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, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Northwest Houston

9538 Huffmeister Rd, Houston, TX, 77095

The introduction interview was helpful as they asked what we needed, what we like and didn’t like to be able to help find us a good caregiver. The person they sent was very compatible, kind, and met … (read more)
The introduction interview was helpful as they asked what we needed, what we like and didn’t like to be able to help find us a good caregiver. The person they sent was very compatible, kind, and met … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Right at Home Galveston

1623 Broadway, Galveston, TX, 77550

The nurse made sure that I got home safe. I liked that a nurse came out and not just a driver.
The nurse made sure that I got home safe. I liked that a nurse came out and not just a driver.

2020, 2021

At Your Side Home Care – The Woodlands, TX

10200 Grogan’s Mill Rd # 360, The Woodlands, TX, 77380

Our company missions is to Improve the Quality of Life and Level of Independence for every Client and Family receiving our services. Our philosophy is simple – Live Your Best Lift Possible. <p></p> … (read more)
Our company missions is to Improve the Quality of Life and Level of Independence for every Client and Family receiving our services. Our philosophy is simple – Live Your Best Lift Possible. <p></p> … (read more)

2017, 2021

Life Foundation Home Care

12808 W Airport Blvd, Ste 260L , Sugar Land, TX, 77478

Finding the appropriate home care for your loved ones can be stressful, at Life Foundation Home Care, our award winning team of home care professionals works with the clients to assess their home care … (read more)
Finding the appropriate home care for your loved ones can be stressful, at Life Foundation Home Care, our award winning team of home care professionals works with the clients to assess their home care … (read more)

2020, 2021

Right at Home Pasadena, TX

4301 Vista Road, Suite 110, Pasadena, TX, 77504

The services allowed me to get away from the house and gave me freedom. They were able to get us staffed properly and were able to provide everything we needed.
The services allowed me to get away from the house and gave me freedom. They were able to get us staffed properly and were able to provide everything we needed.

2017

Right at Home Kingwood

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

They allow me to get out more and do things. It allows me to relax too. I like the people they send for him, they are awesome.
They allow me to get out more and do things. It allows me to relax too. I like the people they send for him, they are awesome.

2019, 2020

Right at Home West Houston and Sugar Land

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

They have helped the most by providing her companionship. I like the staff, they are very friendly, and the owners are very flexible with scheduling.
They have helped the most by providing her companionship. I like the staff, they are very friendly, and the owners are very flexible with scheduling.

Home Instead – Houston Southwest, TX

11201 Richmond Ave, Suite A110, Houston, TX, 77082

The caregivers assigned to my mother had the upmost concern for her well-being. They provided excellent daily care and showed her whatever her needs might be that they were there for her. She felt the … (read more)
The caregivers assigned to my mother had the upmost concern for her well-being. They provided excellent daily care and showed her whatever her needs might be that they were there for her. She felt the … (read more)

2019, 2020

Home Instead – Houston Northwest, TX

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

The server for "Home Instead" is very punctual and her service is outstanding. She is very attentive to all our needs and requires very little supervision in taking care of us.
The server for "Home Instead" is very punctual and her service is outstanding. She is very attentive to all our needs and requires very little supervision in taking care of us.

2018

Senior Helpers of North and South Houston

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

We used Senior Helpers for my mom. It was easy and simple. They were able to work with me on the hours that we needed for my mom. All in all, it was all pretty good. The lady who ended up coming to vi … (read more)
We used Senior Helpers for my mom. It was easy and simple. They were able to work with me on the hours that we needed for my mom. All in all, it was all pretty good. The lady who ended up coming to vi … (read more)

Royal CareGivers

12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1155 , Houston, TX, 77046

Royal CareGivers delivers personalized care with love, excellence, prestige, individual pride, and company spirit. Our focus is to maximize the health and quality of life of the individual we serve, … (read more)
Royal CareGivers delivers personalized care with love, excellence, prestige, individual pride, and company spirit. Our focus is to maximize the health and quality of life of the individual we serve, … (read more)

Angels Over Us, LLC

8323 Southwest Fwy, Suite 561, Houston, TX, 77074

They have found good people for me. I like that the agency is very friendly.
They have found good people for me. I like that the agency is very friendly.

2021

Home Instead – Houston Central, Medical Center, TX

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

Home Instead currently serves my mother-in-law and they have worked diligently to find caregivers that best fit her needs and personality. They are always responsive to our requests and are sincer … (read more)
Home Instead currently serves my mother-in-law and they have worked diligently to find caregivers that best fit her needs and personality. They are always responsive to our requests and are sincer … (read more)

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Houston, TX

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

We’re using Kindred at Home. We’re with them for two weeks now. The caregiver’s name is Aileen. She’s been punctual, she keeps Mom very busy, she helps her around the house, and they’ve run errands to … (read more)
We’re using Kindred at Home. We’re with them for two weeks now. The caregiver’s name is Aileen. She’s been punctual, she keeps Mom very busy, she helps her around the house, and they’ve run errands to … (read more)

Always Best Care of Spring & Tomball

20038 Castlegreen Drive, Spring, TX, 77388

Wire hired Always Best Care of Spring &amp; Tomball to help me. They mainly provide assistance with light housekeeping and very minimal help with meal preparation. I hired this agency because they wer … (read more)
Wire hired Always Best Care of Spring &amp; Tomball to help me. They mainly provide assistance with light housekeeping and very minimal help with meal preparation. I hired this agency because they wer … (read more)

Home Instead – Houston South and South Central, TX

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

Home Instead allows me to continue to work full time and have my mom in my home where she is safe and cared for. Here caregiver is very reliable and always alert to her varied needs. She is very frien … (read more)
Home Instead allows me to continue to work full time and have my mom in my home where she is safe and cared for. Here caregiver is very reliable and always alert to her varied needs. She is very frien … (read more)

Home Instead – Clear Lake and Southeast Houston, TX

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

I have no worries with Home Instead. Caregivers are always on time and the office has been very good about sending the right caregivers who meet the needs I request.
I have no worries with Home Instead. Caregivers are always on time and the office has been very good about sending the right caregivers who meet the needs I request.

Always Best Care of Fort Bend

Three Sugar Creek Center Blvd, Suite 100, Sugar Land, TX, 77478

I hired Always Best Care of Fort Bend because they’re the ones close to me. They’re the ones who responded to me quickly, and they have a good offer. Their work is very good, so my wife is also happy … (read more)
I hired Always Best Care of Fort Bend because they’re the ones close to me. They’re the ones who responded to me quickly, and they have a good offer. Their work is very good, so my wife is also happy … (read more)

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, 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.

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.