The island city of Alameda offers seniors coastline views, lovely weather and convenient proximity to the Bay Area’s major cities. Alameda’s population of 77,624 is much smaller than that of its neighbors San Francisco (881,549) or Oakland (433,031), and about 15.7% of Alameda’s residents are 65 years of age or older. The weather in this area is ideal for retirees who enjoy a cool, moderate climate; average temperatures stay within a narrow band of 48 degrees to 65 degrees all year. 

The Bay Area is one of America’s most expensive regions in which to live, which is reflected in Alameda’s very high prices for homemaker services and home health aide services. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, each of those services costs $6,101 per month in Alameda. That represents an over-$1,500 jump from prices elsewhere in the nation, where homemaker services average $4,481 a month and home health aide services average $4,576.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Alameda, so data for the closest city, San Francisco, was used.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Alameda 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 Alameda, CA

2021, 2022

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Pleasant Hill, CA

395 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 118, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523

My caregiver is excellent I live in an independent living facility, and Yolanda takes care of all of my needs. Yolanda arrives on time every time. She washes my clothes twice weekly. She never co … (read more)
My caregiver is excellent I live in an independent living facility, and Yolanda takes care of all of my needs. Yolanda arrives on time every time. She washes my clothes twice weekly. She never co … (read more)

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Alameda County

3137 Castro Valley Boulevard, Suite 201, Castro Valley, CA, 94546

They took a personal interest in our needs. They are always there when I call.
They took a personal interest in our needs. They are always there when I call.

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)

2022

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Campbell, CA

901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA, 95008

We have been working with Kindred at Home for four years now. They’re very accommodating. The caregiver that we’ve had for the past two-and-a-half years, Carolina, is priceless. She has been more help … (read more)
We have been working with Kindred at Home for four years now. They’re very accommodating. The caregiver that we’ve had for the past two-and-a-half years, Carolina, is priceless. She has been more help … (read more)

2022

Home Instead – Oakland, CA

20255 Redwood Rd, Suite 900, Oakland, CA, 94612

We have used Home Instead to care for our elderly parents for over a year. Their Caretakers are excellent and a cot above others we’ve experienced. The support staff is very responsive and helpful.
We have used Home Instead to care for our elderly parents for over a year. Their Caretakers are excellent and a cot above others we’ve experienced. The support staff is very responsive and helpful.

Thrive Home Care

14895 E 14th Street , Suite 300, San Leandro, CA, 94578

I contacted thrive after my uncle had fallen and broke his hip 84 years old and in need of care for staying at home. The staff kept a notebook of his daily needs shower breakfast doing his laundry mak … (read more)
I contacted thrive after my uncle had fallen and broke his hip 84 years old and in need of care for staying at home. The staff kept a notebook of his daily needs shower breakfast doing his laundry mak … (read more)

Home Instead – Castro Valley, CA

20255 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA, 94546

My parents have been using Home Instead for several years now. Currently their care level is 24/7. My Mom’s primary caregiver from Home Instead has been excellent and my parents would not be able to r … (read more)
My parents have been using Home Instead for several years now. Currently their care level is 24/7. My Mom’s primary caregiver from Home Instead has been excellent and my parents would not be able to r … (read more)

Certified Care Solutions, LLC

37600 Central Ct. | Suite# 201, Newark, CA, 94560

Certified Care Solutions, LLC is an in-home care provider serving Newark, California and the surrounding area. Certified Care Solutions, LLC offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal prepa … (read more)
Certified Care Solutions, LLC is an in-home care provider serving Newark, California and the surrounding area. Certified Care Solutions, LLC offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal prepa … (read more)

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)

Polaris Home Care

830 Stewart Dr # 214, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

We were in a tough situation and needed caregivers for my dad on very short notice. He needed pretty involved care since he had later stage Parkinsons. Their team was able to work with all of our requ … (read more)
We were in a tough situation and needed caregivers for my dad on very short notice. He needed pretty involved care since he had later stage Parkinsons. Their team was able to work with all of our requ … (read more)

Qualicare Homecare – San Ramon, CA

2603 Camino Ramon Suite 200, San Ramon, CA, 94583

At Qualicare, we strive to improve the quality of life of our clients by providing best in class home care. We offer personal and companion care services, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, hospice and pa … (read more)
At Qualicare, we strive to improve the quality of life of our clients by providing best in class home care. We offer personal and companion care services, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, hospice and pa … (read more)

