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

Right at Home North Dallas

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

They are around and always available. They are punctual and their communication is great.
They are around and always available. They are punctual and their communication is great.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Irving/Arlington

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

They provide good caregivers for him. Also, they make sure the care is right and safe. They help at all times and they are professional.
They provide good caregivers for him. Also, they make sure the care is right and safe. They help at all times and they are professional.

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)

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.

Care Mountain

4925 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75206

A person most admired sums up our work best: "We can do no great things, only small things with great love and care." (Mother Teresa) <p></p> We, at Care Mountain, are a local family owned, in home … (read more)
A person most admired sums up our work best: "We can do no great things, only small things with great love and care." (Mother Teresa) <p></p> We, at Care Mountain, are a local family owned, in home … (read more)

2018

Home Instead – Dallas, TX

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

I have been using this service since 2013 and all my caregivers are kind and compassionate. Would highly recommend.
I have been using this service since 2013 and all my caregivers are kind and compassionate. Would highly recommend.

2020

Home Instead – Coppell, TX

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

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

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)

Griswold Home Care

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

Our overall experience with Griswold Home Care Plano was fine; they were really good. They help my husband with the usual care like showers, getting him up, making breakfast, meals, and giving him med … (read more)
Our overall experience with Griswold Home Care Plano was fine; they were really good. They help my husband with the usual care like showers, getting him up, making breakfast, meals, and giving him med … (read more)

Accuaid Care Services

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

Our mom has been receiving care from accuaid care for the past three years. We can’t say enough for great caregivers and positive attitudes from everyone involved. We would recommend everyone to che … (read more)
Our mom has been receiving care from accuaid care for the past three years. We can’t say enough for great caregivers and positive attitudes from everyone involved. We would recommend everyone to che … (read more)

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

We’re using Griswold Home Care Garland’s services. The caregiver was really nice and very good. The people from this agency have been great and the service is realy good. We currently have them for ab … (read more)
We’re using Griswold Home Care Garland’s services. The caregiver was really nice and very good. The people from this agency have been great and the service is realy good. We currently have them for ab … (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)

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 – 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)

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.

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.