Norfolk has a mild climate with warm summers, and temperatures rarely drop below freezing in the winter, something area seniors may appreciate. One of the most appealing attractions in downtown Norfolk is the Chrysler Museum. It’s a good deal for seniors on a fixed budget since admission is free, and it can take several excursions to see all the displays.

Norfolk has the feel of a metropolitan area, yet it’s small enough to feel cozy, and 1 out of 10 residents in Norfolk are over 65. There are dining options, shops and interesting architectural sights in a compact downtown area, making browsing and dining an easy walk for seniors.

Both in-home care and home-based health care are available in Norfolk, and seniors can expect to pay about $19 per hour for both homemaker services and home health aide visits. This is a bit below the national average of $21 per hour for housekeeping help and $22 for home health care. The cost is about $3,600 a month for either service, and there are several reputable home care providers in the Norfolk area.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Norfolk, 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk, VA

Care Advantage – Chesapeake

2006 Old Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

My dad couldn’t get up and his caregiver helped him shower and clean the house. The caregiver was really good, we would’ve loved to have him back.
My dad couldn’t get up and his caregiver helped him shower and clean the house. The caregiver was really good, we would’ve loved to have him back.

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


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.

Acti-Kare In Home Care

999 Waterside Dr Suite 2525, Norfolk, VA, 23510

We have a peace of mind knowing our mother is in good hands. We are extremely happy with the level of care my mom is receiving. Our caregiver keep my mom active and she haven’t missed a bingo game sin … (read more)
We have a peace of mind knowing our mother is in good hands. We are extremely happy with the level of care my mom is receiving. Our caregiver keep my mom active and she haven’t missed a bingo game sin … (read more)

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)

Adelphie Home HealthCare – Brandon, FL

1111 Oakfield dr, Brandon, FL, 33511

It’s been about two months now, and been pretty good. Adelphi have been very helpful to me and my wife. They help with my medicines. I could never tell which ones are for my blood pressure or which on … (read more)
It’s been about two months now, and been pretty good. Adelphi have been very helpful to me and my wife. They help with my medicines. I could never tell which ones are for my blood pressure or which on … (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)

Caring for You Homecare Services, LLC

5900 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA, 23502


Community Personal Care

1761 Church St., Norfolk, VA, 23504


Lifeline Home Care, Inc

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


Open Arms Personal Care, Inc

852 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA, 23504


Guardian Homecare, Llc

248 West Bute Street, Suite 202, Norfolk, VA, 23510


Faith Home Care

143 Greendale Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


Cozy Home Care

921 First Colonial Rd # 1705, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454


Interim HealthCare of Virginia Beach, VA

516 South Independence Blvd., Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


Norfolk 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 Norfolk:

I-Ride Transit

Address: SSSV Transportation Department, Interstate Corporate Center
6350 Center Drive, Building 5, Suite 101, Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 222-4513

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia provides this inexpensive transportation for seniors in Norfolk and surrounding areas. Fares are as low as $1 on fixed routes, and medical transportation is available for doctor appointments for seniors and the disabled. Transportation to senior wellness centers is also offered on a voluntary fee basis.

East Ocean View Community and Senior Center

Address: 9520 20th Bay Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23518
Phone: (757) 441-1785

For seniors who enjoy being around youth, this senior center on the bay in downtown Norfolk is home to several community activities. There’s a park with picnic shelters, a playground and a fishing pier adjacent to the center. The facility offers a computer room, kiln room and gym, and a multi-purpose room for wellness seminars. There’s a senior coffee hour Tuesdays through Fridays, and no fishing license is required at the community fishing pier.

Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center

Address: 7300 Newport Avenue, #100, Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (757) 625-5857

This non-profit United Way sponsored agency focuses on the physical, emotional and mental needs of local seniors. There are 50 unique fitness classes available at the center, allowing Norfolk seniors to choose the right activity for their interests and capabilities. Classes in art, music and dance, along with informational seminars and health screenings, help seniors stay active and in their own homes for as long as possible. Access to all programs at the senior center costs $120 a year per person. A limited number of free or discounted memberships are available from sponsors.

Virginia Office of Aging Services

Address: 1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Henrico, Virginia 23229
Phone: (800) 522-3402

This state organization helps seniors remain independent and healthy. Here are some of the free services they sponsor:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management: Workshops on dealing with the demands of chronic illnesses like arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Insurance Counseling and Assistance: Free, confidential guidance in comparing Medicare and private insurance options.
  • Nutritious Meal Service: In group settings and through home delivery.

City of Norfolk Real Estate Tax Relief Program

Address: 201 E. Little Creek Road. Norfolk Workforce Development, Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone Number: (757) 823-1130

Norfolk has a senior/disabled property tax exemption for residents who meet these criteria:

  • Over 65 years or permanently disabled.
  • Family income doesn’t exceed $67,000 per year.
  • Net worth doesn’t exceed $350,000
  • Resident lives in the home.

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.