Seniors seeking an active but still easygoing lifestyle may find what they’re looking for in the central Wisconsin city of Oshkosh. As of 2019, the city had a population of 67,004, with seniors accounting for 14.1% of that number. Much of the area’s culture is tied to Lake Winnebago, which is one of the most popular fishing areas in the country and hosts major tournaments year-round. The 30-mile-long lake takes up the entirety of Oshkosh’s east side, providing plenty of swimming, boating and waterfront dining locations. Menominee Park Zoo, also on Lake Winnebago’s shores, offers free admission and is popular among animal lovers for its rotating cycle of temporary attractions alongside permanent elk, wolf, eagle and otter exhibits. 

According to data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly price of homemaker services in the Oshkosh area is $4,957; the price for home health aide services is identical. That puts such costs slightly over the U.S. averages, which are $4,481 per month for homemaker services and $4,576 per month for home health aide services.

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

2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

SYNERGY HomeCare of Waupaca

204 South Main St., Waupaca, WI, 54981

The agency helps me out because I can’t get around. I like the girls and they are very nice.
The agency helps me out because I can’t get around. I like the girls and they are very nice.

2022

Home Instead – Appleton and Oshkosh, WI

3020 E College Ave, Suite L, Appleton, WI, 54915

We receive care for my mother in law 3 times a week. She loves her caregiver. She takes good care of her and is a great companion. She leaves us a list for the store so we know what to get, which is h … (read more)
We receive care for my mother in law 3 times a week. She loves her caregiver. She takes good care of her and is a great companion. She leaves us a list for the store so we know what to get, which is h … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of the Fox Cities

1244 Appleton Rd., Suite D, Menasha, WI, 54952

Very professional and kind.
Very professional and kind.

Senior Helpers of the Fox Valley – Appleton, WI

2501 S Oneida Street , Appleton, WI, 54915

Senior Helpers can assist you in so many ways… 1:1 COMPANIONSHIP & INTERACTION  Reading  Letter Writing & Correspondence  Reminisce About the Past  Play Mind Stimulating Games, Card … (read more)
Senior Helpers can assist you in so many ways… 1:1 COMPANIONSHIP & INTERACTION  Reading  Letter Writing & Correspondence  Reminisce About the Past  Play Mind Stimulating Games, Card … (read more)

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Oshkosh-Central (CLOSED)

2100 Omro Rd., Suite H, Oshkosh, WI, 54904

The services make it so I don’t have to do everything myself, which is pretty helpful. I like the fact that my caregiver is prompt and friendly.
The services make it so I don’t have to do everything myself, which is pretty helpful. I like the fact that my caregiver is prompt and friendly.

Visiting Angels Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh, WI

146 Algoma, Oshkosh, WI, 54901

It impacted my life negatively because I called them to take care of my grandparents, and I was getting phone calls that they weren’t showing up every other day. They could have showed up. Most of t … (read more)
It impacted my life negatively because I called them to take care of my grandparents, and I was getting phone calls that they weren’t showing up every other day. They could have showed up. Most of t … (read more)

Clarity Care

424 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI, 54901


Interim HealthCare of Green Bay, WI

2551 Continental Ct., Suite 201, Green Bay, WI, 54303


Home Care Assistance – Fox Cities

1092 South Koeller St., Oshkosh, WI, 54902




Cornerstone Caregiving – Kimberly, WI (CLOSED)

702 Eisenhower Drive Suite E , Kimberly, WI, 54136


Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh:

Oshkosh Seniors Center

Address: 200 N Campbell Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone number: (920) 232-5300

The Oshkosh Seniors Center offers two locations in the city. Activities and programming are open to those 50 and up and include free blood pressure clinics and flu shots, fitness and balance classes, education opportunities and social events. Seniors can make use of a well-equipped art studio and woodshop. City transit provides seniors with free transportation for trips to and from the centers. 

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Winnebago County

Address: 220 Washington Ave, PO Box 2187, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2187
Phone number: (877) 886-2372

The ADRC provides Oshkosh residents with useful information regarding programs and services for older adults and those with disabilities. The organization’s dementia care specialists are trained in assisting and supporting those with cognitive conditions and their family members. Residents are encouraged to attend the ADRC committee’s monthly public meetings to provide input on and help shape its services.

Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Address: Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, 1401 McMahon Dr., Suite 100, Neenah, WI 54956
Phone number: 920-720-5600

The WISE program is designed to help older low-income, unemployed adults get the skills and experience they need to receive an income in the modern workforce. Open to Wisconsin residents 55 and up, the program connects its participants with community service positions in government or nonprofit agencies. Participants may work in schools, community centers, libraries and similar locations. 

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: Energy Services Inc – WHEAP Sub, 303 Pearl Ave Ste D, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone number: (920) 231-0600

The WHEAP helps low-income Wisconsin residents pay for their home energy costs. Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income are automatically eligible for this program. Federally funded and locally administered, the program can provide one benefit payment per calendar year during the colder months; in crisis situations, emergency funds may be made available.

Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: Energy Services Inc, 303 Pearl Ave Ste D, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone number: (866) 432-8947

This program assists Wisconsin residents with home improvements intended to increase energy efficiency and thereby lower heating and cooling costs. Relevant improvements can include caulking air leaks, replacing old furnaces and installing attic insulation. As under the state’s WHEAP, seniors receiving SSI or TANF funds are automatically eligible to also get this assistance. 

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 – oftentimes 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 in-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