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Home Care Services for Older Adults

Need a little extra help around the house, transportation, or even just someone to talk to? Home care services for seniors provide all of these and more. Given the rapidly growing elderly population, there will be more senior citizens than ever before and studies show that 75% of them want to age in their own homes. Luckily, with services like Home Instead, InnovAge and CarePenguin, older adults can safely and confidently age in place.

Home Instead

Home Instead is a global home care provider that gives seniors the help they need to stay independent and mobile. The types of services they offer include:

  • Personal care services: bathing, dressing, grooming and other activities of daily living.
  • Nurse directed care: help with medication reminders, vitals, and tending to wounds.
  • Hospice support: professional help with the aging process so their family can make the most of their precious time together.
  • Meal prep and home helper: caregivers help prep meals and pick up around the house.
  • Transportation: Home Instead provides transportation to the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, the hair salon, etc to keep older adults independent and mobile.
  • Companionship: one of the key factors of living a long and happy life is socialization and companionship.

Home Instead also offers specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia care tailored to each individual. Read more about their Alzheimer’s and Dementia care here.

To find Home Instead home care services near you, type in your zip code in their location finder here.


InnovAge is committed to helping seniors live life on their terms. It is the largest provider of PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). They are headquartered in Denver, Colorado and offer PACE in Colorado, California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. They also offer home care services in Colorado and own two affordable senior housing communities in the Denver metro area.

What is PACE?

According to InnovAge’s website, “PACE is a federal and state-funded program. Most PACE participants are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and enjoy PACE at low or no cost. To qualify for PACE, seniors must meet certain financial and medical requirements. InnovAge offers PACE in multiple states, and each state has its own requirements to qualify. Our senior care experts help caregivers and their loved ones navigate the process.” (InnovAge)

To learn more about PACE and InnovAge, visit their website here.


CarePenguin shares the same mission as Home Instead and InnovAge in helping older adults remain in their homes for longer. CarePenguin offers a little extra peace of mind to families with elderly loved ones living alone. It’s a sensor and app that non-invasively monitors the well-being of elderly loved ones living alone by detecting activity in a house through water use. If we detect a lack of activity, we send a notification to the family caregiver encouraging them to check in. It’s way less invasive than cameras or motion sensors as well as significantly more affordable. 

While Home Instead and InnovAge offer a variety of services and in-home care, CarePenguin can be a good starting point to ensure an elderly loved one living alone is okay. It can also be great in conjunction with the services that Home Instead and InnovAge provide so you know that your loved one is okay even when the professional caregivers aren’t there. 

If you think you and your family could benefit from CarePenguin, sign up today! You get a 30 day free trial and money back guarantee.