They were really good companions for him. They need to be a little better coordinated. They would sometimes send someone that we had not requested, but other than that, we liked who they sent.

2017, 2018, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care – Duncanville, TX

515 N Cedar Ridge Dr, Suite 8, Duncanville, TX, 75116

When the condition of the client deteriorated the service adusted to provide help at the hospital and rehab center as needed in the new setting.
When the condition of the client deteriorated the service adusted to provide help at the hospital and rehab center as needed in the new setting.

Home Care Assistance of Dallas

6029 Berkshire Ln , Dallas, TX, 75225

I couldn’t get along without them. I would recommend them. They do what I ask them to do.
I couldn’t get along without them. I would recommend them. They do what I ask them to do.

2018

Home Instead Senior Care – Dallas, TX

5720 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Suite 185, Dallas, TX, 75240

They were there in the home to help my in-laws during both of their illness. Would not have been able to stay in their home without the help of the great and caring caregivers.
They were there in the home to help my in-laws during both of their illness. Would not have been able to stay in their home without the help of the great and caring caregivers.

2018

Right at Home Collin & Denton County

650 S Edmonds Lane, Ste 108, Lewisville, TX, 75067

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done! You’ve provided an absolute joy for my mom. She’s looked forward to seeing her caregiver every day. You have been the highlight of her da … (read more)
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done! You’ve provided an absolute joy for my mom. She’s looked forward to seeing her caregiver every day. You have been the highlight of her da … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Addison, TX

14285 Midway Rd, Suite 280, Coppell, TX, 75019

Home Instead is a wonderful group of people- from the owners to the caregivers! They treat every client with care and compassion, like they are their family. They work very hard to accommodate everyon … (read more)
Home Instead is a wonderful group of people- from the owners to the caregivers! They treat every client with care and compassion, like they are their family. They work very hard to accommodate everyon … (read more)

Griswold Home Care

3308 Preston Road, Suite 350-200, Plano, TX, 75093

I have been working with a company called Griswold since early August. It has been good. They help my mother by changing her diaper, giving her a bed bath, and giving her lunch and drinks. The caregiv … (read more)
I have been working with a company called Griswold since early August. It has been good. They help my mother by changing her diaper, giving her a bed bath, and giving her lunch and drinks. The caregiv … (read more)

Visiting Angels of Dallas & Ellis County

1666 North Hampton Road Suite 101A , Desoto, TX, 75115

Jennifer is great and very reliable. We have used Visiting Angels for 6 months and are very pleased.
Jennifer is great and very reliable. We have used Visiting Angels for 6 months and are very pleased.

Christian Companion Senior Care

3705 Lakeview Pkwy Suite 210, Rowlett, TX, 75089

We’ve been working with Christian Companion for about a year and a half now. Their caregiver has been over and beyond helpful. They’re very patient with my parents and they’re very efficient. They … (read more)
We’ve been working with Christian Companion for about a year and a half now. Their caregiver has been over and beyond helpful. They’re very patient with my parents and they’re very efficient. They … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Red Oak, TX

101 Austin Blvd, Suite 800, Red Oak, TX, 75154

The staff at this Home Instead location is always nice and great to work with. They are understanding and helpful calling you back when they say they will and always on call. Delphene our caregiver is … (read more)
The staff at this Home Instead location is always nice and great to work with. They are understanding and helpful calling you back when they say they will and always on call. Delphene our caregiver is … (read more)

Griswold Home Care Garland

5435 North Garland, Garland, TX, 75040

I have been a patient with Griswold Home Care for several years now and the owner is highly professional and tries very hard to serve the needs of the client, provides excellent care, and provides an … (read more)
I have been a patient with Griswold Home Care for several years now and the owner is highly professional and tries very hard to serve the needs of the client, provides excellent care, and provides an … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – McKinney, TX

520 Central Pkwy E, Suite 200, Mckinney, TX, 75074

Our in-home care giver has been with us over a year now. She has become a part of our family and we are so pleased to have her helping us through the night with our loved one who has dementia so the … (read more)
Our in-home care giver has been with us over a year now. She has become a part of our family and we are so pleased to have her helping us through the night with our loved one who has dementia so the … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Richardson, TX

908 Audelia Rd, Suite 200-254, Richardson, TX, 75081

We got Home Instead Senior Care for my mother. They do basic stuff like cooking, cleaning, and helping her shower. The caregivers have been very good. They seemed very nice, and the man that met with … (read more)
We got Home Instead Senior Care for my mother. They do basic stuff like cooking, cleaning, and helping her shower. The caregivers have been very good. They seemed very nice, and the man that met with … (read more)

Accuaid Care Services

1011 Surrey Lane Bldg 200, Flower Mound, TX, 75022

We used Accuaid Care Services for four weeks, five hours a day, five days a week, and it was the same person coming every time. Services include cleaning my sister, incontinence care, oral hygiene, sh … (read more)
We used Accuaid Care Services for four weeks, five hours a day, five days a week, and it was the same person coming every time. Services include cleaning my sister, incontinence care, oral hygiene, sh … (read more)

Griswold Home Care Mesquite Texas

3330 N. Galloway Ave , Suite 304-119, Mesquite, TX, 75150

Griswold Home Care provides great care and services that are possible. My calls are answered promptly. My needs are provided as well. The caregiver is always on time too.
Griswold Home Care provides great care and services that are possible. My calls are answered promptly. My needs are provided as well. The caregiver is always on time too.

Always Best Care of Dallas

13101 Preston Rd., Suite 515, Dallas, TX, 75240


Home Care Assistance of Plano

4709 W. Parker Rd., Plano, TX, 75093


24Hr HomeCare – Dallas

10100 N. Central Expressway Suite 215, Dallas, TX, 75231


HALLMARK HOMECARE

9070 Irvine Center Drive #280 , Irvine, CA, 92618


Dallas 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 Dallas:

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 819-2000

Low-income households may be eligible for the weatherization assistance program, facilitated by the Dallas County Health and Human Services department. This is an income-based program with consideration given first to the elderly and disabled. Each home is inspected, and custom repairs are planned to help improve energy efficiency and reduce the high costs of utilities. Services include repairing or replacing doors and windows, weather stripping, caulking and insulation, repairing duct work and replacing or repairing air conditioning units or furnaces. 

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command

Address: 8787 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 800, Dallas, Texas 75247
Phone: (214) 424-7000

There are several branches of the Salvation Army in the DFW area. Services for senior citizens include weekly fellowship programs to encourage socialization and help reduce the isolation many seniors experience. Many community centers have classes and hobby groups for seniors during the weekday, such as fitness classes, crafting or sing-alongs. Volunteer opportunities are available for those who have a heart to serve, such as bell ringing during the holidays or visiting nursing homes. Many Salvation Army centers also have caseworkers on-site to help the elderly apply for benefits and medical care. 

North Texas Food Bank

Address: 3677 Mapleshade Ln., Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (214) 330-1396

Elderly Dallas residents who meet certain income guidelines may be eligible for food assistance through the North Texas Food Bank. It’s funded through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps. The program provides packages of food to those in need on a monthly basis, in addition to whatever benefits they may receive through SNAP. Food items include cheese, fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, pasta and canned meats. 

Community Senior Services

Address: 1304 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: (214) 330-8710

This is a faith-based community outreach program that offers respite care and support for caregivers in the Dallas area. Local volunteers provide homemaker assistance, such as bathing, grooming and mobility help for the elderly. It’s a program intended to help families delay putting their loved ones in a nursing home, but there’s no medical care provided. Transportation is also available as needed. 

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.