La Jolla is known as the Diamond by the Sea, due to its beautiful coastline and stunning natural scenery. The city is home to over 100 restaurants, making it popular with seniors who enjoy eating out on a regular basis. There are almost 1300 shops where seniors can spend their day browsing a range of unique items. La Jolla is home to about 31,000 residents. About 14.5% of those living in San Diego county are aged 65 and over. 

La Jolla is home to a variety of quality home health care programs to suit the needs of its senior population. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services is $5,716 per month and the average cost of home health aide services is $5,716 per month. Both services are at the higher end of the price scale when compared with the national average, which is $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services. 

Note: Home care cost data was not available for La Jolla, so data for the closest city, San Diego, was used. 

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home La Jolla

8369 Vickers Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA, 92111

They took care of the floors, shopping, cleaning the bathroom, changing my sheets, all that stuff, cooking. They did everything. I was talking to my caseworker about Right at Home, I already recommen … (read more)
They took care of the floors, shopping, cleaning the bathroom, changing my sheets, all that stuff, cooking. They did everything. I was talking to my caseworker about Right at Home, I already recommen … (read more)

2021

Home Helpers of North San Diego

325 West 3rd Avenue, Escondido, CA, 92025

The caregivers that we did not like would not respond to instructions given by my dad. They straight up refuse to do things like go pick up dinner. They would leave all the lights on in their space. O … (read more)
The caregivers that we did not like would not respond to instructions given by my dad. They straight up refuse to do things like go pick up dinner. They would leave all the lights on in their space. O … (read more)

2021

Partners In Home Care

9967 Fieldthorn Street, San Diego, CA, 92127

They offer companionship and find the right caregivers that will develop a relationship with my mom. They could maybe have more contact as you start with a new client to make sure the client’s prior … (read more)
They offer companionship and find the right caregivers that will develop a relationship with my mom. They could maybe have more contact as you start with a new client to make sure the client’s prior … (read more)

Homewatch Caregivers of San Diego

2890 Pio Pico Drive Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

We are working with Homewatch Caregivers for my dad. It is generally positive. For the most part, they have been pretty receptive to our needs. My dad has unfortunately been in and out of the hospital … (read more)
We are working with Homewatch Caregivers for my dad. It is generally positive. For the most part, they have been pretty receptive to our needs. My dad has unfortunately been in and out of the hospital … (read more)

Qualicare – San Diego North

2103 S El Camino Real#204, Oceanside, CA, 92054

Qualicare has taken care of my mother for the last three years. I found all their employees to be dependable, kind, and respectful. From the time we started this journey, Qualicare was helpful in navi … (read more)
Qualicare has taken care of my mother for the last three years. I found all their employees to be dependable, kind, and respectful. From the time we started this journey, Qualicare was helpful in navi … (read more)

Home Instead – San Diego Central, CA

8775 Aero Dr, Suite 235, San Diego, CA, 92123

I ENJOY THE RESPECT THAT I GET FROM THE STAFF…IT SEEMS THEY UNDERSTAND ME WHOLEHEARTILY AND ARE EAGER TO HELP ME WITH ALL OF MY NEEDS. I’M A VIETNAM COMBAT VETERAN WITH DISABILITIES THAT HOME INSTEA … (read more)
I ENJOY THE RESPECT THAT I GET FROM THE STAFF…IT SEEMS THEY UNDERSTAND ME WHOLEHEARTILY AND ARE EAGER TO HELP ME WITH ALL OF MY NEEDS. I’M A VIETNAM COMBAT VETERAN WITH DISABILITIES THAT HOME INSTEA … (read more)

Family Matters In Home Care

100 E. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 400, San Marcos, CA, 92069

my husband & i met with Andrew , the operations manager, & had several other text & phone communications with him. in each one, he displayed the utmost professionalism, care, kindness &amp … (read more)
my husband & i met with Andrew , the operations manager, & had several other text & phone communications with him. in each one, he displayed the utmost professionalism, care, kindness &amp … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home Central Coastal San Diego

7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 402, La Mesa, CA, 91942

They were very prompt with my inquiry and they came over the very same day. They were very nice in a situation like this and I was very impressed by them. They showed a lot of concern. Their staff hel … (read more)
They were very prompt with my inquiry and they came over the very same day. They were very nice in a situation like this and I was very impressed by them. They showed a lot of concern. Their staff hel … (read more)

All Valley Home Care- San Diego CA- Corporate

3665 Ruffin Rd, Suite 103,, San Diego, CA, 92123

All Valley Home Care San Diego is very nice. I like them. I have caregivers come into my house and help me with my husband. In terms of billing and other things, they’re also very good, and I like the … (read more)
All Valley Home Care San Diego is very nice. I like them. I have caregivers come into my house and help me with my husband. In terms of billing and other things, they’re also very good, and I like the … (read more)

