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Browse the 37 home care agencies in Essex, read 58 reviews of families’ experiences, and learn about available services to find the best home care options near you. Families in Essex choose home care for many reasons, including to reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. Most home care agencies in Essex personalize their services to your needs and provide them as frequently or infrequently as needed.

Home care agencies near Essex, MD

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The communication with the management team has been great so far, and their friendliness is a 5 plus. We are having a really good experience so far. Our care takers [name removed] certainly serves our needs...
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Your home is the place where you feel the most safe and secure. Too often, senior family members feel forced to leave this cherished environment and move to an assisted living or nursing facility before they want to do so. Oftentimes, elderly family members are capable to live independently with...
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17 reviews
Very responsive. They set up urgent care in less than a day. They are flexible with adjusting days and times as the situation changes. They have supported the client at home, in the hospital and at a rehab....
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Senior Helpers of Baltimore serves Pikesville, Towson, Essex, Bel Air and surrounding areas throughout Baltimore and Harford counties with "care and comfort at a moment's notice." Our responsiveness, dependability and experienced caregivers have allowed Senior Helpers to become one of the most...
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34 reviews
The quality and professionalism of the caregiver, who are on time, caring, and willing to go the extra mile to help my husband, and
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Home Instead Senior Care enables the elderly to live independently. It’s at home where quality of life is enhanced without the stress of interrupted routines and changes in daily habits. Our non-medical CAREGivers provide one-on-one support and interaction that reduce feelings of isolation and...
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Making a decision for a homecare services can sometimes be over whelming. I could not make a choice for my dad's long term care. So iI consulted one of my co workers who introduced Axion Home Care to me. So...
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Costs of home care in Essex, MD

Average cost of home care in Essex, MD

Home care in Essex is typically charged at an hourly rate. Hourly rates may vary based on factors like time of day (overnight hours, for example), special weekend or holiday rates, and whether care is around the clock.
Average hourly rate
$30/hr
Average overnight rate
$33/hr
Average weekend rate
$34/hr

Home care costs vs. senior living costs in Essex

Home care costs in Essex increase based on the hours of care needed. Costs are typically higher for seniors who need home care at night or for most of the day — for example, while a family member is at work. For seniors who need full-time or 24/7 care, assisted living or memory care may be a more cost-effective option in the long run.
44 hours of home care/wk
$5,758/mo
$6,092/mo
To learn more about other local senior living options, view Essex assisted living facilities or Essex memory care facilities.

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How to pay for home care in Essex, MD

Many families combine various payment methods to cover home care costs. Most often, families use some mixture of the following private and public income sources to pay for home care in Essex.
Paying for home careGet an overview of all payment options for home care.
VA home care benefitsSee how VA benefits can help veterans and their spouses pay for home care.
Home care and LTC insuranceLearn how to use long-term care insurance to cover home care costs.

What families are saying about home care in Essex

Recent reviews for home care in Essex

Griswold Home Care - Baltimore and Howard County, MD in Ellicott City, MD

2.8
The caregivers were just wonderful. Very friendly, nice, and they did a great job. Getting the office and the caregivers on the same page was not good. It was the office staff just was not in sync. I would use this service again.

Complete Home Care, LLC in Owings Mills, MD

2.4
Complete Home Care tried to fulfill our request. They fell a little short is fulfilling the requests. The office staff could have communicated more about the patients needs and personal needs to the caregivers.

Options for Senior America Bel Air in Belcamp, MD

4.9
They have been very cordial and nice. The care giver that they have that comes out on a regular basis to take care of my mom has been wonderful. She is a very nice young lady that does a very good job.

Frequently asked questions about home care in Essex

There are 37 home care facilities near Essex, Maryland. See the full list.

Home care is provided by an aide who comes to a senior’s home to help with daily chores and activities of daily living. It can be offered anywhere a senior calls home — including a house, senior apartment, independent living, or assisted living. Learn more about home care.

Home care services are customizable to a senior’s unique needs. Services can include companionship, help with chores like cooking and housekeeping, or assistance with activities of daily living, like toileting and bathing. Explore home care services in more detail.

Home care provides nonmedical services for seniors who require assistance with daily tasks like housework, bathing, dressing, and transportation. In contrast, home health care is prescribed by a doctor and includes services like skilled nursing care and therapies, health monitoring, and medication administration that are provided by licensed medical professionals. Read more about home care vs. home health care.

The national median cost of home care is $30 per hour, according to A Place for Mom’s internal data. This cost may vary depending on the location and provided services.

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