El Dorado Hills is a census-designated place about 35 miles east of downtown Sacramento. According to the 2020 census, 16.6% of its 50,547 residents are aged 65 and older, which is typical for the nation but above-average for California, suggesting El Dorado Hills has a certain appeal for seniors. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveals those in receipt of home care services typically pay $5,863 per month, which is more than the average Californian pays for personal care. Those who need home health care pay more as that service includes medical support from registered nurses and qualified therapists. Primary care services are typically provided at Mercy Hospital of Folsom.

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

27 Home Care Services for Seniors Serving El Dorado Hills, CA

2022

Home Instead – Rancho Cordova, CA

11160 Sun Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670

Home Instead provides in-home care services for my husband. He has to be bathed and dressed. We basically need somebody in the home to do light housekeeping like washing, changing his bed, cleaning hi … (read more)
Home Instead provides in-home care services for my husband. He has to be bathed and dressed. We basically need somebody in the home to do light housekeeping like washing, changing his bed, cleaning hi … (read more)

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Folsom Lake

9198 Greenback Lane, Suite 108, Orangevale, CA, 95662

They could have more training for their caregivers to make his life easier. Their caregivers need more training.
They could have more training for their caregivers to make his life easier. Their caregivers need more training.

Ally Independence, LLC – Elk Grove, CA

8920 Emerald Park Drive, Suite F, Elk Grove, CA, 95624

We’ve been using Ally Independence for the last couple of months for my dad. They make him dinner, wash dishes and clean the bathroom. My dad is very comfortable with the caregivers and they were grea … (read more)
We’ve been using Ally Independence for the last couple of months for my dad. They make him dinner, wash dishes and clean the bathroom. My dad is very comfortable with the caregivers and they were grea … (read more)

Partners in Care

500 Wall Street, Auburn, CA, 95603

We’re using Partners in Care. The biggest things they offered has been good assessment and good recommendations for what I need to have for my friend. The staffing on all the shifts has been good. So … (read more)
We’re using Partners in Care. The biggest things they offered has been good assessment and good recommendations for what I need to have for my friend. The staffing on all the shifts has been good. So … (read more)

Family Matters In Home Care – Roseville, CA

300 Harding Blvd., Ste 101, Roseville, CA, 95678

My 84 year old Dad needed some extra help in a pinch and I was 3,000 miles away. My experience with Family Matters was excellent. The staff from top to bottom was caring, professional, and reliable. … (read more)
My 84 year old Dad needed some extra help in a pinch and I was 3,000 miles away. My experience with Family Matters was excellent. The staff from top to bottom was caring, professional, and reliable. … (read more)

Always Best Care of Sacramento

1406 Blue Oaks Blvd., Ste. 175, Roseville, CA, 95747

Always Best Care (in Roseville, CA) has been a great help to my family and I. Very polite, patient, and kind organization. Highly recommended. Thank you for all you do!
Always Best Care (in Roseville, CA) has been a great help to my family and I. Very polite, patient, and kind organization. Highly recommended. Thank you for all you do!

Welcome Home Care– Sacramento

1900 Point West Way Suite 196, Sacramento, CA, 95815

We hired Welcome HomeCare for my father. So far, we’re happy with everything. The caregiver comes three days a week, four hours a day, and provides Dad companionship, brain building games for dementia … (read more)
We hired Welcome HomeCare for my father. So far, we’re happy with everything. The caregiver comes three days a week, four hours a day, and provides Dad companionship, brain building games for dementia … (read more)

HomeCare Professionals – Sacramento CA

2865 Sunrise Blvd , Suite 107, Citrus Heights, CA, 95742

At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client. Often our client’s urgency dict … (read more)
At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client. Often our client’s urgency dict … (read more)

ApexCare

1333 Howe Av, Sacramento, CA, 95825

Reliable and friendly staff! When my step dad was suddenly hospitalized, ApexCare immediately stepped in to provide care for my mother. I was so impressed with how responsive the staff was, and the … (read more)
Reliable and friendly staff! When my step dad was suddenly hospitalized, ApexCare immediately stepped in to provide care for my mother. I was so impressed with how responsive the staff was, and the … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019

Live Well at Home by Eskaton – Roseville, Ca

1640 Eskaton Loop , Roseville, CA, 95747

Katrina has proved to be competent and reliable, but does not show initiative or a sense of caring, forthcoming nature.
Katrina has proved to be competent and reliable, but does not show initiative or a sense of caring, forthcoming nature.

