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Best Home Health Care Agencies in Wilmington, DE

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1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 Rating

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5.0 (31)
3.0 (12)
1.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Visiting Angels' Senior Care and In Home Assisted Living Service in Wilmington is an independently owned and operated franchisee of a network of health care agencies, the Living Assistance Services, Inc., that has been providing respite care, companion care, palliative care, and dementia care services in the metro and nearby areas since 1998. Visiting Angels is home to caregivers, home health aides, nursing assistants, and registered nurses who offer housekeeping, safety supervision, and personal hygiene and medication assistance to seniors.

1701 Shallcross Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 Rating

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5.0 (510)
4.0 (24)
2.5 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Home Instead is a locally owned home health care agency serving Wilmington, Newark, and nearby areas. Bob Bird, president of the Delaware Association of Home and Community Care, established the Wilmington office in 2003. Its caregivers offer a wide range of services for aging adults with medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. They provide in-home care, senior transportation, and personal care services that include bathroom assistance, grooming, and mobility. Home Instead has launched its Ready To Care program to encourage individuals to make a difference in the lives of seniors.

1500 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 Rating

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5.0 (194)
5.0 (1)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Right at Home is a home care agency serving the Greater Wilmington area. It offers a wide range of caregiver services, including Alzheimer's and dementia care services, companionship care and homemaking, non-medical home care, physical assistance, and respite care. The professionals at this company assist seniors and elders 24/7 and undergo a criminal background check for clients' safety. Right at Home also complies with all applicable federal and state guidelines related to the privacy of personal and healthcare information.

915 North Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 Rating

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5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Steps Homecare Services offers home health care and social services to the citizens of Wilmington. It works to provide consistent and high-quality care to the community, including individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities who may be at high risk for emergency room visits and hospitalization. Steps Homecare Services offers personal or companion care, home health aides including bedside care, mobility training, appointment management, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal care. It also offers rehabilitative therapies like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

5574 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 Rating

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3.0 (1)
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Greater Works Companion Care LLC is a privately owned facility that provides non-medical home health care solutions for the disabled, elderly, and patients recovering from surgeries in Wilmington and surrounding counties. Its services include companion and incontinent care, escort for medical appointments, diet monitoring, ambulation assistance, and grocery shopping. Greater Works Companion Care strives to deliver supportive care for individuals in the safety of their homes and allows them to retain their independence in the process.

2706 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805 Rating

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3.7 (3)
5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

We Care Home Care of Delaware is a Delaware-based home health care agency that serves families in the metro. Combining both skills and compassion in its services, the agency aims to help individuals from all walks of life get the health care they need. We Care Home Care of Delaware offers personal care services such as dressing, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, daily routines, and ambulance assistance. The agency also provides companion and respite care to its clientele.

Compare our Top Home Health Care Agencies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Visiting Angels' Senior Care and In Home Assisted Living Service in Wilmington, DE
1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
Home Instead - Wilmington / Newark, DE
1701 Shallcross Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806
Right at Home - New Castle
1500 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Steps Homecare Services
915 North Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Greater Works Companion Care LLC
5574 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808
We Care Home Care of Delaware
2706 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805


  • Are home care agencies licensed?

    Most, but not all, states require licensing for home care agencies. Licensure usually means that criminal checks will be done on employees and that staff members must be qualified according to state regulations. For example, if someone is doing nursing care, they must have a nursing license or certificate.

  • Do agencies provide round-the-clock care?

    Many do, although the cost for care during non-traditional working hours may be higher.

  • What are the ADLs?

    The activities of daily living, or ADLs, are a way to determine what level of help you need from a caregiver. They include:

    • Toileting and toilet hygiene
    • Bathing and personal grooming of body and hair
    • Dressing and undressing
    • Cooking and eating regular meals
    • Having the mobility to get around your home
    • Being able to move yourself from one spot to another, such as from a bed to a chair or wheelchair, if necessary
  • What services do home care agencies offer?

    Home caregivers may provide a broad range of services related to medical needs as well as ADLs (activities of daily living). Medical help may be in the form of assisting with physical or occupational therapy, planning and taking medications, and skilled nursing.

  • How do I know if home health care isn’t enough for my loved one?

    If you or your loved one is unable to manage most of the ADLs, or needs round-the-clock nursing care, a nursing home may be a better fit. A doctor can help develop a plan of support that addresses concerns realistically, based on what the individual is able to accomplish and what help is needed.

  • What happens if I don’t like the caregiver I’m assigned?

    You should be able to talk to the agency to have another caregiver assigned to you. But be sure you are not acting prematurely. It takes a while for relationships to develop, and you and your new caregiver need to learn to understand one another and determine how to work well together.

  • Does long-term care insurance pay for home health care?

    Although you will need to look at your policy documents to ensure that this is the case, most long-term care may be used to pay for a home caregiver. Some policies will even pay for a family member who provides care. This is something you can find out by looking at your documents or calling your insurance agent.