As the fourth-largest city in the country, Houston has a very large senior population with nearly 235,000 senior citizens calling the city home. There are many things for seniors to love about Houston. Residents of this southern city enjoy year-round warm weather with no snow. The city offers world-class attractions, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Space Center Houston. It also has plenty of green space, including the 155-acre Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

In Houston, senior home care is slightly more affordable than the national average, according to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey. Seniors in this city pay an average of $20.50 per hour for homemaker services, while nationwide, the average is $21 per hour. Houston’s home health aides cost an average of $21.50 per hour, slightly less than the national norm of $22 per hour.

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

2019

Right at Home Northwest Houston

9538 Huffmeister Rd, Houston, TX, 77095

It has been a blessing. I’m at the point where my health is limited so much. I am not able to help her as much as I used to. They became my boots on the ground. They have been very helpful. They made … (read more)
It has been a blessing. I’m at the point where my health is limited so much. I am not able to help her as much as I used to. They became my boots on the ground. They have been very helpful. They made … (read more)

2019

Right at Home Houston Bay Area

1322 Space Park Dr, Suite C121, Houston, TX, 77058

They are helping him recover. They seem to be very efficient, on time, polite, and caring.
They are helping him recover. They seem to be very efficient, on time, polite, and caring.

2019

Hearts at Home Senior Care – Houston, TX

9550 Spring Green Blvd, Suite 408-310, Katy, TX, 77494

They were extremely accommodating for my father. They were punctual.
They were extremely accommodating for my father. They were punctual.

2017

Right at Home Kingwood

1214 Stonehollow Drive, Suite A, Kingwood, TX, 77339

Always provided best caregivers. Brenda did a great job at matching caregiver to my mom. They were angels.
Always provided best caregivers. Brenda did a great job at matching caregiver to my mom. They were angels.

Right at Home Pasadena, TX

4301 Vista Road, Pasadena, TX, 77504

She helps me with my bath, which I can only do when she is here. She also helps me with any treatment I need. She also helps me with lunch. I especially like the aide they sent. They were prompt in … (read more)
She helps me with my bath, which I can only do when she is here. She also helps me with any treatment I need. She also helps me with lunch. I especially like the aide they sent. They were prompt in … (read more)

2018

Senior Helpers of North and South Houston

11106 Bammel N Houston Rd Ste. A, Suite 390, Houston, TX, 77066


2019

Home Instead Senior Care – Houston Northwest, TX

13105 Northwest Fwy, Suite 103, Houston, TX, 77040

I have been with this company for over a year now, and the service that I have received has been very good, they have helped me out with all my needs and I will continue to use this company and I reco … (read more)
I have been with this company for over a year now, and the service that I have received has been very good, they have helped me out with all my needs and I will continue to use this company and I reco … (read more)

2019

Right at Home West Houston and Sugar Land

12808 West Airport Blvd., Suite 316, Sugar Land, TX, 77478

I know the caregivers help my loved one get around because he’s had surgery. They make sure he doesn’t fall. The agency communicates well. They’re friendly, professional, and dependable.
I know the caregivers help my loved one get around because he’s had surgery. They make sure he doesn’t fall. The agency communicates well. They’re friendly, professional, and dependable.

Griswold Home Care – Houston Southwest

10998 Wilcrest Dr Ste 297, Houston, TX, 77099

It’s hard to find people you can trust with your family members. The caregivers have just gone out of their way to help. I recommend speaking with them in person if your in need.
It’s hard to find people you can trust with your family members. The caregivers have just gone out of their way to help. I recommend speaking with them in person if your in need.

Always Best Care of Spring & Tomball

20038 Castlegreen Drive, Spring, TX, 77388

We’re using Always Best Care of Spring & Tomball for my husband. I’m satisfied with the caretaker and I’m very satisfied with the way they’re taking care of him. He bathes him, cleans him, changes … (read more)
We’re using Always Best Care of Spring & Tomball for my husband. I’m satisfied with the caretaker and I’m very satisfied with the way they’re taking care of him. He bathes him, cleans him, changes … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Houston South and South Central, TX

8313 Southwest Fwy, Suite 109, Houston, TX, 77074

The office staff are amazing; kind and caring, but also highly organized and respectful. The caregiver that came to help my mom was perfectly matched for her needs.
The office staff are amazing; kind and caring, but also highly organized and respectful. The caregiver that came to help my mom was perfectly matched for her needs.

Always Best Care of West Houston

9225 Katy Freeway, Suite 112, Houston, TX, 77024

Karena, Roxane and the team of Always Best Care, provide excellent service in a time where quality care is hard to find. I would highly recommend their service if you have a loved one who needs person … (read more)
Karena, Roxane and the team of Always Best Care, provide excellent service in a time where quality care is hard to find. I would highly recommend their service if you have a loved one who needs person … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Central Houston

1225 N. Loop West, Suite 322, Suite 216, Houston, TX, 77008

Synergy Home Care came to my home to assist with light housekeeping and meal preparation. Brittany was very attentive to all my needs before I moved. The office staff were a joy to deal with.
Synergy Home Care came to my home to assist with light housekeeping and meal preparation. Brittany was very attentive to all my needs before I moved. The office staff were a joy to deal with.