Homecare Professionals-Pleasant Hill

3474 Buskirk Avenue Suite C, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523


From The Heart Home Care Inc

131A Stony Circle, Suite 425, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

From the Heart Home Care is a locally owned and operated Homecare Referral Agency – serving the Greater Bay Area since 2002
From the Heart Home Care is a locally owned and operated Homecare Referral Agency – serving the Greater Bay Area since 2002

Marlee Home Care Services,INC

3739 Balboa St #1170, San Francisco, CA, 94121

Marlee Home Care Services,INC is a provider of care inside our clients homes, we’re an excellent alternative to assisted living and nursing care facilities. Our in-home caregivers are alert and atte … (read more)
Marlee Home Care Services,INC is a provider of care inside our clients homes, we’re an excellent alternative to assisted living and nursing care facilities. Our in-home caregivers are alert and atte … (read more)

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)

2018

Divine Home Care

400 Estudillo Ave., Suite 100, San Leandro, CA, 94577

Our overall experience was great. The people are great. They handle their duties in a professional manner. They’re also on time. I couldn’t ask for anything more. We had one experience with the night … (read more)
Our overall experience was great. The people are great. They handle their duties in a professional manner. They’re also on time. I couldn’t ask for anything more. We had one experience with the night … (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)

Senior Helpers of Contra Costa and Alameda

1550 Viader Drive, Moraga, CA, 94556

Someone I knew had had someone from Senior Helpers and recommended them to me. I needed someone right away because the caregiver I had left. The caregivers are excellent. They’re very good with my hus … (read more)
Someone I knew had had someone from Senior Helpers and recommended them to me. I needed someone right away because the caregiver I had left. The caregivers are excellent. They’re very good with my hus … (read more)

FirstLight HomeCare – Walnut Creek Pleasant Hill

2910 Camino Diablo, Suite 140, Walnut Creek, CA, 94597

Can’t say enough about this company. On late notice they showed up to take care of my mom and dad. It was a Sunday evening that my mom got discharged and they were able to help us get great care from … (read more)
Can’t say enough about this company. On late notice they showed up to take care of my mom and dad. It was a Sunday evening that my mom got discharged and they were able to help us get great care from … (read more)

ACTIKARE of Fremont In-Home Caregivers

32999 Lake Wawasee St., Fremont, CA, 94555

<p>All caregivers did their jobs in a professional manner and I found nothing lacking. I would recommend this service to anyone.</p>
<p>All caregivers did their jobs in a professional manner and I found nothing lacking. I would recommend this service to anyone.</p>

Alameda 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 Alameda:

Mastick Senior Center

Address: 1155 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone number: (510) 747-7500

This city-run senior center is staffed by more than 200 volunteers and runs a bevy of senior-related services that include volunteer companion programs, transportation assistance, housing rehab initiatives that can help seniors make their homes safer and less expensive, and help with utility bills. Membership is free and open to adults 50 years of age or older.

Adult Protective Services

Address: 6955 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605
Phone number: (510) 577-3500

APS investigates reports of elder abuse and neglect in Alameda County, which may include physical, psychological or financial mistreatment. There are no income requirements to make use of the service. While reports of potential abuse may be made anonymously and by third parties, APS services are contingent on the senior’s consent, which may be revoked at any time.

In-Home Supportive Services

Address: 24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544
Phone number: (510) 670-6000

This program is administered by Alameda County Social Services and supports seniors who need a little extra help around the home to delay or avoid the need for an assisted living or nursing home facility. Alameda seniors can contact IHSS to get help with preparing meals, doing laundry, going grocery shopping and performing similar basic tasks. Applicants must be qualified for full-scope Medi-Cal and show that they need help with performing activities of daily living.

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Address: 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
Phone number: (510) 635-3663

Working in conjunction with hundreds of food pantries, this nonprofit organization combats food insecurity in the Bay Area. The ACCFB runs an emergency food helpline that can help callers receive groceries or a hot meal within 12 to 24 hours.

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 – oftentimes 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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-home care


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.

Talking with family and others about a loved one's needs