According to the U.S. Census, over 880,000 residents live in San Francisco, 16% of whom are 65 or older. San Francisco has a rich history that can be explored by open-air bus or walking tours, along with tours of art and history museums. While the 1,017-acre Golden Gate State Park is well-known for guided tours of the Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers, there are also guided tours of Mission Dolores Park and Grandview Park. In San Francisco, residents can find Pier 39, known for its unique shops and restaurants, and Oracle Park, where the Giants won the World Series Championship several times. 

When comparing the average costs of homemaking and home health aide services in San Francisco, they are the same, at $6,101, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020. As with many major cities with mild climates and ocean views, San Francisco’s average cost is higher than the state’s average of about $5,520 for both homemaking and home health aide services. Other oceanside cities, such as Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, have average costs of around $5,500 and $4,500, respectively.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the San Francisco area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in San Francisco, CA

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Helpers of San Mateo County

1900 South Norfolk St., Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019

The caregivers that I have had have watched over me and taken care of me. I do not think that I would be here today if it was not for my first caregiver. The caregivers have been really good and the … (read more)
The caregivers that I have had have watched over me and taken care of me. I do not think that I would be here today if it was not for my first caregiver. The caregivers have been really good and the … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Family Matters In-Home Care

2155 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 116, Campbell, CA, 95008

I contacted Oscar/Family Matters about 8pm on a Friday evening for some help to start the next morning. He worked diligently through the evening to find someone, and on Saturday morning at 10am, a won … (read more)
I contacted Oscar/Family Matters about 8pm on a Friday evening for some help to start the next morning. He worked diligently through the evening to find someone, and on Saturday morning at 10am, a won … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Daly City, CA

355 Gellert Blvd., Suite 110, Daly City, CA, 94015

I am most pleased to write a review of services I have received from the Kindred Home Care Agency near Daly City. The personal attention provided by the professional staff is beyond reproach. They a … (read more)
I am most pleased to write a review of services I have received from the Kindred Home Care Agency near Daly City. The personal attention provided by the professional staff is beyond reproach. They a … (read more)

2021

Right at Home Burlingame, CA

433 Airport Blvd., Suite 109, Burlingame, CA, 94010

She cleans. She picks up prescriptions. They try to personalize your service. They try to match you with a good caregiver.
She cleans. She picks up prescriptions. They try to personalize your service. They try to match you with a good caregiver.

Best Home Care, Inc

26236 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545

While I was out-of-state on a long planned vacation my mother experienced some life changing situation requiring around the clock home care. I contacted Best Home Care and I was very pleased with the … (read more)
While I was out-of-state on a long planned vacation my mother experienced some life changing situation requiring around the clock home care. I contacted Best Home Care and I was very pleased with the … (read more)

Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula

36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94403

I chose Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula for my husband and they’re really good. I am very pleased. The communication is excellent and the caregivers are very good. The scheduling was … (read more)
I chose Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula for my husband and they’re really good. I am very pleased. The communication is excellent and the caregivers are very good. The scheduling was … (read more)

Aviva In-Home Care

1700 Montgomery Street, 101, San Francisco, CA, 94111

Aviva In-Home Care has provided excellent and caring service for a challenging and sensitive situation. They have pulled through for me and my client and my client and I am happy to recommend their se … (read more)
Aviva In-Home Care has provided excellent and caring service for a challenging and sensitive situation. They have pulled through for me and my client and my client and I am happy to recommend their se … (read more)

Care Indeed

890 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

Care Indeed was wonderful. They were quick, we got sent the right people, and it was a great experience. We used them for 2 weeks. They helped my friend in bathing, they came every day, and everything … (read more)
Care Indeed was wonderful. They were quick, we got sent the right people, and it was a great experience. We used them for 2 weeks. They helped my friend in bathing, they came every day, and everything … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Walnut Creek, CA

3050 Citrus Cir, Suite 201, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

It has been effortless to get coverage for my father with Home Instead. The caregivers have been incredibly kind, attentive and caring. They treat my father as if he’s their own family member!
It has been effortless to get coverage for my father with Home Instead. The caregivers have been incredibly kind, attentive and caring. They treat my father as if he’s their own family member!

Home Instead Senior Care – San Mateo, CA

2207 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, 94403

My interactions with the caregivers is vey good. The provide relieve care for me to aid with bed bath, bed cleaning and removal of soiled items, transfer to wheelchair and feeding. They have in the p … (read more)
My interactions with the caregivers is vey good. The provide relieve care for me to aid with bed bath, bed cleaning and removal of soiled items, transfer to wheelchair and feeding. They have in the p … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – San Francisco, CA

1 Daniel Burnham Ct, Suite 307C, San Francisco, CA, 94109

Wonderful caregivers, excellent communication, great service!
Wonderful caregivers, excellent communication, great service!