SYNERGY HomeCare North Houston

14425 Torrey Chase Blvd, Houston, TX, 77014

Ms. Margaret and others at Synergy have been most helpful and caring. The caregivers they furnished have been efficient and also caring.
Ms. Margaret and others at Synergy have been most helpful and caring. The caregivers they furnished have been efficient and also caring.

Godly Hearts Home Healthcare Agency

2720 Holly Hall St, Unit C, Houston, TX, 77069

I would like to mention the great service I received from Godly Hearts Home Health Services while recovering from brain surgery. Becky the manager has been always available to speak with me and very … (read more)
I would like to mention the great service I received from Godly Hearts Home Health Services while recovering from brain surgery. Becky the manager has been always available to speak with me and very … (read more)

Assisting Hands Home Care

1600 East Hwy 6, Suite 402, Alvin, TX, 77511

We have been so delighted with our care taker, Rebecca, this year, and look forward to another great year with her. She is so very attentive to my mother, who is 95 years old. We have enjoyed her vis … (read more)
We have been so delighted with our care taker, Rebecca, this year, and look forward to another great year with her. She is so very attentive to my mother, who is 95 years old. We have enjoyed her vis … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Houston Central, Medical Center, TX

2656 S Loop W Fwy, Suite 565, Houston, TX, 77054

A caregiver from Home Instead Houston Central comes and assists with daily activities like preparing meals for my parents. They also take them to doctors’ appointments and grocery shopping. We have on … (read more)
A caregiver from Home Instead Houston Central comes and assists with daily activities like preparing meals for my parents. They also take them to doctors’ appointments and grocery shopping. We have on … (read more)

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance

2600 S. Gessner Road, Suite 320, Houston, TX, 77063

Gold star service. Gave me peace of mind. Will call again for help.
Gold star service. Gave me peace of mind. Will call again for help.

Home Instead Senior Care – Clear Lake and Southeast Houston, TX

14200 Gulf Fwy, Suite 222, Houston, TX, 77034

Care for my Uncle, 4 hours per day 3 days a week, extended to 5 days a week. Caregivers always on time; interaction has been extremely gracious and very loving toward my Uncle. Services tailored to hi … (read more)
Care for my Uncle, 4 hours per day 3 days a week, extended to 5 days a week. Caregivers always on time; interaction has been extremely gracious and very loving toward my Uncle. Services tailored to hi … (read more)

Always Best Care of Fort Bend

6906 Spring Run Lane, Katy, TX, 77494

I’ve had very good rapport with Always Best Care Fort Bend. They were very concerned about and very helpful to my husband. I will highly recommend their services to others.
I’ve had very good rapport with Always Best Care Fort Bend. They were very concerned about and very helpful to my husband. I will highly recommend their services to others.

Houston 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 Houston.

Home Repair Program 

Address: 200 Travis St., 9th Fl., Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (832) 394-6200

The Home Repair Program is operated by the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department. It helps seniors resolve health and safety hazards in their homes. Assistance with vital repairs, such as plumbing, electrical and roofing repairs may be provided through this program. Minor repairs, such as caulking and painting may be approved in some cases. This assistance is offered in the form of a zero-interest, deferred, forgivable loan. 

The Texas Ramp Project 

Address: P.O. Box 832065, Richardson, TX

Phone: (214) 675-1230

The Texas Ramp Project is a non-profit organization that builds free wheelchair ramps for seniors. Since 1985, the all-volunteer organization has built 17,000 ramps for Texas seniors. The organization doesn’t accept inquiries from the public, so seniors who are interested in a ramp should ask their healthcare professional or social worker to submit a referral form. 

Gulf Coast Community Services Association 

Address: 9320 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77054

Phone: (713) 393-4700

This non-profit organization provides several types of emergency assistance to seniors and other people in need. Low-income seniors who’ve received a vacate notice may qualify for emergency rental payments. Once per year, seniors can receive three to five days of emergency groceries. Electricity assistance is also available for seniors who’ve received a disconnect notice from their energy provider. Before receiving services, seniors may be asked to complete a plan of action or attend a money management class.

Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County 

Address: 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (713) 533-4900

This food-delivery program is operated by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, a non-profit organization. Over 4,400 homebound seniors receive home-delivered meals through this program. For frail seniors, weekend meals are also available. This support helps seniors remain in their own homes. Through a related program, Animeals on Wheels, seniors can also receive food for their furry friends.

CarePartners 

Address: 71 N. Post Oak Rd., Ste 330, Houston, TX 77024

Phone: (713) 682-5995

CarePartners is a volunteer-led organization that provides various services to seniors, including respite programs. Through its Second Family program, trained volunteers make in-home visits to seniors whose caregivers need a break. Seniors with memory loss or dementia can participate in the monthly Gathering Place program. In this 3.5-hour program, seniors participate in games, crafts, lunch and other planned activities. Both programs are free, but registration is required.

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.