Richmond is the historic capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a city of old-growth trees and quaint residential blocks that date back to Colonial times. Just over 12% of Richmond’s 229,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and over, with nine residential care facilities to serve them. Seniors who would like to take in the sights of the riverfront and downtown, along with nearly a dozen museums and other attractions, can get a lift on the RVA Trolley, which offers daily 2-hour tours and assistance for mobility impaired riders.

Homemaker services in Richmond cost local seniors an average of $3,813 a month, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. They pay the same average amount for home health aide assistance. These services cost substantially more nationally. The average monthly cost of a homemaker across the nation is $4,004, while seniors pay an average of $4,195 a month for home health aides.

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

Care Advantage – Southside Richmond

10043 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA, 23235

We have OT and PT services and we have a shower attendant who comes three days a week to bathe him and help him get ready for the day. They are a good match for my husband in the way that they play … (read more)
We have OT and PT services and we have a shower attendant who comes three days a week to bathe him and help him get ready for the day. They are a good match for my husband in the way that they play … (read more)

Care Advantage – Richmond

3201 Hungary Spring Road, Richmond, VA, 23228

Having someone there was helpful. They’re responsive, all the caregivers were very nice, and they did a good job.
Having someone there was helpful. They’re responsive, all the caregivers were very nice, and they did a good job.

Care Advantage – Mechanicsville

7239 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA, 23111

I have a very dependable, loving person who is a companion to my mother. We have had very good service from them in particular with the person who has been with my mother for 5 years.
I have a very dependable, loving person who is a companion to my mother. We have had very good service from them in particular with the person who has been with my mother for 5 years.

Right at Home Chesterfield, VA

10100 Iron Bridge Rd., Suite 200, Chesterfield, VA, 02832

I would like them to send a picture or information about the caregiver so I know who is coming rather than just the name of the caregiver. I would like them to be consistent with the caregivers that … (read more)
I would like them to send a picture or information about the caregiver so I know who is coming rather than just the name of the caregiver. I would like them to be consistent with the caregivers that … (read more)

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Home Instead Senior Care – 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)

Always Best Care of Richmond South

10810 Hasty Lane, Suite 103, Midlothian, VA, 23112

I called late Friday afternoon and had a caregiver set up for Saturday evening. My mom was in good hands with ABC
I called late Friday afternoon and had a caregiver set up for Saturday evening. My mom was in good hands with ABC

Senior Helpers – Greater Richmond

9165 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA, 23116

Barbara and Wayne W, and their staff went above and beyond to help both of my parents. At times my parents were challenging. The Senior Helpers staff were extremely patient with them. Barbara’s co … (read more)
Barbara and Wayne W, and their staff went above and beyond to help both of my parents. At times my parents were challenging. The Senior Helpers staff were extremely patient with them. Barbara’s co … (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)

Home Instead Senior Care – Tappahannock, VA

1263 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock, VA, 22560

Very pleased with the upfront intake procedures. Excellent information of what to expect from the caregiver. Good choices of the hours of care available from caregivers.
Very pleased with the upfront intake procedures. Excellent information of what to expect from the caregiver. Good choices of the hours of care available from caregivers.

Faithful Servants Care

1978 Farnborough Drive, Midlothian, VA, 23112


Brightstar Healthcare – Richmond

7202 Glen Forest Drive, Richmond, VA, 23226

She saw my husband as a person, not just a sick person. She would interact with him. I loved the idea that they kept everything consistent.
She saw my husband as a person, not just a sick person. She would interact with him. I loved the idea that they kept everything consistent.