2019

Home Care Assistance of El Dorado Hills

2222 Francisco Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

I liked that Home Care Assistance was interested, kind, patient, and understanding. They knew all the things on what to do with helping someone who did not like strangers feel comfortable to become a … (read more)
I liked that Home Care Assistance was interested, kind, patient, and understanding. They knew all the things on what to do with helping someone who did not like strangers feel comfortable to become a … (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)

Absolute Care Providers Inc

1968 S. Coast Hwy Ste 3995, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

I go through them to take care of my mother, she has had dementia for 4 years and they have been there every step of the way, they stay the night with her and are there for EVERYTHING! They are very r … (read more)
I go through them to take care of my mother, she has had dementia for 4 years and they have been there every step of the way, they stay the night with her and are there for EVERYTHING! They are very r … (read more)

Harmony Home Care

5060 Robert J Mathews Pkwy, Suite #104, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762

This company give good service. and very professional. They have wonderful caregivers like Rhondalyn. She’s very nice, attentive, kind and super helpful. Highly recommended.
This company give good service. and very professional. They have wonderful caregivers like Rhondalyn. She’s very nice, attentive, kind and super helpful. Highly recommended.

Interim HealthCare of Sacramento, CA

2255 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA, 95825

I LOVE Interim! They have been great for my family. When my father was starting to get ill, we decided we didn’t want to put him in a home. We want to keep him at home and we felt he would do better t … (read more)
I LOVE Interim! They have been great for my family. When my father was starting to get ill, we decided we didn’t want to put him in a home. We want to keep him at home and we felt he would do better t … (read more)

Quality In-Home Care Specialists

1166 Broadway, Ste. T, Placerville, CA, 95667

We’re using Quality In-Home Care Specialists for my mom. The service is OK, but they don’t call me when they’re switching people or when people don’t show up. They have employees that they only pay mi … (read more)
We’re using Quality In-Home Care Specialists for my mom. The service is OK, but they don’t call me when they’re switching people or when people don’t show up. They have employees that they only pay mi … (read more)

Help At Home Senior Care

255 Elm Avenue, Auburn, CA, 95603

We’re using Help at Home Senior Care for my sister. They’re very good and always on time. They help her with cleaning, meals, and physical therapy. The caregiver is kind and patient. We have them for … (read more)
We’re using Help at Home Senior Care for my sister. They’re very good and always on time. They help her with cleaning, meals, and physical therapy. The caregiver is kind and patient. We have them for … (read more)

Home Helpers of Gold Country

8700 Auburn Folsom Rd, Ste. 600, Granite Bay, CA, 95746

The owner pads the bill adding 15 minute increments to the actual hours several times a month. The employees might show up or might not. The owner does not even text the client to let you know to make … (read more)
The owner pads the bill adding 15 minute increments to the actual hours several times a month. The employees might show up or might not. The owner does not even text the client to let you know to make … (read more)

Sacramento Life Force Home Health Care (CLOSED)

2737 Fulton Ave #204, Sacramento, CA, 95821

Great place!!! Tailor fit our needs and ready to put out any obligatory fires. Consistent staffing… Mom loves her care provider. Call them!!
Great place!!! Tailor fit our needs and ready to put out any obligatory fires. Consistent staffing… Mom loves her care provider. Call them!!

INDECARE In-Home Care

1900 Point West Way, Suite 111, Sacramento, CA, 95815

Great care givers. Alan does a wonderful job of assessing needs to match a provider. He also does great followup
Great care givers. Alan does a wonderful job of assessing needs to match a provider. He also does great followup

Paying for Home Care in El Dorado Hills, CA

The Cost of Home Care in Eldorado Hills, CA

The results of the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey show that at $5,863 per month, home care costs in El Dorado Hills are about $1,382 more than the national average. This shouldn’t surprise as California is the second-most-expensive state in the union.  However, when compared to the nearest surveyed cities, home care costs in El Dorado Hills look more favorable. In Napa, they’re $6,292, and in Vallejo, $6,101. Yuba City is more affordable, at $5,339 per month.

$5863

El Dorado Hills

$5529

California

$4481

The United States

$5339

Yuba City

$6101

Vallejo

$6292

Napa

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in El Dorado Hills, CA

Home health care is home care services with medical support. Despite this additional offering, both share average fees of $5,863 and both are more costly than assisted living, at $5,395. The most affordable senior care option in the area is provided by adult day care centers, which typically charge $1,918. Nursing homes offer the greatest levels of care and therefore have the highest fees — typically $9,946 per month for a semiprivate room.

