Nestled in the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia, Suffolk’s summers are hot and winters are mild with limited snowfall. Residents can get outside and enjoy the city’s many amenities year round. Parks, historic sites, museums, theaters and wildlife refuges are just some of the area’s attractions. Seniors who choose to age in place in Suffolk are sure to find activities that interest them, so it’s no surprise that nearly one in 7 residents are 65 or older.

Seniors who decide to age in place in Suffolk will pay an average of $3,623 per month for homemaker services or home health aides, notes Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey. On an hourly basis, these in-home senior care options cost $19 in this city, which is more affordable than the national average of $21 per hour or $4,004 monthly for homemaker services and $22 per hour or $4,195 for home health aides.

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

Care Advantage – Franklin

177 Commerce Park Road, Franklin, VA, 23851

My worker talks to me and motivates me. They just recommend good things. They do everything good, I do not have any problems.
My worker talks to me and motivates me. They just recommend good things. They do everything good, I do not have any problems.

Home Instead – Suffolk, VA

2000 Hillpoint Blvd North, Suffolk, VA, 23434

For a First time user of caregiver assistance Home Instead Exceeded any expectations my family had. Communication is through from policy & procedures, with all staff, and caregivers. Staff and ca … (read more)
For a First time user of caregiver assistance Home Instead Exceeded any expectations my family had. Communication is through from policy & procedures, with all staff, and caregivers. Staff and ca … (read more)

Right at Home Virginia Beach, VA

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

They could’ve made my life easier by sending someone who was able to help my wife. They could’ve sent someone who was vaccinated to help my wife. They once sent someone who was sicker than my wife.
They could’ve made my life easier by sending someone who was able to help my wife. They could’ve sent someone who was vaccinated to help my wife. They once sent someone who was sicker than my wife.

Care Advantage – Suffolk

1530 Breezeport Way, Suffolk, VA, 23435

Do not use this company. They do not return phone calls for a starter. My 95 yo father with low vision needed monthly house cleaning. We called Care Advantage and eventually someone returned the call … (read more)
Do not use this company. They do not return phone calls for a starter. My 95 yo father with low vision needed monthly house cleaning. We called Care Advantage and eventually someone returned the call … (read more)

Cherished Home Services LLC

3574 Holland Rd STE 204, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Cherished Home Services LLC <p></p> is a family-owned and operated in-home care agency with over 15 years of skilled nursing care experience. We specialize in managing client’s chronic conditions … (read more)
Cherished Home Services LLC <p></p> is a family-owned and operated in-home care agency with over 15 years of skilled nursing care experience. We specialize in managing client’s chronic conditions … (read more)

HomeCare.com

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

The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)
The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)

Personal Care Preferred Group

11042 Blue Star Highway, Stony Creek, VA, 23882

I was very happy with how fast they were to have someone in place for my mother. The person they sent was very caring and they both seemed to hit it off right away. Because I live in another state, t … (read more)
I was very happy with how fast they were to have someone in place for my mother. The person they sent was very caring and they both seemed to hit it off right away. Because I live in another state, t … (read more)

Angel Eyes Home Care, LLC

1024 Centerbrooke Lane Suite F-101, Suffolk, VA, 23434


Community Personal Care

1761 Church St., Norfolk, VA, 23504


Lifeline Home Care, Inc

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


Interim HealthCare of Newport News, VA

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


Guardian Homecare, Llc

248 West Bute St, Norfolk, VA, 23510


Interim HealthCare of Virginia Beach, VA

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


Jane’s Beautiful Angels LLC – Portsmouth, VA

719 High St, Suite # 114, Portsmouth, VA, 23704


Our Seniors Matters LLC

206 Central Ave , Suffolk, VA, 23434


Suffolk 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 Suffolk:

STOP Inc. 

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

This community action agency provides weatherization services to low-income seniors. These services may include insulating water heaters, venting attics and reducing air leakage. Weatherization can help keep seniors comfortable in their homes, and it may also reduce energy costs. In addition, the agency offers housing counseling that may help seniors prevent foreclosure.

HOME Rehabilitation Program 

Address: 530 E. Pinner St., Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 539-2100

This program is offered by the city of Suffolk, and its funding comes from HUD grants. It helps low to moderate-income homeowners pay for repairs and maintenance. With this assistance, seniors can make their homes safer and more comfortable. After rehabilitation, a home’s value can’t be more than 95% of the area’s median purchase price.

Ramps Across America 

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

Seniors who have difficulty leaving their homes due to mobility restrictions may qualify for ramp assistance through Ramps Across America. This local non-profit organization designs and installs ramps for people with disabilities. Volunteers perform this labor for free, but a contribution toward the cost of materials may be required. To receive assistance, applicants must be planning to remain in their homes for at least three years.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Address: 1707 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 925-1449

This non-profit organization offers several programs for Suffolk seniors. Through its personal care program, seniors can receive free or low-cost personal care services from licensed home health agencies. The organization offers a free senior companion program that connects seniors with others within the community. It can also arrange free or low-cost home-delivered meals for seniors, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command 

Address: 5525 Raby Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 543-8100

This Christian non-profit serves the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, including Suffolk. It offers a utility assistance program that may help seniors pay for their heating and cooling bills. Seniors don’t need to be facing disconnection to qualify for assistance, and they can receive help as often as twice per season. The Salvation Army may also help seniors pay one water bill per year to a maximum of $250.

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.