Lakewood is in Pierce County, to the south of Tacoma, and it offers an attractive array of outdoor recreation features and shopping options. The city has a vibrant senior community, with seniors aged 65 and older making up an estimated 15.4% of Lakewood’s 61,037 residents. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Lakewold Gardens and American Lake Park, and the Lakewood Towne Center is home to a multitude of stores and restaurants. Another perk of living in this city is access to the Lakewood Playhouse, where seniors can enjoy stage performances.

Lakewood is home to many qualified home health care providers. The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 reports that Lakewood’s homemakers and home health aides both charge an average of $6,101 per month. Those rates are higher than the corresponding national monthly averages of $4,481 for home care and $4,576 for home health care.

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Lakewood, so data for the closest city, Olympia, was used. 

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

2018, 2021

Visiting Angels of Tacoma and Olympia

1401 S. Union Ave, Suite A, Tacoma, WA, 98405

I get to know the caregivers, and they are good for me. They are helpful. They care for me, and they are good, I like the people I have.
I get to know the caregivers, and they are good for me. They are helpful. They care for me, and they are good, I like the people I have.

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Peninsula

8805 N. Harborview Drive, Suite 202, Gig Harbor, WA, 98332

I don’t know if they have any influence over it, but I’ll have a caregiver for a while and then she leaves. It’s hard that I have to retrain them on certain things that are peculiar to my house. I t … (read more)
I don’t know if they have any influence over it, but I’ll have a caregiver for a while and then she leaves. It’s hard that I have to retrain them on certain things that are peculiar to my house. I t … (read more)

2021

Always Best Care of Pierce County WA

10324 Canyon Rd E , Suite 208, Puyallup, WA, 98373

I would have had to get help somewhere. There helped me when I could barely walk and when my mind wasn’t working very well. I have had no bad experiences with these people. It is worth what you pay b … (read more)
I would have had to get help somewhere. There helped me when I could barely walk and when my mind wasn’t working very well. I have had no bad experiences with these people. It is worth what you pay b … (read more)

2021

Acti-Kare Responsive in-Home Care

6134 NE Bothell Way Suite C, Kenmore, WA, 98028

First of all, I would like to mention how warm and caring the owner of this company is. She works hard to find a match to care for your loved ones and you know she roots for you and her employees equ … (read more)
First of all, I would like to mention how warm and caring the owner of this company is. She works hard to find a match to care for your loved ones and you know she roots for you and her employees equ … (read more)

ServeWell

999 3rd Ave, Ste 4550, Seattle, WA, 98104

ServeWell was providing care for my mom. They helped her with things like helping her to and from her bed to the restroom, administering her medications, and things that she couldn’t do on her own. Th … (read more)
ServeWell was providing care for my mom. They helped her with things like helping her to and from her bed to the restroom, administering her medications, and things that she couldn’t do on her own. Th … (read more)

Home Instead – Tacoma, WA

101 E 26th St, Suite 100, Tacoma, WA, 98421

Right now Home Instead provides my mother with assistance with her daily meds. The case managers are very easy to talk with, and very responsive. I have met the caring caregivers. Overall, I am ve … (read more)
Right now Home Instead provides my mother with assistance with her daily meds. The case managers are very easy to talk with, and very responsive. I have met the caring caregivers. Overall, I am ve … (read more)

Acqui-Merge

12027 157th St, Court East, Puyallup, WA, 98374

Acqui-Merge offers extended care services that are designed for you, a loved one, and support for your family. Discovering the right Homecare services can be tiring and stressful. Acqui-Merge ensures … (read more)
Acqui-Merge offers extended care services that are designed for you, a loved one, and support for your family. Discovering the right Homecare services can be tiring and stressful. Acqui-Merge ensures … (read more)

Heart 2 Heart Homecare – WA

16300 Ordway Drive SE , Yelm, WA, 98597

Here at Heart 2 Heart Homecare, we are a professional, dependable provider who tailors our services to meet your individual needs. <p></p> <li>We provide a level of service that meets the healthcare … (read more)
Here at Heart 2 Heart Homecare, we are a professional, dependable provider who tailors our services to meet your individual needs. <p></p> <li>We provide a level of service that meets the healthcare … (read more)

Homewell of South King County

33309 1st Way S, Ste 212, Federal Way, WA, 98003

They help me when I need to get ready for something and take me there. They help me with my appointments. The people are very caring.
They help me when I need to get ready for something and take me there. They help me with my appointments. The people are very caring.

Husky Senior Care

7017 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117

The agency is helpful by doing anything I could not do and anything I need. I like that they are thorough, proactive and kind.
The agency is helpful by doing anything I could not do and anything I need. I like that they are thorough, proactive and kind.

2017

SYNERGY HomeCare of Federal Way

402 S. 333rd St., Suite 109, Federal Way, WA, 98003

We hired Synergy for Mom. We were able to arrange a caregiver within a week. I think my mom is comfortable with the person, and they’re working it out. They’re responsive, can adapt to a schedule as n … (read more)
We hired Synergy for Mom. We were able to arrange a caregiver within a week. I think my mom is comfortable with the person, and they’re working it out. They’re responsive, can adapt to a schedule as n … (read more)

Serengeti Care King/Pierce County

607 SW Grady Way, Suite 110, Renton, WA, 98057

Excellent and caring service from beginning to end. Placement was quick and very well matched to need. The caregiver worked with my mother in-law for over half a year (until her demise from cancer a … (read more)
Excellent and caring service from beginning to end. Placement was quick and very well matched to need. The caregiver worked with my mother in-law for over half a year (until her demise from cancer a … (read more)

Health People, Inc.

