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, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home North Dallas

9330 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Suite 1125, Dallas, TX, 75243

The services have improved my life make me feel better. I like that they are reliable.
The services have improved my life make me feel better. I like that they are reliable.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Irving/Arlington

‌1148 W Pioneer Pkwy , ‌Ste D, Arlington, TX, 76013

My sister seems pleased. The caregivers get her up and walking around the facility; this keeps her mobile. They also help her bathe. They have communicated well with me.
My sister seems pleased. The caregivers get her up and walking around the facility; this keeps her mobile. They also help her bathe. They have communicated well with me.

2021

Assisting Hands of Preston Hollow

6600 LBJ Freeway, Suite 188, Dallas, TX, 75240

Assisting Hands provides professional non-medical home health care services, allowing our clients to remain safely and comfortably in their own homes. <p></p> We are a Home Care Pulse certified awar … (read more)
Assisting Hands provides professional non-medical home health care services, allowing our clients to remain safely and comfortably in their own homes. <p></p> We are a Home Care Pulse certified awar … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Home Instead – Duncanville, TX

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

Their caregivers are very dependable and always on time. They take really good care of my 91 year old mom with Alzheimer’s. They prepare her breakfast and lunch, wash the linens on her bed, wash, dry … (read more)
Their caregivers are very dependable and always on time. They take really good care of my 91 year old mom with Alzheimer’s. They prepare her breakfast and lunch, wash the linens on her bed, wash, dry … (read more)

Seniors Helping Seniors

1209 NW Highway, Garland, TX, 75041

Our in-home care services brighten the lives of seniors who can benefit from a helping hand and a friendly smile. Our caregivers, who are seniors themselves, make your life easier by providing compass … (read more)
Our in-home care services brighten the lives of seniors who can benefit from a helping hand and a friendly smile. Our caregivers, who are seniors themselves, make your life easier by providing compass … (read more)

Home Instead – North Richland Hills, TX

424 Keller Pkwy, North Richland Hills, TX, 76182

We are currently using this provider for both of my parents. The office staff is awesome and so very nice. We needed a caregiver the same day I called. They were able to have someone in the home that … (read more)
We are currently using this provider for both of my parents. The office staff is awesome and so very nice. We needed a caregiver the same day I called. They were able to have someone in the home that … (read more)

Home Care Assistance of Dallas, TX

6029 Berkshire Ln , Dallas, TX, 75225

I cannot live without someone to help me, being in a wheelchair. They have been delightful and they are competent.
I cannot live without someone to help me, being in a wheelchair. They have been delightful and they are competent.

2018

Home Instead – Dallas, TX

5720 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Suite 100, Dallas, TX, 75230

My mother used Home Instead’s services for four years, from January 2018 through her passing in December 2021. The secret to the success of Home Instead in our experience was two-fold: 1) the careful … (read more)
My mother used Home Instead’s services for four years, from January 2018 through her passing in December 2021. The secret to the success of Home Instead in our experience was two-fold: 1) the careful … (read more)

2018

Right at Home Collin & Denton County

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

It’s good to have someone to bathe her and keep her hygienic. I haven’t been getting any reminders of my bill; their system is not working right now.
It’s good to have someone to bathe her and keep her hygienic. I haven’t been getting any reminders of my bill; their system is not working right now.

2020, 2022

Home Instead – Coppell, TX

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

Timely updates. Quick response to requests.
Timely updates. Quick response to requests.

Griswold Home Care of Plano

9355 John W Elliott Dr #139 , Frisco, TX, 75033

Whether you’re in need of assistance a few times a week with your elderly loved one or need more involved care for a family member with an illness, disability, or injury, the team at Griswold Home Car … (read more)
Whether you’re in need of assistance a few times a week with your elderly loved one or need more involved care for a family member with an illness, disability, or injury, the team at Griswold Home Car … (read more)

Accuaid Care Services

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

Great service, wonderful people! We love our caregiver. They have been a life saver.
Great service, wonderful people! We love our caregiver. They have been a life saver.

Home Instead – Red Oak, TX

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

They simply came to our rescue after struggling to car for our parents on our own and after a bad experience with another free lance care giver. Honestly, Home Instead made the process of getting … (read more)
They simply came to our rescue after struggling to car for our parents on our own and after a bad experience with another free lance care giver. Honestly, Home Instead made the process of getting … (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.

Comfort Keepers of Carrollton, TX

3740 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX, 75007

Our expert caregivers are happy to provide in-home assistance and companionship to seniors throughout Carrollton and the surrounding communities in northeastern Texas. <p></p> Comfort Keepers is the … (read more)
Our expert caregivers are happy to provide in-home assistance and companionship to seniors throughout Carrollton and the surrounding communities in northeastern Texas. <p></p> Comfort Keepers is the … (read more)

Griswold Home Care Garland

5435 North Garland, Garland, TX, 75040

Your staff and caregiver were excellent. Ebony is the best caregiver I have had. She is always on time and never missed a scheduled day. She was attentive to my needs and she has the skills necessary … (read more)
Your staff and caregiver were excellent. Ebony is the best caregiver I have had. She is always on time and never missed a scheduled day. She was attentive to my needs and she has the skills necessary … (read more)

Home Instead – McKinney, TX

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

The staff is very good and attentive to my mothers needs. They arrive on time and always let us know in advance if they cant be there. Mom loves he caregiver. Even though she doesn’t use the Granpad, … (read more)
The staff is very good and attentive to my mothers needs. They arrive on time and always let us know in advance if they cant be there. Mom loves he caregiver. Even though she doesn’t use the Granpad, … (read more)

Home Instead – Richardson, TX

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

Be assured that Home Instead is for real and the service they offer is excellent.
Be assured that Home Instead is for real and the service they offer is excellent.

Home Helpers of Carrollton, TX

4300 Sigma Dr Ste 120, Dallas, TX, 75244

We called many agencies and Home Helpers of Carrollton are by far the most professional and adapted to our needs. Our Care Coordinator Angela, is extremely helpful in finding an experienced Caregiver … (read more)
We called many agencies and Home Helpers of Carrollton are by far the most professional and adapted to our needs. Our Care Coordinator Angela, is extremely helpful in finding an experienced Caregiver … (read more)

Sunlife Home Care

2007 N Collins Blvd, Suite 305., Richardson, TX, 75080

Sunlife Home Care provides peace of mind with our in-home care services. We are a full service home care company that help our clients with all activities of daily living such as personal care, housek … (read more)
Sunlife Home Care provides peace of mind with our in-home care services. We are a full service home care company that help our clients with all activities of daily living such as personal care, housek … (read more)

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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-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