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By: David Lohmann on July 10th, 2019

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6 Best New York Home Care Agencies

Seniors | Family Members

Selecting the best home care agency for your loved one is an important decision. You want to ensure you’re choosing a team of professionals and a price point that's right for your family. Fortunately, New York has plenty of home care options available to you. Here are six of the best New York home care agencies.

Alvita Home Care

Alvita Home Care has been serving seniors in the New York City area since 2005. This agency focuses on all aspects of wellness, caring for seniors’ mental, spiritual, and physical health. Depending on your care needs, Alvita Home Care provides geriatric care, palliative and hospice care, and specialty care from nurses.

Here are a few specifics about Alvita Home Care:

  • Locations Served - Alvita Home Care has locations throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. In addition to servicing New York City boroughs, they also provide care in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.

  • Cost for Care - This New York home care agency accepts both personal payment and long-term care insurance payment. Alvita Home Care does require home care visits to be a minimum of a few hours, so if you choose this agency, be sure to consult with them about the amount of care you or your loved one needs.

  • Availability - They offer 24/7 services, which means you can trust them to care for you or your loved one day or night.

Devotion Home Care

Devotion Home Care services the New York City area too, and offers a wide range of care services. Whether you or your senior loved one requires a high level of care or just simple assistance each day, Devotion Home Care can accommodate your needs. They provide the following services:

  • Senior care
  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Cancer care
  • Daily care - personal hygiene, medical reminders, medical appointment escorts, etc.
  • Companion care
  • Veteran care

Here are some specifics about Devotion Home Care:

  • Locations Served - If you’re looking for New York home care, this agency may be a good fit. They offer care to New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

  • Costs - Devotion Home Care is a private-pay agency, and they do accept long-term care insurance payments. They require customers to schedule visits that are a minimum or one hour.

  • Availability - This agency provides around-the-clock care.

Yesterday’s Youth LLC

Locally owned and operated, this New York home care agency was established in 2010 and is an active member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Yesterday’s Youth LLC offers companion care, medication reminders, organization assistance around the house, and more. They even offer live-in assistance if that is the best fit for your family’s needs.

Here are a few details about Yesterday’s Youth LLC:

  • Locations Served - This agency serves the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.

  • Costs - Yesterday’s Youth LLC offers free consultations, giving families an opportunity to learn more about their services. Like the other New York home care agencies discussed, they accept private pay and long-term care insurance. They do have hourly minimums for the length of your care visits.

  • Availability - Unlike the other New York home care agencies discussed, Yesterday’s Youth LLC is closed on Sundays. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Caring People, Inc.

Caring People, Inc. has multiple locations across the country, but they also provide services to seniors in New York. Founded in 1998, this agency is accredited by the Joint Commission, and employs caregivers who speak English, French, and Spanish. In addition to traditional care services, they offer pet therapy and music therapy. They also employ certified dementia and Alzheimer’s disease practitioners, so if you require this type of specialty care, they can meet your needs.

Learn more about some specifics on Caring People, Inc.:

  • Locations Served - They have locations in Babylon, Westchester, the Bronx, Hempstead, and Queens.

  • Costs - Caring People, Inc. uses a payment model unlike the previous New York home care agencies. They offer a pay-by-the-minute model via the CaringOnDemand app. Their prices start at $0.99 per minute of care, with no hourly requirements. So, you can schedule the exact amount of care you or your loved one needs.

  • Availability - Services through Caring People, Inc. are offered 24/7. They also offer a unique on-demand model, in which you can request care when you need it. By logging into the CaringOnDemand app, you can request service and a Caring People, Inc. caregiver will arrive soon.


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Right at Home

Right at Home is a nationwide care agency started in 1995. They offer a broad spectrum of care, including the following services:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care
  • Companionship
  • Nutrition and meal preparation services
  • Medication administration (in some locations)
  • Custom care plans

Beyond these care options, here are some specifics on Right at Home:

  • Locations - Right at Home provides service to all of New York City.

  • Costs - Right at Home charges hourly minimums. They also accept private payment and can work with reimbursement programs like Veterans Aid and Attendance to cover home care costs.

  • Availability - As with many of the other New York home care agencies, Right at Home offers care 24/7.

Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers is a large U.S. home care provider. However, they are locally owned and operated. All home health aides must be graduates of the interactive caregiving training program provided by the agency. They also offer a bilingual staff, accommodating even more seniors. Comfort Keepers offers dementia and Alzheimer’s disease care, in-home safety solutions, a full custom care plan, and Lyft Concierge for transportation services. They also offer a “grandpad” tablet to make digital care management easier.

Here are some specifics on Comfort Keepers:

  • Locations - Comfort Keepers serves Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

  • Cost - They offer a free in-home consultation to every potential client. They do require a minimum visit time, which should be factored into your budget for care.

  • Availability - This New York home care agency offers around-the-clock and live-in care. They also provide end-of-life care and respite care.

New York has a wide range of in-home care options for seniors, and when you weigh your options carefully, you’re sure to find the right fit for your family’s needs and budget. If you want an option that offers greater flexibility and lower costs, you may want to consider an agency like Caring People, Inc. that using CaringOnDemand. This is the ideal way to get the amount of care you need when you need it.

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