Madison, the second largest city of Wisconsin, is perfect for seniors who want to live close to stunning outdoor spaces, including the Olbrich Botanical Gardens and UW Arboretum. Art enthusiasts can enjoy the local cultural scene at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Majestic Theater. Madison, considered one of the top 10 best places to live in the US, has a population of 259,680, 11.6% of whom are aged 65 and over. City seniors have access to top-notch healthcare facilities, such as UW Health University Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital at Madison.

Madison has multiple high-quality home health care programs available for its senior community. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services is $5,339 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $5,339. These costs are higher than the national averages 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 Madison 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 Madison, WI

2019, 2021

Right at Home Madison, WI

315 E. Main Street, Unit 205, Waunakee, WI, 53597

They have been willing to do everything asked of them. She gives her a shower. I like the consistency in care. Other places have a lot of no shows.
They have been willing to do everything asked of them. She gives her a shower. I like the consistency in care. Other places have a lot of no shows.

Home Instead – Madison, WI

1574 W Broadway, Suite 101, Madison, WI, 53713

I am the child of a former client of Home Instead – Madison. I have a couple of significant concerns about the organization that I feel are worth sharing. The first concern applies universally. … (read more)
I am the child of a former client of Home Instead – Madison. I have a couple of significant concerns about the organization that I feel are worth sharing. The first concern applies universally. … (read more)

Always Best Care of Madison

437 S Yellowstone Dr. , Suite 210, Madison, WI, 53719

Currently, at the beginning of this process of seeking respite care for my 85 year old father who lives with us. This agency was quick to call, same day as initial contact with caring.com. The people … (read more)
Currently, at the beginning of this process of seeking respite care for my 85 year old father who lives with us. This agency was quick to call, same day as initial contact with caring.com. The people … (read more)

Agape Senior Services

555 Donofrio Dr, Suite 2, Madison, WI, 53719

AGAPE (Greek) is the highest form of love. At Agape, a faith­ based company, we believe that love is the greatest connection and we reflect this love through our quality of care. Rene Gibbs founded A … (read more)
AGAPE (Greek) is the highest form of love. At Agape, a faith­ based company, we believe that love is the greatest connection and we reflect this love through our quality of care. Rene Gibbs founded A … (read more)

Signal Health Group WI

109 Prairie Grass Rd, Oregon, WI, 53575

We are in business to help seniors, veterans and the disabled remain independent in their homes. We aim to be the leader in compassionate, reliable care – like family or better. We offer help with all … (read more)
We are in business to help seniors, veterans and the disabled remain independent in their homes. We aim to be the leader in compassionate, reliable care – like family or better. We offer help with all … (read more)

BrightStar Care Madison

3240 University Ave, Suite 3A, Madison, WI, 53705

The person who’s doing it is very very fast and maybe not quite as accurate when she makes the bed. She’s not quite as neat as I would be if I had done it. I’d like them to be a little more careful w … (read more)
The person who’s doing it is very very fast and maybe not quite as accurate when she makes the bed. She’s not quite as neat as I would be if I had done it. I’d like them to be a little more careful w … (read more)

Home Care Services

9429 72nd St., Kenosha, WI, 53142

They were recommended to us by some friends who told us that they had a good experience with Home Care Services. Greg did a very good job in presenting the potential people that we could use. The inte … (read more)
They were recommended to us by some friends who told us that they had a good experience with Home Care Services. Greg did a very good job in presenting the potential people that we could use. The inte … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Madison – West

579 D’onofrio Drive, Madison, WI, 53719

My parents are using Comfort Keepers. They’re excellent. They cover all the things that we needed to have done. They’re very passionate, very kind, helpful, and understanding with the elderly. They he … (read more)
My parents are using Comfort Keepers. They’re excellent. They cover all the things that we needed to have done. They’re very passionate, very kind, helpful, and understanding with the elderly. They he … (read more)

Midwest Home Care

2800 Royal Avenue Suite 204 , Madison, WI, 53713

We’re very happy with Midwest Family Care. My mom likes her caregiver and things are working out really well. We’ve been using them for eight weeks already. They help with general housekeeping chores, … (read more)
We’re very happy with Midwest Family Care. My mom likes her caregiver and things are working out really well. We’ve been using them for eight weeks already. They help with general housekeeping chores, … (read more)

Eternity Homecare

1402 Greenway Cross,, Madison, WI, 53713

Best agency in Madison. They listened to me and my mom and our needs. The nurse is really nice. The staff is friendly and helpful. I made the right choice!
Best agency in Madison. They listened to me and my mom and our needs. The nurse is really nice. The staff is friendly and helpful. I made the right choice!