Always Best Care of San Diego

3665 Ruffin Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 92123

I was impressed with Always Best Care from the very beginning. The manager who came to my home to discuss what care was needed was so pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff person who came to … (read more)
I was impressed with Always Best Care from the very beginning. The manager who came to my home to discuss what care was needed was so pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff person who came to … (read more)

A Caring Touch Home Care

4045 Bonita Rd # 207 , Bonita, CA, 91902


2018, 2019, 2020

Home Care Assistance – La Jolla, CA

7521 Fay Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92037

I live across the country so it’s hard for me to do things long distance. The caregiver is great. She does whatever my mother asks.
I live across the country so it’s hard for me to do things long distance. The caregiver is great. She does whatever my mother asks.

2019

Interim HealthCare of San Diego

5625 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA, 92025

My husband had wound care at home for about a month. We saw Heide C. R.N. three times per week and she gave excellent care. She is very personable, thorough, experienced and dependable. She really … (read more)
My husband had wound care at home for about a month. We saw Heide C. R.N. three times per week and she gave excellent care. She is very personable, thorough, experienced and dependable. She really … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Escondido, CA

425 West 5th Avenue, Escondido, CA, 92025

We receive great care through Interim.
We receive great care through Interim.

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)

Redan Home Health

2030 Main St. Suite 1300, Irvine, CA, 92614

great people and very helpful. they take care of my 92 year old father and doing a good job.
great people and very helpful. they take care of my 92 year old father and doing a good job.

InstaHomeCare

402 W. Broadway, Suite #400, San Diego, CA, 92101

We hired someone from InstaHomeCare. They’re efficient. They have a very good oversight of personnel. The personnel thus far have proven to be competent and knowledgeable. We retained them three month … (read more)
We hired someone from InstaHomeCare. They’re efficient. They have a very good oversight of personnel. The personnel thus far have proven to be competent and knowledgeable. We retained them three month … (read more)

Always Best Care Senior Services  

41593 Winchester Road, Ste. 200, Temecula, CA, 92590

My father has been in great hands with Advanta. They were always/still are prompt in getting back to us and my father is very happy with his caretaker and Advanta. We feel like they value us and our n … (read more)
My father has been in great hands with Advanta. They were always/still are prompt in getting back to us and my father is very happy with his caretaker and Advanta. We feel like they value us and our n … (read more)

More Life

8709 Plaza Square, San Diego, CA, 92123

Sofia is a great person loving care giver She cooks wonderful healthy food She looked after me like family
Sofia is a great person loving care giver She cooks wonderful healthy food She looked after me like family

We Care Home Care

10747 Wilshire Blvd. #507, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Living on the East Coast, it was impossible to watch over and care for my aging aunt who lives in Southern California. After investigating various placement agencies, I decided to give "We Care Home C … (read more)
Living on the East Coast, it was impossible to watch over and care for my aging aunt who lives in Southern California. After investigating various placement agencies, I decided to give "We Care Home C … (read more)

La Jolla 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 La Jolla:

La Jolla Meals on Wheels 

Phone Number: (858) 452-0391
Address: 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that provides meals to homebound seniors in the La Jolla area. Volunteers deliver meals around noon each day from Monday to Friday and freezer meal packs are available for weekends. There is a small charge for each meal but financial assistance is available. Additionally, the organization offers the Friendly Visitors program, in which volunteers spend one to two hours each week visiting homebound seniors and making sure they enjoy some social interaction.

Senior Center

Phone Number: (858) 459-0831
Address: 6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037

The La Jolla Community Center provides a number of free classes each day aimed at seniors in the community. Some of the classes offered include arts and crafts, fitness classes, computer classes and educational lectures. The center provides regular group outings to attractions in the area. There is no charge for any of the activities at the center. There is a small annual membership fee but this can be negotiated if the senior cannot afford the suggested fee.

Weatherization Program

Phone Number: (916) 576-7109
Address: ​2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95833

The Weatherization Program is funded by the federal government and the state of California. The program assists low-income households to reduce their monthly energy costs by installing energy-efficient upgrades to their properties. Priority is given to seniors and families with young children. The program assesses which upgrades would have the highest impact on the reduction of costs and the upgrades are then installed at no cost to the household. Some of the upgrades offered include installing solar photovoltaic systems, repairing or replacing air conditioning units, repairing or replacing refrigerators and weatherstripping. 

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.