Health Professionals, Inc.

7216 Mission Street, Daly City, CA, 94014


Homecare Professionals -Daly City, CA

295 89th Street Suite 107, Daly City, CA, 94105


FIRSTLIGHT HOME CARE OF THE PENINSULA

1622 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA, 94070


ameriCARE San Francisco

120 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117

ameriCARE San Francisco is a family-owned and operated home care agency serving all the San Francisco Bay Area. <p></p> We are a new kind of in-home care. We believe it’s time the senior home car … (read more)
ameriCARE San Francisco is a family-owned and operated home care agency serving all the San Francisco Bay Area. <p></p> We are a new kind of in-home care. We believe it’s time the senior home car … (read more)

Jannic Health Services

26970 Hayward Blvd Suite 206, Hayward, CA, 94542


2019, 2020

Home Care Assistance – San Francisco CA

1649 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115

They have given us excellent caregivers and care. I like that we are able to contact them and that they are very responsive to our calls.
They have given us excellent caregivers and care. I like that we are able to contact them and that they are very responsive to our calls.

2018, 2019

Thera Care

650 El Camino Real, Ste. M, Redwood City, CA, 94063

They help me by doing everything that I want them to do. I like that they are dependable. I never have any problems of any kind.
They help me by doing everything that I want them to do. I like that they are dependable. I never have any problems of any kind.

Honor – In Home Senior Care San Francisco

835 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

My husband used Honor Home Care. Services include companionship, meal preparation, and supervision of pills. I had many different caregivers. Some of them were superb, some of them were not particular … (read more)
My husband used Honor Home Care. Services include companionship, meal preparation, and supervision of pills. I had many different caregivers. Some of them were superb, some of them were not particular … (read more)

A Step Above Caregiving, LLC

3144 G St. Suite. 125-209, Merced, CA, 95340

The caregivers from A Step Above Caregiving, LLC pretty much do what we ask them to do. We have caregivers over during the night and they give her showers, wash her hair, and make sure she doesn’t fal … (read more)
The caregivers from A Step Above Caregiving, LLC pretty much do what we ask them to do. We have caregivers over during the night and they give her showers, wash her hair, and make sure she doesn’t fal … (read more)

San Francisco Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in San Francisco:

Meals on Wheels San Francisco

Address: 137 FairFax Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone Number: (415) 920-1111

Volunteers in the area help senior clients maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle by delivering nutritious meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner options that can be modified to fit each client’s specific needs. Delivered daily, on weekdays, or twice a week, meals can arrive hot, refrigerated, or frozen depending on the client’s capabilities. The agency also provides volunteer shoppers who can buy groceries and small household items, along with helpful volunteers who can stop by just to change a light bulb, make small furniture repairs and other small projects.

San Francisco Human Services Department of Disability and Aging Services

Address: 2 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: (415) 355-6700

Often referred to as the DAS Benefits and Resources Hub, the agency connects seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities with a variety of resources, like in-home supportive services, food pantries and LGBT programs. Adult protective services are also available. Applications are accepted online. Representatives can be reached at the provided number and speak the following languages: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese and Tagalog. 

Bay Area Legal Aid

Address: 1800 Market Street 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 982-1300

The nonprofit represents clients from a variety of different cultural and social-economic backgrounds in areas of finance, housing preservation and helping individuals apply for the government support they are entitled to. Attorneys can also assist with appealing unlawful terminations of financial aid or wrongful denials for benefits. The agency also has experience handling medical issues, as well as assisting clients with obtaining in-home support services and SSI benefits.  

San Francisco Community Assistance Program

Address: 525 Golden Gate Avenue (at Polk St.), San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 551-3000

Not only does this agency help senior and low-income residents in San Francisco provide assistance with paying water bills, but they also offer free replacements of old, in-efficient water fixtures. Once approved, customers receive a free evaluation of their home and receive discounts for up to 35% on sewer bills and 15% on water bills. The program can replace faucets, showerheads and toilets, in addition to fixing expensive plumbing issues.

Self-Help for the Elderly

Address: 731 Sansome Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: (415) 677-7600

Serving over 40,000 seniors in Chinatown each year, the non-profit offers a wide variety of senior care services, both in and out of the home, along with resources to help seniors and their caregivers. The organization also provides HICAP services to help seniors better understand their health insurance options and rights.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.