Longview has been named one of America’s prettiest cities with its small-town feel, historic downtown and numerous parks. It lies at the confluence of the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers, and Lake Sacajawea provides an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air right in the middle of the city with guided arboretum walking paths, gardens, fishing docks and picnic areas. The restored theater and art galleries add to the cultural experience with live performances and educational programs, and the senior center is a great place to dance, play games and mingle with others of similar age.

The city has a population of 38,440 with 21.2% 65 years or older, and it’s Redfin’s pick for Washington’s best city to retire in. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of homemaker services and home health aide are $5,819, which is higher than the national average of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

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

Northwest Healthcare

4317 NE Thurston Way Suite 220, Vancouver, WA, 98662

Northwest Healthcare gave my mom’s life back to her and for that I’m extremely grateful!! They are very professional and have so much expertise in home care. They gave us great care beyond what I ev … (read more)
Northwest Healthcare gave my mom’s life back to her and for that I’m extremely grateful!! They are very professional and have so much expertise in home care. They gave us great care beyond what I ev … (read more)

Seventh Generation Eldercare

1101 Broadway St Ste 210 , Vancouver, WA, 98660

We have just started with Seventh Generation Eldercare. It was probably six months the most. They help my wife who has dementia. She fell and broke her hip, so basically they do whatever they can do t … (read more)
We have just started with Seventh Generation Eldercare. It was probably six months the most. They help my wife who has dementia. She fell and broke her hip, so basically they do whatever they can do t … (read more)

Divine Home Health Care (CLOSED)

4555 NE 66th Ave, Vancouver, WA, 98661

The gentleman from Cochran Health Care called me. He came out to the home and met with my parents and me, and we had a good rapport. I just felt that he was very caring and it turned out that he did p … (read more)
The gentleman from Cochran Health Care called me. He came out to the home and met with my parents and me, and we had a good rapport. I just felt that he was very caring and it turned out that he did p … (read more)

Elder Options

872 15th Avenue, Longview, WA, 98632

We’re using Elder Options. They’re on time. They’re fine. I haven’t had any problems so far. They’re good. They don’t do any housecleaning though, and they need to teach the girls more about emergency … (read more)
We’re using Elder Options. They’re on time. They’re fine. I haven’t had any problems so far. They’re good. They don’t do any housecleaning though, and they need to teach the girls more about emergency … (read more)

Community Home Health & Hospice

1035 11th Avenue, PO Box 2067 , Longview, WA, 98632


Addus HomeCare

1338 Commerce Avenue, Suite 212, Longview, WA, 98632


Visiting Angels

1339 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA, 98632


Longview 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 Longview:

Cascade Natural Gas Assistance

Address: 8113 West Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone Number: (888) 522-1130

Cascade Natural Gas provides several options for low-income customers. The Washington Energy Assistance Fund (WEAF) provides up to $400 in hardship grants for those requiring assistance paying their bills. In addition, the Winter Help program contributes funds to keep the heat on for customers facing temporary hardships, and the Big Heart Grant program provides debt relief to residents with an overdue balance who do not have an income higher than 200% of the federal poverty level. 

Discounted Rate Program – Electricity

Address: 961 12th Ave., Longview, WA 98632
Phone Number: (360) 423-2210

Cowlitz Public Utility District offers a reduced rate for electric services to low-income seniors and customers with disabilities. Seniors who are at least 62 years old can receive a 25% discount with an income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level (FPL) or a 15% reduction with income of no more than 175% of the FPL. Customers who make no more than 200% of the FPL and are at risk of being disconnected can also receive assistance to keep their power on.

Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)

Address: 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA 98632
Phone Number: (360) 200-4911

The Lower Columbia CAP is a nonprofit organization and the go-to resource for a variety of services in the community. It provides free transportation to medical appointments in the surrounding major cities as far as Olympia, Meals on Wheels, free senior lunches, food banks, affordable housing and weatherization assistance. They also offer the Are You Okay program which makes daily check-ins to individuals with medical conditions who live alone, and they request wellness checks if necessary.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 

Address: 1526 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA 98632
Phone Number: (360) 425-3430

LIHEAP assists low-income residents at or below 150% of federal poverty level who are at risk of losing their heat during the winter. It accomplishes this through direct payment of heating bills, repair or replacement of heating systems, and assistance with creating more energy efficient homes.

Property Tax Exemption

Address: 207 N. 4th Ave., Kelso, WA 98626
Phone Number: (360) 577-3010

Cowlitz County allows for property tax exemptions on the primary residence of seniors of at least 61 years of age who are disabled homeowners with a maximum annual household income of $40,000. The amount of exemptions depends on income level. The county also offers a property tax deferral program for homeowners with a household income of $57,000. Residents must pay back the deferred amounts when they are no longer eligible for the program.

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 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