With just over 242,000 residents, Chesapeake is Virginia’s third-largest city. The city has a lot to offer its seniors, so it’s no wonder that around one-eighth of the city’s residents are 65 or older. Seniors who enjoy the great outdoors may want to visit the city’s 65-acre Oak Grove Lake Park or explore the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, which offers 11 miles of paved multi-use trails. Seniors can also shop at more than 100 stores in the Greenbrier Mall. Many other arts and culture opportunities, including art galleries and museums are available in nearby Virginia Beach.

According to Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Chesapeake pay an average of $3,623 per month for both homemaker services and home health aides. On an hourly basis, these services both cost an average of $19. Nationally, seniors pay much more for in-home care. Per month, the national average cost of homemaker services is $4,004, while home health aides cost an average of $4,195.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Chesapeake, so data for the closest city, Virginia Beach, was used.

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

Home Instead Senior Care – Virginia Beach, VA

751 Independence Cir, Suite 204, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

Our caregiver is our friend!
Our caregiver is our friend!

Care Advantage – Chesapeake

2006 Old Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

I wish she would help her to get more water or food. She needs more help with that now. I feel they don’t always have good enough staff. Some of the younger caregivers don’t do as well.
I wish she would help her to get more water or food. She needs more help with that now. I feel they don’t always have good enough staff. Some of the younger caregivers don’t do as well.

2019, 2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Chesapeake, VA

1021 Eden Way N, Suite 121, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

I have excellent caregivers! Proactive in keeping my house clean and helping me.
I have excellent caregivers! Proactive in keeping my house clean and helping me.

2019, 2020

Home Helpers of Virginia Beach

2396 Liberty Way, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

They could have provided better service and not just sat there and visited with me. They said they could only do housekeeping in one room. I asked her to do some vacuuming and said she would do it on … (read more)
They could have provided better service and not just sat there and visited with me. They said they could only do housekeeping in one room. I asked her to do some vacuuming and said she would do it on … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach

2133 Upton Drive Ste 126-182, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

They helped me lighten my load.The caregivers are responsive and kind.They went above and beyond in helping me. Thank you Preferred Care at Home!
They helped me lighten my load.The caregivers are responsive and kind.They went above and beyond in helping me. Thank you Preferred Care at Home!

Always Best Care of Hampton Roads

2006 Old Greenbrier Rd., Suite 203, Norfolk, VA, 23502


Care Advantage – Suffolk

1530 Breezeport Way, Suffolk, VA, 23435


Right at Home Virginia Beach, VA

1300 Diamond Springs Rd, Ste 301, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455


BrightStar Care Chesapeake / Virginia Beach

1214 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

They are on time. I like their professionalism.
They are on time. I like their professionalism.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com for my husband. We’re content. They have very qualified personnel. It’s easy billing, and it’s easy to contact them. They provide companionship, and they drive him around. I’m g … (read more)

Home Helpers & Direct Link – Virginia Beach

5998 Providence Road # 107, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

Caregivers help mother with daily need. They’re very kind and attentive to mother dependable & trust worthy.
Caregivers help mother with daily need. They’re very kind and attentive to mother dependable & trust worthy.

Joy Home Care LLC

840 Juniper Cres # 103, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

This company has been a true lifesaver for our family The staff shows they really care about our Moms wellbeing and provide care as if it is their own mother. I would highly recommend Joy Home Care … (read more)
This company has been a true lifesaver for our family The staff shows they really care about our Moms wellbeing and provide care as if it is their own mother. I would highly recommend Joy Home Care … (read more)

Alternative Therapeutic Home Care LLC – Norfolk, VA

5215 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23508

I have known Betty for almost 30 years. She cleaned our offices for almost 20 years but more than that became a trusted friend and ally. She was always there to do whatever we needed or did things for … (read more)
I have known Betty for almost 30 years. She cleaned our offices for almost 20 years but more than that became a trusted friend and ally. She was always there to do whatever we needed or did things for … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Virginia Beach, VA

1213 Laskin Rd, #207, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

We hire Comfort Keepers for my mother-in-law. It has been for awhile now. They have been outstanding. I have no complaints with them. The caregiver generally helps my mother-in-law with her personal h … (read more)
We hire Comfort Keepers for my mother-in-law. It has been for awhile now. They have been outstanding. I have no complaints with them. The caregiver generally helps my mother-in-law with her personal h … (read more)

Comfort Care Home Health & Hospice

667 Kingsborough Square Suite 201 , Chesapeake, VA, 23320

My father was in the hospital for five days, and then, the hospital gave us a list of providers. Comfort Care is owned and operated by Chesapeake General, and because I was happy with Chesapeake Gener … (read more)
My father was in the hospital for five days, and then, the hospital gave us a list of providers. Comfort Care is owned and operated by Chesapeake General, and because I was happy with Chesapeake Gener … (read more)

Community Personal Care

1761 Church St., Norfolk, VA, 23504


Lifeline Home Care, Inc

281 Independence Blvd, Suite 434, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462



Home Helpers – Chesapeake

638 Independence Parkway, Ste 150, Chesapeake, VA, 23320


Interim HealthCare of Newport News, VA

703 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite B-1, Newport News, VA, 23606


Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake:

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia 

Address: 5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 456-2366

This Catholic charity offers a number of services to seniors in Chesapeake. In-home respite care is available for $8 per hour. After an in-home assessment, seniors are matched with trained respite workers. Trained volunteers also provide transportation to medical appointments and errands. Volunteers may also be available for friendly visits or help with yard work and home repairs. 

Ramps Across America

Address: 2200 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: (757) 327-0696

Ramps Across America is a non-profit organization that serves seniors in Virginia’s greater Hampton Roads area. It builds ramps for seniors with mobility restrictions and helps them remain in their own homes. Volunteers design and build the ramps for free. Seniors may be asked to contribute to the materials cost. 

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia 

Address: 6350 Center Dr., Bldg 5, Ste 101, Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 461-9481

This non-profit organization provides support for seniors who wish to remain in their own homes. Its Meals on Wheels program delivers nutritious, microwavable meals to seniors. Donations are appreciated, but not required. The Senior Companion Program matches seniors with 55+ volunteers in their own communities. Another program, the Senior Cool Care Program, provides free fans or air conditioners to low-income seniors who need help keeping their homes cool.

STOP Inc. 

Address: 5700 Thurston Ave., Ste 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 
Phone: (757) 858-1360

STOP Inc. is a community action agency that implements the Weatherization Assistance Program. This program helps low-income people, including seniors, lower their heating and cooling bills with weatherization measures. Depending on the home’s needs, these measures may include installing insulation, repairing heating and cooling systems or sealing cracks and openings. 

Real Estate Tax Relief 

Address: 306 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: (757) 382-6455

Chesapeake’s Real Estate Tax Relief program may help seniors afford to remain in their own homes. Depending on their household income, seniors may qualify for a partial or total reduction of their real estate tax bills. Seniors must have an annual household income of less than $62,000 to qualify for a partial reduction, and seniors who earn less than $22,000 per year may qualify for a total reduction. Since relief is offered on a yearly basis, seniors need to reapply each year.

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.