$5863

Home Care

$5863

Home Health Care

$1918

Adult Day Health

$5395

Assisted Living

$9946

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for El Dorado Hills was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Sacramento, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in El Dorado Hills, CA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living.Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Free & Low-Cost Home Care Resources in El Dorado Hills, CA

Seniors in El Dorado Hills can access a wealth of resources to help them age in place in dignity and comfort. This list includes support for seniors struggling to manage their energy consumption and costs and those unable to prepare their own meals.

Resource

Contact

Service

(530) 621-6150

El Dorado County's free Weatherization Program helps homeowners and renters whose homes are inefficiently using energy and unnecessarily increasing their home fuel costs. Seniors with low incomes can request support that, on average, reduces energy costs by 35%. As necessary, the program will cover the costs of repairing or replacing doors, windows, ducts, boilers, furnaces and cooling equipment. It can also meet the costs of installing insulating materials, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and LED light bulbs.

(530) 573-3490

Homeowners and renters in El Dorado County struggling to meet their energy costs can apply for help from the Home Energy Assistance Program. Applicants must have incomes within the program's guidelines and be in need of immediate help to pay a gas and/or electric bill or purchase fuel necessary to heat their homes, such as firewood, propane and pellets. The program also provides educational material to help successful applicants manage their fuel consumption.

(530) 621-6160

El Dorado County provides home-delivered hot meals for residents aged 60 and older who are medically or physically disabled, rendering them unable to cook their own meals. The suggested donation per meal is $3, with volunteers ensuring daily deliveries from Mondays to Fridays. More able seniors are welcome to join the Dine-In Meal program, which serves lunches on weekdays at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center.

(530) 621-5719

Homeowners in El Dorado County can claim an exemption of $7,000 on their property if it is their primary address. The exemption rolls over to subsequent years until the homeowner cancels it. Veterans with assets not exceeding $10,000 and registered 100% disabled due to an injury related to active service are eligible to claim exemption on up to $150,000 of the value of their homes. This exemption must be filed every year and can't be used with the standard homeowners' exemption. 

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.

Checklist for determining the need for 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

Frequently Asked Questions


What should I look for in a good home care agency in El Dorado Hills?


Seniors should first check that the home care agency is licensed to offer home care services by the Home Care Services Bureau, a division of the California Department of Social Services. They should also read reviews from current and past clients on Caring.com to give them a feel for the agency’s customer service and the quality of their offering. A good home care agency can easily answer any question about their policies and procedures, including questions about background checks on potential employees and ongoing training for caregivers. If they can’t, seniors should consider looking elsewhere.


What is the difference between in-home care and home health care?


In-home care is a nonmedical service. It can be a companion who assists seniors who live alone, possibly driving them to medical appointments, collecting groceries or simply being a steady shoulder to lean on while out walking. It can also be someone to bathe seniors, help them dress and perform personal grooming services, such as doing their hair and clipping nails. Home health care can provide all of the above with the addition of visits from registered nurses and qualified therapists to provide basic medical services, such as delivering injections and managing physical exercise programs.


How do you pay for senior care at home?


Payment methods for home care vary, depending on the senior’s circumstances. It’s not unusual for seniors to finance care through a combination of annuities, savings, investments and support from their siblings. Other options include reverse mortgages, home equity loans and some life insurance policies. Original Medicare can cover in-home health care services on a part-time basis, while seniors with Medicare Advantage can get services for the longer term. Low-income California residents aged 65 and older who qualify for Medi-Cal — the state’s Medicaid program — may be eligible for financial help from the In-Home Supportive Services Program.


Who is eligible for the veterans’ home care program?


U.S. military vets with complex medical needs may qualify for the veterans’ home care program if those needs can be managed within their own homes. All applicants must already qualify for the VA pension. Additional eligibility criteria can be difficult to define, so seniors may find it easier to get assistance from nonprofits dedicated to supporting them, such as VeteranAid.org, which offers its services for free.


Can you write off in-home elderly care?


Seniors should first itemize all medical expenses that can be claimed on Schedule A, which, depending on their unique circumstances, may mean the IRS can deduct some home care costs with other personal and maintenance expenses. Thoroughly reading IRS Publication 502 will help seniors understand how to itemize their expenses effectively. Some seniors may also be eligible for deductibles on their homes if they’ve modified them for health & safety purposes, such as widening doors for wheelchairs. Other potential savings are possible if, as per IRS Publication 926, the caregiver is deemed the senior’s employee.