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)

Options For Senior America Corp. – Richmond

8100 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA, 23229

The lady we have now from Options For Senior America for my wife is terrific. They were easy to deal with and were fine. I’m satisfied with it. My wife is comfortable with them. They do ADLs, medicati … (read more)
The lady we have now from Options For Senior America for my wife is terrific. They were easy to deal with and were fine. I’m satisfied with it. My wife is comfortable with them. They do ADLs, medicati … (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)

Seniors Helping Seniors

7400 Beaufont Springs Dr., Ste. 300, Richmond, VA, 23225

Lureen with Srs. helping Srs. has been so helpful with the needs for my elderly Dad. I live out of town and my Dad is in assisted living in Richmond.I find her to be responsive and caring. Her assista … (read more)
Lureen with Srs. helping Srs. has been so helpful with the needs for my elderly Dad. I live out of town and my Dad is in assisted living in Richmond.I find her to be responsive and caring. Her assista … (read more)

Senior Solutions of America Inc.

7814 Carousel Lane Suite 109, Richmond, VA, 23294

They were flexible and reasonable to deal with. They were willing to come in during crisis situations with little notice and their people were willing to stay later than assigned when necessary. Mos … (read more)
They were flexible and reasonable to deal with. They were willing to come in during crisis situations with little notice and their people were willing to stay later than assigned when necessary. Mos … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Richmond, VA

720 Moorefield Park Dr., Suite 301, Richmond, VA, 23236

We have been using Interim HealthCare for over a year, to provide personal care for my Mother. They have been very easy to work with and have gone above and beyond to help Mom. I would recommend the … (read more)
We have been using Interim HealthCare for over a year, to provide personal care for my Mother. They have been very easy to work with and have gone above and beyond to help Mom. I would recommend the … (read more)

Reliable Homecare, LLC

12201 Gayton Rd, Suite 201B, Henrico, VA, 23238

We had 24 hours care in my mother’s home for 3 days the nurses were very nice.the owner manager was great very helpful and kind. The do health care and light house keeping.
We had 24 hours care in my mother’s home for 3 days the nurses were very nice.the owner manager was great very helpful and kind. The do health care and light house keeping.

Home Helpers of Chesterfield & Richmond

715 Twinridge Lane, Richmond, VA, 23235

Home Helpers has provided exceptional care for my loved ones. We live far away and could not do this without their help and support.
Home Helpers has provided exceptional care for my loved ones. We live far away and could not do this without their help and support.

Elite Eldercare Nova

2331 Mill Road Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314

We love the personable care Elite provides our family! They always pick up their phone! Elite Eldercare Nova is Godsend!
We love the personable care Elite provides our family! They always pick up their phone! Elite Eldercare Nova is Godsend!

Richmond 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 Richmond:

Tabernacle Baptist Church

Address: 1925 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 355-0134

The Tabernacle Baptist Church provides regular meal service for Richmond-area seniors and other needy adults who do not have reliable food supplies. In addition to the food pantry, the church operates a community dining hall where seniors can meet and share meals together. The church also offers free clothing assistance from community donations.

Richmond City Social Services

Address: DHS dept, 900 E Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 646-7212

The Richmond City Social Services department provides no-cost assistance to local seniors facing rent or mortgage shortfalls and potential evictions. The department also helps seniors who meet income and asset guidelines pay moving expenses and cover security deposits for new housing. This is a public institution, and it doesn’t charge for these services.

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

Address: 101 West Broad Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 648-1012

The Central Virginia Legal Aid Society operates as a non-profit law firm that dispenses free or reduced-cost legal assistance to seniors who need help with foreclosures, evictions, domestic and family matters, insurance claim and policy issues and unemployment, disability or SSI claims. Seniors in Richmond can call for an appointment or visit the headquarters office on Broad St.

project:HOMES

Address: 88 Carnation Street, Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 233-2827

The goal of project:HOMES is to help low-income Richmond seniors repair, upgrade and maintain their homes at the level required to safely occupy the dwelling. To qualify, seniors must own their own residence and earn less than $48,400 a year for singles or $55,300 for married couples living together.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 371 7000

The Weatherization Assistance Program is a state initiative that acts through local Richmond contractors at no cost to local seniors. The program restores and upgrades homes to lower heating and cooling bills. Seniors must meet income and asset guidelines to participate, though the service is open to both renters and homeowners.

Determining Your Loved One’s 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.