Los Angeles ranked 59th on Caring’s 2022 Senior Living Report for California. This report factors in 46 key indicators for older adults, including overall health and quality of life. With its warm weather and proximity to stunning beaches, Los Angeles is a popular retirement destination. Seniors aging in place at home also benefit from having access to several nationally ranked hospitals, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. Per Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, the average home care cost in Los Angeles is $5,911, which is higher than the national average but lower than the state average. Home care provides nonmedical personal services, while home health care includes skilled nursing services.

Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Los Angeles 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.

Directory of Home Care Services in Los Angeles, CA

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Right at Home Glendale and Burbank

224 E. Olive Ave, Suite 304, Burbank, CA, 91502

They are helpful and they send good workers. I like the perosonal.
They are helpful and they send good workers. I like the perosonal.

2020

JFS Care

330 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

They need to find better caregivers. They need to improve the caregivers they provide.
They need to find better caregivers. They need to improve the caregivers they provide.

2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Right at Home West Los Angeles

1750 14th Street, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

They give us the best caregivers. Anyone who’s called me has been amazing, they know what they’re talking about. I love how they check in. They checked on my mom when she came out of the hospital. T … (read more)
They give us the best caregivers. Anyone who’s called me has been amazing, they know what they’re talking about. I love how they check in. They checked on my mom when she came out of the hospital. T … (read more)

2019, 2020

Nu Care Long Beach

13950 Milton Ave. Ste 404, Westminster, CA, 92683

I’m very happy with Nu Care for my mom. They’re excellent. The caregiver is caring and thoughtful. She goes out of her way to help and is just very mindful of her job. She works 30 hours a week. They’ … (read more)
I’m very happy with Nu Care for my mom. They’re excellent. The caregiver is caring and thoughtful. She goes out of her way to help and is just very mindful of her job. She works 30 hours a week. They’ … (read more)

2021

Right at Home Los Angeles Westside

10780 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 345, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

They have well trained caregivers and follow up. I like that they are very reliable.
They have well trained caregivers and follow up. I like that they are very reliable.

2017, 2018

1Heart Caregiver Services

18455 Burbank Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA, 91356

The caregiver showed up over an hour late, went through the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator eating things rearranged furniture in the living room and changed channel settings on the tv. Complaint a … (read more)
The caregiver showed up over an hour late, went through the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator eating things rearranged furniture in the living room and changed channel settings on the tv. Complaint a … (read more)

2018, 2022

Home Instead – Culver City, CA

5601 W Slauson Ave, Suite 255, Culver City, CA, 90230

The agency provided a male sitter who was pleasant but turned out to be wholly incompetent in an emergency and the agency told me that the caretaker would call the EMT if my spouse fell. Which he di … (read more)
The agency provided a male sitter who was pleasant but turned out to be wholly incompetent in an emergency and the agency told me that the caretaker would call the EMT if my spouse fell. Which he di … (read more)

2022

Home Instead – Pasadena, CA

200 E Del Mar Blvd, Suite 350, Pasadena, CA, 91105

We are very thankful for each member of this team. Their support and care is invaluable.
We are very thankful for each member of this team. Their support and care is invaluable.

1Heart Caregiver Services

8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Excellent caregiving Agency. Owner is personally involved in all aspects of this business. Staff are a joy to work with. They are knowledgeable, efficient, learn quickly, and are pleasant. They ar … (read more)
Excellent caregiving Agency. Owner is personally involved in all aspects of this business. Staff are a joy to work with. They are knowledgeable, efficient, learn quickly, and are pleasant. They ar … (read more)

Home Instead – Los Angeles, CA

3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA, 90010

Overall, our experience with Home Instead was very good. Their caregivers made it possible for my aunt to remain independent for an additional 6 months. They helped take a lot of the burden off me as … (read more)
Overall, our experience with Home Instead was very good. Their caregivers made it possible for my aunt to remain independent for an additional 6 months. They helped take a lot of the burden off me as … (read more)

Always Best Care of West Los Angeles & South Bay

21250 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 500, Torrance, CA, 90503

This company is very professional. All the staff is very experenced. They provide top notch care..The caregivers are also so professional on time and experenced.
This company is very professional. All the staff is very experenced. They provide top notch care..The caregivers are also so professional on time and experenced.

