ABSTRACT : This study was conducted with the objective of exploring the effects of home-based care by family members on the life satisfaction of elderly people in the city of Bunia. It was carried out using an observational method in a mixed-method design, supported by a cross-sectional survey technique based on interviews by questionnaire, combining a quantitative and a qualitative approach.The City of Bunia was the location for this study, whose population was made up of elderly people aged 65 and above. The results of this study showed that the elderly people who had support from their family members were satisfied with life and even those with disorders and conditions that came with old age were satisfied. However, those without access to medical covers were less satisfied in life because they were not able to afford the treatments in the hospitals, which lowered their quality of life. Also, the elderly people feared being a burden to their families whether physically, financially or emotionally. Thus, in order to improve the effects of home care by family members on the life satisfaction of the elderly in Bunia city, it is desirable to establish a system of autonomous home care by the family that can provide support to families that have elderly people with problems or in need of care. KEY WORDS : Home care, family members, life satisfaction, elderly people.