1600 124th Avenue Northeast, , Suite B, Bellevue, WA, 98005

Health People was quick to respond to my request for information. I came out with some questions and they provided the right answers. The caregiver is compassionate and encouraging. She’s also very ca … (read more)
Health People was quick to respond to my request for information. I came out with some questions and they provided the right answers. The caregiver is compassionate and encouraging. She’s also very ca … (read more)

Home Care Masters

901 Rainier Avenue North, Renton, WA, 98057

Having an elderly and frail parent is difficult for anyone, but i have received excellent support and help from Home Care Masters. My father needs 24- hour a day assistance, and Home Care Masters has … (read more)
Having an elderly and frail parent is difficult for anyone, but i have received excellent support and help from Home Care Masters. My father needs 24- hour a day assistance, and Home Care Masters has … (read more)

Heartwarming Care

7610 40th Street West, Suite 100, University Place, WA, 98466

Wonderful caregivers and support for my father while he was battling cancer and dementia. The cancer took him first. HWC sent two incredibly CNAs to help my father with grooming, tasks of daily living … (read more)
Wonderful caregivers and support for my father while he was battling cancer and dementia. The cancer took him first. HWC sent two incredibly CNAs to help my father with grooming, tasks of daily living … (read more)

Home & About

15125 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA, 98087

I have nothing but good things to say about Sandy and her staff. I would not have been able to keep Mom at home if it had not been for the excellent care that Sandy and her staff provided. Sandy was v … (read more)
I have nothing but good things to say about Sandy and her staff. I would not have been able to keep Mom at home if it had not been for the excellent care that Sandy and her staff provided. Sandy was v … (read more)

DOTNE HOME CARE LLC – Auburn, WA

817 Harvey Road, Auburn, WA, 98002

Dotne Home Care took care of my mother, the care givers are wonderful i will recommend to my friends and my family
Dotne Home Care took care of my mother, the care givers are wonderful i will recommend to my friends and my family

Family Resource Home Care – Tacoma

1947 Dock St , Tacoma, WA, 98402

I lucked out in hiring family Resource Home Care to look after my 91 yr old mother a couple days a week. Her caregiver, Dawn, is absolutely amazing. My mother LOVES her which I couldn’t be more happ … (read more)
I lucked out in hiring family Resource Home Care to look after my 91 yr old mother a couple days a week. Her caregiver, Dawn, is absolutely amazing. My mother LOVES her which I couldn’t be more happ … (read more)

Sunshine Health Care Svc LLC

23830 Pacific Hwy S # 206, Kent, WA, 98032

Thank you Sunshine Health Care
Thank you Sunshine Health Care

Willow Gardens

4502 6th St SE, Puyallup, WA, 98374

They have been good at communicating with me as a person. as well as making sure what my service needs wants and expectations were. They are very accommodating. You only need to ask once for them to c … (read more)
They have been good at communicating with me as a person. as well as making sure what my service needs wants and expectations were. They are very accommodating. You only need to ask once for them to c … (read more)

Lakewood 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 Lakewood:

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 1305 Tacoma Ave. South, Suite 104, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: (253) 798-4500

The WAP is available to low-income homeowners in Pierce County and is designed to increase the energy efficiency and safety of homes. Through the WAP, applicants can access a home assessment, insulation and air sealing services and furnace repairs. Workers from the program also test gas appliances, supply carbon monoxide detectors and take measures to boost air quality inside homes. 

Aging & Disability Resources

Address: 1305 Tacoma Ave. South, Suite 104, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: (253) 798-4600

ADR offers a variety of services of use to older adults who wish to continue living at home, including care planning and education about clients’ health needs. Additionally, the program advises clients on their housing options and helps them access services. The program also supports family caregivers, and its website has many links to additional sources of information and assistance.

Catholic Community Services

Address: 100 23rd Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98144
Phone Number: (206) 328-5696

Through CCS, seniors can access nonmedical care at home. The organization’s home care providers handle errands, laundry and housekeeping tasks for clients. Help is also available for daily living activities, such as bathing and dressing. Other offerings include home-delivered meals and volunteer transportation services for older adults who otherwise have trouble getting around. The organization serves individuals of all income levels. 

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Address: 3848 South Junett St., Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone Number: (206) 901-1685

LCS Northwest offers the Senior Companion program, which matches socially isolated seniors with similarly aged volunteers who provide company and opportunities to interact. A similar program, Senior Friends, also has the goal of reducing isolation among older adults living at home. The organization runs a low-cost home-delivered meal service for individuals who cannot obtain groceries or prepare meals on their own, and its Home Care program makes activities, such as shopping and housekeeping, less burdensome for seniors.

City of Lakewood Home Repair Programs

Address: 6000 Main St. Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone Number: (253) 983-7754

Lakewood offers two programs designed to make home improvements more affordable for homeowners. The Major Home Repair service offers low-interest loans of up to $40,000, with higher amounts available in certain circumstances. Meanwhile, the Housing Rehabilitation program offers assistance in bringing houses into compliance with building codes, and it can be used to fund roof replacements and many other projects. Income limits apply for eligibility, and elderly individuals are given priority.

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.