Select Home Care Pasadena

1000 E. Walnut St #228, Pasadena, CA, 91006

I have one caregiver with Select Home Care and I’m very happy with her. I’ve gone through several agencies and caregivers that I didn’t care for. My current caregiver is the best that I’ve ever had. S … (read more)
I have one caregiver with Select Home Care and I’m very happy with her. I’ve gone through several agencies and caregivers that I didn’t care for. My current caregiver is the best that I’ve ever had. S … (read more)

Livewell Home Care

5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 206, Ste. 107, Los Angeles, CA, 90066

I have a very high regard for the folks at LiveWell. When my mom had a stroke and we needed dependable and kind care for her 24/7, I was concerned that both the caregivers and the agency and office … (read more)
I have a very high regard for the folks at LiveWell. When my mom had a stroke and we needed dependable and kind care for her 24/7, I was concerned that both the caregivers and the agency and office … (read more)

Assisting Hearts Home Care – Agoura Hills, CA

29134 Roadside Dr Unit 103 , Agoura Hills, CA, 91301

I can’t say enough about Assisting Hearts. Robert said in the beginning that they wanted to be an extension of our family. They have exceeded my expectations. My dad’s caregiver, Randy, is so speci … (read more)
I can’t say enough about Assisting Hearts. Robert said in the beginning that they wanted to be an extension of our family. They have exceeded my expectations. My dad’s caregiver, Randy, is so speci … (read more)

Comfort Paradise Home Care Agency

445 South Figueroa Suite 3100 , Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Home Care for Los Angeles County Seniors Our respite care services are created to allow caregivers a chance to relax and focus on other things while knowing that their loved one is being cared for by … (read more)
Home Care for Los Angeles County Seniors Our respite care services are created to allow caregivers a chance to relax and focus on other things while knowing that their loved one is being cared for by … (read more)

BlueSea Care

209 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA, 90740


Home Instead – Downey, CA

10445 Lakewood Blvd, Suite 105, Downey, CA, 90241

I researched many agencies in the Downey area and I’m so satisfied with Homeinstead. I have received professional assistance in placing a qualified person to care for my mom during the midnight shi … (read more)
I researched many agencies in the Downey area and I’m so satisfied with Homeinstead. I have received professional assistance in placing a qualified person to care for my mom during the midnight shi … (read more)

Home Instead – West Los Angeles, CA

1516 S Bundy Dr, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Home Instead Senior Care is very cooperative. The caregiver cares a lot. It worked out very well. She is very professional and makes sure that I get food and get to the bank and get to my doctor’s app … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care is very cooperative. The caregiver cares a lot. It worked out very well. She is very professional and makes sure that I get food and get to the bank and get to my doctor’s app … (read more)

Always Best Care of Beach Cities Los Angeles

2409 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Ste. 301, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266

Always Best Care is good. At this point, I’m just having compassionship, encouragement, lighthousework, and preparing meals. I would recommend them because they’re good, efficient, and caring.
Always Best Care is good. At this point, I’m just having compassionship, encouragement, lighthousework, and preparing meals. I would recommend them because they’re good, efficient, and caring.

Home Instead – Beverly Hills, CA

1800 Century Park E, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

The entire Home Instead LA team has always gone above and beyond. Always professional, exceeding expectation while meeting the challenges of caring for my family member.
The entire Home Instead LA team has always gone above and beyond. Always professional, exceeding expectation while meeting the challenges of caring for my family member.

Paying for Home Care in Los Angeles, CA

The Cost of Home Care in Los Angeles, CA

Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey has Los Angeles’ average home care cost higher than the national average of $4,957 by $954 but lower than the state’s average of $6,101 by $190. Its cost is also higher than Bakersfield’s average of $5,506 by $405 but only more than Oxnard’s average of $5,815 by $96. Other cities close to the coast have higher averages than Los Angeles, including Salinas at $6,673 and San Luis Obispo at $7,150 per month.

$5911

Los Angeles

$6101

California

$4957

The United States

$5506

Bakersfield

$5815

Oxnard

$6673

Salinas

$7150

San Luis Obispo

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Los Angeles, CA

Home health care includes medical services from therapists and registered nurses, often making it costlier than home care which doesn’t include medical care. However, they cost the same in Los Angeles. Assisted living is lower at $5,250, but it requires seniors to leave their homes. Nursing home care is much higher at $9,125 but provides care for seniors with extensive medical needs. Adult day health is the lowest cost at $1,652 per month, but it only provides supervision during the day at a nonresidential care facility.