Senior Helpers

4726 East Towne Blvd Suite 120, Madison, WI, 53704

We found this Senior Helpers for my love one and he has 24-hour care with a private nurse. Everything is going perfectly. We didn’t wait that long to find a care giver that has a good match. With rega … (read more)
We found this Senior Helpers for my love one and he has 24-hour care with a private nurse. Everything is going perfectly. We didn’t wait that long to find a care giver that has a good match. With rega … (read more)

Comforcare Home Care Services

2421 Parmenter Street, Suite 241, Middleton, WI, 53562

ComForCare helps my mom with showering, washing her hair, and doing some of her laundry. They have had to change people a couple of times because of schedule conflicts, but now they seem to be consist … (read more)
ComForCare helps my mom with showering, washing her hair, and doing some of her laundry. They have had to change people a couple of times because of schedule conflicts, but now they seem to be consist … (read more)

Care Wisconsin

1617 Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI, 53704


Catholic Charities – CompanionCare

426 S. Yellowstone Drive, Ste 100, Madison, WI, 53719


MorCARE at Home

6205 Davenport Drive, Madison, WI, 53711


Maxim Healthcare Madison, WI

5752 Tokay Blvd, Suite 500, Madison, WI, 53719


Interim HealthCare of Madison, WI

702 North Blackhawk Ave, Suite 215, Madison, WI, 53705


Golden Heart Senior Care

437 South Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 101, Madison, WI, 53719


Global Care Provider LLC

56 Central Ave, Suite 308, Lynn, MA, 01901


BrightStar Senior Living of Madison

6550 Schroeder Road , Madison, WI, 53711


Madison 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 Madison:

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 101 E. Wilson St., 9th​ Floor, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: (608) 266-8234

Through this program, eligible households receive help to pay their monthly energy costs. Services covered include heating, electricity and energy emergency situations. Assistance is provided through a one-time grant available during the heating season. Electric assistance is also offered, but the program only funds a portion of non-heating costs. Qualifying applicants must have a gross income at or below 60% of the state median.

Weatherization Program

Address: 3841 Kipp St., Madison, WI 53718
Phone Number: (608) 246-3737

This statewide program helps low-income households reduce their energy usage and utility bills. Services include wall and attic insulation, air leakage reduction, refrigerator and freezer replacement, air sealing and furnace repair. To be eligible, applicants must reside in Dane or Green County and their earnings can’t exceed 60% of the state median income. Qualifying property owners or tenants must have also been approved for Energy Assistance in the 12 months prior to applying.

Minor Home Repair Program

Address: 3841 Kipp St., Madison, WI 53718
Phone Number: (608) 246-3737

This program provides low-cost structural repairs and accessibility modifications to qualifying property owners. After an initial quality inspection is performed, the program offers window and door replacement, repair of leaking toilets, sinks and faucets, and the installation of safety railings, ramps, decks, grab bars and landings. Eligible applicants must own their home in Madison and meet house value limits. Households must also have a gross income at or below 80% of the Dane County median.

Meals on Wheels of Wisconsin

Address: 700 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53715
Phone Number: (608) 276-7598

Meals on Wheels delivers daily noontime meals to homebound seniors. Proteins, cereals or bread, vegetables, fruits and milk are included in the menu. There are specific options for those who need vegetarian, low-sodium or soft food. Volunteers work from Monday through Friday, and they can also provide a safety check and companion services. Meals are offered at a low cost, and funding is available for qualifying applicants.

Library Home Services

Address: 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: (608) 266-6314

This program of the Madison Public Library delivers reading materials to seniors unable to leave their homes. Volunteers also deliver to retirement homes and assisted living facilities. Along with regular books, individuals can borrow large-print books, audiobooks, magazines, CDs and DVDs. The service is available to residents of Madison who are homebound or have an ongoing physical condition.

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.