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Browse the 46 home care agencies in Waltham, read 13 reviews of families’ experiences, and learn about available services to find the best home care options near you. Families in Waltham 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 Waltham personalize their services to your needs and provide them as frequently or infrequently as needed.

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Photo of Purple Nurse Home Care
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3 reviews
I live in Virginia while my relative stayed at his home in Massachusetts. Purple Nurses treated [name removed] like he was family. They totally exceeded my expectations. I felt at ease being so far away...
Provides: Home Care
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Skilled and Non Skilled Home CareRNs, LPN's, CNA's and Home Health Aides
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2 reviews
HHHC of Lexington truly cares about patients and there families.! I would have given 5s for all ratings BUT in early HHHC then employed an older woman, who was then ACTIVELY grieving the recent death of HER...
Provides: Home Care
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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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Photo of Right at Home - Boston Metro West - Newton Upper Falls, MA
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3 reviews
Provides: Home Care
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Right at Home helps people stay in their homes. We believe that maintaining an independent lifestyle fosters the dignity and sense of purpose we all seek. Your own home provides invaluable comfort, a sense of security and feeling of well-being.If you or a family member needs assistance with...
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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 of Waltham is an independently owned office of the World's largest Senior Care Organization. Owned by local resident Christopher Jenkins, the Waltham office services the towns of Brookline, Newton, Watertown,Waltham, Brighton and Allston.Christopher meets each Caregiver...
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Provides: Home Care
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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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We couldn't be happier with the level of concern, care, and flexibility the owners [name removed] and [name removed] have offered day in and day out. Each caregiver has shown respect, professionalism, 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.
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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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Provides: Home Care
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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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Provides: Home Care
Care types provided by this community
Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Provides: Home Care
Care types provided by this community
Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
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Provides: Home Care
Care types provided by this community
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.
Independent Living Home Care inc. Newton MA *Are you scared your parent won't find the care, companionship and friendship they need when you can't visit?We can help, we are a in-home non-medical service provider offering experienced high quality service.*Do you want to ensure your parent is well...
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Care types provided by this community
Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Provides: Home Care
Care types provided by this community
Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Provides: Home Care
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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.
We provide a range of non-medical support services to enable seniors to remain safely at home as long as possible. Our caregivers are carefully screened (background and references checked), trained, insured and bonded. We are very selective and hire only about 45% of the people we interview....
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Provides: Home Care
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
We are the area's only agency that specializes in 24/7 live-in care which means that whether you need round the clock care now or somewhere down the road, we employ the caregivers that are trained for live-in care.  We have one of the most rigorous screening processes in the industry...
Provides: Home Care
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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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Provides: Home Care
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Home Care: Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

Costs of home care in Waltham, MA

Average cost of home care in Waltham, MA

Home care in Waltham 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
$38/hr
Average overnight rate
$36/hr
Average weekend rate
$41/hr

Home care costs vs. senior living costs in Waltham

Home care costs in Waltham 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
$7,194/mo
$7,094/mo
To learn more about other local senior living options, view Waltham assisted living facilities or Waltham memory care facilities.

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How to pay for home care in Waltham, MA

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 Waltham.
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 Waltham

Recent reviews for home care in Waltham

Home Helpers Home Care of Lexington, MA in Burlington, MA

3.1
Can't hurt to look. It takes a bit to find the right caregiver that is a good fit. That takes a bit.

Amada Senior Care of Boston MetroWest, MA in Dedham, MA

5.0
Easy to schedule, responsive, acted quickly when we needed to change timing of services and were flexible.

Home Sweet Home Health Services in Hull, MA

3.6
I used Home Sweet Home services recently to drop in on and support my Mother-in-Law in the Hull area. I found [name removed], the owner, to be a great communicator, caring, and very helpful. Home Sweet Home provided clear communication, prompt service, and excellent support at a competitive ...
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Frequently asked questions about home care in Waltham

Care Resolutions Inc - Sherborn, Amada Senior Care of Westborough, MA and Purple Nurse Home Care are the top-rated home care facilities near Waltham, Massachusetts. See full list of agencies.

There are 46 home care facilities near Waltham, Massachusetts. 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.

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