$5911

Home Care

$5911

Home Health Care

$1652

Adult Day Health Care

$5250

Assisted Living

$9125

Nursing Home Care (semi-private room)

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles seniors have access to several programs on a local and statewide level that help them cover the cost of their utility bills, upgrade their homes to make them safer, or receive meal deliveries to ensure they eat healthily. These programs are typically free for those who qualify based on income or may have a sliding fee scale.

Resource

Contact

Service

(213) 353-1677

The Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment's Handyworker Program provides free property improvements and repairs to address safety, health and security issues in and around the homes of seniors aged 62 or older, and disabled persons. Participants must meet income limits and own or rent a single-family home.

(866) 675-6623

CALIHEAP helps low-income residents pay for their monthly heating and cooling bills or provide emergency bill payments when they’ve received a disconnect notice. Eligibility hinges on income, residence location, household size and other factors. Seniors, disabled persons and households with children often receive preference.

(323) 721-4162

LIHWAP helps low-income residents pay their past-due water and/or wastewater bills. Ongoing drought conditions in California have driven water prices to an all-time high, and seniors on limited incomes may find it difficult to foot the bill. Applicants must meet income limits, live in Los Angeles County and have unpaid water/wastewater bills.

(323) 869-4600

The Maravilla Foundation provides no-cost weatherization services through the LIHEAP. Weatherization helps improve energy efficiency, potentially lowering energy bills, and can include insulation installation, water-saving devices, refrigerator replacement, furnace repair and replacement, minor home repairs and more. Eligibility is based on income, family size and energy bill.

(213) 484-7775

SVMOW delivers nutritious meals to seniors and other homebound individuals throughout Los Angeles, Mondays through Saturdays, regardless of age, disability, illness, religion, race or ability to pay. It also provides wellness checks and social calls to enhance health and safety, promote quality of life and support independent living.

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 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

Frequently Asked Questions


How do you pay for senior care at home? 


Seniors with high enough incomes may pay for home care through private pay. However, many seniors are on fixed incomes and may be unable to afford it. Traditional Medicare doesn’t generally cover nonmedical home care, but Medicare Advantage might cover some of it. Medicaid may also cover some personal care through various waivers. California’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program provides home- and community-based Services to seniors aged 65 or older who qualify for Medi-Cal. The MSSP Waiver helps seniors remain in their homes and receive personal care and chore services, meal services, respite care, minor home repair and more.   


What types of services can a home care agency in Los Angeles provide?  


Home care agencies in Los Angeles can help clients with activities of daily living, which are basic personal tasks people need to do every day. ADLs include personal hygiene, dressing, toileting and ambulation. They also help with instrumental activities of daily living that help support continuing independence, such as housekeeping, preparing meals, managing finances and running errands. Most home care agencies also provide respite care, which is short-term care provided when primary caregivers need a break for vacations or stress relief.  


What should I look for in a good home care agency near me in Los Angeles? 


Since California passed the law that put the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act into effect, the first thing individuals should look for in a good home care agency in Los Angeles is one licensed by the state. The Home Care Services Bureau licenses home care agencies and maintains an online database that contains a registry of home care aides who’ve already undergone background checks. Therefore, the next thing to look for in a good home care agency is which of their providers have completed background checks and what these checks contain. 


What is a home care plan? 


Home care agencies help seniors and their families create a home care plan based on the recipient’s overall needs. Once these needs are outlined, the agency schedules appropriate services. Ongoing needs that may be included in a care plan include various personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, transferring, etc. Care plans may also include functions that caregivers must regularly do around the house, such as light cleaning, cooking, running errands, laundry, etc.  


What is private pay home care?


Private pay home care occurs when seniors or their family members pay for home care services out of their own pockets. Funding may come from existing savings or assets, such as taking out a reverse mortgage on a home or taking out a loan on retirement funds. Private pay is the most common way individuals pay for home care, but each state usually has programs to help those with low incomes and assets. Medicaid and Medicare Advantage may pay some costs if the recipient qualifies for these programs.