Senior citizens make up 14.4% of Snohomish County’s population of over 827,000 residents. While the area’s cost of living is quite high compared to state and national averages, health care is surprisingly inexpensive, coming in around 20% below the U.S. average. Area residents have plenty of options for medical care including the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and the EvergreenHealth Monroe Medical Center in Monroe. Seniors in Snohomish County can expect to pay $6,483 per month for home care, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Home care offers seniors the option of remaining in their own homes while receiving help with housekeeping and daily living.

Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in Snohomish County– complete with services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled resources to help seniors and their families to access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Snohomish County, WA

2017, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Northwest Washington

114 W. Magnolia Street, , ‌STE 503, Bellingham, WA, 98225

They do their job right. I like the caregiver they provide.
They do their job right. I like the caregiver they provide.

2022, 2023

Visiting Angels of King County

12020 113th Ave N E, Suite 180 Bldg C, Kirkland, WA, 98034

Our family of caregivers provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Our caregivers are employees of the agency that are certified, go through an extensive interview and background check, and r … (read more)
Our family of caregivers provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Our caregivers are employees of the agency that are certified, go through an extensive interview and background check, and r … (read more)

2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Right at Home Snohomish County

1612 4th St, Ste 101, Marysville, WA, 98270

They are responsive to my needs. I like their helpfulness, friendliness and responsiveness.
They are responsive to my needs. I like their helpfulness, friendliness and responsiveness.

2021, 2022, 2023

Acti-Kare Responsive in-Home Care

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

It was a rocky start but were are at a 10 now. I like our caregiver Veronica.
It was a rocky start but were are at a 10 now. I like our caregiver Veronica.

2021, 2022, 2023

Home Helpers of Kitsap WA

7500 212th St SW Suite 106 , Edmonds, WA, 98026

<h4>Your Extended Family When Family Can’t Be There</h4> <p>At Home Helpers Home Care, we’re here to do exactly what our name says: help. We’re more than an in-home health care agency – we’ … (read more)
<h4>Your Extended Family When Family Can’t Be There</h4> <p>At Home Helpers Home Care, we’re here to do exactly what our name says: help. We’re more than an in-home health care agency – we’ … (read more)

Home Instead – Everett, WA

909 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite 210, Everett, WA, 98208

One of the head people ruins this place. I never had any issues until dealing with Gus. They take hours from me to give to private pay clients, they treated my last caregiver so poorly she gave noti … (read more)
One of the head people ruins this place. I never had any issues until dealing with Gus. They take hours from me to give to private pay clients, they treated my last caregiver so poorly she gave noti … (read more)

Right at Home Mount Vernon

317 S 2nd St, Ste 131, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. Th … (read more)
Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. Th … (read more)

Home Instead – Bothell, WA

6405 218th St SW, Suite 308, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043


Amicable Healthcare Inc. – SeaTac, WA

15220 32nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98188


SYNERGY HomeCare of North Seattle

1833 N. 105th Street, , Suite #200 , Seattle, WA, 98133

SYNERGY HomeCare is an affordable, compassionate home care agency for individuals and families who want to see their loved one stay at home rather than going to a nursing home or assisted living faci … (read more)
SYNERGY HomeCare is an affordable, compassionate home care agency for individuals and families who want to see their loved one stay at home rather than going to a nursing home or assisted living faci … (read more)

Utopia In Home Care Solution

8621 244th St SW, Edmonds, WA, 98026

We provide a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury.
We provide a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury.

Home Helpers of Edmond WA

7500 212th Street SW, Edmonds, WA, 98026

<h4>Your Extended Family When Family Can’t Be There</h4> <p>At Home Helpers Home Care, we’re here to do exactly what our name says: help. We’re more than an in-home health care agency – we’ … (read more)
<h4>Your Extended Family When Family Can’t Be There</h4> <p>At Home Helpers Home Care, we’re here to do exactly what our name says: help. We’re more than an in-home health care agency – we’ … (read more)

Meetcaregivers, Inc.

