Goochland, Virginia, is an ideal location for seniors seeking an attractive suburban town with easy interstate access, a pleasant Mid-Atlantic climate and a reasonable cost of living that’s four points below the state median. This historic community has 860 residents, and seniors age 62 or older represent about 14% of the population. Goochland might be small, but it’s earned an A rating for its housing, recreation, diversity, health and wellness. These features make it a great destination for senior citizens and residents of any age.

Home care agencies provide a range of personal and household services that can help Goochland seniors age in place. The average cost of in-home care is $4,576 per month or $150 per day, which is slightly higher than the national average. According to Genworth’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Goochland pay $190 more for home health aides and $285 more for homemaker services per month than residents in other parts of the country. Despite regional cost differences, local rates are only 4 to 7% higher than the national average.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Goochland, so data for Richmond, VA, the closest major city, was used instead.

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

2020

Home Instead – Richmond, VA

2565 Homeview Dr, Richmond, VA, 23294

My grandmother has companionship and home helper services through Home Instead Senior Care in Richmond. Pat has truly become her best friend. She’s dependable and punctual. The caregiver goes abov … (read more)
My grandmother has companionship and home helper services through Home Instead Senior Care in Richmond. Pat has truly become her best friend. She’s dependable and punctual. The caregiver goes abov … (read more)

FirstLight HomeCare – Charlottesville

673 Berkmar Circle, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

I have been using FirstLight HomeCare for my husband for three weeks now. It has been fine. Their caregivers are very competent. They take care of the person that they’re supposed to take care of. I t … (read more)
I have been using FirstLight HomeCare for my husband for three weeks now. It has been fine. Their caregivers are very competent. They take care of the person that they’re supposed to take care of. I t … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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

I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)
I’m using HomeCare.com. It’s fine. They’re very good and very responsive to any concerns I have, and they’ve provided me with a good health care aide, not great necessarily, but good. They also provid … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Richmond

10833 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA, 23238

Comfort Keepers has really helped me out with my dad. They come by one day a week (for 3-4 hours) and help him clean, do laundry, change sheets, grocery shop, and encourage him to get up and shower a … (read more)
Comfort Keepers has really helped me out with my dad. They come by one day a week (for 3-4 hours) and help him clean, do laundry, change sheets, grocery shop, and encourage him to get up and shower a … (read more)

Karlise In-Home Care, LLC

77 Market Street, Suite D, Palmyra, VA, 22963


Lifeline Home Care, Inc

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


Covenant Home Care

9568 Kings Charter Drive, Suite 201B, Ashland, VA, 23005


Senior Helpers Richmond West

257 Wadsworth Drive , Richmond, VA, 23236


Goochland 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 Goochland:

Feed More

Address: 1415 Rhoadmiller St., Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 521-2500

Seniors who are homebound and unable to meet their basic nutritional needs may receive delivered meals through Feed More, a local member of Meals on Wheels America. Volunteers transport meals to more than 900 residents in Goochland and surrounding areas. Meals are available on a sliding scale. No one is turned away, and applicants can even use food stamps to pay their share of the cost.

Commonwealth of Virginia Energy Assistance Program

Address: 1800 Sandy Hook Rd., Goochland, VA 23063
Phone: (804) 556-5880

Managed by the Department of Social Services, Virginia’s Energy Assistance Program includes three separate grants. The fuel component helps Goochland residents manage their heating costs. The cooling program covers equipment purchases and repairs as well as utilities, and crisis assistance is available to seniors and families facing emergencies related to HVAC breakdowns, unpaid utility bills, security deposits and one-time expenses. Income limits for this program start at $16,237 for a one-person household.

Goochland Cares

Address: 2999 River Rd. W., Goochland, VA 23063
Phone: (804) 556-0609

This neighborhood nonprofit has operated a free clinic and provided safety net services since 1952. In addition to offering medical care, the organization’s network of volunteers and professional contractors can assist low-income residents with critical home repairs. Emergency financial assistance is also available for rent or mortgage payments and utilities.

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