33530 1st Way S , Federal Way, WA, 98003


New Life Home Care LLC

3407 Meadow Ave N , Renton, WA, 98056

New Life Home Care is committed to providing dependable home care services for seniors, people with disabilities, and patients recovering from injuries and illnesses. We aspire to help our clients mai … (read more)
New Life Home Care is committed to providing dependable home care services for seniors, people with disabilities, and patients recovering from injuries and illnesses. We aspire to help our clients mai … (read more)

Summer In Home Care LLC

1700 Westlake Ave N Suite 200 , Seattle, WA, 98109

Our goal is to provide exceptional care and support to our clients and their families. From the first call, we meet with the client and family to help determine your needs. Summer In Home Care availab … (read more)
Our goal is to provide exceptional care and support to our clients and their families. From the first call, we meet with the client and family to help determine your needs. Summer In Home Care availab … (read more)

Meritt in-Home care

1829 173rd St Se, Bothell, WA, 98012

If you, a family member, or a friend enjoy your independence but struggling in providing your own personal care and performing your activities of daily living, Meritt In-Home Care is here to help. … (read more)
If you, a family member, or a friend enjoy your independence but struggling in providing your own personal care and performing your activities of daily living, Meritt In-Home Care is here to help. … (read more)

TheKey – Puget Sound

150 Nickerson St. #106, Seattle, WA, 98109


Fedelta Home Care

9725 3rd Avenue NE , Suite 301 , Seattle, WA, 98115

They could improve the food and communication. They could speak a little better. Their primary responsibility is food and that could get better.
They could improve the food and communication. They could speak a little better. Their primary responsibility is food and that could get better.

Husky Senior Care

7017 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117

They need to know what to do and how to do it. They could teach their people how to prepare a meal.
They need to know what to do and how to do it. They could teach their people how to prepare a meal.

2023

Family Resource Home Care – Everett/Snohomish County

2722 Colby Ave, Suite 702, Everett, WA, 98201

Even just having someone for four hours a week was nice. They just take care of everything, and they were wonderful.
Even just having someone for four hours a week was nice. They just take care of everything, and they were wonderful.

Paying for Home Care in Snohomish County, WA

The Cost of Home Care in Snohomish County, WA

The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveals that home care costs in Snohomish County, at $6,483, are slightly lower than the Washington state average, but over $1,500 higher than the national average. Seattle has higher costs than Snohomish County by $286, but locations to the east offer less expensive rates. Walla Walla to the southeast comes in at $334 less than Snohomish County, and Wenatchee to the east and Yakima to the southeast are both over $500 cheaper.

$6483

Snohomish County

$6547

Washington

$4957

The United States

$6769

Seattle

$6149

Walla Walla

$5911

Wenatchee

$5958

Yakima

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Snohomish County, WA

Snohomish County seniors will notice that home care costs are somewhat high compared to other care options. Assisted living comes in over $1,880 lower than home care rates, though seniors must relocate to obtain needed services. Home health care, with its medical services such as vital sign checks, is equivalent to home care in cost. Nursing home costs are higher than those of home care by $2,794.

$6483

Home Care

$6483

Home Health Care

$4600

Assisted Living

$9277

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Snohomish County was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bellingham, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Snohomish County, WA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Snohomish County 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 Snohomish County:

Senior Information & Assistance

Address: 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Phone Number: (800) 422-2024

The Senior Information and Assistance line is managed in partnership between Homage and the Snohomish County Long-Term Care and Aging department. The service acts as the first point of contact between older adults and several aging in place resources in the county. Seniors can get in touch with the service to find out more and check eligibility for programs like mental health counseling, home-delivered meals, in-home care services and transportation. 

TakeCare Medicare

Address: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone Number: (866) 937-6565

TakeCare Medicare is a Homage service offering free and unbiased advice about Medicare insurance. Advisors can help seniors understand their insurance options on topics such as Medigap, prescription medication plans and dual Medicare/Medicaid plans. Additionally, TakeCare Medicare counselors can also refer seniors to other aging services such as home repairs and meal delivery programs. 

Legal Services for Individuals Over 60

Address: 401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: (888) 387-7111

This senior legal line is a Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral service offered by the Northwest Justice Project. Seniors can call to speak to a lawyer or a paralegal who can either offer detailed advice over the phone, assist with legal documentation, or, in some instances, refer the caller to other legal aid agencies for representation. 

Minor Home Repairs

Address: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone Number: (425) 265-2222

The Minor Home Repairs program is managed by the Homage nonprofit and helps low-income seniors with some necessary house repairs so they can continue living at home. There is no labor cost for this service; however, seniors may have to pay for some of the materials on a sliding scale, according to their income. 

Veterans’ Assistance Program

Address: 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Lower Level, Drewel Building, Everett, WA 98201
Phone Number: (425) 388-7255

This program is overseen by the Snohomish County Human Services Department and assists seniors who served in the country’s military and their families. Seniors can get in touch with the program for information and referrals to state and federal pensions their service entitles them to, including a robust list of services specifically for older veterans.  

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